The popularity of video content is still growing. DEPO Ventures is investing in South African Pulse

Damien Schumann, CEO of Pulse

Startup Pulse from Cape Town wants to change established habits in the field of streaming. Their goal is to transfer the experience of streaming e-sports to outdoor sports (similar to Twitch platform). Pulse wants to enable athletes to bring live broadcasts of their performances, in the so-called POV mode, ie point of view, where the viewer sees a shot from a first-person perspective. Currently, they are receiving a total investment of 275,000 euros, with 75,000 euros invested by Grouport, part of DEPO Ventures, and 200,000 euros invested by Vunani Capital and a syndication of angel investors, including Přemysl Trojan, a Czech investor living in Cape Town. Pulse wants to raise a total of 500,000 euros in this round, which plans to use to grow the team and complete tools for content creators.

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Grouport made another investment. This time it's advanced technology in the field of computer vision

Yaron Raz, Founder of Neuronix

The angel investor fund Grouport, which is part of the DEPO Ventures investment group, invested units of millions of crowns in Neuronix AI. The investment will help the startup at an early stage to become a leader in computer vision by 2025, through an application that brings unique artificial intelligence technology in the field of AI hardware acceleration.

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Research of business angels in the Czech Republic 2020

Depo ventures, Research of business angels in the Czech Republic 2020

Financing from business angels is critical to the success of early-stage startups. Recent estimates suggest that Czech Republic has been below the other countries in Europe in terms of both the number of business angels and amount of the investments. Many details about Czech business angels have escaped public knowledge. To put it simply, there is a lack of knowledge on investment opportunities of Czech business angels.

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Start-up Encubate receives an investment of 7 million from Grouport and Purpose Ventures

Zdenek Fous

The Czech EdTech startup Encubate has successfully completed the first round of financing. The company received CZK 7 million from Purpose Ventures and Grouport for further development of the application. The app works as a Duolingo or Headspace for aspiring entrepreneurs. The investment will be used to run full version of the application, find the most effective sales channels and gain the first thousand of users.

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The Czechs are conquering the world of cycling. A domestic fund invested in BikeFair

Jan Pecnik

Prague, March 3, 2021 - Dutch startup with Czech roots BikeFair brings a platform that gives a second chance to older bicycles whether they are from second-hand or outlet. BikeFair has acquired an investment to help not only fully dominate the Netherlands, but also expand to other Western European markets. Among the main investors is the angel fund Grouport that belongs to financial group DEPO Ventures. Grouport participated in an investment round in which BikeFair was aiming for 500,000 euros.

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