Tatum becomes European champion at SWCSummit 2021
The blockchain development platform Tatum emerged victorious at the continental European finale of the 2021 Startup World Cup & Summit, winning $500,000 and the opportunity to present in Silicon Valley at the SWCSummit Global Finale later this year.
The SWCSummit is a European startup champion league where more than 530 European startups compete and are evaluated by famous tech world visionaries, investors, and major players from leading tech giants from around the globe. This year’s edition featured Steve Wozniak, of Apple fame, as the headlining speaker. The Czech-based startup Tatum presented its unique technological solution that enables developers and companies to build blockchain apps without any previous blockchain experience.
Tatum won the V4 countries competition against regional startups, captivating a jury of investors and executives from Microsoft, Salesforce, Kooperativa, J&T Ventures, CzechInvest, HelloBank!, Impulse Ventures, and Seed Starter ČS. CEO Jiri Kobelka went on to present Tatum’s platform alongside finalists from across Europe to a jury consisting of executives from Deloitte, UP21, Pegasus Tech Ventures, and Y Combinator.
Tatum was crowned victorious by the end of the day. This represents an enormous step forward for the blockchain community as a whole, bringing increased attention from established tech media to a technology with massive disruptive potential.
“We are truly honored to have won the SWCSummit European Finale against such innovative and forward-thinking startups and we can’t wait for our opportunity to present Tatum in Silicon Valley. We have long been pushing for mainstream blockchain adoption, and this is a huge step for bringing developers to the blockchain and raising public awareness in general,” says Jiri Kobelka, CEO at Tatum.
Tatum has created a development platform that unifies 40+ blockchain protocols into a single framework, allowing any developer to build apps with no previous blockchain experience. The platform is used by over 12,000 developers from around the world. Apps built on Tatum are used by tens of millions of end-users and process billions of dollars worth of transactions per month. Earlier this year, Tatum made waves in the tech world by becoming a top 5 finalist in the TechCrunch Startup Battlefield as the first-ever blockchain startup selected to participate.