(Press release) Entering the main season, the furniture search engine Biano steps forward with new leadership. Peter Hupka takes the reins as the new CEO, with the former CMO Ondřej Bolkovec stepping up as the Chief Operating Officer. The project, part of Miton's portfolio, which last year brought e-shops orders worth 70 million EUR and is profitable, aims for even more ambitious plans with its new leadership.
It is one of those highly successful technology companies well-known among insiders but not seen that often in the media. In 10 years, Glami has become the largest search engine and online catalogue of fashion goods and accessories. It operates in 13 countries, and its customers place almost half a million orders a month. Thanks to Glami, online fashion stores will add CZK 4 billion to their sales this year. Of course, Glami, now led by CEO Ján Kešelák, didn't become a prominent and profitable international company by chance.
(Press Release) Czech technology company Livesport is expanding its philanthropic activities. The world's leading provider of fast sports news has become a new partner of the online platform Donio, through which it is easy to set up a charity fundraiser or start a project and keep 100% of the funds raised. Donio has already raised more than 800 million CZK for charity and Livesport wants to help continue its growth in the Czech Republic and Slovakia.
You may have noticed the first interviews with patients who participated in ketamine-assisted psychotherapy in different Czech media such as DVTV or aktuálně.cz. When we announced our investment in Psyon three years ago, this is exactly what we hoped for. We wanted to play our part in starting a psychedelic clinic that would provide help for people unable to find help elsewhere. How did it get all the way up to this point?
What is better? A white wall or a poster from IKEA? There is an alternative, however, that even collectors will find appealing: limited edition fine art prints. Why are we writing about this? Because we have invested in a project devoted to making original artwork accessible to almost everyone.
When summarising the events of Winter 2022, it is hard not to mention the war. Despite all the horrors, there are also some positives moments to be found – such as the ways that the Czech Republic and Czech companies have been trying to help.
What’s new in the Miton team? It has, for example, grown again in the past month, allowing us to provide our companies with greater support.