ProCEEd #9 (June 22—28, 2015)

 

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.

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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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