A Polish-British finance fin-tech firm behind an app that allows users to transfer money internationally has received EUR 20 million in funding from the European Investment Bank (EIB).
Last year the app co-created by Warsaw-born Piotr Szulczewski and valued at about $11.2 billion, was downloaded 168.8 million times worldwide making it the most downloaded shopping app for the second year in a row.
Ina Dźwierzyńska came up with the idea for Mednavi - a ‘first aid kit’ for those who find themselves lost after being diagnosed with cancer - after her own experience with the disease.
The brain-child of a Kraków couple, the app provides vital info for care-givers about their patient.
Started after co-founder and CEO Stefan Batory couldn’t make an appointment with his physiotherapist, the Booksy app has been downloaded over 14 million times for Android devices and in August the company had more than 2.6 million visitors. Now the company is looking to use the new funds to strength their position on existing markets and expand into other countries.
Available in four languages, with a further ten on the website, the app from interactive agency Me and My Friends gives fans, players and officials quick and easy access to the laws that regulate the world’s most popular sport, the first time this has been available in anything other than a book.
With school back TFN’s Nick Westerby looks at some of the Polish educational apps making waves around the world.
The Airly app monitors air pollution and can even predict when will be the best and worst times to be out and about.
HeyWay, a social-networking app now operating in Warsaw, has its eye on a greater market share.
The app allows people to follow the sheet music and see what it is like to be at the heart of an orchestra during a live classical concert.