Sifted: Fundraising during an invasion — what it’s like for startups in Ukraine


Yesterday, Russia launched a full-scale invasion of Ukraine. Now the future of Europe and world security is at stake in Ukraine. Ukraine defends not only its independence but also freedom, common values, democracy and security of Europe.
In the darkness times we stay strong and believe in out county, Army, talented and brave people.
Thanks Amy Lewin and Connor Bilboe for covering Ukrainian tech landscape for Sifted in these challenging period!
“I’m Ukrainian and of course, I’m worrying about the situation. But I believe that these circumstances will make us stronger. My personal credo now: Keep calm and carry on,” says Yaroslav Prygara, cofounder of startup Remo Workspaces.
“This is not a situation anyone wants to find themselves in, in our time. However, the only thing that will help you stay calm and collected is actually talking about it, staying informed and having a plan,” says Sergey Tokarev, founder partner at Roosh.



Ukrainian entrepreneurs donate to the military-1
Support Ukraine!
Come Back Alive is one of the largest charitable foundations that supports Ukrainian soldiers, founded by the IT specialist Vitaliy Deynega. The organization collected more than 210 million UAH (more than $7M) in 2014. According to Na chasi, the Patreon page Come Back Alive is in the top ten projects by the number of financial donations.


There are several other organizations to support:

  • Army SOS, which develops drones;
  • Everybody Can, an organization that supports internally displaced people;
  • Help on the Ministry of Defense website.