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
Two Russian startups – iCard and Survival Russian App – have received €50,000 each from Enterprise Ireland to move to the country
- 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
- 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
- Ericsson has announced an intention to acquire the Polish and Ukrainian operations of Ericpol, a software development company and long-time supplier to Ericsson
- Russia’s 2GIS has attracted $40 million in funding from the Baring Vostok and ru-Net VC funds
- Yandex has announced its financial results in Q3’2015
- US officials are growing concerned over the activity of Russian submarines and spy ships near undersea Internet cables
- iTunes has complied with Russian censors by removing ‘extremist’ songs by two bands
- Report: Nearly 100,000 of Ukrainians for in the IT industry
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- Estonia Or Silicon Valley – What’s The Difference?