StartupVitamins – The Poster Boy In Startup Motivation

YoungUpstarts

That’s the reason why the Latvia-based company, part of the Draugiem Group , came up with the idea of providing a series of motivational posters with quotes from serial entrepreneurs and recognized leaders in technology who went through their own trials and tribulations. Ideaspotting Draugiem Group inspiration Latvia motivation motivational posters StartupVitamins

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

The Next Web

So when I was invited to attend the conference TechChill, taking place in Estonia’s neighboring country, Latvia, I was intrigued. What’s going on in Latvia? When you think Latvia, you (like us) might not immediately afterward think… This story continues at The Next Web.

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FullContact Makes Its First Acquisition – Acquires Cobook

Feld Thoughts

The full team is moving from Latvia to Denver and is already hard at work integrating FullContact and Cobook. I love playing offense. FullContact is officially in this mode and today announced that they have acquired Cobook with with Pot, Ski Passes and Dogecoin. Kaspars Dancis – the awesome CEO of Cobook – has a more seriously titled (and equally serious post) up at COBOOK + FULLCONTACT.

13 Sites You Love Built With Ruby On Rails

YoungUpstarts

Latvia-based, this service has all chances to overcome Formspring’s popularity. If you are reading this, you are probably into Ruby and obviously heard of Ruby on Rails – a useful and super popular web application framework. However, you might not be aware that some of your favorite sites are built on Rails! These services cover various spheres including entertainment, gaming, education, jobs, and much more.

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5 Lessons From the Garage48 Helsinki Hackathon

ReadWriteStart

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. Sixteen startups were created during the weekend. Together with Osma Ahvelampi (CTO, Sulake ) and Teemu Kurppa (co-founder, Jaiku ), I was a mentor to those teams.

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China Regains Top Spot As Source Of Malignant Online Traffic: Akamai

YoungUpstarts

Yearly increases among the top 10 countries/regions ranged from 15 percent in Latvia to 63 percent in Singapore. After being unseated last quarter by Indonesia, China has regained its spot as the source of observed attack traffic in the third quarter of 2013.

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Invest in Israel Newsletter – June 2012 Edition

VC Cafe

Girls in Tech London picked the top women in 19 countries – the UK, Ireland, Spain, France, Germany, Italy, Belgium, the Netherlands, Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Finland, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Russia, Turkey, Greece and Israel – on the basis of their leadership and excellence in innovation and technology.

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. As IT talent becomes scares in many technology hubs like London, New York, Silicon Valley, Singapore, Sydney, Berlin and many other big cities, the employers are left with no other option than looking for talent elsewhere in the world. However, the ever changing regulatory framework tremendously increases the cost and the administrative burden.

Unconditionals

The Startup Toolkit

1] This article is meant to be about strategic decisions more than about shutting down the company, but since we’re on the topic, I once got obliterated by an angry crowd in Latvia after saying something like this a few years back. What’s the bit of your business you’d never give up? The reason you started it in the first place? The impact, the vision, the lifestyle, the invention, the team, or whatever else. That’s your unconditional.

The Screwy Logic of Crowdfunding and Venture Fund Regulation

This is going to be BIG.

They're pools of partners capital from hedge funds you've never heard off, family offices that don't maintain any kind of a web presence or some entrepreneur who sold some airport runway cleaning service in Latvia for like a billion dollars who now just jetsets around the world buying up soccer teams.

Freelancing is the new normal: oDesk and the future of the workforce marketplace

The Next Web

Among other fastest-growing client countries one can also find Latvia, Pakistan, Romania, Lithuania, and Malaysia. In conversations about freelancing and online marketplaces for remote contract workers of the tech industry, the name of oDesk floats up pretty often. Founded in 2005, the company has since delivered more than $1 billion from employers to freelancers. According to the last stats provided by oDesk itself, the company has 4.5

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Unambition syndrome

The Startup Toolkit

And then, I found myself in Latvia, drinking with a guy who built 2 or 3 big tech companies. Until recently, it has caused me quite a bit of stress to see that my startup friends are clearly ambitious, whereas I am not. At some point, as we talked about our businesses, they would become embarrassed on my behalf and say, “Oh, that doesn’t really scale, no?”

Out of the Crisis #21: Tomas Pueyo on the hammer and the dance, political polarization, and how the pandemic will affect the way we live and work

Startup Lessons Learned

So you have countries like Australia, New Zealand, Estonia, Lithuania, Latvia, Iceland, Ireland, Spain, France, Italy, Germany, Norway, Denmark, Finland and many, many more. In mid-March, as the coronavirus was sweeping through Asia and Europe, Tomas Pueyo published a piece on Medium titled "The Hammer and the Dance: What the Next 18 Months Can Look Like if Leaders Buy Us Time."