StartupYard Appoints Cedric Maloux As New Director
The acceleration program will focus on Data, Search and Analytics in 2014
20 NOVEMBER 2013, PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC
SummaryCedric Maloux is joining the Czech startup accelerator StartupYard as its new Director. He will be running the acceleration program in Prague and oversee daily operations. Cedric has been managing Internet startups for more than 17 years.
StartupYard started its acceleration program 2 years ago and invested in 23 technology companies till now. “Going forward, we plan to do things differently. We will focus on a different vertical sector every year. This year we have chosen to hunt for projects related to Data, Search and Analytics,” says Cedric Maloux. “Our home market is in the Czech Republic which is well-known for great data, search and analytics companies. By specialising our program, we also want to attract entrepreneurs across Europe and offer them a unique 3 months acceleration package.”
Born in Paris, Cedric is a life-long entrepreneur. He founded his first internet company in 1996 and since then has been managing startups during the good and bad times of the internet economy. He is best known as the founder of AllPeers, a Czech company which attracted numerous accolades and awards 6 years ago, as well as investment from Index Ventures and Mangrove Capital Partners. He’s the former CEO at Geewa where he transformed the Czech casual games company into an international success with Pool Live Tour on Facebook played by millions of people every month. He first started working with StartupYard as one of the program's mentors in 2011.
The applications for the new class will open in 2 weeks. The former Director Nikola Rafaj stays with StartupYard team.
"Our home market is in the Czech Republic which is well-known for great data, search and analytics companies. By specialising our program, we also want to attract entrepreneurs across Europe and offer them a unique 3 months acceleration package in Prague." Cedric Maloux
StartupYard is a seed accelerator for technology startups. Its goal is to help companies build viable products, launch fast and successfully raise capital. It follows the philosophy, methodology, and standard of world-class accelerators such as Y Combinator or TechStars.
StartupYard’s efforts were awarded by membership in the Global Accelerator Network in June 2012, and it is a member of StartupYard Accelerator Consortium CeedTech. Since September 2011 StartupYard has accelerated 29 companies, out of which 4 were acquired, 19 are still active, and 10 have raised investments for a total of $2.5 Million. For more information, read our blog, visit our website and follow @startupyard on Twitter.