TechCrunch this year gathered key industry figures from the continent’s rising tech scene and of course brought the Startup Battlefield and the Startup Alley. Oxxy’s co-founders Lars and Dimitar attended the event as participating in the Startup Valley where they exhibited with other nearly 150 startups on Monday and Tuesday.
The event was crowded, but regardless of the limited space, there was not a shortage of interesting people that Oxxy’s team networked with such as leading bloggers, media, VC investors, agencies, developers and designers. Oxxy’s interface and demonstration of touch screen website building impressed a lot of people especially after they found out our competitors do not focus in that direction. William Toll, VP Marketing at ProfitBricks, shared: “It’s almost unbelievable, but I tested it on both a Windows touchscreen PC and an Apple iPad. Playing with the software, I could not help thinking of how far we’ve come from Microsoft Front Page, which few users have fond memories of. Watching the video on their homepage, I am sure you’ll be amazed at the giant leap in terms of the UX, even when compared to other recent innovators in the space like Squarespace.”
The panels also hosted Vcs, such as Balderton’s Roberto Bonanzinga, Accel’s Sonali De Rycker and Index Ventures’ Saul Klein that discussed about the hurdles European entrepreneurs face today, the differences between the Sillicon Valley and European attitude of Vcs, employees and founders.
All in all, we enjoyed the electric atmosphere that London’s fast-growing startup ecosystem has to offer which gave us heads up about the upcoming WebSummit in Dublin on the 4th till 6th of November 2014. Stay tuned!