Greek tech startups are continuing to bring innovative products and services to market, even in challenging conditions and times of crisis. And as the economy starts to show signs of recovery, emerging Athenian ventures are tapping into the surplus of highly skilled professionals in the workforce.
The following are 11 tech startups from the birthplace of democracy worth keeping an eye on in 2016 and beyond.
PIKA Tablet is a full service creative agency that designs and publishes digital magazine applications for Android and iOS-based tablets. The company is headquartered in Athens with offices in Belgrade and Hamburg.
Nannuka is an online platform that connects parents to numerous child care providers. With a presence in Greece and Italy, the company aims to penetrate 3 more markets—Ireland, UK, and Cyprus—by the end of 2016. So far, the ambitious team has already secured €245K in funding.
Forky is an online food service that delivers great food to your doorstep in 15 minutes or less. The offering features healthy dining options and an intuitive, streamlined menu interface. In April of 2015, the promising startup raised about €800K in venture capital.
Warply has developed a marketing automation platform that equips marketers with an innovative mobile loyalty and CRM toolbox.
E-table is a service that helps users find restaurants and make reservations. This year, the company’s Clients’ Loyalty Reward Points can be redeemed and donated to one of 5 participating NGOs.
Goodvidio’s visual content platform helps online retailers and brands enhance their product pages with curated consumer and brand videos from social media outlets like YouTube.
Winks is an online platform that creates social connections based on your physical location and those in the vicinity—visit Facebook, Instagram, and Snapchat profiles of people you actually see and meet in real life.
Blendo is a SaaS platform that enables companies to build, maintain, and use a single view of all their data. In other words, the service allows you to connect and remix your data from any source or service.
Championsid.com is a meeting platform for athletes and sports professionals, featuring a live marketplace for talent and career opportunities.
Intale is a digital assistant and PoS platform for convenience store owners. The solution is iPad-based and requires a barcode scanner and the Intale Box to operate.
Wappier is a mobile platform for promoting and discovering games, featuring tactics such as competitions, quests, and rewards to intelligent promotions based on gamers’ preferences.
These 11 Athens-based tech upstarts have managed to bring to market products and services on par with the best and brightest from Silicon Valley, even in the face of unprecedented economic challenges. Be sure to keep this city’s tech startup ecosystem on your radar as the country regains its footing on the world stage.