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The EU will lack 500,000 IT specialists in a year. The improved Techloop platform helps firms with direct recruitment of employees

Techloop, a start-up focused on bringing firms together with IT professionals, thus significantly increasing the efficiency of recruiting new employees, has launched a new version of its platform. The improved service offers significant innovations, thanks to which firms can select from a database of 15,000 IT workers and directly offer them available positions, while also creating a company profile and working on building their brands as employers. Firms thus receive a tool that will help them cope with the critical shortage of IT specialists.

Hubert Palán for Forbes Česko: “In the future, Productboard can have a value much greater than a mere billion dollars”

Hubert Palán is the founder and CEO of Productboard, one of the most promising and best-financed Czech start-ups, as evidenced by the Startup of the Year 2019 title recently awarded to it by the magazine Forbes Česko. Productboard develops software that makes life easier for product managers and helps them to make the right decisions. Rockaway Ventures was the first investor to give Productboard a larger financial injection, which occurred in 2015. To date, investors have put nearly USD 20 million into the firm.

Vít Horký of Brand Embassy for CzechCrunch: A million-dollar contract with a telecommunications giant is only the beginning

Brand Embassy, a start-up established by Vít Horký and Damián Brhel in 2011, has become an extraordinarily successful project that has recently gone beyond the borders of the Czech Republic and even beyond Europe. The technology firm was a member of the first-ever edition of the StartupYard accelerator and has gradually become a major global player in the field of digitalisation of customer care. Brand Embassy has managed to grow significantly on an annual basis while expanding to global markets and currently aiding the digital transformation of the biggest players in the areas of telecommunications, banking and e-commerce.

“We sometimes hear that we are very corporate, but some things can’t be done without good planning,” said Radko Sekerka, head of R&D at Mall Group, at the Culture Rocks conference

Rockaway has actively been supporting the Culture Rocks conference focused on corporate cultures for over three years. The fifth edition of the event took place on 4 April at the deconsecrated Sacre Coeur church in Prague’s Smíchov district. The speakers included Radko Sekerka, who has been part of the Rockaway team since 2015 and has served as the head of R&D at Mall Group for the past year and a half. The following interview with Radko was conducted by Petr Skondrojanis, CEO of the COCUMA portal, in the conference’s talk-show format.
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