Category Archives: Estonia-Startups

Scientific collaboration platform Guaana is distributing 10% of the company’s shares to 100,000 scientists for free

Scientific collaboration platform Guaana is giving out 10% of the company’s shares to scientists around the world for free, in an effort to involve users in defining a universal format for scientific projects. The Estonia-based startup has built a shared … Continue reading

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Shipitwise: The first syndicate on Funderbeam reaching 100% of their funding goal

As you might know, Funderbeam recently launched a marketplace for equity based crowdfunding through syndication. Today, the Estonian startup Shipitwise became the first syndicate to reach it’s minimum investment interest goal of €100k, but they are still taking in investments … Continue reading

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What’s the secret of a successful pitch? Dave Haynes from Seedcamp has some hints for you!

I recently had the chance to talk to Dave Haynes from the London-based pre-seed and seed fund Seedcamp. He was in charge of organizing the Seedcamp pitch competition during Slush 2015, where the Estonian startup Greenhouse CI won. I asked Dave … Continue reading

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Trip Republic secures seed funding to further develop its travel planning and booking app

Trip Republic, a Helsinki-based travel planning and booking startup, today announced the closing of a €200,000 angel round. This brings the total amount of funding for Trip Republic to €325,000. The young company, which was founded in 2015, intends to use … Continue reading

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10 Estonian startups to look out for in 2016

Estonia can easily be described as a real startup nation! Despite its small population size of slightly over 1.3 million, Estonia’s current generation of entrepreneurs built internationally successful companies like Skype, TransferWise and Pipedrive. Since Estonia is a very tech-savvy and … Continue reading

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Uber, what? Taxify is the most popular taxi startup in the Baltics

I know that it is hard to believe that there could be a more popular app targeting the taxi industry then Uber. But the unbelievable is real in the Baltics, where there is an app named Taxify, which is for … Continue reading

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Karma Ventures announces launch of a €40 Million fund to invest in seed and Series A rounds of European startups

Karma Ventures just announced the first closing and launch of a €40 million, Luxembourg-domiciled fund targeted at early stage investment in the most promising startups in Europe. The fund will be managed by seasoned investors Margus Uudam, Tommi Uhari and … Continue reading

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Greenhouse CI – the Estonian startup which just joined the Seedcamp family

Many international startup success stories were founded by Estonians. The likes of Skype, Pipedrive, TransferWise and GrabCAD have dominated the international startup news until recently. New and promising companies from Estonia’s second largest city, Tartu, are now emerging. The locally renowned … Continue reading

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Startup Wise Guys announces participants of the next B2B accelerator program

BusinessTech Winter 16 is the latest program of the Tallinn-based startup accelerator Startup Wise Guys. It is now focusing only on B2B & SaaS and has just announced the participanting startups – 11 companies from different countries accross Europe and even … Continue reading

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Top deals seen in Central and Eastern Europe in November

Here is a list of some interesting deals from Central and Eastern Europe (CEE), seen in November. 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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