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Partnering for innovation


Zoosh invests in commercializing hi-tech European academic research and realizing the dreams of great entrepreneurs.

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Partnering for innovation


Zoosh invests in commercializing hi-tech European academic research and realizing the dreams of great entrepreneurs.

 

Zoosh is a European ICT investment and technology partner with a twist. We provide end-to-end investment from financial support to hands-on skills that substantiate the commercial potential of great innovations.

 
 

The Zoosh investor team is comprised of ICT business management, designers, architecture and financial experts. We dedicate ourselves to working with groundbreaking academics and visionary entrepreneurs to ensure that worthy innovations, products and solutions are presented with an opportunity to make an impact on the world.

We offer a comprehensive set of shared services that cover the broad technical, commercial, financial and incubation needs of start-up companies and academic institutes. Our shared services are typically offered in exchange for start-up company equity.

We have a vested interest in the success of the start-up companies we work with. As such, we endeavor to create only the highest quality and inspiring software and hardware products. Fundamentally, we are there to support every step of the entrepreneurial journey.

Great vision without great people is irrelevant.
— Jim Collins, Good to Great
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Investors with a twist


We are looking to invest our cash, skills and time into revolutionary business ideas that can only materialize through quality software and hardware implementation and experience.

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Investors with a twist


We are looking to invest our cash, skills and time into revolutionary business ideas that can only materialize through quality software and hardware implementation and experience.

The Zoosh team offer more than mere monetary investment; we offer our knowledge, our intellect, our energy, our experience, our passion, our commitment and ourselves. We become the drivers of business in partnership with you.

We are looking for intelligent, excited entrepreneurs and academics from a flavour of backgrounds and with whom we intend to share the entrepreneurial journey. In exchange for an equity stake in business operation, we can research, design and develop products that will enable a joint venture to achieve cash flow and qualify for further funding. Zoosh can also provide or source financial funding.

 

When considering a possible partnership, Zoosh evaluates the following areas in the business proposition:

1/ Promoter(s)

Does the lead promoter(s) have sufficient knowledge, experience, vision and drive?

2/ Unique Selling Point

Is the value proposition clear and easy to articulate?

3/ Domain

Is the domain investible and relevant?

4/ Technology

Is the technology unique, protectable and challenging enough to be difficult to replicate?

5/ Fit

Can the Zoosh team lend enough value through the financing, creation and commercialization of the proposition?

 

We are industry agnostic


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We are industry agnostic


Zoosh specializes in the development, commercialization and management of ICT software and hardware business propositions. While we are industry agnostic, in that we can lend value to any sector, we are particularly interested in the domains listed below. Nevertheless, we will also consider propositions that do not map directly to these categories.

 
  • big data and analytics
  • e-commerce
  • connected cars
  • drones 
  • smart cities
  • m-health and e-health
  • smart devices and apps
  • smart home
  • digital currencies, digital payment/banking
  • gaming
  • e-government
  • renewable energy
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Skills to help realize ideas


We provide the ingredients needed to convert a good idea into a successful business.

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Skills to help realize ideas


We provide the ingredients needed to convert a good idea into a successful business.

Zoosh aims to build long term relationships with business partners and customers. Our skills and knowledge are best used when we can be part of the whole product lifecycle. However, if a project has already some pieces put together, Zoosh can provide expertise to work on a certain phase of the project.

 

Product creation

Innovation
Interaction design
Prototyping
Architecture
Software development
Maintenance

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Commercial

Intellectual property
Business model development
Business planning
Strategic planning
Marketing
Sales planning

Entrepreneur

Mentoring
Coaching
HR-team building
Leadership
Co-founder

Financial

Funding
Investment strategy
Financial supports
Financial reporting
Cash management

 

Our team are skilled with application development for an assortment of platforms including web, Android, Apple and Microsoft Windows. We have a solid know how on technologies like Java, C++, PHP, Javascript, HTML5, CSS3, Oracle, MySql, .net, etc. We are also experts with Cloud architectures and as such can create converging solutions that span across a variety mobile and desktop platforms. 

Windows8
Apple
Android

Zoosh team


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Zoosh team


 

Zoosh’s team members have strong and versatile backgrounds in ICT and business. From software engineers to architects and from researchers to project and business managers, each has been working in the ICT and financial field for many years and they are considered experts in their domain.

 
 

The Zoosh management team and advisors have been leading substantial international high-tech and manufacturing businesses and operations with several hundred million to several billion of turnover per annum as well as being involved in the incubation and commercialization of tens of start-up high-tech companies.

 

David Brophy

Chairman, Advisory Committee

Gábor Kocsis

Partner, Advisory Committee
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Mervyn Graham

Managing Partner
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Balázs Bakos

Managing Partner
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Kimmo Arppe

Managing Partner
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Bert Farrell

Managing Partner
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Dr. Hassan Charaf

Partner, Technology Strategy Advisor

Tim McCarthy

CEO, North America

Valerie Gys

Director, Business Development

Dr. Bence Kővári

Principal Architect

Dr. Bertalan Forstner

Principal Architect

István Albert

Principal Architect
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Jani Hurskainen

Principal Architect

Dr. László Lengyel

Principal Architect

Dr. Péter Ekler

Principal Architect
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Szabolcs Fodor

Principal Architect

Dr. Kristóf Aczél

Interaction Designer
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Leena Nieminen

Interaction Designer

Petteri Hiisilä

Advisor, Design and User Experience

Rory Litton

European Patent Attorney, Partner in Cruickshanks Intellectual Property Attorneys

Alíz Rotter

Executive Office Manager

Dr. Viktória Wesztergom-Szabó

Legal Counsel
 
 
 

Partners


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Partners


 

We are proud to present some of our established partner companies. While from very different sectors, they each have the common goal to to stand out from the crowd, to deliver only the best in class products and experience and ultimately make a difference.

 
 
HOOGLEIT A service which gives online retailers the ability to engage with buyers on their website and discuss price right through to checkout. All with the click of a button.

HOOGLEIT

A service which gives online retailers the ability to engage with buyers on their website and discuss price right through to checkout. All with the click of a button.

IDASO Offers traffic survey companies a platform to analyze traffic junctions by processing CCTV video files and generating insights for (re) planning road infrastructure.

IDASO

Offers traffic survey companies a platform to analyze traffic junctions by processing CCTV video files and generating insights for (re) planning road infrastructure.

SKYCAT Offers drone users a platform to make their drones safe through the use of a patent pending parachute launcher.

SKYCAT

Offers drone users a platform to make their drones safe through the use of a patent pending parachute launcher.

TIXSERVE A secure mobile phone ticketing platform for concerts and other live events. Allows for regulating secondary markets, prevents fraudulent sale of copied tickets and both online and offline validation of digital tickets

TIXSERVE

A secure mobile phone ticketing platform for concerts and other live events. Allows for regulating secondary markets, prevents fraudulent sale of copied tickets and both online and offline validation of digital tickets

 
Their expert software design and development teams deliver fantastic products by turning abstract thoughts into real solutions, whilst their senior management team offer practical strategic guidance along the perilous journey that every Start Up company must take.
— Ian Kerr - Chief Executive Officer at Idaso
The platform build is on schedule to go live with our first customer just eight months after Zoosh came on board. Thanks to the ingenuity of the Zoosh team, the project is bristling with defensible IP that will be a source of competitive advantage for Tixserve.
— Patrick Kirby - Managing Director at Tixserve