ProCEEd #31 > Plywood models from Ukraine, open source router from the Czech Republic, robo-bartender from Russia, and more

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The winter is upon us, and people around are rushing to finish stuff before the Christmas hibernation. This issue of ProCEEd > Newsletter brings a few funding announcements with a significant VC activity in Russia, as well as a couple of interesting crowdfunding campaigns and policy news stories.

Unfortunately, I was unable to put together this week’s podcast due to technical and logistical issues, but you can expect loads of exciting and interesting content coming in the following episodes.

Enjoy reading, and have a great week!


Romanian-British wearable tech startup Vector Watch has raised $5 million more for its stylish smartwatches with 30-day battery life

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Ukrainian startup Ugears has raised more than $60,000 on Kickstarter in the first few days for its beautiful plywood mechanical models

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Startup news

VC news

Bigger companies

  • Microsoft has launched an Internet of Things laboratory in Kyiv
  • Yandex has launched Meteum, a “hyper-local weather forecasting” and “automated information agency”
  • Chinese VC fund Shunwei Capital has invested $50 million in Russia’s ToBox

Governments and law

Long reads

Image credit: Dennis Jarvis

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