ProCEEd #9 (June 22—28, 2015)

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The warmer it gets outside, the less big news stories from the tech world appears around, hence not too many links this time. The past week still has brought a few investment announcements, hacking-related stories, as well as several long reads on startups and ecosystems in Central and Eastern Europe.

Just to remind you, there’s a bookmarklet, using which you can easily send me the stories you think I should put in the newsletter. Or you can reply to this email and share with me any suggestions and feedback you have for the newsletter.

Enjoy the news, and have a nice and warm week!


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In 2015, Ukrainian business angels from UAngel community have closed 21 deals, investing a total of $1.6 million in local startups


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CzechInvest and Invest Macedonia have been rewarded as the top national agencies in Eastern Europe


Startup news

  • Lithuanian PlateCulture, which operates in Southeast Asia, has received €200,000 in funding from Practica Capital
  • Ukrainian smartphone flash iblazr² got funded on Kickstarter in just three days
  • Top Russian startups from Skolkovo will showcase their projects in Singapore tech show
  • Russian fintech startup IQcard has claimed $18 million ruble monthly turnover and received new capital injection

VC news

  • Ukrainian startup accelerator Happy Farm has launched an acceleration program in Kazakhstan
  • Russian investor Yuri Milner has participated in HackerOne’s $25 million funding round
  • In 2015, Ukrainian business angels from UAngel community have closed 21 deals, investing a total of $1.6 million in local startups

Bigger companies

Governments and law

  • CzechInvest and Invest Macedonia have been rewarded as the top national agencies in Eastern Europe
  • A major cybercriminal group has been taken down in Ukraine by a team of investigators and judicial authorities from six different European countries
  • Ukrainian government has publicly called PayPal to make service fully available in the country

Long reads

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