Author: Marcin Popiel

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 make

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 of

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 available

Summer is the time when there are Black Pearls VC’s internships at our headquarters at Olivia Business Centre. We believe that it is a great idea to give teenagers  a chance to learn creativity and entrepreneurship. This year, thanks to O4 and Black Pearls VC eight young people from Braniewo came to our offices to spend a month on learning and changing their hobbies into future business. The majority of people believe that internships are pointless due to the simple and demotivational tasks like perking coffee or using photocopier. That’s why we launched our special internship program called “Startup Marathon” with a rigid daily schedule. Every day is planned, teenagers have mentors who support them and help them work on their projects. As far as coffee is concerned, the interns brewed it only for themselves 🙂