Weekly TechUkraine Digest 2021

What has happened in the Ukrainian tech market on 20-24 September 2021?

Venture capital and startups: 

Ukrainian SAAS-startup Choice QR, with offices in Ukraine and Czech Republic, that develop QR-menus, delivery and takeaway for cafes, raised € 400 000 investments in pre-seed round in addition to previous € 300 000 – read

The US firm specializing in virtualization software Virtuozzo has purchased the Ukrainian developer of cloud service Jelasticread

Ukrainian-american startup Outloud.ai, frontline intelligence platform for offline retailers, raised investments from VC Digital Future. The amount of investment is not disclosed – read

The Ukrainian Startup Fund (USF) has announced the results of the 30th and 31st Pitch Days: 6 pre-seed stage startups became winners and received $25,000 grants, 4 seed-stage startups got $50,000 each – read

Ecosystem news:

An online publication that is aimed to gather information about the market situation Investors Book 2021 begins collecting entries – join and make an important contribution to the development of Ukraine’s new economy, just fill out the form – read

Kharkiv FED, the mechanical processing manufacturer for the aerospace industry, has signed agreements with European industrial firms to implement an air taxi project – read

Ukrainian Let’s Enhance joins Web Summit 2021 to present Claid. The startup was selected as one of 24 startups to exhibit at Techstars-backed island – read

The overview of the fintech landscape in Ukraine and abroad, and the showcase of the success story of Ukrainian fintech outsourcing cooperation between Daxx and Vive, a Netherlands-based startup – read

The semi-finalists‌ ‌of‌ ІТ Arena 2021‌ ‌Startup‌ ‌Competition‌: elKYC, Re:zume, Bloggermall, DrugCard, Erudito, MATHEMA, Unlink VR, Zeely, Workee, SmartZavod, Suplery – order automation and B2B marketplace for professional cosmetics, Lab24, pleso therapy, Saldo Apps, V-Art, knopka, nect WORLD, Postello, Workado, Elai.io, Mosqitter, skillreveal, Noty, Happy Monday, MISU, CareTech Human, Deputy.ua, Jiffsy: Mobile-first storefront, MANNA, Fintellect – read

Ajax Systems has been announced as a finalist in 2 categories at this year’s Security & Fire Excellence Awards. Ajax new outdoor detector with photo verification MotionCam Outdoor was shortlisted for Security Hardware Product Innovation of the Year. The company will also compete for the title Security Hardware Manufacturer of the Year – read

Forbes Ukraine featured Odesa tech entrepreneurs on the cover of September magazin: Artem Borodatyuk – Netpeak, Denys and Igor Zhdanov – Readle, Vadim Rogovsky – 3DLOOK – read

The KyivPost story of Kyiv-based startup Crello, an online platform with free templates, that wants to compete with Canva, a Sydney-based company recently valued at $40 billion – read

dev.ua undercovers the newbies on the Ukrainian startup landscape – software for smart homes, voice assistant, medtech solutions, etc – read

President Volodymyr Zelensky on Oct. 5 vetoed a bill legalizing cryptocurrency in Ukraine and sent it back to parliament for changes. The bill that passed the Verkhovna Rada in September says that the virtual assets market would be regulated by the Ministry of Digital Transformation, the National Bank of Ukraine (NBU), the National Securities Commission (NSC) and a new independent regulatory body that would have to be created – read

The team of the Ministry of Digital Transformation presented the main projects of the Ministry of Digital Transformation and the progress of our country on the way towards digital transformation to the delegation from Estonia during an official visit. Diia application, the world’s first passports in a smartphone, digital COVID-certificates, Diia.Signature, Diia City and other projects of the Ministry of Digital Transformation – all these create a new digital culture in Ukraine – read

Reports

The Fintech 250: The Top Fintech Companies Of 2021 by CB Insights – read

Via TechUkraine, Forbes, KyivPost, dev.ua, UBN, AIN, USF

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