Category Archives: Estonia-Startups

Top deals seen in Central and Eastern Europe in July

Here is my list of some interesting deals from Central and Eastern Europe (CEE), seen in July. Often overlooked by big US and Western European investors, the region offers many good deals, at much cheaper valuations compared to the US … Continue reading

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Video: Kristo Käärmann from TransferWise speaks about FinTech disruption

I recently spoke with Kristo Käärmann, founder of the Estonian unicorn TransferWise, at a great business event #Latitude59 in Tallinn (Estonia). Kristo speaks about how Transferwise disrupts the finance industry. He expects a boom in P2P lending, more disruptions in insurance … Continue reading

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Teams from Hungary, Estonia and Austria win the CEE Women Startup Competition in Budapest

In the beginning of this week, the beautiful city of Budapest hosted another CEE Women Startup Competition and I was there… Amazing teams, good presentations by ambitious and intelligent young female entrepreneurs, cool venue –  Prezi House of Ideas – full … Continue reading

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5 Estonian startups to watch in 2015

Estonia is known for Skype, but there are more cool startups in this tech-savvy country. Estonia is my favorite country in the Baltics, and I have many friends there. The local startups scene is well described on the #Estonianmafia wall of … Continue reading

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TransferWise overhauls itself in the quest for the mainstream customer

After hitting its £1bn milestone and raising $25m from Sir Richard Branson and others this year, TransferWise is now moving beyond the ‘early adopter phase’ to challenge the banks for the mainstream customer.

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Startup Wise Guys BusinessTech accelerator introduces autumn 2014 batch

Four months after announcing the new BusinessTech program, Startup Wise Guys released the new list of tech startups participating in their autumn 2014 batch located in Tallinn, Estonia. The B2B accelerator was officially kicked off with an event sponsored by … Continue reading

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Worth reading: Weekdone, Kabbee, Atomico, UseTrace, Xing, Azimo

There are so many interesting stories out there and unfortunately we don’t have the time to cover all of them. With our section “Worth reading” we provide you (once in a while) with some links to interesting articles of other … Continue reading

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Worth reading: Tictail, Plumbr, Ge.tt, 6Wunderkinder

There are so many interesting stories out there and unfortunately we don’t have the time to cover all of them. With our section “Worth reading” we provide you (once in a while) with some links to interesting articles of other … Continue reading

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Worth reading: Xing, Tripbirds, Rocket Internet, Toggl

There are so many interesting stories out there and unfortunately we don’t have the time to cover all of them. With our section “Worth reading” we provide you (once in a while) with some links to interesting articles of other … Continue reading

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Creandum adds Andris Berzins as Baltic Investment Advisor

Creandum, one of the leading Nordic venture firms (headquartered in Stockholm), has added Andris K. Berzins as Investment Advisor for the Baltic States. He has a unique combination of startup experience (AeroScout and Livebookings) and a good network in the Baltics. … Continue reading

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