Weekly TechUkraine Digest 2022

What has happened in the Ukrainian tech market on 17-23 of January 2022?

R&D and new offices in Ukraine and globally

Qualcomm has recently registered as a legal entity in Ukraine, a representative office in Kyiv and plan to open the R&D center in the country – read

French neobank Qonto in partnership with Ukrainian IT company WeSoftYou is hiring Rubi on Rails contractors and in future is going to open an R&D office in Ukraineread

Venture capital and startups: 

U.S. chipmaker giant Qualcomm acquired a Ukrainian startup that develops virtual and augmented reality software Augmented Pixels for an undisclosed amountread

Finmap, a cash flow management service for businesses, closed a new round of investments amounting to $1.2 million from Presto Ventures, Sturgeon Capital, SID Venture Partners, startup incubator Startup Wise Guys – read

IdeaSoft announced the acquisition of Kharkiv-based software and gametech development company PULS Software, which will become Eventyr. One of the main business vectors will be focused on Web 3.0, NFT gaming, and Metaverse vectors, as well as expansion towards the large corporate IT sector – read

Ecosystem news:

Ukraine is among TOP 10 countries where Unicorn Founders Born according to the Stanford University Graduate School of Business Venture Capital Initiative research – read

Ukrainian 3DLOOK has received the prestigious Digiday Technology Award in ‘Best In-Store Technology’ for successfully implementing its mobile body measuring solution in 330+ tailored brands stores and improving the shopping experience for both the retailer’s customers and sales representatives – read

Ukrainian mission-driven digital fashion company DRESSX is in a Newsweek as one of the America’s greatest disruptor (fifty visionaries, innovators and pioneers who are transforming the world through technology) – read

Inspirational story by Ukrainer about the benchmark of Ukrainian tech ecosystem MacPaw read

Ukrainian greencubator team and CIVITTA in partnership with European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) and the European Union in Ukraine has launched the new phase of the Climate Innovation Voucher scheme as part of the FINTECC programme, aimed at increasing SMEs’ competitiveness to develop and implement climate technologies – read

Lviv IT cluster in cooperation with USAID Competitive Economy Program in Ukraine launched Lviv Tech, the first B2B platform that connects the Ukrainian IT sector with clients from all over the world – read

Ukrainian cybersecurity expert Dr. Yegor Aushev, co-founder of Cyber Unit Technologies and Cyber School, showcased the presentation on a topic of Critical Infrastructure trends 2022 at Intersec, the world’s leading trade fair for Commercial & Information Security – read

Teams of Creative Management Camp and Cultural Agency launched a web application Navzaiem («Mutually») designed for professionals who create, manage, produce and promote cultural and creative projects – read

The next Ukrainian unicorns according to experts point of view: Restream, Effa, Esper Bionics and others – read

Mykhailo Rogalskiy talks about rebranding to The Credit Thing the fintech startup Koto from London, launched by monobank founders – read


Ukraine IT Report 2021 by IТ Ukraine Association – read

UKRAINIAN STARTUP ECOSYSTEM: Facing the challenges, seizing the opportunities by Polish-Ukrainian Startup Bridge in partnership with Ukrainian Startup Fund and Warsaw Stock Exchange, presented the report – read

Salaries of Ukrainian IT specialists by DOU – read

Creative economy: new economy epoch XXI century by CMD-Ukraine – read

2021 Annual European Venture Report by PitchBook – read

The state of SaaS in Japan by One Capital – read

AdTech full year market report 2021 by Luma Partners – read

Cryptocurrency and blockchain in Ukraine – read

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

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