Category Archives: Estonia-Startups

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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Top deals seen in Central and Eastern Europe in October

Here is a list of some interesting deals from Central and Eastern Europe (CEE), seen in October. 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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SV2B: Silicon Valley comes to the Baltics 2015

Riga will host the leading technology startup conference in the Baltic countries “Silicon Valley Comes to the Baltics 2015” on November 7. It is the biggest tech startup event in the Baltic region that brings together more than 650 startups … Continue reading

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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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