Weekly TechUkraine Digest 2021

What has happened in the Ukrainian tech market on 22-28 of November 2021?

R&D, new offices in Ukraine

Chinese mobility technology platform DiDi registered the trademark in Ukraine. Known as China’s Uber, the company offers a wide range of app-based services across Asia-Pacific, Latin America and Africa, as well as in Central Asia and Russia – read

Grid Dynamics will open the 4th office in Ukraine. The R&D will be based in Dnipro. In 2020, Grid Dynamics acquired Daxx – read

Venture capital and startups: 

Verbit.ai with office in Kyiv lands $250M Series E at a $2B valuation to expand its AI-powered transcription platform. The latest funding brings its total raised to more than $550 million – read

Cashflow management startup Settle with an office in Lviv has raised $60M in Series B funding round led by Ribbit Capital, Kleiner Perkins, Caffeinated Capital, Activant Capital and Stripes – read

Ukraine’s wearable transcribing device Skripter raises $111,000 on Kickstarter. Its developer, the Ukrainian startup Senstone, has raised money by 748 Kickstarter backers as of Nov. 21, according to founder Nazar Fedorchuk – read

Ukrainian grocery delivery business Zakaz.ua has attracted $10 mln in investments over the ten-year period of its operations – read

Ukrainian Adventures Lab, and Elysium Venture Capital, Finsight Ventures, Digital Future, Joint Journey VC, and angels at Google and ServiceNow invested $1.2 Million in Narrative BI, no-code augmented analytics platform for growth teams that automatically turns raw data into actionable narratives – read

Ecosystem news:

On November 18, the space agencies of Ukraine and Canada signed a joint statement of partnership in Halifax Canada. Both sides laid the first stone of the space launch complex – read

German launch startup Rocket Factory Augsburg has signed a launch contract inked at the Space Tech Expo Europe in Bremen with Ukraine-based Lunar Research Service (LRS) for launch of of its RFA One rocket research mission – read

DOU represented the TOP 28 Ukrainian GameDev companies. The biggest are Playrix, Ubisoft, Plarium, Gameloft, Wargaming – read

Ukrainian professional esports athlete Olexandr Kostylev, 24, has become the gaming champion of the world at the prestigious Esports Awardsread

Ukrainian Maksym Kovalenko, the science star in one of the world-renowned ETH Zürich – Swiss Federal Institute of Technology and Empa – Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology, is named the influencer of the year and honored as “Highly Cited Researchers” – read

The well-known telemedicine service application Doctor Online and the recently launched LeoDoc project are united under one business structure, the American company LeoMed Inc – read

Ukrainian e-bike company Delfast presented the concept of the legendary Dnepr model bike – designed to rethink the understanding of e-power

Ukrainian fintech giant Monobank celebrates 4th anniversary – key achievements of neobank by CEO Oleg Gorokhovskyi – read

10 Ukrainian impact startups presented the projects at the Startup Pitсh Session at the 9th Sweden-Ukraine Business Forum –  read

Key takeaways of the AI HOUSE CONFERENCE that brought together the world-renowned experts of AI and ML fields in Kyiv – read

The case study of creation the Ukrainian online university of real professions Choice31read


2021 CIO Study: The CIO Revolution by IBM – read 

Sustainability Report 2019-2020 by SoftServe – read

Via TechUkraine, SpaceNews, TechCrunch, DOU, dev.ua, SPEKA, AIN, UBN, The Kyiv Independent

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