AIN: “Everyone in the West wants to buy Ukrainian products.” How Ukraine’s Awesomic works during the war

 

Awesomic is a Ukrainian startup developing a platform that helps companies find their best-fit designers quickly. Most of the designers on the platform are from Ukraine. After the start of the full-scale war, some of them trapped in the occupied territories. AIN.Capital editor talked to the co-founder of the startup, Roman Sevastyanov, about the work of the team and clients in war conditions.

Highlights:

  • We have also added a new option to donate to a specific Ukrainian designer. We got this idea from Airbnb, where Americans booked accommodations from Ukrainians and helped them financially. In March, we raised $23,000 that way. Also, we offer orders to Ukrainian designers who have lost their jobs.
  • A few clients placed orders for several thousand dollars in advance; we still feel good financially.
  • Nothing has changed in our work organization since the beginning of the invasion. We have always worked remotely — the designers only needed a laptop and Internet access. The only change is the security check. Our employees in Ukraine can press the “I am safe” or “I need help” button.
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