And welcome to today’s edition of ProCEEd > Newsletter! Check out the past week’s most interesting headlines: I’ve put together a few funding rounds, startup announcements, and generally interesting tech news.
Coincidentally, we have two stories about Romanian hackers this time—one of them exposed e-mails and photos of the Bush family, while the other stole some $217,000 from ATMs and escaped from a Bucharest prison.
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Hyperloop startup has signed a deal to explore Slovakia
Estonian startup Taxify has launched in Belgrade
Startups & Ecosystems
- Lithuanian space startup Nano Avionics is seeking a €2.5 million investment
- Ukrainian-Polish smart energy startup Ecoisme has entered Richard Branson’s Virgin Media Accelerator in London
- Estonian peer-to-peer lending platform Bondora has hit €1 billion worth of loan applications processed
- Hyperloop startup has signed a deal to explore Slovakia
- Russian-British startup Lobster is close to finishing its £300,000 crowdfunding campaign on Syndicate Room
- Russian underwater object monitoring system GNOM has won some €64,000 in a local contest
- Startup Pirates set sail for Albania
- Latvia’s startup community is getting organised and forms the Latvian Startup Association
- Russian developers have created an iPhone cover that can take a cardiogram and provide a competent medical explanation in real time
- Estonian startup Taxify has launched in Belgrade
- Ukrainian startup Attendify has launched a turnkey solution for event websites
- Ukrainian startup inCafe has raised $35,000 from an angel investor
- Runa Capital has led a $5.6 million funding round for SchoolMint, a US school admission startup
- Russian Rostelecom’s venture fund has invested some €1.3 million in a data storage solution provider Raidix
Law & Policy
- Russian blogger has filed a complaint to the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg, challenging the sentence he was handed for the republication of extremist texts online
- Romanian hacker who exposed the Bush family’s e-mails and photos will be extradited to the US
- A Romanian carder arrested for using malware to plunder $217,000 from ATMs has cut their way out of a Bucharest prison and escaped custody
- Venture capitalists turn away from Russian e-commerce while offline retailers demonstrate renewed activity
- Like, Share, Convict: Russian Authorities Target Social Media Users
- Russian Entrepreneurs Set Sights Closer to Home