Weekly TechUkraine Digest 2021

What has happened in the Ukrainian tech market during the first week of June 2021?

R&D, new offices in Ukraine

U.S.-based IT company CognitOps, a provider of artificial intelligence-based warehouse applications, announced the opening of a software development center in Kyiv  after raising $ 11 million within the Series A funding round – read

Venture capital and startups: 

Ukrainian DevOps platform GitLab announced the acquisition of UnReview, a machine learning-based tool that helps software teams recommend the best reviewers for when developers want to check in their latest code. The financial details of the deal are not disclosed – read

Ukrainian nect WORLD partners with Britain’s industry-leading company Truphone. According to the agreement, Truphone brings eSIM technology to the nect MODEM using built-in M2M eSIM chips and Truphone’s connectivity solution: Truphone Connect – read

Ecosystem news:

Winners of the Ukrainian Startup Awards 2020 by Lift99: Delfast Bikes, Preply, Reface, VC QPDigital,  Mate academy, Bolt, Yurii Zaremba, co-founder and CEO of AXDRAFT, Alyona Mysko, CEO and founder of fuelfinance, Restream cofounders – read

Rating of 25 women in Ukrainian IT by Forbes Ukraine: Hanna Shuvalova (PAWA), Sofi Shvets (Let’s Enhance), Margaret Rimek (Pix), Tanya Chaykovskaya (LIFT99co), Anastacia Pavlyshyna, Alona Mysko ( fuelfinance), Sofia Vyshnevska (Propertymate), Margarita Sivakova (Legal Nodes) and others – read

Rating of the people who move forward Ukrainian tech ecosystem in business, government, and society 100 TechDrivers by bit.ua announced winners: Government_Tech – Aleksey Vyskub, Ministry of Digital Transformation; Tech_World – Mykhaylo Buravkov, СЕО of ByOwls, Inc.; Tech_Business – Yegor Walowski, cofounder of Fintellect; Tech_Person – Nataliya Nakonechna, СЕО of KickYour.Tech; and the special prize went to Alissa Ban’kovskaya, Lead at TechUkraine & USF – read

TechUkraine in cooperation with UNIT.City held the first iteration of the Ideathon “How to pitch Ukrainian tech?” to create and introduce the new narrative of Ukrainian tech sector – read

UK fintech startup Revolut launched money transfers to Ukraine. The service informs about the possibility to send money to Ukraine in more than 30 currencies – read

NGO Ukrainian Clusters presents the list of 22 IT clusters operating In Ukraine in 2021. Among the key – Lviv, Kharkiv, Dnipro, Kyiv, Zaporizhzhya and others – read

Ericsson Ukraine has launched the first in Ukraine demo center of the corporate networks 4G/5G based in the company’s office in Kyiv to demonstrate scenarios for the use of fifth-generation mobile networks for the digitalization of various industries – read

Ukrainian Yuzhnoye State Design Office has agreed upon the launch services of spacecraft SICH-2-1 with the Dutch SpaceTech company ISILAUNCH as a part of SpaceX’s cluster mission aboard the Falcon-9 in December 2021 – read

The Verkhovna Rada has passed at the first reading bill No. 5376 on amendments to the Tax Code of Ukraine regarding the stimulation of the development of the digital economy in Ukraine, which regulates the tax conditions of the special legal regime Diia City. The bill introduces a special taxation regime for companies-residents of Diia City and the income of their employees, including gig specialists. The document, in particular, gives Diia City residents the opportunity to choose between paying income tax (18%) and tax on withdrawn capital at a rate of 9% – read

Ukraine’s parliament passed a bill on June 3 that imposes additional taxes on foreign companies like Apple, Netflix, Amazon and Facebook, according to Danil Getmantsev, head of the parliament’s committee on finance, taxation and customs policy. The bill said that foreign tech companies that are not registered in Ukraine will pay a 20% value-added tax, or VAT, for digital services they provide to local users – read

President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy presented the concept of the Presidential University in Kyiv during the Forum “Ukraine 30. Education and Science”. The Ministry of Digital Transformation supports the President’s initiative to create a new modern university. The team of the Ministry of Digital Transformation will work on the educational direction “Information Technology, Cybersecurity and Artificial Intelligence” – read

How Ukrainian startup Liki24.com,the service delivers thousands of medicines per day and has a novel for the market approach to logistics, disrupt conservative pharma, deliver medical products – read

How the global leader based in Kyiv SHERP develops and manufactures the utility terrain vehicles with no analogs in the world in terms of their capabilities and characteristics – read

Reports:

Tech Market Map Report — Digitization & Automation In Manufacturing by CB Insights – read

Visualizing Tech Giants’ Billion-Dollar Acquisitions by CB Insights – read

Via TechUkraine, KyivPost, Forbes, AIN, BIT, Vector

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