Weekly TechUkraine Digest 2021

What has happened in the Ukrainian tech market during the 1-9 of July 2021?

R&D, new offices in Ukraine

Apple opened an official office in Ukraine. Through a future network of official dealers, Apple will sell imported equipment and provide authorized service and parts. – read

Amazon.com registered the Ukrainian legal entity – the Amazon Data Services Ukraine limited liability company. The company will focus on cloud services by Amazon Web Services (Amazon Data Services and Amazon Data Centre) – read

Samsung R&D center is one of the biggest international tech spots in Ukraine. Key figures of the presentation by Andriy Fusiyenko, СТО Samsung R&D Institute Ukraine, made within the Ukraine in Washington conference by U.S.-Ukraine Foundation – read

Venture capital and startups: 

Zerion, a startup building a decentralized finance “interface” for crypto investors, cofounded by Ukrainian Vadym Koleoshkin, wrapped an $8.2 million Series A funding round led by Mosaic Ventures, with participation from Placeholder, DCG, Lightspeed Venture Partners and Blockchain.com Ventures, among others – read

Locad, a cloud logistics network that fulfills e-commerce orders for entrepreneurs and enterprises, with development center in Ukraine has raised a $4.9 million seed round from Sequoia Capital India, Antler, FEBE Ventures, Foxmont, GFC and Hustle Fund – read

Founded by Ukrainians a mission-driven digital fashion company DressX has raised $2 million in a priced Seed round co-lead by The Artemis Fund and Alpha Edison, and supported by Unlock Venture Partners, One Way Ventures, Signal Peak Ventures, and others – read

Ukrainian Startup Fund announced 13 winners of 26-27th Pitch Days. Startups that received pre-seed grants ($25000): Avocado AI, MANNA, Advin, Monor, Energy Absorbing Breakwater, 4Comfort Shoes, Workee. Startups that received seed grants ($50000): Awesomic, Copra Hi-End Sound Systems, DreamApp, Onyx, Noplag, MeteoControl AI – read

Event management platform Hopin expands the event marketing suite with acquisition of Ukrainian Attendify, which provides an array of tools designed to help event managers deepen audience engagement as well as collect data and surface insights in order to optimize events (along with marketing and broader business efforts) – read

An Estonia-based startup with Ukrainian roots Recoshelf announces a 100 000 Euro investment from the Spanish venture capital firm “Think Bigger Capital”, an asset management company of Demium incubator – read

Ecosystem news:

Kyiv-based e-commerce platform for medicine delivery Liki24 has recently opened a new market in Bucharest, Romania! Last year the company kicked off in Poland and now operates in 3 cities: Warsaw, Krakiv, Gdansk – read

Ukrainian startup Setapp’s short video “Snake” filmed by Droga5 was awarded a Bronze Lion in B2B segment by Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity! – read

UkraineWorld showcased 10 Ukrainian startups that have started rising in international markets: effa, Aeroprakt, Esper Bionics, Reface, Ugears, Delfast, Grammarly, Preply.com, Firefly Aerospace, Ajax Systems – read

Founded by Ukrainians a worldwide leader in connected pet cameras and software Petcube launches Bites 2 Lite, an affordable pet camera with a built-in treat dispenser, that helps pet parents watch, talk, and give treats to their pets on the go straight from their phone – read

On June 17 and 18, the TechUkraine platform held two working meetings in the framework of implementing local financial assistance, “Boosting local traditional industries with IT capacities,” where business representatives exchanged experiences in tete-a-tete conversations: 58 companies of machinery, creative industries and IT registered for the two events, and 24 companies took part. As a result of the matchmaking events, potential partnerships were formed: creative industries and IT – 29, machine building and IT – 26 – read

Last month in Bila Tserkva a vibrant meeting of Ukrainian hi-tech manufacturers took place – the second Forum of Innovative Productions. During the event over 1,000 representatives of Ukraine’s manufacturing sector discussed the current state of affairs in the Ukrainian industry – read

The Government has adopted a resolution on the introduction of COVID-certificates. This is a digital document that will confirm the status of the citizen about vaccination, the negative result of PCR tests and the status that the person has recovered from COVID-19. All patient data is included into the electronic healthcare system. The document can be generated in the Diia application or on the portal. And then also get a paper certificate from the doctor – read

The Digital Transformation Committee at its meeting considered bill № 4066 “On the National Commission for State Regulation in the Fields of Electronic Communications, Radio Frequency Spectrum and Provision of Postal Services”, prepared for the first reading. The adoption of this law is important for the full reforming of the electronic communications industry and Ukraine’s integration into the EU Digital Single Market – read


Ukrainian e-commerce market 2020 by Soul Partners, Baker Tilly in Ukraine and AEQUO Law Firm – read

Startup cities in the Entrepreneurial Age by Dealroom and Sifted – read

State Of Venture Q2’21 Report by CB Insights – read

Via TechUkraine, TechCrunch, BusinessWire, KyivPost, AIN, Liga, Vector, dev.ua

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