ProCEEd #23 > Airbnb buys Russian studio Lapka, Slovak taxi drivers protest against Uber

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The past week brought quite a number of crowdfunding announcements, so I even had to create a separate section for them. It appears that more and more Eastern European startups choose Kickstarter and Indiegogo for getting funded. Check them out, their products are well worth it.

In today’s podcast you’ll listen to a conversation with Anna Spysz, a great tech journalist from Krakow who until recently had been the editor in chief at Bitspiration News. We talk about the reasons why the publication has shut down, as well as the situation with women in Polish tech industry, following Anna’s recent story.

You can listen to the podcast on iTunes or Soundcloud:


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Airbnb has bought Russian design studio Lapka and nobody knows why


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Slovak taxi drivers have gathered in Bratislava to protest against Uber


Startup news

VC news

Crowdfunding

  • Ukrainian startup Smart Atoms, which raised $370,000 on Kickstarter, has begun shipping its LaMetric smart clock to backers after a delay of eight months
  • Slovenian startup has launched a crowdfunding campaign for its app-and-scale kit for diabetics Easycarb
  • Czech-founded 3DSimo has raised some $200,000 (and counting) for its multi-functional 3D printing pen, precision solder, burner and cutter device
  • Russia’s Evapolar is raising $100,000 for what they claim is the “world’s first personal air conditioner” based on a military technology

Bigger companies

Governments

Long reads

Image credit: TASR, Nico Trinkhaus. 

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