Now that we found out the secrets to launching a marketplace in Southeast Europe, it’s time to look at the startups and founders working to develop theirs in different verticals. From Romania to Bulgaria, Greece, North Macedonia, and Serbia, we have rounded up solutions in verticals like health, beauty, sustainability, mobility, and HR, to name a few.
Marketplaces are more than an exchange of goods these days. They bridge people with services, but also mentors or users with similar interests. Amongst the solutions, discover platforms that connect patients with medical staff, mothers with classes to change their careers, and people with disabilities with the right part-time or full-time job.
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Emerging marketplaces in SEE
Solution: Mero proposes an online platform for booking hair and beauty professionals.
Founder: Andrei Ursachi
Solution: Stailer offers a platform for booking beauty specialists from different saloons in the country.
Solution: Glow2Go offers a platform for connecting beauty experts with potential clients and delivering services at their houses.
Name: She is Mom
Solution: She is MOM is building a platform for women that want to upgrade their skills or find mentors, and change careers.
Circular Economy Marketplaces
Solution: Spotawheel is a tech-driven platform that connects customers with the second car of their dreams.
Solution: Flip offers a circular economy platform for pre-owned phones.
Solution: NOLD offers a P2P platform for pre-owned fashion items where users can sell and buy what no longer brings joy to their life.
Name: Addit Tech
Solution: Addit Tech is a platform where you can rent gadgets to test them out before you buy them, or you can also give them back and rent another one.
Founder: Liviu Hulută
Solution: INKI proposes a device-on-demand service for companies that need to rent laptops or phones and other gadgets based on a monthly subscription.
Solution: Toboro is developing a platform for renting or borrowing items like bicycles, dehydrators, or tents, for example, from somebody nearby to improve the sharing economy.
Founders: Stefka Stojanow
Solution: “Little Treasures” is a P2P circular economy platform for pre-loved children’s products. Parents can create a profile to upload items they want to sell, like clothes, shoes, accessories, furniture, gadgets, toys, and books.
Tech providers Marketplaces
Solution: Softlead is an IT marketplace targeting companies looking to compare, review, and choose the best software product for their business.
Solution: ProfiCircle is a B2B SaaS market network for people looking to buy storage and retail equipment.
Founder: Ionut Patrascoiu
Solution: FameUP is an agency offering a platform with a network of influencers that brands can collaborate with for marketing purposes.
Founder: Mihaela Raluca Tudor
Solution: 2value offers a platform and a mobile app to connect companies with journalists and get their stories across different media channels.
Sustainability Solutions Marketplaces
Solution: Charger offers a sustainable mobility marketplace to buy technological equipment, like charging stations for cars or bikes.
Solution: NGRI AI offers a B2B energy marketplace powered by AI to get the best contracts for electrical consumption.
Founder: Gregoire Vigroux
Solution: Bonapp.eco is an online platform and mobile app connecting retailers selling goods close to the expiration date with interested users.
Solution: FindMeCure aims to bring medical research closer to patients by offering a platform that connects patients with treatments or clinical trials.
Solution: Healee offers a digital platform connecting health professionals with users.
Solution: SanoPass is a platform aiming to digitize preventive medicine by promoting different packages that B2B clients can choose from.
Founder: Ovidiu Tuduruta
Solution: Beesers offers a mobile app to connect patients with medical specialists that can do home visits.
Marketplaces for Professionals
Founder: Patrick Nordstjærne (Danish founder but local company and team)
Solution: Sibus offers an online marketplace that connects clients with accountants, auditors, and lawyers.
Solution: Vesselbot offers a digital solution, amongst others, called VesselBot Marketplace to aid charter management – find collaborators, negotiate price, and conclude transactions.
Founder: Adrian Daniel
Solution: Expert24 is a demand-driven services marketplace connecting specialists with users from industries like events, health, and beauty, to name a few.
Solution: Helperz is a service platform that connects people with the right sitters, be it for children, older people, or even pets.
Founder: Ionut Turlea
Solution: MOMSI is a social app and marketplace for mothers that want to meet with similar women for play dates or find out about the right products and services.
Founder: Ivaylo Hristov
Solution: DEV.BG offers an HR marketplace that connects companies, jobs, and the perfect employees in Bulgaria.
Country: North Macedonia
Founders: Steve Anevski, Alex Pantich, Nick Jordanovski
Solution: Upshift is a mobile-based HR marketplace to match temporary workers with open positions.
Country: North Macedonia
Founder: Elizabeta Jovanovska
Solution: Best Online Assistant is a digital platform that offers education for digital skills and a job board for people with disabilities.
Founders: Joana Koleva
Solution: Jamba offers a platform for people with disabilities that want to grow their skills, and then connects them with potential employers.
Founder: Nikola Mijailovic,
Solution: Joberty is a workplace community for developers that also offers a job marketplace to connect companies with their future team members.
Solution: Blueground is a platform that connects users with short-term or long-term pre-furnished rental apartments worldwide.
Founders: Florin Stoian
Solution: Milluu offers an online platform that connects real estate brokers with people searching to rent apartments.
Founders: Galia Jordanova
Solution: Gaida AI is a platform that connects users with real estate leads from inquiry to deal.
Founder: Antonios Fiorakis
Solution: Protio offers a platform to sell or invest in apartments.
Founder: Ivan Alexandrov
Solution: eBag offers a digital supermarket where users can browse and get products delivered right at their door.
Founders: Nick Telecki, Takis Malavetas
Solution: PopMarket offers an online delivery platform for users looking to stock up on groceries with the goal of limiting food waste.
The startups are listed based on the year of their launch.
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