SpendWithUkraine: Top 10 Innovative Ukrainian Startups
- Leaving your doggie home alone for the weekend? Heading to the office or running late for your appointment? Petcube helps to stay in touch with your pet even when you are miles away.
- Founded in 2012, Petcube creates digital home cameras with a passion for pets and technology. Petcube allows you to stay connected with your pet anytime and monitors your pet all day long. It also offers the Pet Emergency Fund and Petcube Care platform.
- Petcube products are designed and engineered in Ukraine, its global team has numerous members in various Ukrainian cities.
- MacPaw is a Ukrainian company that develops popular software for macOS and iOS. Top-ranked apps like CleanMyMac, Setapp, and Gemini Photos are among its products.
- Launched in 2008 by Oleksandr Kosovan, the company has won the hearts of more than 30 million users worldwide. Today every fifth Mac on Earth has at least one app by MacPaw.
- MacPaw Foundation has already donated $5 mln to help Ukrainians. The team has also developed SpyBuster, a free app that helps to secure users’ data by identifying apps and websites reporting to Russian servers. What’s more, ClearVPN is now free for all Ukrainian users.
- Founded in 2009 by Oleksiy Shevchenko, Dmytro Lider, and Maksym Lytvyn, Grammarly became a beloved AI writing assistant to 30 million users worldwide. And wow – it’s purely Ukrainian and made by Ukrainians. Its mission was clear early on: improving lives by improving communication.
- Grammarly enriches correctness, clarity, engagement, and delivery by detecting writing mistakes and suggesting how to make any text better.
- The company has hubs in Kyiv, San Francisco, New York, Vancouver, and Berlin. The global Grammarly wholeheartedly stands with Ukraine.
- Delfast is a leading global eBike manufacturer, producing unique, eco-friendly electric bikes that are exceptional in range, power, and speed.
- Founded by Daniel Tonkopiy in Kyiv, Delfast manufactures the coolest Guinness World Record holder electric bikes in the world – TopCops electric bikes can go for 236 miles on one charge.
- Forbes: Fastest electric bike; Insider: The best all-terrain electric bike; Bonneville Speed Record: The prototype Delfast Dnepr Electric hit the speed record at 107.2 mph in a motorcycles category “A” Omega.
- Respeecher uses artificial intelligence techniques to produce high-quality synthetic speech.
- In 2019 Respeecher won its Emmy Awards for the short film In Event of Moon Disaster.
- The startup was credited in Star Wars movies several times. Just last year, Respeecher synthesized a younger Luke Skywalker’s voice for Disney+’s The Mandalorian, which is the most successful Disney+ original series to date. This year in the Obi-Wan Kenobi TV series. Earlier, the startup team also worked on AI voices for The Book of Boba Fett.
- Respeecher’s voice-cloning software also helps patients with disabilities to recover their voices.
- Since 2018, the startup has raised over $ 3 million in investments and shares its technology with top Hollywood movie studios, video game creators, and many more businesses.
- Maye Musk joined Speak Ukrainian campaign to support Ukrainians during the war – by speaking in their own language with the help of our state-of-the-art AI voice generation technology.
- Andrew Surzhynskyi and Alexander Khuda founded Restream in 2015 with an obsession to help streamers get a wider audience. Since then, Restream reached over 8 million broadcasts delivered monthly.
- Restream is the simplest solution for creating professional live videos and streaming them to all social networks at once. Millions of influencers, businesses, media, and NGOs around the world use Restream to reach, engage, and monetize their audiences.
- In 2017, Reatream worked with the Discovery channel and showed the world the solar eclipse by broadcasting it to multiple platforms.
- Reface is an AI/ML startup shifting from a face-swapping app to a social platform for personalized content creation and unlimited self-expression of the future.
- With Reface, you can swap faces with favorite celebrities, make fun videos and share with your audiences.
- Elon Musk uses Reface, too.
- DRESSX is a digital fashion multi-brand retailer that carries digital fashion collections from modern brands and designers. The project was founded in 2019 in San Francisco by Daria Shapovalova and Natalia Modenova.
- The digital format of clothing minimizes waste during production and shipping as well as allows everyone to try on their dream pieces without buying them in physical stores.
- The digital fashion startup has partnered with Farfetch, creating digital influencer campaigns for Dolce&Gabbana, Palm Angels, Balenciaga, Nanushka, and later for Burberry. Maye Musk wore DRESSX for the cover of Vogue Czechoslovakia.
- GO TO-U allows EV drivers to recharge at the most convenient points along the route and schedule local services. To make the best possible use of their time while the car is charging, facilities are created dependent on drivers’ interests.
- Using data and machine learning, GO TO-U provides over 300,000 charging stations in 47+ countries globally.
- An innovative engineering company that builds human enhancement devices. The Esper Bionics’ slogan – the body is not a limit.
- Unlike most hand prostheses that are static or slightly adjustable, Esper Hand has five movable fingers, moves naturally, and changes grips automatically. It uses data about the user’s brain impulses and muscle activity to perform everyday tasks — like opening a bottle, picking up individual grapes, scrolling on the phone, driving a car, or using construction tools — with almost human-like dexterity.
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Authot: Yuliya Datsiuk