ProCEEd #27 > Russian startups move to Ireland, VersionPress raises $400K, Ericsson acquires Ericpol

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Welcome to the new shiny issue of the ProCEEd > Newsletter and Podcast that brings you up to speed with tech news from Central and Eastern Europe.

As usual, I’ve put together a couple of dozen news headlines from the CEE tech scene, which include startups and funding news, government-related stories, and in-depth long reads.

And, of course, there’s the new episode of the podcast called “The Rocky Road to Dublin.” This week, I’ve decided to follow up the news of two Russian teams receiving €50,000 grants from Enterprise Ireland to move their businesses to the Emerald Isle. Listen to some details and explanations from Julia Walsh, Business Development Manager at Enterprise Ireland’s office in Moscow:

Enjoy reading and listening, and have a good week!


Prague-based startup VersionPress that offers version control for WordPress has raised $400,000 in funding from Credo Ventures

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Two Russian startups – iCard and Survival Russian App – have received €50,000 each from Enterprise Ireland to move to the country

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Startup news

  • Latvian startup TICO that positions itself as the killer of Uber has attracted €68,000 in funding from an unnamed angel investor
  • Prague-based startup VersionPress that offers version control for WordPress has raised $400,000 in funding from Credo Ventures
  • Two Russian startups – iCard and Survival Russian App – have received €50,000 each from Enterprise Ireland to move to the country
  • Estonia-based startup Fleep has released a new version of its team messaging app
  • 1776 Challenge Cup for startups will be held in Budapest on November 12 and in Kyiv on November 20
  • Ukrainian-born white-label grocery delivery service CartFresh has been launched for customers in and around Boston, MA

Crowdfunding

  • Ukrainian startup Force is on its way to raising $30,000 for an “emotion tracker” for you and your family members
  • A team from Russia has raised almost $400,000 in a crowdfunding campaign for its clever reflection-based head-up display that works with any car

VC news

  • Russian VC fund Maxfield Capital has invested £300,000 (€417,000) in British property startup eMoov
  • Russian VC fund Runa Capital II is among the three largest ones raised in Q3’2015, according to Dow Jones

Bigger companies

Governments

Long reads

Image credit: ladybMilos Milosevic

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