Here are the 5 hottest startups in Estonia

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I bet you didn’t know that Estonia has the third highest amount of startups per capita than any other country in the world. What makes the “Made in Estonia” brand of tech startup so lucrative? For starters, since the 90s, Estonia has put all its resources into becoming a completely digital society. And the country isn’t just dominating in terms of quantity, in 2017 it also brought in more venture capital funding per capita than major tech hubs like Germany, France and Spain.

Estonia’s new e-residents are surpassing the country’s birth rate

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Estonia is the first country in the world to offer an ‘e-Residency‘ to people of any nationality. If you become an e-resident, you get a governmentally issued digital identity like other Estonians, that you can use to set up your own company in Estonia — completely remotely. Will #Estonia‘s #eResidency “birth rate” overtake its residency birth rate?

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Ukraine, Estonia, Chile, Finland: The saga of four accelerators

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Entrepreneur Europe Latin America accelerators Chile estonia finland funding TechIt’s hard to get the exact data on how many startup acceleration programs are being launched every year, but it’s definitely a lot. If you search Google News for something like “new startup accelerator,” it will return hundreds of headlines from all over the world.

What it’s like to found a startup in Estonia

The Next Web

I happen to be from Estonia, a small, but fiercely proud country near the Baltic Sea, one with a burgeoning startup scene that’s full of driven, intelligent and hungry entrepreneurs. There’s no reason that Estonia shouldn’t become a European tech powerhouse, but the biggest thing holding them back, in my opinion at least, is the outlook that most Estonians have when it comes to starting your own enterprise.

More innovation off the beaten path

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Last entry this year in a series on innovation from places you do not typically expect much innovation from Startup City – Boulder, CO Monument Men – structures across US Desert West Diplomacy and Digital Signatures – Finland, Estonia Technology

How this shy country wants to become the Silicon Valley of the Baltics

The Next Web

In recent years we’ve been continually impressed with the small Baltic country of Estonia, which has been a frontrunner in many areas within digital solutions and tech innovation, such as e-residency, digital policies, and national cryptocurrencies. So when I was invited to attend the conference TechChill, taking place in Estonia’s neighboring country, Latvia, I was intrigued.

GrabCAD’s Acquisition: From Talinn to London to Boston

Agile VC

Hardi moved the company from his home in Estonia to Boston to be embedded in the deep CAD software ecosystem here (Solidworks – Dassault, PTC, etc) and was part of TechStars Boston’s second class. And thanks to Hardi I got to meet the President of Estonia. GrabCAD today announced their acquisition by Stratasys (NASDAQ: SSYS). All of us at NextView extend our congratulations to founder Hardi Meybaum and the rest of the GrabCAD team.

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Estimating App Development: What Small Businesses Need To Know?


Julia Kravchenko is a partner and a VP of HR in Qubit Labs , an innovative software development company with offices in Tallinn, Estonia and Kyiv, Ukraine. by Julia Kravchenko, partner and VP of HR at Qubit Labs. Why don’t we make an app?”. Obviously, if you open this article you are also interested in creating the one. If we look through the statistics, it’ll show us that mobile phones are gradually becoming more and more popular.

[ADV] Admiral Markets – Make Your Financial Transactions Risk Free And Protected


The subsidairy companies functioning under the Admiral Markets Trademark are registered in several parts of England, Estonia and Cyprus. Financial sector is one of the most rapidly growing markets in the world economy. It offers a great chance to interested traders and investors who are willing to invest their hard earned fortune in various sectors of the financial market. One of the most significant paltform in the financial sector is the Foreign exchange market.

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Chile, Entrepreneurs, Endeavor, and Global Lessons

Reid Hoffman

The small domestic market in Estonia and the fragmented nature of the market in Europe changed from a disadvantage to an advantage for launching Skype. Credit: Jonathan Sprague / Redux Pictures.

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A Visit With the European Startup Community


My wife, Ann, and I took a trip this past spring to visit Estonia, Finland, Ireland and Russia. Estonia. Tallinn is the capital of Estonia, located just across the Bay of Finland from Helsinki. In Estonia, I was in front of audiences for twenty-one hours, while delivering seven workshops and lectures and mentoring twelve entrepreneurs.

