ProCEEd #57 > DocPlanner nabs $20M, Preply raises $1.3M, Prezi hits 75M users, Insly attracts €1M

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Thanks for reading today’s–a bit delayed–edition of the ProCEEd > Newsletter.

Judging by the newsletter’s subject, the past week was all about millions. Millions of dollars and euros in funding, millions of users for CEE startups—that’s definitely a sign that the ecosystem is growing rapidly. It’s a great and exciting time to be tracking everything going on in the region.

Scroll down and check out what’s happened in the CEE tech over the past seven days.

Enjoy reading, and have a good week!


DocPlanner has announced a $20 million funding round and a merger with Doctoralia

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Prezi has hit 75 million users and enhanced its presentation software with business productivity tools

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Startups & Ecosystems

Funding Rounds and M&A

  • Russian VC fund BG Invest has invested $1 million in Onefit.ru
  • Ukraine’s Mymobstr has raised $42,000 from an unnamed angel investor
  • Ukrainian smart blinds startup SolarGaps has raised $200,000 in funding at a valuation of $1 million
  • Israel business intelligence startup Unomy has raised $2.4 million from Israeli and Russian funds
  • Moscow Seed Fund and Pavel Kovsharov have invested €52,000 in CheckMedia
  • Russia’s Dream Industries has raised $5 million in funding from a group of investors
  • Russia’s Lanit has invested $2.5 million in NFC payments startup CardsMobile
  • City Expert, a company operating a real estate website in Belgrade, has received an investment of €700,000 from South Central Ventures
  • Insly, a Tallinn-based software solution for insurance intermediaries, has raised €1 million in seed funding
  • Ukraine’s Preply, a platform to find foreign language tutors for home or Skype lessons, has closed a $1.3 million seed round to fund its expansion across Europe and further R&D activities
  • DocPlanner has announced a $20 million funding round and a merger with Doctoralia
  • Ukrainian agritech startup with global goals Agri Eye has secured $150,000
  • Russian ridesharing startup Boombilla has raised €400,000 in funding from its founders
  • Russian startup #Upnews has raised an undisclosed amount in funding from the Untitled VC in exchange for a 10 percent stake in the company

Bigger Companies

  • Google surpasses Yandex in monthly audience in Russia
  • Accounts for over 100 million users of popular social media site VK.com are being traded on the digital underground
  • Yandex and Facebook are reportedly in talks to share user data and combine advertising inventories

Governments and Policy

Long Reads


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