Could a computer be capable of reading human emotions from human face? Thanks to unique technology developed by researchers from Quantum Lab – one of Black Pearls portfolio companies – the answer is yes. One of the tech’s application is ELLEN – a tool that may be used by marketing and advertising agencies in studying the customer emotional reactions to content they create.
Say you are a scientist and you have come up with an interesting technology with a good potential for commercial application. Or an entrepreneur with an innovative product or service. Venture capital funds are certainly the way to breathe life into your projects and grow them into vivid businesses. Want to know how to do it with Black Pearls VC?
James Button, a Polish manufacturer of tailor-made luxury business shirts, has set out on a path to conquer international markets. The startup we have originally invested in has been recognized as a great business opportunity by Rafał Brzoska,a founder and co-owner of the Integer.pl group, and by founders of SALESmanago.
The quality of life can be expanded across multiple areas of human life, ranging from healthcare and ecology to international development and culture. And technology already plays a major role in all of these sectors. However, it has not always been like that. Technology has been commonly linked to coldhearted robots, convoluted devices and dangerous machineries. Nonetheless, recent breakthroughs such as smartphones and wearable devices have earned their places in our everyday lives so much that they have become indispensable. Healthcare is one of the fields that have adopted technology at a slower pace. The amount of novelty and data was overwhelming. Still, placing technology at our disposal has seemed to serve us well. Today, with the use of wearables & userfriendly devices we measure our blood pressure, monitor our sleeping and sports activities, evaluate sun exposure and air quality, which allow us to makeRead More
Enterprise Europe Network at „Free Entrepreneurship” Association is glad to invite entrepreneurs and institutions from space industry to participate in a free B2B matchmaking event which takes place during SPACE TECH EXPO – Europe trade fair and conference on 17-19 November 2015 in Bremen, Germany.
We proudly announce that Black Pearls VC has been awarded in Polish Best Investor category in Central European Startup Awards. We are happy that our work has been appreciated by European startup community and it gives us more motivation for the future! Announcement of Polish CESA winners took place in Gdańsk in STARTER and gathered over 100 participants and great speakers. Organisers announced winners in 8 categories. You may find full list of winners here: http://centraleuropeanstartupawards.com/national-winners-2015 You may also find pictures from the ceremony HERE. The Central European Startup Awards is a unique award show, committed to advocate and celebrate the startup spirit of the CEE region and to pin the region to the global startup map. The festival brings together 10 countries, nearly 4.000 startups and their ecosystems for the second time this year. Besides having the must-have categories of ‘Startup ofRead More
TVN Ventures acquires 40% in Polish company Everytap, operator of a beacon-based mobile advertising platform that offers contextual and personalized communication opportunities for brand advertisers. Everytap will receive cash and media to support the further growth of the company. Everytap is a platform that combines beacon technology with a mobile application, allowing users to receive contextual messages, incentives or bonuses while shopping or visiting venues like restaurants, concert halls, sports stadiums etc. Everytap offers cooperating advertisers, retailers, restaurants and venues the opportunity to develop dedicated loyalty programs, promotional incentives and fully flexibly manage marketing campaigns targeted at customers within their premises. The Everytap platform is one of the first applications of this type in the world using wireless beacon technology , providing unlimited possibilities to reach customers based on their microlocation. Everytap was launched in 2013 and is availableRead More
This year in April the first European Startup Weekend Space (SWS) was organized. The event took place in Bremen, one of the centers of the German space industry. Participants arrived from over 20 European countries, as well as the US, India or Egypt. Poland was represented by three participants and two mentors.
In 2014, the world’s market of RFID (Radio Freaquency Identification) security was worth 8,89 billion $. This year, the number may increase to 27,31 billion $. The potential was recognized by Black Pearls VC managing Black Pearls LQT Fund and ARP Venture, which invested in Plurimum Seal & Security together.