Bulgarian IT Company Invests BGN 100 000 in a New Test Base in Sofia

Bulgarian company Persy invests BGN 100 000 in a new state-of-the-art testing facility in Sofia for its computers and servers. With this investment, the company aims at doubling its capacity in the operations for the mandatory checkup of the machines placing them for sale.

Persy Ltd is a systems integrator and manufacturer of high-quality server and computer systems. The company has been on the market for over 20 years and has constantly been implementing leading ideas and technologies in its production. The company is certified with ISO 9001:2008 – a standard that guarantees excellent organisation of the marketing, manufacturing, and servicing processes.

The company produces its own brand for computer and server configurations “STINGER”. The systems allow a flexible approach to designing configurations suited to a wide variety of tasks ranging from standard applications to critical business operations, real-time data analysis, and artificial intelligence. PERSY Ltd is also known for supplying servers, workstations and disk arrays of the European Organisation for Nuclear Research (CERN) with which it has been operating since 2012.



The Software Company Experian Opened its New Office Building in Sofia


Image source: Experian Bulgaria

The Bulgarian division of the Irish data and analytical tools software company Experian moved its team to a new own office building in Sofia. The ninth-floor Space Tower is situated on Tsarigradsko Shose Blvd, right next to the Inter Expo Center metro station, thoroughly designed and build by Bulgarian subcontractors.

The new office building has an eco-certificate for low impact on the environment, 89 parking places, bike parks and EV charging station. The interior is designed in accordance with the daily work routine – conference halls, spaces for team or individual work, a library, game and sport corners, chill-out zones, etc.In Sofia, Experian Bulgaria currently employs more than 1 000 employees, the company reports. The team has doubled in the last two years.

The Bulgarian office serves 34 000 customers and is the largest centre of the company in Europe with 20% of the whole analytical capacity. In 2018, the income of the Bulgarian company is BGN 67,6 million.

Globally, the company has over 16,000 employees in 37 countries worldwide. Experian provides solutions for gathering, analysing and processing data and information arrays, and helps clients in credit risk management, fraud prevention, better targeting of marketing offers, automated decision-making, credit profiles management and prevention of identity theft.

The office in Bulgaria was established in 2004. At the end of May, the company received its next recognition with four statues from the annual awards for achievements in innovation, high technology and the outsourcing of the Bulgarian Outsourcing Association (BAA) and the Bulgarian Association of Software Companies (BASSCOM)

Experian took the prizes in the following categories: Technology Employer of the Year for 2019, Research and Development Center of the Year, Corporate Citizenship and for Technology Business building 2019 – namely, the new office Space Tower.

Първите колеги вече се преместиха в новия ни офис на бул. "Цариградско шосе" 86. Виж как изглежда той концептуално, а пък скоро ще ти споделим и още снимки от него. Очакваме те 😊

Публикувахте от Experian Bulgaria в Петък, 1 март 2019 г.






Sofia Awarded a “French Tech” label by the Ministry of French Economy


Image source: French-Bulgarian Chamber of Commerce and Industry

Sofia received the FrenchTech label and joined an international community of over 50 innovation and tech hubs around the world. The accreditation was awarded by the Ministry of French Economy with the support of the French-Bulgarian Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

French Tech is the collective name/brand that unites all participants in the French startup ecosystem, a government-backed movement created by entrepreneurs for entrepreneurs that help french startups grow in France and abroad. The organisation provides accreditation to French cities and French Tech Hubs abroad for their startup ecosystem and innovation potential. Stakeholders in FrenchTech are entrepreneurs, start-ups, investors, engineers, designers, developers, students, associations, bloggers, the media and public and private organisations focused on digital tech, medtech, biotech, cleantech, etc. start-ups.

A “French Tech Hub” provides a focal point for the French entrepreneurial ecosystem in the awarded regions to establish a presence there. The label is a great recognition for the Bulgarian capital. Sofia is now part of an international community alongside with San Francisco, Los Angeles, New York, Montreal, Sao Paulo, Cape Town, Barcelona, Milan, London, Berlin, Moscow, Israel, Dubai, Vietnam, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Beijing, Shanghai, Seoul, Tokyo.

Sofia Investment Agency was happy to represent Sofia Municipality in the event on the occasion of the official announcement of the accreditation of Sofia as a French Tech Hub organised by the  French-Bulgarian Chamber of Commerce and Industry and FrenchTech Sofia. CEO Vladimir Danailov joined the official opening with a congratulatory speech and an overview of the rapid development of Sofia’s entrepreneurial ecosystem and collaboration with France alongside Adrien Bacchi, President of French Tech Sofia, Stéphane Delahaye, CCIFB President, and Vessela Todorova-Mosettig Director of CCIFB.

Looking forward to future collaboration between Sofia and the international FrenchTech community.

Image source: FrenchBulgarian Chamber of Commerce and Industry


Pre-seed Accelerator Founder Institute to Open in Sofia First Office Outside the US


Founder Institute,  the world’s largest pre-seed startup accelerator, chose Sofia as its first office location outside the US. The Founder Institute (FI) already has programs in 180 cities across 65 countries worldwide and a network of local Programme Managers or Directors who take care for the execution of the acceleration sessions. Bulgaria also has its team of FI mentors, but the Sofia headquarters will be the first one that will actually recruit associates.

The local team will be responsible for identifying new FI locations across Europe and supporting the development of the new chapters, thus helping FI’s expansion in Europe.

More about the reason to choose Sofia please find in the interview (in Bulgarian) with founder Adeo Ressi, as well as in the article by move.bg on the occasion of the official opening of the so-called Sofia HQ.


Sofia Fall 2019 semester is now open

The mentors in the next FI semester in Sofia have already been announced at the website of the pre-seed accelerator and the Sofia Fall 2019 semester is now open for applications. The 14-week program will include weekly sessions where entrepreneurs will receive individual expert training and feedback, and then a series of challenging business-building assignments, office hours, group meetings and more.

The Final application deadline for the Sofia Fall 2019 semester is September 9, 2019.  See the schedule and application link at https://fi.co/curriculum/sofia