Weekly TechUkraine Digest 2021

What has happened in the Ukrainian tech market on 6-12 of December 2021?

Venture capital and startups: 

Swiss-Ukrainian Blocksport.io raises $6 million. Investors included Chinese digital asset manager FBG Capital, the Dubai-based venture fund NewTribe VC, Mexican crypto platform MEXC, and Australian investors LVT Capital, among others – read

Moodmate, an American startup with founders from Belarus, has closed the first round of investments in the amount of $200,000 led by Ukrainian venture fund Digital Future with participation Mikita Mikado, Co-founder and CEO of PandaDoc – read

Parimatch Tech has secured two M&A deals to bring mr.fish and PokerMatch under its umbrella as the European sports betting brand looks to expand its entertainment and marketing portfolio – read

Pinterest acquired the Belarus-based video editing app Vochi with the aim of enabling its creator community to bring more quality video content to the platform. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Prior to joining Pinterest, Vochi had raised $4.2 million in funding and was on the path to a Series A. Investors in its most recent round included TA Ventures, Flyer One (ex-Genesis Investments), Angelsdeck, A.Partners, Startup Wise Guys, Kolos VC and angels from companies like Belarus-based Verv and Estonian unicorn Bolt – read

Ecosystem news:

ELEKS, Dai Nippon Printing Co., Ltd. and Nomura Research Institute kick off joint venture to accelerate DX in Japanread

Rocket, a Ukrainian online food ordering and delivery service, has launched its work in Hungary (Budapest) and Spain (Granada, Pamplona, La Coruña) in addition to the Netherlands, Greece, Cyprus, France, Portugal, Spain, and Hungary and a total of 44 cities – read

In Ukraine launched SID Venture Partners – the first unique Ukrainian high-technology venture capital firm established by IT experts for IT geeks, focusing on investments into early-stage technology startups to fund the future – read

Sergey Tokarev, founding partner of a Kyiv-based tech company Roosh, in partnership with Tymofiy Mylovanov, President Kyiv School of Economics, presented the SET University – science, entrepreneurship, and technology educational institution – read

Ukrainian Startup Fund has presented “20 Ukrainian Startups. Success stories” with interviews from startups foundersread

NEW EAST TECH AWARDS is Award powered by EMERGE, one of the biggest international tech conferences in Eastern Europe, and supported by the venture capital fund The Untitled – read

Two Ukrainian startups among the winners of the App Growth Awards 2021: BetterMe and Reface – read

Ukrainian Solar Optic and Scooby Doo won at Green4Europe hackathonread

The overview of the tech ecosystem of Ukrainian capital, Kyiv city guide, is published on Web Summit portal read

CEO of the Europe’s first and biggest science & tech hub Sophia Antipolis visited Kyiv and Kharkiv read

How to start working in Ukraine: case-study for a foreign IT companyread

Which Ukrainian Pitches attract investments?read

The Ministry of Culture and Information Policy of Ukraine, in general, in 2020, the creative industries generated 4.2% of the added value of the Ukrainian economy. This is UAH 132.4 billion. This figure exceeds the indicators of 2019 – 3.9% – read

Minister for Communities and Territories Development Oleksii Chernyshov announced the Government plans to build infrastructure to create at least 25 industrial parks. Such a network is capable of providing the country with an additional 50,000 jobs and another 150,000 – 200,000 workplaces in related industries – read


TOP tech employers in Ukraine by DOU – read

Salaries in Ukrainian IT sector in Autumn 2021 by AIN – read

2022 Technology Predictions by GP Bullhound – read

State of European Tech by Atomico – read

Open Data Maturity 2021 – read

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

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