Weekly TechUkraine Digest 2021

What has happened in the Ukrainian tech market on 18-24 of October 2021?

R&D, new offices in Ukraine

The largest Ukrainian tech company EPAM will open a new office in Ivano-Frankivsk at Promprylad.Renovation, an innovation center on premises of an old plant – read

Appsulove, a Belarusian company developing mobile applications and games, has opened an office in Kyiv. The game studio plans to hire up to 50 professionals – read

Venture capital and startups: 

Ukrainian SOC Prime, the world’s largest threat detection marketplace where researchers can monetize their content, closed $11.5M in Series A funding led by DNX Ventures, together with Streamline Ventures LLC and Rembrandt Venture Partners – read

Aristocrat Gaming, an Australian gambling machine manufacturer, bought Playtech with Estonian and Israeli origin in order to consolidate the assets. The price agreed by the parties is A$5 billion ($3.7 billion). In Ukraine, Aristocrat Leisure Limited has been known since 2017, after it purchased the Israeli game publisher Plarium with offices in Kyiv, Kharkiv, Lviv, and Odesa for $500 million – read

Scopely, a US-based mobile game developer and publisher with an office in Ukraine, announced the acquisition of GSN Games, the gaming division of Sony’s Game Show Network (GSN) in a deal worth about $1 billion – read

Social Impact Award Ukraine 2021 winners by Western NIS Enterprise Fund, VPLYV Fund, SAP, SILab Ukraine, Ukrainian Social Venture Fund, and International Renaissance Foundation as part of the EU4USociety initiative: IONKID, CupToU, Check It, Challity – read

Ecosystem news:

2 tech enterprises are among the the TOP 100 largest private companies of Ukraine by Forbes Ukraine: EPAM (Profit – ₴942M. Revenues – ₴10,4B),  SoftServe (Profit – no data. Revenues – ₴9B) – read

The team of entrepreneurs, engineers, founders of Reface, Pawa, Zibra AI launched AI HOUSE that aims to put Ukraine on the global Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning mapread

Ukrainian medicine search and delivery platform Liki24 launches a mobile application for iOS and Android to improve the user experience. Pharmacy on the screen will provide access to 40,000 products from more than 5,000 pharmacies read

Commencing the cooperation between TechUkraine and All-Ukrainian Advertising Coalition – the largest public association of the advertising industry in Ukraine. The sides will develop MarkTech and AdTech sectors for further win-win cooperation and successful collaborations between the tech ecosystem and the advertising industry.

2 Ukrainian esports players win The International, the biggest esports event by prize pool and viewership. The team consisting of two Ukrainians and three Russians won $18.2 million from a record prize pool of $40 million during the Dota 2 online game event in Bucharest – read

Ukraine presents the potential of the space industry to the world at the thematic week “Expo2020: Space Week”, a weekly event “UA Space Focus” in the pavilion of Ukraine within the Expo 2020 in Dubai – read

Reports

European PE Breakdown by Pitchbookread

Ukraine is number one by RA Capital – read

Via TechUkraine, Bloomberg, TechCrunch, Forbes, KyivPost, dev.ua, AIN

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