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Estonian fintech startup Planet42 raises €2.2 million to support mobility in emerging markets

Estonian startup Planet42, which combines fintech and mobility services in the South African market, has raised €2.2 million in seed funding. The round was led by Change Ventures and joined by private backers such as Martin Villig (Bolt), Ragnar Sass (Pipedrive), Marko Virkebau (MeetFrank), Kristjan Vilosius (Katana MRP) and other Estonian tech entrepreneurs. The company […]

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Baltic accelerator Startup Wise Guys launches fourth program in partnership with EBRD

Tallinn-based Startup Wise Guys (SWG) has partnered with the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) to launch its fourth fintech accelerator program starting in October 2020 in Vilnius, Lithuania. The bank is participating with its TaiwanBusiness EBRD Technical Cooperation fund. The Baltic accelerator provides investment of up to €100,000 and up to 5 months […]

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Estonian security startup Fully-Verified will expand live video identify verification with new funding

Fully-Verified, an Estonian security startup offering video-based identity verification services, has raised an undisclosed amount of funding, in a round led by Pomerangels, a Polish VC fund, as well as entrepreneurs Krystian Stypuła and Samuli Koski-Lammi. The Baltic business helps confirm user identities for online services, helping organisations comply with online security regulations such as […]

Estonian-born CRM startup Pipedrive acquires Riga-based Mailigen

Pipedrive, a sales CRM startup founded in Estonia, has acquired Latvian email marketing automation startup Mailigen for an undisclosed amount. The two companies plan to spend the next few months working on product and team integration and come to the market with a “new, high-value offering for customers.” This is the first acquisition in the […]

Vilnius Series: Invest Lithuania

Earlier this summer, I had the opportunity to spend a few days in Lithuania to check out the startup scene there. I’d never been to Lithuania before, but the country has long been on my radar. Part of the reason for this is the many initiatives the country is putting forward to help develop their […]