Life as an Investment has asked again our dear friend – Anastasiia Linnas – a finance and marketing consultant, start-up lover and blogger, to be our guest author and introduce our dear readers this time to Maltese start -ups.
If you haven’t heard of Maltese start-ups, you soon will because right now they are major players in Europe’s hub of start-ups. In Malta, there is an impressive range of start-ups emerging, and in this article you will learn about the more significant ones which contribute to the islands start-up DNA.
GFI Software is now a global IT company valued at approximately $500million (2013), with one of its divisions planted in Malta and responsible for key developments and progressions.
GFI is probably best known for its TeamViewer product (acquired by Permira in 2014), as well as security, anti-malware and cloud services.
Rawstream offers SAAS web filtering solutions for SME’s and the public sector. It’s a unique tool that combines security, permission-management, monitoring, and control functions.
Tracker offers software analytic tools with various features that track user activity, installations, in-app feedback and more.
Those three start-ups are GFI’s first “children,” so to speak. And today they actively help next-generation start-ups by offering mentorship, sponsorship, internships and more.
As always, I can’t restrict myself to only three Maltese start-ups, so here’s three more!
If you’re not a fan of board games, I still suggest watching their promo video—it’s very cool!
DiscountIf applies its expertise gained from Maltese gaming industry to create a new shopping model. They offer a chance to get up to 100% money back for your online purchases if you win the bet (Read more).
ReaQta is a promising IT Security start-up that received $300.000 as a seed investment. The guys behind this Company have decades of experience developing malware and anti-virus utilities. They came up with disruptive technology—a security system that sits outside your OS.
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