Weekly TechUkraine Digest 2021

What has happened in the Ukrainian tech market on 13-19 of December 2021?

Venture capital and startups: 

Ukrainian startup Awesomic, a platform that matches design task with the best designers, raised $2 MLN Seed round from Flyer One Ventures, SID Venture Partners, Pretiosum, 10x Value Partners, James Park (Fitbit), Ragnar Sass (Pipedrive), Bas Godska, Mikko Silventola, Max Ischenko, Alexander Khuda & Andrew Surzhynskyi, and others – read

Ukrainian product IT company Vymex, the project management system developer, raised $1 MLN from 20 private investors, including founder of EnjoyTheWood Igor Fostenko – read

Ukrainian startup Carsifi – Wireless Android Auto adapter raised $1 mln in orders before it was officially launched: raised $652,400 in orders, including $175,000 on the U.S. crowdfunding platform Indiegogo – read

Ukrainian ArtTech startup V-Art raised $350 000 in pre-seed round from SID Venture Partners and Adrian Slyvotskyiread

Ukrainian startup that transcribes video calls and generates reports Noty.ai raised $200,000 round led by GEEK Ventures, an investment firm recently created by angel investor Ihar Mahaniok and 3DLOOK founder Vadim Rogovskiy, with participation from Elias Veris (Global Strategy & Operations Lead at Google for Startups) and Yannick Rault (CEO of Sheetgo) – read

Ecosystem news:

252 000 IT specialists in Ukraine, +50000 or 24% growth during the year, according to the IT labor market report 2021 by DOU – read

The Verkhovna Rada at second reading adopted bill No.5376 on amendments to the Tax Code of Ukraine regarding stimulating the development of the digital economy in Ukraine, which regulates the tax conditions of the Diia City special legal mode – read

Ukrainian Startup Fund has presented “20 Ukrainian Startups. Success stories” with interviews from startups founders within the USF annual meeting 2021 – read

Within the “Synergy. IT Business & IT Education” conference by IT Ukraine Association IТ Ukraine Association Minister of Digital Transformation Mykhailo Fedorov presented the RoadMap for IT Education Reformread

Warner Bros. Pictures and Reface have launched a promotional partnership using Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning technology to swap fans’ faces with characters in scenes from the upcoming blockbuster film The Matrix Resurrections – read

Yaroslav Azhnyuk, co-founder and CEO of Petcube, has joined FuelFinance as a partner and co-founder – read 

Kyiv apartment rental app Bird, an iOS app for long-term apartment rentals in Kyiv,  launched in London, UKread

SoftServe, a leading digital authority and consulting company, voluntarily developed a new Youth Well-Being Index platformread

The longread by Forbes Ukraine about Ukrainian Max Polyakov who builds a SpaceTech company in the USA Firefly Aerospaceread

Ukrainian companies conquering the world: Grammarly, Ajax, Firefly, PetCube, Preply, Depositphotosread

Interview with french futurist, entrepreneur, and investor Jean-Christophe Bonisread

The results of the second anniversary of the Ukrainian Startup Fundread

Key elements of the special tax system for Diia City residents by ETERNA LAW read

Depositphotos, an international content platform, released their annual creative trends forecast. “Creative Trends 2022: Merging the future and the past” examines how creative communication has changed and what brands and content creators can expect in the coming year – read


Investors Book 2021 by UVCA – read

IT labor market report 2021 by DOU – read

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

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