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Kyiv Blockchain Forum Aims to “Allow Everyone to Find Themselves in Crypto-reality”

Kyiv Blockchain Forum Aims to “Allow Everyone to Find Themselves in Crypto-reality”

On September 3, the Ukrainian capital will play host to the VIII Kyiv Blockchain Forum, an international event dedicated to Blockchain technology and the cryptocurrency market.The event will feature a variety of topics – from the latest ICO trends, to crypto-trading, to blockchain implementation cases in businesses, to R&D and legal issues.The forum aims to [...]
Two US Non-Profits to Support Ukrainian Fintech Startups

Two US Non-Profits to Support Ukrainian Fintech Startups

Village Capital is a Washington, D.C.-based non-profit venture capital firm focused on solving real-world problems. MetLife is a global provider of insurance, employee benefits and financial services. Its non-profit MetLife Foundation utilizes grantmaking to help low-to-moderate income families gain access to safe and affordable financial products and services.         The two non-profits will host their first [...]
Ukraine’s E-commerce Giants Rozetka, EVO Group Plan to Merge

Ukraine’s E-commerce Giants Rozetka, EVO Group Plan to Merge

Ukraine’s largest e-commerce firms Rozetka and EVO Group are to merge in order to develop an “ecosystem for local internet buyers and sellers,” the companies announced on Aug. 9. The agreement between the two foresees Rozetka buying shares of EVO Group from Naspers, the multinational internet and media group that also owns 95 percent of [...]
How a Ukrainian Consultant Built a Bridge Between Ukrainian Startups and UK Investors

How a Ukrainian Consultant Built a Bridge Between Ukrainian Startups and UK Investors

With a staff of 9-10 people in Kyiv and 3 people in London, Vimes is a boutique consultancy that connects British and EU VCs and investors with Ukrainian tech and IT startups. The typical investment in a company is £50,000-£100,000 of seed capital. Dmitriy Gilgur founded the firm in 2012; he began as a solo consultant initially focused [...]
Ukrainian Online Tutoring Platform Preply Raises $4 Million

Ukrainian Online Tutoring Platform Preply Raises $4 Million

Ukrainian online language tutoring platform Preply has attracted $4 million in early investments to grow its German office branch and launch a range of new products, the company announced on July 24. The Ukrainian startup is funded by seven different investors: Point Nine Capital, RTAVentures VC, SMRK, Diligent Capital Partners as well as three private [...]
Ukrainian-founded 3D Body Scanning Startup Attracts $1 Million From International Investors

Ukrainian-founded 3D Body Scanning Startup Attracts $1 Million From International Investors

Ukrainian-founded startup 3DLook, presented as “the most advanced instant human body scanning and measuring technology for mobile device,” has attracted $1 million from U.Ventures, 500 Startups and several business angels. As reported by Retail TouchPoints last week, the funding will be used to introduce a new technology, SAIA 3D, “which captures up to 29 body measurements and [...]
After Apple Store Success, Ukrainian Gadget-Maker Concepter Switches to Consulting

After Apple Store Success, Ukrainian Gadget-Maker Concepter Switches to Consulting

Have an idea and want to make hardware devices that can be sold globally? Ukrainian startup Concepter can give you some advice. For around five years, Concepter has been successfully producing its own hardware, such as two generations of its gadget iBlazr, a wireless flash that affixes to a smartphone to snap better-lit photos. The [...]