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15 February 2023·12 min read

Katarzyna Groszkowska

Editor, Vestbee

Interesting Early-Stage Startups From Greece To Watch

Continuing our journey through the European startup & VC ecosystem, it is time to stop in Greece. Its burgeoning startup ecosystem is supported by the growth of institutions that foster entrepreneurship, innovation and investment liquidity, including VC funds, accelerators and incubators, as well as coworking spaces for young and emerging companies. Having covered these institutions, it's time to move on to the leading early-stage Greek startups, whose innovative solutions are worth keeping an eye on!

So, without further ado, let's meet some of the most interesting early-stage startups in Greece.

BibeCoffee

Bibe Coffee is an innovative IoT company that helps coffee machine makers, roasters, distributors, coffee chains, and coffee shop owners monitor their coffee machines in real-time. They are allowing users to transform their professional coffee machines into smart connected terminals, minimizing costs and maximizing profit as well as ensuring the quality of coffee and enabling remote maintenance. The user-friendly platform provides access to all coffee machines, collecting useful information and analytics to help improve business success.

Pandas

Pandas is a startup that aims to maximize the life cycle of tech and aid the acceleration towards a more sustainable planet. The company provides an easy and fast solution for trading used tech devices. Consumers can trade in their devices either from home or at one of the partner stores, receiving a price quote based on an accurate device check performed by Pandas. The startup uses next-gen technology and AI to make technology more accessible, with a vision to create a convenient global trade-in platform.

Kaedim 3D

Kaedim is a startup that offers a unique solution for those looking to create 3D content. The company has developed machine learning algorithms that convert 2D art into 3D models, making it easy for individuals without modelling experience to generate high-definition 3D content. Furthermore, the startup provides seamless integration of 3D User Generated Content into games or metaverses through the use of Webhooks.

Harbor Lab

Harbor Lab is a cloud-based e-disbursements platform for shipowners, management companies, and charterers in the shipping industry. Established in 2020, the platform's mission is to improve operational efficiencies, digitize processes, and provide full transparency for all participants involved in port cost management. The platform offers a range of tools to support efficient and secure disbursements, including advanced analytics, an online marketplace, and time management features. Harbor Lab's software is tailored to meet the unique needs of each client, providing full control and outsourcing capabilities to optimize the disbursement process.

Simpler

Simpler is a startup founded with the mission to revolutionize the checkout process for online shopping. It offers its customers a simple solution - a single "online shopping passport," through which they can make purchases with just one click, eliminating the need to fill out long and time-consuming checkout forms. The company's technology integrates shopping experiences from both the digital and physical worlds, reducing the steps required to complete a checkout process. With Simpler's solution, retailers can offer a frictionless checkout experience for their customers, increasing conversions and boosting sales.

CaptainBook

CaptainBook is a leading travel technology startup that connects tour guides and other hospitality professionals such as animators and activity providers with local travel businesses like hotels, Airbnb hosts, and travel agencies. It was founded in 2021 to help tour and activity operators maximize their profits, by reducing commission fees and streamlining operations within the industry. With its innovative AI-powered matching algorithm, CaptainBook allows operators to build their local distribution network and manage their live availability in real-time. Additionally, the platform offers features such as online bookings, cutting-edge technology integrations, and comprehensive reports to help operators better understand their environment and as a result, accelerate the growth of their business.

Finloup

Finloup is a Greek fintech company with a mission to improve financial inclusion in Greece and around the world, allowing consumers and businesses to access the financial products they need at a fair price. The startup primarily offers interest-free instalment plans, powered by open banking, to consumers looking to buy products now and pay over time. Additionally, finloup provides a Buy Now Pay Later service that allows customers to get the technology products they need with flexible leasing and low monthly payments.

Woli

Woli is a fintech startup, which has created a family banking app and collaborated with MasterCard to develop a smart “prepaid card”, designed for children and teens aged 10 to 18 years old. Their parents remain in control over this account, which includes funding, setting spending controls, and tracking their child's spending, which has to fit within the set limit. These products were envisioned to empower young individuals with the ability to make digital payments whilst at the same time teaching them about responsible money management skills through financial education quizzes and other interactive features.

Kineo

Kineo is a vehicle-as-a-service startup, founded to transform urban transportation. They provide so-called micro-mobility solutions with the use of e-bikes and e-scooters. Customers can choose from a wide variety of service variations, which include a flexible monthly subscription, a long-term leasing plan, or the option to purchase the vehicle directly from Kineo. The company also provides its partners and B2B customers with a range of e-vehicles, technical support, insurance, road assistance, and other services, making it easier for them to own and use an e-bike or e-scooter as a part of their business operations.

Carge

Carge is a MaaS (Mobility as a Service) application that provides a seamless and unified experience for electric vehicle (EV) drivers. The app gives access to thousands of public charging networks across Europe and eliminates the need for RFID tags. It offers battery-efficient navigation to the fastest charging point, allowing drivers to monitor their battery level, designate charging stops, and proactively reserve stations for peace of mind.

Bitloops

Bitloops is a next-generation software development platform designed to simplify the process of designing, building, and deploying custom applications. The platform helps developers write well-designed software and manage changes and new features with ease. It empowers teams to innovate rapidly and expand their product or business while still maintaining product simplicity, maintainability, and extendability. Bitloops integrates various best practices and methodologies, such as DDD, BDD, TDD, and Clean Architecture, and provides IT leaders with the ability to manage team collaboration and access with ease.

Swaplanet

Swaplanet is a sustainable fashion startup that develops a clothes-swapping platform for parents. Thanks to its innovative solutions, they can now easily swap the clothes that their children no longer need for the ones that fit them better, as the garment turnover in the early ages of kids’ development is very rapid and fast. The goal of Swaplanet founders was to promote sustainable and eco-conscious living across families and reduce textile waste.