Introducing TechStars London

David Cohen

Meanwhile, TechStars in the US had funded some fantastic companies such as Memrise (from London, $6M in venture funding), GrabCAD (Estonia, $12M in venture funding), and DocTrackr (Paris, $2M in venture funding) so we also became more familiar with the great talent that TechStars London could tap into. Today is a big day for TechStars. With the announcement of TechStars London , we are taking a first step outside of the United States.

Spolsky on Software on Both Sides of The Table

Both Sides of the Table

None are in Silicon Valley, one is in New York City, they’re spread out across the world (France, Estonia, St.

[ADV] Secured Trading In Admiral Markets


Since its inception, the company has earned its reputation of being an international entity having obtained regulatory licenses in Cyprus, Estonia, Australia and all the major parts of Europe. Currency trading is the recent fad prevalent in the economic world. The daily fluctuations in the value of currency provide an opportunity to the traders to earn profits arising out of difference between the current value and change in value.

It May Be An Open Book, But The EU Ain’t On The Best-Seller List


in the European Union, ranging from less than 5% in Slovenia to more than 20% in Estonia, Austria, the Czech Republic and Germany.”. If time is money – and in the world of business, it surely is – then honing the bottom line whilst at the same time hitting the marketing message home hard and accurately is key to survival in an increasingly competitive and straitened internationalised business landscape.

Austin’s Technology Hub Can Hack Digital Identity for Homelessness

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Digital identity on the blockchain has already been used for keeping track of vaccinations in refugee camps, for voting in Estonia, and is being tested in cities and states all over the U.S Austin, TX Within our thriving, prosperous city, there is a visible housing crisis.

Host a Livestream of The Lean Startup Conference

Startup Lessons Learned

Last year, about 150 groups participated, including sites in Buenos Aires; Prague; Copenhagen; Tallinn, Estonia; Guadalajara; Warsaw; Bucharest; Kiev; Ljubljana, Slovenia;Wollongong, Australia; Uruguay; France; Germany; India; Israel; Italy; and The Netherlands. This post was co-written by Eric Ries and Sarah Milstein, co-hosts of The Lean Startup Conference.

5 Lessons From the Garage48 Helsinki Hackathon


It gathered 120 hackers from Finland, Estonia and Latvia under the same roof and challenged them to go from zero to demo in 48 hours. Garage48 Helsinki , the largest hackathon in the Nordics, took place last week.

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Why VCs Invest in Startups with Gravity

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Estonia & India) and even other cities here domestically (e.g. Given communication tools and an array of online services which foster and empower remote working, many startups are successfully building and creating product with teams all around the world. Here at NextView, we typically invest in companies headquartered along the U.S. East Coast, but a number of them have a significant number of team members outside the country (e.g.

Israel Ranked 29th in Easiness of Doing Business According to the World Bank

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However, it still takes 81 days to export from Kazakhstan compared to 5 in Estonia.

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Israeli startups – Apply for mini Seedcamp Tel Aviv by Feb 3rd

VC Cafe

Last month in London, I got a chance to sit with five startups from the UK, Italy, Finland and Estonia – each with a very different business. For the last three years, I had the pleasure of being a mentor in Seedcamp, probably the largest and most established startup incubator in Europe.

How technology can disrupt a Government.

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Digital Residency – Estonia now allows people to become virtual citizens. By doing so Estonia will attract money from overseas without human movement. With the inauguration of the new President in the USA today, and what seems like isolationist policies creeping into the western world (Brexit) I thought it would be worth exploring something most people tend to forget.

Startup Lessons Learned 2011 streaming live

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I have been getting emails and tweets all day from people upset that they cannot get into Startup Lessones Learned 2011 - either here in SF, where we're sold out, or in one of the more than 100 simulcast locations around the world, many of which are sold out, too. We struggle with this issue every year, because we strongly encourage everyone who can to participate with their local entrepreneurship community. Strengthening ties between entrepreneurs is one of our most important values.

