Deniz Kural, Seven Bridges CEO: Startups are the way to make big ideas come true

BY ON March 16


Series A investment of $45m put Seven Bridges under the spotlight in the last few weeks.

Besides securing the funds to support the development of Seven Bridges platform for biomedical data analysis, the investment brought on board one of the most influential figures of Chinese IT sector, Kai Fu Li, as well as the former Senator Tom Daschle.

During my visit to Boston, I had a chance to speak to CEO of Seven Bridges, Deniz Kural, who generously offered more than an hour to answer the questions I had about the business, biotech, and the future of crucial research done in the battle against cancer.


$45M Investment for Serbian-American Seven Bridges

BY ON February 17

Seven Bridges, the biomedical data analysis company based in Cambridge, MA, announced yesterday a Series A investment of $45 million led by Kryssen Capital. The investment is said to support the ongoing development of Seven Bridges platform, the first commercial platform for cloud-enabled genomic data analysis used by researchers and scientists around the world.


Support Grass Lamp, innovative lighting concept, on Kickstarter

BY ON December 14

grasslamp-fb-kickstarterDesigned by young industrial designer Marko Vuckovic from Serbia, the Grass Lamp is an innovative lighting concept. What makes it so special and unique among so many attractive and original lamp designs in stores, besides its creative white UFO-looking shape, it has the ability to grow a plant inside your house thanks to a method, hydroponic, that uses mineral nutrient solutions, in water, without soil, to grow plants.

In a contemporary society, where we spend almost 90% of our time indoors, the idea for this lamp is to be a zen corner, the window towards outdoor and green.


First AWS User Group Meetup in the Balkans

BY ON October 30

The Balkans saw its first AWS User Group meetup this week organized by local company CLOUDWEBOPS from Novi Sad. First AWS User Group in Serbia numbers 149 members – users, developers, system engineers and architects, as well as business professionals who want to share and acquire new ideas and knowledge about Amazon’s services.


Speakers covered two topics during an hour long event. Developer and founder of Code4Hire Srdjan Vranac shared his experience of attending AWS re:event in Las Vegas, while Jelena Keravica and Nikola Djuza, developers at Rendered Text, introduced the audience to AWS Elastic Beanstalk and Continuous Deployment through Semaphore Cl.

Since AWS plays an important role in how startups do business, Startit will be supporting AWS Group in the future by offering a space for events and workshops at newly opened Startit Center. The values of the two organizations align, as Startit wants to reach as many people in Serbia as possible with free and accessible tech education.