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  • Stefan Durina 09:34 on November 3, 2014 Permalink |
    Tags: , exhibition, , , websummit   

    Turbado | WebSummit @ Dublin 2014 | Why does Turbado succeed 

    As the founder of Twitch and Justin.tv, Justin Kan wrote in his blog:


    “local companies win markets over foreign companies because they are better able to understand and act on local marketplace dynamics.”

    This is one of the main differences between Turbado and companies like Pixmania, Alzashop and others. They think Europe is a single market, but if you go out of your city and country, you will quickly notice, that each of the 28 countries that the EU is composed of, is different.

    Turbado is a local company, in each country it feels as home, local people see it, feel it, experience it as a local company and these individual local companies make Turbado strong, makes us the next billion euros business.

    This is a nice list of potential investors that will attend this year’s WebSummit in Dublin:


    quickly going though them, will give you the confidence you can find an investor for whatever your company does, everyone wants to make money with you.

    To me, the interesting meetings could be with:

    Michaela Jacova from Neulogy – because it is an initiative from Slovakia and it is nice to see the differences how they see the opportunity we offer

    Delta Partners – if those are the guys from Dubai, which funded Virgin Mobile Central Europe and Eastern Europe VMCEE, which could be a great opportunity to offer Turbado services through a Mobile Virtual Network Operator (Lebara?)

    BDMI Fund of Bertelsmann that invested already in similar companies, like Returbo, Frank and Oak or alaTest and Turbado would be a nice addition to their portfolio

    Paul Thiekotter of RI-Digital (Raffay) which have a nice portfolio of european e-commerce projects in Germany and Turbado could be the one that is in each EU country and helps their other project go international

    Allan Majotra of Silicon Valley Bank – I feel the connection with Allan through the love of art, where he created a marketplace for art, picassomio.com and his new work @ SVB could help us to get inventory financing, to have enough products on stock, to offer through Turbado in 6 countries.

    Ali Esfahani of Morgan Stanley – I find him to have a great track of companies he was involved with while their IPO or other exits, I believe he knows best who could invest into Turbado, similar investors that  stand behind Alibaba or Amazon or FB

    Philip Wilkinson, the creator of first price comparison website in UK (shopgenie) and merged into French Kelkoo – I feel his story is very similar to mine, and it could be a nice chat to have, to see what other falls and successes he had

    Highland Capital Partners – Mr. Mullen and Mrs Goldenberg, which are probably not coming to Dublin, but I see their portfolio is exactly what Turbado is. Glasses Direct and Spartoo… Turbado with mobile phones and electronics would nicely add to their great investments.

    Inundata of Shane Naughton – not many info there available online, but TaxStream and his experience of US companies doing business in Europe, taxation and other issues… could be a great chat with him

    Ophelia and Grace of Index Ventures – Grace I feel is close to our interests, with having a great history with Apple, and Apple is in our main focus, and they declare to be interested in eCommerce companies. Well, here we are, would be great to chat 🙂

    Bob van Nordvick of Amazon Web Services – well, are you interested in an early talk of selling Turbado to Amazon when we reach our goals? 28 countries, 1 million orders, 300+ million euros turnover and a nice little profit to it

    Michael Copeland of Andreesseen Horowitz – his focus grabbed my attention: Your company is about to launch. No one quite understands why you’re the next billion-dollar business. WOW, exactly what I feel now

    Turbado WebSummit 2014

    Turbado WebSummit 2014



  • Stefan Durina 03:56 on March 27, 2014 Permalink |
    Tags: , , exhibition, global fairs, , ipt, planet reseller, tt-messe, ,   

    Turbado @ CEBIT 2014 

    Turbado has been present at CEBIT 2014, from 10 to 14 March 2014 in Hannover, Germany.

    This was our official CEBIT presentation page as an exhibitor.

    Our booth was located at hall 14, Planet reseller, J52/57

    Turbado @ CEBIT 2014

    Turbado @ CEBIT 2014

    CEBIT was a real success for the Turbado team and we would like to thank a lot to Cristina Moreira from GLOBAL FAIRS TT-MESSE for all she has done to make our exhibition to look better.

    And a special thanks to Stephen Rafferty and Ed Elliot from IPT.CC that we could be a part of the IPT marketplace this year.

    And a big thanks, for their hard work, to my colleagues: Lucie Czernerova, Piroska Marot, Janos Nemeth and Krisztina Tiboldi from TVPartner

    • szabodenes77 08:50 on March 27, 2014 Permalink | Log in to Reply


      • sd@turbado 12:57 on March 27, 2014 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        yes, it really was nice to be there and explain others what we do and get their feedback. I met with many companies in person and I had only a few short moments to describe our company, the best and easiest way was to tell it like this:

        Turbado is like any internet shop you like = we have competitive prices, ready stock, quick shipping and good customer care. you pay once for your item and you will never pay more, only get money back when you return your item.

        When you buy from turbado, you can do the same things with your item as if you have bought it elsewhere = sell it, give it away, use it as long as you want it, loose it…

        What Turbado is different is when you have a problem with your device, we exchange it 1to1, you don’t need to wait 1 week or 1 month to get your item repaired, but you get a new working unit immediately and continue using it. And you always get partial money back when you return your used phone, anytime.

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