Why VCs Invest in Startups with Gravity

Genuine VC

Estonia & India) and even other cities here domestically (e.g. Given communication tools and an array of online services which foster and empower remote working, many startups are successfully building and creating product with teams all around the world. Here at NextView, we typically invest in companies headquartered along the U.S. East Coast, but a number of them have a significant number of team members outside the country (e.g.

GrabCAD & Professional Communities ? AGILEVC

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Founders Hardi Meybaum and Indrek Narusk originally started building the company in their native Estonia before moving to Boston to join the hub of SaaS / CAD software companies located here. How to Evaluate Firms for a Seed VC. How To Think About The Future. About Me. AGILEVC My idle thoughts on tech startups. GrabCAD & Professional Communities. January 4, 2012. Today one of our portfolio companies, GrabCAD, announced it’s Series A funding led by Matrix.

#1 Reason for Companies to Hire Remotely in the Future

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Especially in small countries (Estonia is a good example), there will be a major shortage of talent in the upcoming future. The ‘’Gig Economy’’ series sheds light on the future of work and the pros and cons of hiring freelancers and gig workers. Our guest today is Dmytro Okunyev, the Founder of Chanty - a simple AI-powered team chat. This powerful and free Slack alternative is aimed to increase team productivity and improve communication at work.

Why Venture Capitalists Are Investing in International Startups

David Teten

In addition, HOF has backed 10 companies with roots in Canada, China, Estonia, Finland, India, Germany, Denmark and Russia. Why are more US VCs investing in international startups?

6 Ways to Make Sure Your Tech Startup Will Succeed in 2018

Up and Running

Nations such as Estonia or Poland have made a name for themselves as well. When we established Ready4S back in 2012, the tech startup scene looked completely different than it does today. The 2008 financial crisis was still fresh on our minds and people were more careful when taking each business step. The series of recent spectacular successes and lucrative exits in the tech industry inspires many professionals to venture into the sector.

Pet Lover Provides the First Major Innovation in 200 Years


When we first launched our pilot a few years ago, a woman in Estonia found a dog with a Pawscout Tag. Pets can be our best friends. Largely because of their unconditional love, owners always make sure their pets are taken care of. Andrea Chavez, the founder Pawscout started the company as the first major innovation in the dog tag industry in over 200 years.

Generate and Transformify: Umbrella Solutions to Help Businesses Hire Top Talent Worldwide

Transformify - Recruiting

London, 18.08.2018. Transformify Recruitment CRM and Generate FS have joined forces to help employers hire top talent worldwide.

Why International Startups Love NY, and NY VCs Love International Startups

David Teten

In addition, HOF has backed 6 companies with roots in Canada, Denmark, Estonia, Germany, India, and Russia. (In New York is now the second-most-active tech ecosystem in the US on all key metrics, after the Bay Area. One of the drivers for that growth is that for European, Israeli, Latin American, and Eastern Canada-linked companies, the East Coast is much closer than California.

How to Master PPC Targeting and Choose the Right Ad Platform


When I was speaking at Elite Camp in Estonia this summer, I broke out the PPC thermometer to show which PPC channels give you visitors who are closer to buying. If you’ve ever thought about running a PPC campaign for the first time, there’s a good chance you were wondering which PPC channel to use. The PPC targeting options that Facebook has available are different from Google AdWords, LinkedIn, Twitter, and the abundance of other PPC marketing networks you have available.

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Why Venture Capitalists Are Investing in International Startups

David Teten

In addition, HOF has backed 10 companies with roots in Canada, China, Estonia, Finland, India, Germany, Denmark and Russia. Why are more US VCs investing in international startups? Take a look at The Fortune Unicorn List : of the top 100 most valuable unicorns in 2016, 39 are currently based outside of the United States.

