As schools close around the world, Estonia offers edtech solutions for free

As the Corona pandemic closes schools and moves learning online, Estonia is making digital education tools available for free and internationally accessible. Estonia’s basic education is recognised as some of the strongest in the world. In 2018 the country ranked first in the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA). The country is also recognised for […]

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 […] Podcast #135: The new Commission, Libra’s tough times in Europe, Amsterdam is a cool place to IPO, bad Amazon habits, and more

This week, Natalie Novick and Andrii Degeler talked about the new European Commission, Europe’s stance on the Libra cryptocurrency, Amsterdam as an IPO destination, language studies, Amazon habits, and much more. The featured interview of the week is with Harold Saar, head of fleet development at Stigo, an e-vehicle company from Estonia.

Estonian-founded cybersecurity training startup RangeForce raises $1.5 million

Tallinn and New York-based cybersecurity startup RangeForce has secured $1.5 million in a funding round led by Paladin Capital Group with participation from Trind Ventures. Gibb Witham from Paladin Capital Group will join the board of directors. RangeForce has created a learning platform that simulates cyber attack scenarios to teach and assess the skills of […]

Estonia’s WebARX raises a six-digit investment round for its web security platform

WebARX, an Estonian-founded web security startup has announced their second investment round. The six-figure investment was led by Spanish cybersecurity company Open Data Security and Estonia’s LIFT99. WebARX protects websites and customer data through a web security platform that provides firewall capabilities, software management, and continuous security monitoring and reporting. Currently, WebARX protects over 100,000 […]

Estonian ride-hailing startup Taxify becomes Bolt, reportedly looks for more funding

Tallinn-founded startup Taxify has announced its rebranding to Bolt, which is also the brand it’s been using for its electric scooter sharing platform. The company stated that removing the “taxi” from its name reflects that it’s moved towards becoming a broader transportation platform. Currently, Bolt’s offering includes ride-hailing with cars and motorbikes, as well as […]

2018: Records for the Estonian startup sector + a new wave of entrepreneurs in the community

(Editor’s note: This post was syndicated from the Startup Estonia blog, with permission) In summer 2018, we published our semi-annual statistics (see blogpost) where our seasonal startup entrepreneurs and investors were forecasting a record breaking year for the Estonian startup sector. As forecasted, 2018 brought us many good news, starting from welcoming our newest unicorn […]