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. […]
Editor’s note: This article from Ukraine Digital News was syndicated with permission. Two industry reports have been released this week, bringing fresh data and analysis about the software development industry in Eastern European countries. The first report was issued by a consortium of leading local investment firms (AVentures Capital, Aventis Capital, and Capital Times) in partnership with IT service […]
US-based IT services company DXC Technology has reached a definitive agreement to acquire Luxoft, a custom software development company founded in Russia and currently headquartered in Switzerland, for $2 billion in an all-cash deal. “Luxoft and DXC are highly complementary, and our shared vision of digital transformation makes this strategic combination a great fit for both […]