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Interview

FinTech funding is going through its lowest drop in years. Analyses of trends all over the world are showing an increasing hesitation of investors and funds in supporting FinTech startups without substantial business merit and demonstrated market self-sufficiency. In more than 25 years of business experience, Božidar Pavlović, CEO of Jackie agency, has stayed consistent in juggling both finance and technology. Banking IT systems and payment solutions were the stepping stones of his career which only led to high management positions in the financial services industry. Today, he is at the same time an entrepreneur, a board member of an aspiring tech company in Croatia, a business consultant, a VC baker, and a friendly face in numerous conferences around the...

The adoption of novel FinTech services is growing by the minute, in Croatia and the wider region. User willingness to try new innovative ways to manage their money is highlighted in the number of users of Revolut that has increased by more than 10 percent just in the past six months since Money Motion 2023. This was the first time Andrius Bičeika, Partner at Revolut, visited Zagreb and revealed Croatia was among the top 20 markets of the leading neobank in the world. In this conversation, we touched upon more recent data, including the fact that just in the CEE region, Revolut has more than 10 million users, hoping to get to a number of 400 thousand in Croatia by...

In a society that prides itself by the number of soon to be or existing tech unicorns, fastest growing tech companies in Europe, and similar with most awards for different noteworthy achievements, there is one success story that by now most have heard of. It is of an entrepreneur who did not develop software, but an event for those who do. Ivan Burazin is a startup founder who is widely recognized for the largest developer conference in Europe. It was back in 2012 that he brought together around 250 dev enthusiasts. The year later, he doubled it. The next one, he did the same. Almost three years ago, Infobip acquired the conference, making Ivan Infobips’s Chief Developer Experience officer and...