Weekly TechUkraine Digest 2021

What has happened in the Ukrainian tech market during 17-21 of May 2021?

Venture capital and startups: 

Astound Commerce, with development centers and a team of more than 850 IT professionals in five cities in Ukraine, has announced strategic investments from California-based RLH Equity Partners with the additional participation of Salesforce, a corporate investment group, Salesforce Ventures. The amount of the deal is currently unknown – read

Ecosystem news:

Ukraine is listed 27th on the annual report of Expat Insider 2021 by a network for expats InterNations that explore the best and worst places to feel at home abroad. Ukraine is also in the top 10 in the category of finding friends – read

Firefly Aerospace was awarded a contract to SpaceX to launch its Blue Ghost lunar lander in 2023. Blue Ghost will be carrying 10 payloads for NASA – National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s Commercial Lunar Payload Services (CLPS) task order 19D mission, in addition to separately contracted commercial payloads. Also, the company was shortlisted at the global space transportation list by Dealroom – read

World-renown wireless security system Ajax Systems where the team presented new products & software, and Aleksandr Konotopskyi announced expansion plans in the USA, Canada, Latin America, and India – read 

MacPaw announced the opening of the public Apple Museum (now in progress) in MacPaw Space, Kyiv with the big mission to befriend humans and technology. The collection includes 323 exhibits, including Apple’s iconic products and fascinating stories about Apple’s behind the scenes – read

Last week TechUkraine in cooperation with UNIT.City held International PR in Tech industry – the highlights and the key points of the speeches by Veroslava Novosilnaya, Nina Kulchevich, Julia Petryk by CASES – read 

The story is about the Ukrainian IT-Enterprise, a market leader in implementing solutions for medium and large enterprises, that provided the mechanical processing manufacture for aerospace industry FED JSC an automated production planning system that enabled FED management to avoid disrupting important contracts with the world-leading aircraft manufacturers totaling $ 90 million – read

The story is about the Ukrainian innovative engineering company ELEKS enhanced the manufacturing productivity of Bader Ukraine, leading leather producer for the automotive industry, by conducting the process of Data Collection and Data Labelling for further model training and automatic defect detection – read

Within “All-Ukrainian Forum “Ukraine 30. Digitalization” conference that was dedicated to the key goals of the Ministry of Digital Transformation and the objectives for the next three years, the Deputy Prime Minister – Minister of Digital Transformation Mykhailo Fedorov declared the strategic goal to digitize 100% of public services in 3 years. The Ministry team presented more than 10 new services in the Diia (Action – ed.) including changing a place of registration, paying taxes, changing driver’s license, registering business, digital signature and e-petitions – all these online, in a few clicks. Simple, convenient, without unnecessary nerves, officials and bribes – read

Reports:

Expat Insider 2021 by InterNations – read

Via TechUkraine, Mind.ua, Cases, MacPaw, Firefly

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