Latvia – A Rising Star for International Entrepreneurs
Blogtrepreneur | Entrepreneur Blog
JULY 22, 2015
Latvia isn’t a country that immediately springs to mind when you think of economic heavyweights, but this small state, tucked quietly away by the Baltic sea, is actually one the world’s growing economies. Here’s just some of the reasons Latvia is attractive to the international entrepreneur community: Strong export market. Low costs.
Latvia Picks Its Hashtag: #StartinLatvia
MARCH 10, 2016
Daniels Pavluts , Co-founder of Latvian Startup Association, former Minister of Economy of Latvia. Full list of First Members is available here.
Latvia, from the Vikings to the Greeks
JUNE 27, 2013
Lovely Riga, Queen of the Baltics "At the beginning of this era the territory known today as Latvia became famous as a trading crossroads.
Latvia's BranchTrack Raises Seed Round
MARCH 15, 2016
Today, we can all create better websites on our own, at a fraction of the cost. "We We are doing the same in corporate training.
Dealflow from Latvia: Q3, 2015
OCTOBER 14, 2015
MaxTraffic. About: MaxTraffic is a platform for e-commerce sites to help them turn abandoning visitors into customers. Conelum. Slides: here. InSelly.
Funding, startup traction and news from Latvia: September
OCTOBER 7, 2015
Edurio feedback tool for schools, which has been tested in Latvia, UK and India, is now buffing up for expansion. Funding rounds. Other news.
Latvia's Eegloo 'Incubator' Can Get Your MVP Built for 10-90% Equity
AUGUST 1, 2013
When we first heard about a new incubator in Riga, Latvia we were really excited as Latvia definitely needs a few more.
Estonian Taxify Releases Hockey Stick Growth Stats, Launches in Latvia, Aims for US
FEBRUARY 28, 2014
Week-ends in Finland is the time of the week when alcohol infused wrestling takes place anywhere there’s a taxi pole. comes hunger for funds.
"Latvia's Facebook" hits Kickstarter with two new hardware projects
FEBRUARY 9, 2015
Latvian Draugiem Group seems to have discovered Kickstarter after launching two campaigns at once.
Draugiem Still Bigger Than Facebook In Latvia, Becomes Platform For New Startups
JUNE 19, 2012
still has the most active users for any social network in Latvia, counting 1 244 872 users to Facebook's 327 940 and Twitter's 62 000. Draugiem.lv
Dealflow, startup traction and news from Latvia: August
SEPTEMBER 4, 2015
2/3 of their users come from Latvia and 1/3 from the rest of the world. CheeksUp will represent Latvia at Startup Nations Summit in Mexico.
Funding, startup traction and news from Latvia: December
JANUARY 7, 2016
Exits. Companies involved as investors and developers were Imprimatur Capital , ZGI Capital and Proks Capital. Find out more here. Dealflow.
Roaming Will Be Killed By The Nordic/Baltic Region. Roamer From Latvia Joins The Race Battling Roaming
APRIL 25, 2013
Roaming. The ArcticStartup region is going to get rid of that beast one way or another. If they are able to deliver, that is. This is quite a promise.
Funding, dealflow and startup traction from Latvia: October
NOVEMBER 5, 2015
Dealflow from Latvia for Q3: 18 startups raising over €5 millionseed money 18 Latvian startups looking for over €5 million seed money. Dealflow.
Infogr.am Pulls the Largest Investment in Latvia And Reports 8 Million Monthly Uniques
FEBRUARY 13, 2014
Hopefully this will be a trend starter for Latvia and we will see more interesting companies to follow. Today, Infogr.am Not just follow them.”
New iOS Game Rocking The Charts: Fearless Wheels From Latvia
MARCH 19, 2013
They were also the #1 Racing Game in Latvia, Australia, Italy, Belgium and France. The gameplay is also quite intuitive.
Latvia's PhoneAd lets you select the ads on your phone
JUNE 23, 2014
She also coordinates the Entrepreneurship Support Centre at Stockholm School of Economics in Riga and Global Entrepreneurship Week in Latvia
StartupVitamins – The Poster Boy In Startup Motivation
JANUARY 10, 2013
Ideaspotting Draugiem Group inspiration Latvia motivation motivational posters StartupVitamins” – Larry Page, Co-Founder of Google.
FullContact Makes Its First Acquisition – Acquires Cobook
JANUARY 15, 2014
The full team is moving from Latvia to Denver and is already hard at work integrating FullContact and Cobook. I love playing offense.
