Podcast — #TechChill Interview Special: Kat Borlongan, French Tech Mission; Anna Andersone, Riga Tech Girls; Milda Mitkutė, Vinted

This is the first batch of interviews the team of recorded in at the TechChill conference in Riga, Latvia, last month. It doesn’t mean, however, that we only talked to people from the Baltics about the local ecosystem — far from that, actually. In this episode, we’ve talked to Kat Borlongan from La French Tech,  Anna Andersone of Riga Tech Girls, and Milda Mitkutė from Vinted.

Latvian-founded high-res property photo startup Giraffe360 raises £1 million

Latvian-founded proptech startup Giraffe360 has raised £1 million in a seed funding round led by Change Ventures and moved its headquarters from Riga to London. Giraffe360 has developed a hardware and software solution for property presentation that delivers 360-degree photos in a monstrous 270 megapixel resolutions. The imagery can be used for the creation of […]

Latvian-founded loan marketplace Mintos secures €5 million

Riga-based peer-to-peer lending marketplace startup Mintos has raised a €5 million Series A funding round from the existing investor Grumpy Investments (formerly known Skillion Ventures), a local VC firm. The company plans to use the funding to add personal IBAN accounts and debit cards to its offering in the near future; in order to do […] Report: A Deep Dive into the Baltic Startup Ecosystem(s) today released an in-depth report on the Baltic startup ecosystem(s) at the Digital Freedom Festival in Riga. The report features an data-driven look at how the technology startup scenes in Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia have evolved in the past four years, zooming in on trends in funding and M&A transactions. The report also features […]