Weekly TechUkraine Digest 2021

What has happened in the Ukrainian tech market during the 14-18 of June 2021?

R&D, new offices in Ukraine

The International IT company with offices in Belarus, the United States, Germany, the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, Canada, and Poland VRP Consulting, a Salesforce Platinum Consulting partner, has opened its first office in Ukraine and plans to expand its staff to 100 people in Ukraine by the end of 2021 – read

Venture capital and startups: 

Ukrainian fruits and vegetable delivery service OVO raised $350 000 in a seed round at a pre-money valuation of €3 million led by TA Ventures, and the ICLUB private investors club, and Imperia Holding invested in this round – read

Ecosystem news:

StartupBlink represented the Global Startup Ecosystem Index Report 2021 that ranks 1,000 cities and 100 countries where Ukraine is 34th (29th in 2020), Kyiv – 48th (decreasing by 16 spots), Lviv has jumped an impressive 99 spots to 255th globally – read

Reface investor and founder of Pawa Sergey Tokarev announced launching a new Computer Science University in Ukraine together with the Kyiv School of Economics – read

The Ukrainian-Belorussian team launched the new media of tech in Ukraine – dev.ua. The media project will produce exclusive stories of tech, innovations, inventions in Ukraine and abroad, and their impact on society. The portal is in Ukrainian and Russian – read

Noosphere announced the winners of the engineering startup contest Vernadsky Challenge 2021 at Aviasvit XXI: MediScent, Spain; Provizio, Ukraine; BOROSPACE, the Slovak Republic – read

Volodymyr Usov, a former Chairman of the State Space Agency of Ukraine, who previously developed Kwambio and Gutenbergz startups, introduced a new project — the ACE One combat drone. Former president of Antonov subsidiary Alexander Los became chief designer and head of the board of directors of the developer Air Combat Evolution – read

Ukrainians received about $400 million in profit from bitcoin investments, ranking 10th highest in the world, according to the Digital Transformation Ministry, citing a study by Chainanalysis. The top three were: US – $4.1 billion; China – $1.1 billion; and Japan – $900 million. Six months ago, the Rada approved on first reading a bill, ‘On Virtual Assets,’ which would provide legislative regulation of a market for crypto-assets – read

Lviv-based SoftServe, a tech company with 38 offices in 9 countries, will build a high-tech ‘campus’ on an extensive 13-hectare site of a former prison in a southern part of Lviv city – read

Lviv Emergency Hospital used virtual reality to save a 12-year-old girl with an innate heart defectread 

Ukrainian Cardiomo was awarded as the Best Biometrics Innovation in Healthcare by Juniper Research, a think tank for digital technology markets – read

Interview MacPaw Founder & CEO Oleksandr Kosovan for “The first people” podcast is about the future of the Ukrainian tech industry, estimation of MacPaw and competing with Apple – read

How Dnipro-based ALT Ukraine manufactures world-class 3D metal printersread

How experimental Dakh theatre embodied the art in digital spaceread

How Ukrainian PET Technologies manufactures advanced blow molder machines for global corporations – read

What kind of traffic control equipment that save people lives produce Chernigiv-based ATILOSread

Reports:

Global Startup Ecosystem Index Report 2021 by StartupBlink – read

Via TechUkraine, KyivPost, AIN, UBN, Vector

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