Weekly TechUkraine Digest 2021

What has happened in the Ukrainian tech market on 8-14 of November 2021?

R&D, new offices in Ukraine

The Swedish company Velory, which provides businesses with services in the field of productivity, will open an R&D office in Ukraineread

Nets A/S, a Denmark-based company that is engaged in providing payment services and related technology solutions across the Nordic region, will open the office in Ukraineread

EPAM will open a new office in Ukraine (Kyiv) by the end of 2021. According to the quarterly financial report, the company will buy working space estimated $35 mln – read

Playrix will open new office in Kharkiv after acquiring the gamedev studio Daily Magicread

Venture capital and startups: 

Founded by Ukrainian Alex Gluchowski Matter Labs, the company behind zkSync, an Ethereum Layer 2 scaling protocol, announced $50M in new funding in addition to $6 MLN raised at Series A in February this year – read

Ukrainian crypto ML startup Global Ledger has recently expanded to the global market by signing a strategic M&A partnership with Promethiem AG, a Swiss FinTech group, with secured funding of $3.5 MLNread

Ukrainian startup Mate academy raised $1,9 MLN investments from cofounders of Wise (Transferwise), TelePort, Pipedrive, Bolt as well as Ukrainian Horizon Capital in addition to the round of 2019 by TAVentures and Flyer One Ventures – read

Latvia-based startup founded by a Ukrainian Roman Bysko Meredot, developing wireless charging stations for electric scooters, has raised $350,000 in a seed round from Ukrainian Overkill Ventures and Oleksandr Kryvoruchko – read

Ecosystem news:

Forbes Ukraine presented the 30 under 30 list of the most successful Ukrainian young entrepreneurs. Among the categories there the stars of the IT business – read

20 Ukrainian tech entrepreneurs were featured in TOP 100 richest Ukrainians according to НВread

Ukrainian cyber sport team NAVI Natus Vincere became the champions of the PGL Major Stockholm 2021: NAVI won the championship CS:GO with a 2 : 0 victory over G2 Esports in the grand final, earning $ 1,000,000 for their performance – read

Ukrainian e-commerce giant founded by Vladyslav Chechotkin ROZETKA enters Uzbekystan starting from Tashkent and launching the portal Rozetka.uz – read

IT company SoftServe developed a web resource to promote lessons in Ukrainian language among teachers of after-school activities. The platform was created in cooperation with NGO “Teach in Ukrainian” – read

IТ Ukraine Association in partnership with Looqme and MZ Hub launched the second reputation research of Ukrainian IT companiesread

Ukrainian company FED JSC participates in the II International Defense and Aerospace Exhibition, SAHA EXPO 2021 in Istanbul, where presents a model of an impressive vertical takeoff and landing electro plane (e-VTOL), which FED is currently developing – read

The reportage of the international conference BlockchainUA – the biggest blockchain and crypto community event in Ukraine – read

Mayak Innovatsiy podcast by Dominique Piotet, CEO of UNIT.City,and Nicolas Brusson, CEO and co-founder of BlaBlaCarlisten

Reports

20 richest tech entrepreneurs of Ukraine 2021 by Center 42 – read 

State Of Blockchain Q3’21 Report by CB Insights – read

Via TechUkraine, Forbes, DOU, dev.ua, NV, AIN, UBN

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