StartupVitamins – The Poster Boy In Startup Motivation


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.

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

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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

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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.

13 Sites You Love Built With Ruby On Rails


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.

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


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

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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.

Invest in Israel Newsletter – June 2012 Edition

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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.


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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.

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.

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Unambition syndrome

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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.