Weekly TechUkraine Digest 2022

What has happened in the Ukrainian tech market on 7-13 of February 2022?

R&D and new offices in Ukraine and globally

Romanian game development services agency Amber opens a new studio in Ukraine. The office will be based in Kyiv and plans to recruite 60 people by the end of the year – read

Ukrainian N-iX, an IT company with over 1,700 professionals, plans to open four new offices in 2022 countrywide in Dnipro, Ivano-Frankivsk, Kharkiv, and Vinnytsia – read

Venture capital and startups: 

A wholly-owned subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. focused on connected technologies for automotive, consumer and enterprise markets Harman International acquired Ukrainian Apostera, a company developing mixed reality navigation solutions for the automotive industry – read

Powered by Ukrainian Genesis, the biggest African marketplace platform Jiji.ng has acquired Ghana-based classifieds heavyweight Tonaton.com, part of Saltside Technologies. The financial details of the deal have not been disclosed – read

Ukraine-based back office SaaS provider for freelance professionals Workee has raised $600,000 funding by Lighthouse Ventures, BRISE Capital, Startup Wise Guys, and Ihar Mahaniok, founder of Geek Ventures – read

Ukrainian health startup Mindist.io has announced closing a $300K pre-seed round from SID Venture Partners, Alexander Khuda (co-founder of Restream), Ivan Altsybieiev (co-founder of Reface) and other angels – read

Ukrainian Roosh Ventures and GR Capital, alongside Tencent and some existing investors took part in Series C Alma’s investment round of €115M, a financial platform that offers installment payments and pay later solutions for merchants and consumers (“buy now, pay later”). The company already has over 1 million clients across Europe, and with its current run rate processes €1 billion annually read

Ecosystem news:

15 Ukrainian startups will participate in Expo 2020 Dubai, 21-31 March 2022: Auto BI, S.Lab – Sustainable Laboratory, Elai.io, FlashBeats, Sensorama Lab, Mosqitter. FlyAgData, GIOS, Revizion, AgroTop, Recoshelf, Harmix, Ademrius, EdPro.ua, MySatKit – read

Ajax Systems founder and CEO Aleksandr Konotopskyi is recognized as the entrepreneur of the year by Forbes Ukraine. Aleksandr is a serial entrepreneur, ranked 28th in the Forbes list of the richest people in Ukraine – read

Within the Diia Summit by the Ministry of Digital Transformation, Mykhailo Fedorov presented the achievements of Diia and new services of the platform: place of registration, criminal records, building permits, sharing of driver’s license, e-support for veterans – read

A special legal and tax framework for tech companies Diia City kicks-off in Ukraine. British fintech unicorn Revolut and Ukrainian EPAM Ukraine, SoftServe, MacPaw, MEGOGO, Roosh, Reface also announced their participation – read

Alexandra Govorukha, Head of International PR at Sigma Software Group and the advisor of TechUkraine, wrote the article for Emerging Europe where explain why Ukraine is a country of talented people, innovations, and digitalization – read

Nearshore Americas interviewed several industry stakeholders who shared their insights about the outsourcing industry in Ukraine within the looming treats: Iryna Velychko – Business Contact Center Outsourcing, Andrew Wrobel – Emerging Europe, Nataliya Anon – Svitla Systems – read

Within the launch of the Japanese acceleration program NINJA Accelerator, powered by the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), UNIT.City became the center of Ukraine-Japan Innovation Partnership. Article is about the bridges between Ukrainian startups and the Japan tech ecosystem – read

The story by DOU is about Kateryna Yushchenko, a coding pioneer and creator of the world’s first high-level computer programming language read

Mikhail Ivanenko wrote an article about the taxes within Diia.City legal framework, overviewing the key options and opportunities for tech companies – read


M&A in Ukraine 2021 by Capital Times – read

The biggest outsource companies in Ukraine by AIN – read

The IT product managers in Ukraine 2021 by Improve Product – read

Initiatives of Ukrainian IT companies within the potential of escalating Russian aggression by Skillers – read

12 Tech Trends To Watch Closely In 2022 by CBInsights – read

Foodtech Report 2021 by Pitchbook – read

Online marketplaces 2021 by Dealroom and Adevinta Ventures – read

Via TechUkraine, Forbes, Tech.eu, TechCrunch, GamesIndustry.biz, CBInsights, Pitchbook, DOU, dev.ua, SPEKA, AIN, UBN, The Kyiv Independent, Mezha.Media

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