Category Archives: Estonia-Startups

Startup investment platform Funderbeam lets you join their latest funding round via crowdfunding

Funderbeam has recently closed a funding round of € 2.3 million led by investors Draper Associates, IQ Capital, and Thomson Reuters. All previous angel investors as well as 3TS joined the round. You can now join this funding round by … Continue reading

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Work management solution Scoro secures €1.7M in funding and intends to become the “single source of truth” for its customers

Scoro – the work management software solution for professional and creative services – has closed a € 1.7 million seed funding round from SmartCap, Inventure, and Alchemist Accelerator. The startup will use the funding to accelerate the development of its … Continue reading

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Opportunity to study startup entrepreneurship in Estonia – interview with Alise Lezdina, the Head of Curriculum

Alise Lezdina is one of the pioneers of the Latvian startup scene. She was CEO of the first ever co-working space in Riga and invested a lot of time and energy to build the startup community in Latvia. Now Alise … Continue reading

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Estonia’s Skeleton Technologies receives €13 million to revolutionize how energy is stored

Skeleton Technologies, Europe’s leading ultracapacitor manufacturer, has received €13 million in a Series C funding round led by FirstFloor Capital. The fresh capital, which also comes from existing Skeleton Technologies’ investors UP Invest and Harju Elekter, brings total financing to €26.7 … Continue reading

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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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