Wroclaw, Poland – March 7, 2018 – Polish startup Piwik PRO is joining the EIT Digital Accelerator – a Knowledge and Innovation Community of the European Institute of Innovation and Technology to expand across Western Europe and North America.
Piwik PRO has just introduced its GDPR-compliant analytics and marketing platform Piwik PRO Marketing Suite. The company’s primary customers are banks, telecom providers, government organizations and other companies handling sensitive data that are unwilling to share it with large analytics vendors such as Adobe and Google.
“We meet our customers in the niche where investing in data protection is a must,” said Piotr Korzeniowski, CFO of Piwik PRO. “EIT Digital will help us to access corporations in Germany, Netherlands and the United Kingdom as well as other European countries and the US where there is already awareness and high demand for safe, effective and tailor-made marketing solutions. We can find customers that will make full use of our product and inspire to develop it.”
EIT Digital is known for its pan-European capability to match businesses with the technology solutions they need. With more than 40 business developers on board, the Accelerator has supported 260 scale-ups since it started in 2012. EIT Digital’s concept is powerful because of its ability to link a deep understanding of actual business needs with first-hand access to innovative technologies. EIT Digital will support Piwik PRO in accessing international markets.
“Data security and privacy are key to the development of technology and Piwik PRO’s solutions promise significant breakthroughs in this market,” said Fabio Pianesi, Head of External Collaboration at EIT Digital and Lead of the ARISE Europe Program. “We are very happy to welcome Piwik PRO into the Accelerator.”
“We’re very excited to help Piwik PRO expand its operations across Europe and in the U.S.,” said Carlos Rubal, EIT Digital Accelerator. “It is a great example of the vibrant scale-up scene in Poland, with multiple companies ready to compete on an international stage thanks to excellent teams, innovative solutions and solid USPs.”
With General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) coming into effect in May 2018, Piwik PRO products are poised to go from niche to mainstream. European Parliament requirements will force companies to implement privacy compliance features including data collection consents and handling data subject requests. These are features that Piwik PRO’s competitors don’t currently provide. Although GDPR will allow local adaptations of its directives, it still comes with suggested enforcement fines of up to 4% of global turnover or 20 million, whichever is higher. With those kinds of fines in place, GDPR compliance will happen.
While the main players in the marketing technology market don’t yet provide GDPR compliant products, Piwik PRO has developed its platform in such a way that it enables clients to run more effective online campaigns while staying fully compliant with GDPR and the upcoming ePrivacy regulations that are due to be passed by EU Parliament. Piwik PRO includes all the key modules of a full enterprise marketing suite (Analytics, Tag Management, Content Personalisation, Customer Data Platform), while maintaining full compliance with the strictest data privacy regulations.
About Piwik PRO
Piwik PRO was established in 2013 by AdTech and MarTech experts. The company delivers an enterprise-level marketing suite built to meet the needs of businesses, governments, and data-sensitive organizations requiring full privacy compliance and 100% data ownership. The Piwik PRO Marketing Suite allows users to quickly gain powerful insights with data segmentation, data activation, user-centric reporting, and painless tag implementation while ensuring complete data security.
About EIT Digital
EIT Digital is a leading European open innovation organisation that brings together a partnership of over 130 top European corporations, SMEs, start-ups, universities and research institutes. EIT Digital invests in strategic areas to accelerate market uptake of research-based digital technologies and to bring entrepreneurial talent and leadership to Europe. EIT Digital is a Knowledge and Innovation Community of the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT). Its headquarters are in Brussels with co-location centres in Berlin, Budapest, Eindhoven, Helsinki, London, Madrid, Paris, Stockholm, Trento and a hub in Silicon Valley.
Poland is part of the ARISE Europe program
ARISE Europe, part of the EIT Regional Innovation Scheme (RIS), is designed to stimulate regional growth in EU countries where EIT Digital does not have a country node. The aim of the collaboration is to support startups by giving them faster access to the wider European market and connecting them to potential investors.