Key Players Of Latvian Startup Community Unite
FEBRUARY 16, 2016
I am convinced that Latvia has all necessary potential prerequisites to become a hub of north-eastern European startup movement.".
Baltic startup scene in numbers
NOVEMBER 13, 2015
As this year's host of the event, Labs of Latvia took the initiative to gather some data for our common use. There is sadly no data for Latvia.
Should You Start A Fintech Startup In The Baltics?
FEBRUARY 9, 2016
In Latvia BitFury (€ 53 918 020), Creamfinance (€ 5 000 000), Monea (€ 1 050 000) altogether have raised 79% of top 10 deal volume.
Latvian startup scene: January
FEBRUARY 7, 2016
The official announcement came in an interview to Labs of Latvia this month. Funding rounds. The investment deal was signed on Dec 8, 2015.
1Work, the Latvian e-secretary brought to you by Draugiem
AUGUST 4, 2014
Except in Latvia. Latvia’s internet is dominated by Draugiem , which is the largest operating social network in the country.
The ArcticStartup Guide to: RIGA
SEPTEMBER 17, 2014
Infogr.am - a famous data visualisation tool that is believed to have put Latvia on world’s startup map. Let’s start with Riga. Infgr.am Ask.fm
Finalists announced for Rietumu FinTech Challenge
APRIL 23, 2015
Swipe (Latvia). Zen F in Tech (Latvia). Mintos (Latvia). Monetizator (Latvia). Wizard.finance (Estonia).
Following successful Kickstarter campaign, Airdog picks up a $2 million Seed Round
MARCH 19, 2015
Preorders for their third batch start at $1,295 (not including a GoPro) and are estimated to be shipped around Q3 of this year.
Top 30 Startups From The Nordics/Baltics: Arctic15 Finalists Announced, Your Vote Needed.
MAY 9, 2014
BuzzTale , Latvia - The enterprise story network. Froont , Latvia - Github for web designers. Maxtraffic , Latvia - Helps to increase conversions on sites by showing relevant messages depending on user actions. Oppo , Latvia - Find an opponent in any sport or even a whole team. Basically it''s Flickr for datasets.
Estonian Taxify first in the world to launch mobile billing for cabs
MAY 5, 2015
Taxify team has also revealed their plans to expandit to Latvia and Lithuania in the near future
TechHub Riga lets you put your name in the history of Latvian startup scene
OCTOBER 31, 2014
As a result, Latvia’s oldest and most established co-working space, TechHub Riga is moving to a new building, which we have covered here.
13 Sites You Love Built With Ruby On Rails
MAY 22, 2016
Latvia-based, this service has all chances to overcome Formspring’s popularity. Probably, the best-known photography community ever. Airbnb.
Jobbatical raises €510 000 for reshaping the future of work
SEPTEMBER 1, 2015
One of the hottest early-stage startups from the Baltic region right now, Jobbatical , announces raising €510 000 today on their latest funding round.
Latvian startup scene overview: March
APRIL 10, 2015
On March 3 Latvian startup community platform Labs of Latvia was officially launched. First report on Latvian public VC impact since 2007.
Complete Baltic Investment & VC Market Overview
APRIL 19, 2013
But then SAF Tehnika, from Latvia, marked the first Baltic Tech IPO, valued at 52 million EUR and. LATVIA. ESTONIA. Portfolio & Exits.
Does Rewalon have a shot at gamifying corporate B2C?
FEBRUARY 3, 2015
In its two years of operations Rewalon has secured major clients in Lithuania, Latvia and Russia. Challenger is a new turn in Rewalon portfolio.
This Years Top 30 Startups in The Nordics/Baltics: Arctic15
MAY 11, 2015
Branchtrack , Latvia - Making corporate training fun and efficient. Froont , Latvia - Second time in the TOP 30. We saw a video. Finally.
The Startup Toolkit
APRIL 13, 2014
And then, I found myself in Latvia, drinking with a guy who built 2 or 3 big tech companies. Which is true! But still, my insecurity remained.
5 reasons why uniting the Latvian startup scene is important
FEBRUARY 5, 2015
Editor''s note: our writer Marija Odineca part of the Labs of Latvia team. Media needs stories. We always did and we still do. We all did.
Latvian Peer-To-Peer Lending Marketplace Closes €2 Million Seed Round
FEBRUARY 23, 2016
The funds will be used for accelerating growth in Europe. Traditionally, non-bank lenders have financed their loans from their balance sheets.
SonarWorks take €600,000 investment
FEBRUARY 19, 2014
The Imprimatur Capital Technology Venture Fund located in Latvia has recently announced an investment in headphones software start-up Sonarworks.