WHERE ARE THEY NOW?

Each year, we comb the European landscape for bright tech stars. Almost a year has passed since we crowned the Bully Award winners at Pathways 2013. What have they been up to? We like to brag, and we love to watch stuff grow!

So, let's take a look. ...

• BAIMOS
Security in the connected car: Valtech and baimos technologies become strategic partners! Furthermore they were finalists of the M2M Challenge 13/14 in the category Mobility for their innovative Blue ID SDK technology toolkit.

http://press.baimos.com/press_baimos_technologies_press_review_2014.pdf
http://www.innovationworldcup.com/2014/02/excitement-rises-m2m-challenge...

• BLIPPAR
In the context of their partnership with Blippar the fashion magazine VOGUE Germany published their first „blippable“ issue. At least 4 more augmented reality equipped issues are to come.
https://blog.blippar.com/en/blog/247-vogue-germany-now-interactive-follo...

Blippar gets named one of the 100 ideas that changed the internet, and one of the world's leading image-recognition software companies.
http://blog.blippar.com/en/blog/241-blippar-in-the-news-#.U_TEPPl_tI4

In June 2014, Blippar™ acquired Layar™, a pioneering AR company founded in the late 2000s. The combined user base, data and technology makes Blippar™ the world’s most influential AR company.
http://www.linkedin.com/company/blippar

• CLOUDME
CloudMe, The European Sync / Storage Service, announced the release of a major update to the CloudMe desktop application for Windows, Mac and Linux.
https://www.cloudme.com/en/pr/20140313

• CROWDYNEWS
Ranked on 59th place belong the 100 most innovative dutch SMEs.
http://www.crowdynews.com/crowdynews-mkb-innovatie-top-100/

• EBUZZING

http://issuu.com/ebuzzing/docs/ebuzzing_2013_results_approved__.do/1?e=7...

• ECO4CLOUD
…has been been awarded the 2014 Good Energy Award for its commitment to invest and innovate in new markets delivering responsible and tangible impact on the environment and the economy.
http://www.eco4cloud.com/2014-good-energy-award

Eco4Cloud receives certification and announces the results of the Interoperability Verification Test (IVT) with Cisco UCS Manager, as part of its affiliation to the Cisco® Solution Partner Program.
http://www.eco4cloud.com/eco4cloud-certified-by-cisco-for-interoperabili...

Eco4Cloud seals a multi-year global contract with Telecom Italia, Italy’s #1 player in technological infrastructures and platforms, advanced telecommunications services, and ICT and Media solutions.
http://www.eco4cloud.com/eco4cloud-seals-multi-year-global-contract-with...

• ELASTICSEARCH
Elasticsearch Raises $70 Million in Series C Financing to Accelerate Mission of Making it Simple for Businesses Worldwide to Obtain Meaningful Insights from Data.
http://www.elasticsearch.com/blog/press/elasticsearch-raises-70-million-...

Former Salesforce.com Exec Joins Elasticsearch As Product Downloads Reach 10 Million
http://www.elasticsearch.com/blog/press/former-salesforce-com-exec-joins...

• FALCON SOCIAL
Reports 640 percent revenue growth, and opens New York office
http://www.falconsocial.com/press/revenue-growth-new-york/
http://www.the-makegood.com/2014/08/11/falcon-social-spreads-its-wings-t...
http://www.xconomy.com/new-york/2014/05/22/danish-social-media-managemen...

• FUNDEDBYME
FundedByMe, Europe's fastest-growing crowdfunding plattform successfully launches into the Baltics
http://www.mynewsdesk.com/se/fundedbyme
FundedByMe Finds International Success and Adds Crowd-lending
http://finance.yahoo.com/news/fundedbyme-finds-international-success-add...

• FUNDING CIRCLE
Funding Circle obtained a £40M investment from the UK government
http://www.dealfeed-intl.com/funding-circle-obtained-a-40m-investment-fr...
Santander in peer-to-peer pact as alternative finance makes gains
http://www.euro2day.gr/ftcom_en/article-ft-en/1226578/santander-in-peer-...

• INFANTIUM
As the Winners of the „Call to Innovation“ (Global Impact Competition) Infantium goes to Singularity University, delivering real humanitarian impact to 1 billion people
http://www.infantium.com/en/blog/2014/05/31/infantium-goes-singularity-u...

Infantium Awarded Second Most Innovative Mobile Startup at MWC's 4 Years From Now
http://www.infantium.com/en/blog/2014/03/08/infantium-galardonada-con-el...

Infantium awarded „MIT Young Innovators Under 35“ and Special Mention of Social Innovator of the Year
http://www.infantium.com/en/blog/2013/12/01/young-innovators-under-35-an...

• MINT LABS
„Out of 450 applications, from 60 countries, we are proud to be part of the TOP 50 finalist startups ‘Driving the Data Revolution’, of the CODE_n contest.“ …didn’t win in the end
http://www.mint-labs.com/2013/12/10/driving-code-revolution-top-50/

• NAVX
Launching the NAVX EV platform
http://www.navx.info/#!Launching-the-NAVX-EV-platform/c1mf8/57E696B1-DCED-4FA8-9CB2-B67C15EE8619
NAVX provides EV data to BMW
http://www.navx.info/#!NAVX-provides-EV-data-to-BMW/c1mf8/A7089716-1744-461C-BECA-0F86D0877AA4

• PACKLINK
Packlink now also doing business in Italy and Poland!
http://blog.packlink.es/packlink-ya-esta-en-polonia-e-italia/

Packlink establishes cooperation with branche-guru SEUR!
http://blog.packlink.es/seur-apuesta-por-packlink-con-precios-mas-compet...

