Greek tech fund PJ Catalyst sells Pollfish unit to U.S.-based Prodege

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ATHENS, Feb 1 (Reuters) - Greek technology fund PJ Tech Catalyst, backed by Piraeus Bank (BOPr.AT) and the European Investment Fund, has agreed to sell its market research unit Pollfish to U.S.-based marketing and consumer insights company Prodege, Piraeus Bank said on Tuesday.

PJ Tech Catalyst founded Pollfish in 2013. No financial details of the deal were disclosed.

Greece has developed a flourishing startup sector since its debt crisis, which forced tens of thousands of well-qualified young people to emigrate to seek work.

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Many have since returned home with experience that has made them potentially valuable recruits for multinational employers.

The deal follows JPMorgan's (JPM.N) acquisition of a 49% stake in Athens-based payments fintech Viva Wallet last month, which valued the entire company at over $2.0 billion. read more

Meta Platforms Inc (FB.O), the owner of Facebook, is also close to acquiring Greek audio software startup Accusonus, a person with knowledge of the deal said on Tuesday. read more

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Reporting by George Georgiopoulos; Editing by Jan Harvey

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