quarta-feira, 14 de junho de 2017



rainbows, sunshine and a unicorn

May was a pretty successful month for the Estonian startups investment-wise - IoT startup Thinnect raised $1,7M; insurance technology startup Inzmo raised €1,1M;  analytics software solution SpectX raised an investment from Karma Ventures; online health and sport service SportID raised over €150k on Funderbeam platform; and video building platform Clipman raised a €100k. Some amazing news this past month also came from our very own unicorn - six years after its launch, TransferWise announced that it has reached profitability! 

For those of you who were unable to attend Latitude59 - fear not! The speeches, talks and discussions from both of the main stages were recorded and can be watched from here, For those of you who attended - we hope that you had as good of a time as we did. Have an equally amazing June! 

Startup Estonia team
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Why Estonia may be the best place for India's overlooked startups to flourish

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TransferWise to offer cross-border bank accounts

Our fintech unicorn TransferWise will hold money on deposit for its customers and provide them with bank account numbers in several countries! “We are very driven to see what else we can offer to our clients, who are living these international lives.” said Taavet Hinrikus, the founder and CEO of Transferwise. Find out more

How did Estonia become a leader in technology?

After reindepending, less than half of our population had a telephone line and the only independent link to the outside world was a Finnish mobile phone concealed in the foreign minister's garden. Two decades later, we are a world leader in technology. Find out more

A new era for location-independent entrepreneurs has begun

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Estonia to lead debate on the future of social systems in the digital era

The EU’s "tech nation"  is ready to preach the bright opportunities offered by the digital era during its semester at the EU’s helm. A dozen conferences are scheduled to explore how different sectors can benefit from the disruptive impact of technology. Find out more

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