Novac.HR, the business section of the Jutarnji list, traditionally gathers an expert jury to select the Top 25 Croatian Startups to Watch in 2023. As published in December 2022, the names of the 25 most promising Croatian startups that are worth following in 2023 are:
AGRIVI, airt, Amodo, Ascalia, BiteMe Nutrition, Cidrani, CircuitMess, Codemap, Elevien, Farseer, Identyum, Legit, Mediatoolkit, Mindsmiths, MIRET, MobilityONE, Orqa, Productive, Robotiq.ai, Sportening, Sportreact, STEMI, Talentlyft, Treblle and Wasp
Croatia also has two unicorns, Infobip and Rimac, and approximately 30 scaleups which could not be nominated for this Top25 Startup list. The criteria defining scaleups include meeting one of the following: employing more than 100 employees, more than HRK 100 million in revenue, or more than HRK 100 million in realised financing round.
Croatia is home to approximately 1000 startups, and the shortlist proposed by the jury members included 120 startups, from which Top25 startups were selected.
The jury members included representatives of the Croatian Private Equity and Venture Capital Association (CVCA) members: Fil Rouge Capital, Feelsgood Capital, South Central Ventures, VentureXchange, as well as CVCA’s President, Mirna Marovic.