War in Ukraine: Oleksandr Kosovan talks about the IT industry and tech startups

Podcast by Mike Buryk with well respected technology sector business leader in Ukraine Oleksandr Kosovan, CEO of MacPaw and cofounder of the SMRK venture capital fund.

Oleksandr offers his perspective on what it is happening in the IT industry and tech startups in Ukraine during the Russia-Ukraine war.

The Ukrainian Weekly, an English-language newspaper based in New Jersey, has been published continuously since 1933 by the Ukrainian National Association.

Photo credit Ukrainer.

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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.