Billys

Billys is a property management SaaS platform designed to empower tenants and property managers around the world to take control of their buildings and live together harmoniously while saving time, cost, and effort. The platform offers numerous benefits, including transparency in all management actions, online payments, instant issuance of a bank account, and the ability for residents to make decisions through online voting.

Omgyno

Omgyno is a health-tech startup focused on empowering individuals with female reproductive systems to take control of their menstrual, sexual, and reproductive health. The company offers innovative gynaecology services, including home testing and telehealth, with a focus on progressive values and technology. With a team of healthcare professionals and a range of eco-friendly products and educational resources, Omgyno provides a comprehensive and holistic approach to health and well-being.

Vertliner

Vertliner is a field robotics startup that creates advanced technology solutions for indoor assessments in a wide range of domains. The company has developed an integrated robotic platform, driven by autonomous aerial robots and AI-enabled software to make indoor assessments more efficient, fast, and reliable. They aim to transform assessment phases into a smart procedure, with improved quality and precision on a wide spectrum of applications, such as heavy-duty environments like newly constructed buildings.

Agritrack

Agritrack is a startup operating in the field of agrifood technology with a mission to reduce global food loss and waste by digitizing the agrifood value chain. The company values simplicity, transparency, and efficiency, and envisions a world where food quality is taken care of and digitized, all across its supply chain - as they say “from farm to fork”. Agritrack developed a post-harvest automation platform using advanced technology and predictive microbiology to ensure the continuous monitoring of food quality and optimization of operational costs. The platform is dedicated to fish aquaculture and dairy, providing benefits such as reducing risk, enabling non-invasive quality control, and improving decision-making toward sustainability.

BIOPIX-T

BIOPIX-T is a health-tech company and a leading designer and manufacturer of molecular diagnostic devices for point-of-care applications. The company is focused on two healthcare diagnostics markets, producing instruments and standardized assays for the detection and monitoring of infectious diseases and other accompanying diagnostics. Its first product, the "Pebble," is a compact device that uses 3D additive manufacturing technology and operates via an Android application to perform real-time colourimetric LAMP-based assays for rapid extraction of quantitative information from RNA or DNA templates.

λ-automata

λ-automata is a seed-stage startup developing autonomous technologies in the security sector, founded with the mission to address national security challenges in the EU and its allies. With a primary focus on the defence industry, the company builds the perception backbone for future defence and civil protection platforms by creating an edge perception add-on module that can fuse multiple sensor data into a single, coherent tactical view of the field. Their first pilot product is an autonomous surveillance tower, capable of detecting events of interest, from smoke piles to aircrafts, using the feed from low-cost cameras.

Vivestia

Vivestia is an online booking and metasearch platform for luxury vacation properties in Greece. Its innovative platform allows users to experience virtual tours of luxury villas and hotels, giving them a realistic preview of their future vacations. The company aims to revolutionize the way people choose and book their holidays, offering tailor-made experiences that match individual preferences and criteria.

deeptraffic

deeptraffic is a deep-tech spin-off company from CERTH-HIT that provides innovative solutions for dynamic traffic management. The startup develops holistic technologies, which address the challenges of traditional traffic management systems, processing all significant data, utilizing emerging C-ITS technologies and machine learning. The solution that the company has created is a web-based software-as-a-service platform - deeptraffic 101, which connects with existing traffic management centres and third-party data sources to achieve real-time and effective traffic management for connected and automated vehicles. The solution operates in a fully automated mode without the need for human intervention, utilizing all applicable industry standards for connected vehicles and data exchange.

EVO4HP

EVO4HP is a high-tech company delivering AI-powered BioEngineering solutions to the Sports & Health Industries. Their goal is to foster personal and public health by facilitating the early detection of medical diseases and the minimization of injuries and accidents in sports, whilst at the same time assuring athletes’ excellence and performance. The company is driven by a passion to offer precise and personalized performance analysis, using cutting-edge engineering expertise and AI algorithms to create a digital twin of the customer's body and provide a holistic understanding of their needs.

PCNano Materials

PCNano Materials is a spin-off company of the Foundation for Research and Technology Hellas based in Heraklion, Crete. It leverages the research results of the Institute of Electronic Structure and Laser to produce novel high-performance photocatalytic materials that degrade gaseous and liquid pollutants, purify waste, disrupt polluting and toxic odours, and degrade pathogenic organisms. The eco-friendly materials are tailor-made for various applications, including usage in hospitals, public buildings, houses, and offices.

RespiGene

RespiGene is a healthcare startup dedicated to revolutionizing respiratory and cardiovascular care through the use of digital technology. Driven by innovation, the company's mission is to improve the lives of patients by offering mobile health and digital therapeutics solutions for the treatment of respiratory and cardiovascular diseases. RespiGene has developed a wide variety of products on its mission to more patient-centric digital health, which includes Patient Mpower (a remote monitoring application for patients with respiratory conditions), Smart inhaler Solutions for Asthma & COPD, and FindAir System - a set of tools for cooperation between patient and doctor which enhance remote consultations.

Kard Wallet

Kard Wallet is an innovative and award-winning fintech startup from Greece that offers its users a hassle-free digital wallet experience. With its user-friendly interface and intuitive design, Kard Wallet allows users to easily manage their finances, make payments and track their spending all in one place. As the Greek winner of the Fintech category at the Startup Europe Awards, Kard Wallet has been recognized for its exceptional contributions to the Fintech industry. With a vision to become a leading digital wallet provider in Europe, Kard Wallet continues to innovate and expand its services to meet the needs of its growing user base.

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