In this episode, we’ve prepared an interview with Dima Shvets, co-founder and CEO of Reface. If you’re into memes and faceswap, you certainly know the name of the company — it’s been downloaded more than 90 million times and used by people like Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos, and Justin Bieber.
(Editor’s note: this a guest post from Adam Niewinski, co-founder and managing partner at OTB Ventures, a VC fund focused on early-stage tech companies in Central and Eastern Europe.) Central and Eastern European countries have been tech laggards for many years, but the tide is turning, and the CEE region is rebranding to become the […]
Unicorn Nest, Ukrainian-born platform that matches startups and investors using AI algorithms, has published a database that contains structured information on more than 26,000 VC funds across the globe in an effort to support fundraising efforts of entrepreneurs hit hard by the coronavirus outbreak. The list — distributed as a huge Excel file — also […]
This week, we’ve got two interviews to share with you. The first one is with Kirill Bigay from Preply, a language learning startup from Ukraine that’s got pretty big news to share. The other is with Hjalmar Nordegren from Karma, a Swedish startup that fights food waste globally.
Ukrainian-founded AI startup Respeecher has landed a $1.5 million in funding for its voice transformation and transfer technology aimed at the entertainment industry. The round was led by ff Venture Capital, with participation from Acrobator Ventures, ICU Ventures, Network VC, and several angel investors. Kyiv-based Respeecher provides an AI-based toolkit to change recorded voice or […]
BlaBlaCar, the world’s leading long-distance carpooling platform, announced that it has offered to acquire Busfor, Russia and Ukraine’s largest online bus ticketing platform. Just last year, BlaBlaCar expanded beyond car sharing to incorporate bus service, aiming to increase its hold on road mobility and satisfy more passengers. With 7,000 bus carriers, Busfor will cement BlaBlaCar’s […]
Perion Network, an Israel-based internet company, has acquired Ukrainian AI startup Septa Communications, better known as Captain Growth; Perion stated that the total amount of the deal is $3.75 million, which consists of a cash payment at closing and earn-outs that are to be paid within two years provided the startup reaches its performance goals. […]