• SCYTL
With a new $44M investment, Scytl closes a $104M financing round
http://www.scytl.com/new-44m-investment-scytl-closes-104-m-financing-round/

Scytl growth in Latin America supported by local R&D commitment
http://www.scytl.com/scytl-growth-latin-america-supported-local-rd-commi...

Scytl named one of Europe´s 100 Hottest Startups by Wired magazine
http://www.scytl.com/scytl-named-one-europes-100-hottest-startups-wired-...

• SERVICE 2 MEDIA
SAP America, Inc. Collaborates with Service2Media and Xamarin
http://investing.businessweek.com/research/stocks/private/snapshot.asp?p...

• SOFTKINETIC
Named to the prestigious Silicon 60 by EE Times
http://www.softkinetic.com/AboutUs/NewsEvents/ArticleView/tabid/562/Arti...

named the Hottest Company for June 2014 by the Plug and Play Tech Center
http://www.softkinetic.com/AboutUs/NewsEvents/ArticleView/tabid/562/Arti...

SoftKinetic Named Most Promising Company By Industry Investors
http://www.softkinetic.com/AboutUs/NewsEvents/ArticleView/tabid/562/Arti...

• TAULIA
raised $27 million in Series D funding.
http://www.taulia.com/en/resources/news#ufh-i-18024638-taulia-raises-27-...
been ranked atop the 2014 best places to work in the Bay Area by the San Francisco Business Times and Silicon Valley Business Journal.
http://www.taulia.com/en/resources/news#ufh-i-10951041-taulia-named-to-2...

Taulia Triples Revenue Growth in 2013
http://www.taulia.com/en/resources/news#ufh-i-10951182-taulia-triples-re...

• TOBII
International CES Innovations 2014 Design & Engineering award
Tobii was awarded the prestigious CES Innovations Design & Engineering Award in the accessible technologies category for the EyeMobile solution.
http://www.tobii.com/en/about/tobii-in-brief/awards-and-merits/

Tobii secures SEK 100 million in funding from AP6
http://www.tobii.com/en/about/news-and-events/press-room/#/pressreleases...

Tobii Acquires AAC leader DynaVox Systems LLC
http://www.tobii.com/en/about/news-and-events/press-room/#/pressreleases...

• VIRTUSIZE
December 2013: Swedish financial newspaper Dagens Industri named Virtusize one of the 14 hottest IT-companies to look out for in 2014.
http://blog.virtusize.com/
http://www.di.se/artiklar/2013/12/13/14-heta-it-bolag-for-2014/
Virtusize Raises Series A Funding
http://www.retail-digital.com/retail_technology/virtusize-raises-series-...

• VIVOCHA:
Vivocha and Transversal announce strategic partnership
http://www.vivocha.com/2014/07/vivocha-and-transversal-announce-strategi...

Vivocha chosen as a 2014 Red Herring Top 100 Europe
http://www.vivocha.com/2014/05/vivocha-chosen-as-a-2014-red-herring-top-...

• VOYCER
nominated as „Innovation of the year“ of the german price for online communication
http://blog.voycer.biz/2014/05/28/ispo-community-ist-top-innovation-im-b...
http://www.onlinekommunikationspreis.de/winnerlist2014/

• ZAZZY
Zazzy, the first customized 3D printed jewelry platform, announces funding from prominent Dutch angels
http://press.zazzy.me/80762-zazzy-the-first-customized-3d-printed-jewelr...
HEMA becomes first major Dutch retailer to sell 3D-printed jewelry
http://press.zazzy.me/clippings/10062-startup-zazzy-closes-hema-as-client

• ZENTYAL
Zentyal and Mandriva join forces to offer a drop-in replacement for Microsoft® IT infrastructure
http://www.zentyal.com/press/zentyal-and-mandriva-join-forces-to-offer-a...

• ZYNCRO
Zyncro honoured with the Digital Innovation for Enterprises in Mexico award
http://en.blog.zyncro.com/2014/05/21/digital-innovation-enterprises-mexi...

Zyncro Honored at the 2013 AMIPCI Awards
http://en.blog.zyncro.com/2013/12/11/zyncro-honored-at-the-2013-amipci-a...

Zyncro partners up with Formanchuk & Asociados, a guarantee for success in enterprise socialisation and innovation in Latin America
http://en.blog.zyncro.com/2014/06/20/zyncro-partners-formanchuk-asociado...

“Digital Innovation for Enterprises in Mexico” accolade awarded to Zyncro
http://en.blog.zyncro.com/2014/05/21/digital-innovation-enterprises-mexi...

FINALISTS:

• 123ON
Out of 457 projects from 95 countries we’ve made it to the second round in the search for the world’s most innovative applications. Out of the 202 projects remaining the jury will now select the 40 winners to be invited to the World Summit Award Mobile Global Congress 2014/15 in Abu Dhabi, Feb 1-3 2015.
http://www.123on.com/made-second-round/

123on has been nominated for the World Summit Award – Best Mobile Content example in m-Media&News from Sweden!
http://www.123on.com/123on-nominated-best-mobile-sweden/

• TRAITY
Traity secures $4.7M Investment from top international investors led by ACTIVE Venture Partners
http://www.crunchbase.com/organization/traitperception
http://www.itnewsonline.com/realwire/Traity-secures-USD4.7M-Investment-f...

ISN'T IT ABOUT TIME YOU GET YOUR VERY OWN BULLY AWARD? :D
http://whitebull.com/award/2014-bully-awards