500 Startups unveils its Fall 2012 accelerator lineup: More international and more sh*t founders say

The Next Web

Startups in this class come from far and away, including Argentina, Austria, Australia, Brazil, Croatia, Denmark, India, Japan, Italy, Latvia & Estonia, Spain, and Taiwan. 500 Startups has announced the 33 newest companies joining its accelerator program this Fall. It is a rather interesting and complex set of startups in the group and could be considered the most international, diverse, and exciting group in the history of the accelerator program so far.

Thoughts from the Digital Agenda Assembly 2012 in Brussels

VC Cafe

Most people think that Skype is an American company (technically, now that it was bought by MSFT it is), but readers of this blog probably know it was started in Estonia and that Niklas went on to start his own VC fund. Hey mom, I’m on the screen in the European Parliament!

CXL Live 2019 Recap: Takeaways from Every Speaker


Join us at Digital Elite Camp in Estonia on June 13–15. What a rush—24 speakers over three days at a picturesque resort. Add to that 400 old and new faces, plenty of conversations, live music, and more than a few beers. CXL Live is an experience. There was this, too: Our opening video that gave away all the secrets of growing…growth: [This post contains video, click to play]. If you’re wondering what you missed, here are highlights from each of the sessions at CXL Live this year.

You’ve graduated from the incubator cocoon… now what?

The Next Web

As Ben Rooney of the Wall Street Journal reminded us in a recent article , Skype originated with some engineers in Estonia. Just like in college, graduates of incubators are sent off to go conquer the world… with the dream of a multi-million dollar exit and dollar signs in their eyes. We often hear of the successful entrepreneurs and start-ups, such as Mark Zuckerberg and Instagram, the lucky (and deserving) 1%. But what about the remaining 99%?

This Weekend

Startup Lessons Learned

The next couple of days are going to be amazing, as the Lean Startup community converges on San Francisco. I want to welcome all of you who are traveling to be here. Welcome to our fair city. There are only a few tickets left to Startup Lessons Learned 2011 on Monday (May 23). If you haven't registered yet, please do. As a reminder, the first 200 people to show up will get one of the very first copies of the Lean Startup Book , a pre-publication printed galley.

Key Insights from Every Speaker of Elite Camp 2017


Elite Camp is a traffic and (mainly) conversion event held in Estonia every summer. It’s among the very best CRO events in the world, and of course in Europe. Elite Camp 2017 had an enviable line-up of heavy hitters and rock stars. Here are top insights from every speaker of this year’s event. Thanks to the inimitable Karl Gilis for all the photos below. Take his course on UX and Usability here. Day 1. Peep Laja : Opening Keynote.

How to Run Effective Online Sweepstakes Campaigns


Unique Hotels is a small group lifestyle hotels located mainly in Tallinn, Estonia and Manor house just outside the city. Nõa Lihatööstus is a local brand in Estonia which sells different pre-packaged meat products to consumers They had an inactive Facebook fan page with 31 fans. It seems that everyone is running some type of online campaign nowadays. Some of them good, some not so much. Here is our guide to running an effective and legal sweepstakes campaign online.

Making MA More Competitive – An Innovative Way Around the H-1B Visa Cap

Rob Go

Four of our portfolio company founders are from other countries (India, Estonia, Croatia, and Canada). There was great news yesterday in the MA entrepreneurial community when Governor Patrick proposed sweeping legislation to ban companies from enforcing non-compete agreements. I’m really excited about this, and think that it will have a big impact.

How to Use Personalized Content and Behavioral Targeting For Improved Conversions


And like this if you do it from the United Kingdom: And finally like this if you are, like me, from Estonia: All this makes buying for customers around the world easier as they can see prices in their national currency and don’t have to Google exchange rates. 500 different people go to Each one sees a different version of the home page. How come? It’s personalized! It’s no secret why Amazon does that: content personalization makes money.

A blueberry in a bowl of chili or why any Founder should visit Austin.

Austin Startup

I saw what impact Skype had on Estonia and there are a lot of examples like that, how a role-model or a success story if presented right, creates a healthy competition and copy-inspired-cats around. image source: [link] If you are a startup co-founder in Central and Eastern Europe, when you hear about about US entrepreneurial communities, you usually hear of course Silicon Valley, but more and more often now east coast as well.