Latest news about Ukrainian Startups and Clusters for 1/2022

Latest news 1/2022

This month we compiled a list of events useful to Ukrainian startups and investors and identified 2022 trends in investments in Ukrainian startups. We also met with Carbominer – a Ukrainian startup that developed a unique technology for extracting carbon dioxide directly from the air and using it in various technological processes.

🌈UCLUSTER NEWS🌈

  • Ukrainian startup Carbominer developed a unique technology that extracts carbon dioxide directly from the air and uses it in various technological processes. How does Carbominer convert harmful CO2 into valuable fertilizer for plants? – read
  • We’ve chosen select events, conferences, and grant/accelerator applications useful to Ukrainian startups and investors in February 2022 and early spring. – read English translation
  • After conducting 60 interviews with Ukrainian startup founders, Ucluster identified several market niches attractive to startup investors. Trends in Ukrainian startup investments in 2022. – read English translation

🌈PARTNER NEWS ABOUT STARTUPS🌈

  • Vladimir Kuyantsev talked about Akurateco, a white-label payment orchestration platform. – read
  • Valery Krasovsky, co-founder of Sigma Software Group, SID Venture Partners and Inspirium Laboratories funds, and co-head of the IT Committee of the European Business Association, presented an overview of the latest trends and changes in the Ukrainian IT industry. – read
  • Mosqitter is an industrial-scale mosquito control  device  that attracts female mosquitoes before they get the  chance to lay eggs. – read
  • TechUkraine Digest: What happened in the Ukrainian Tech market in December 2021? – read
  • CEE Startups Of The Month: AgriTech and FoodTech. – read
  • Five Ukrainian startups traveled to CES in Las Vegas – “the most influential tech event in the world”. – read
  • Ukrainian SpaceTech startup Promin Aerospace signed an agreement with the Atlantic Spaceport Consortium, a spaceport operator in the North Atlantic. – read

🔹Events

  • Mazepa Awards announces longlists of their investment award nominees. – read

🔹Investments

  • Lawyerd!, a Ukrainian startup that develops an automated copyright protection online platform, has been selected to the TechStars program. The team got a $120,000 investment at a $3 million valuation. – read
  • Fintech Farm nabs $7.4M to launch neobanks in Nigeria and other emerging markets. – read
  • Glovo acquired the Ukraine-based grocery delivery service Zakaz.ua. – read
  • US chipmaker Qualcomm acquired the Ukrainian startup Augmented Pixels. – read

🌈PARTNER NEWS ABOUT CLUSTERS🌈

  • Data on exports, investment, education development, salaries, and portraits of IT regions was published in the annual report Ukraine IT Report 2021 by IT Ukraine Association. – read
  • The Polish-Ukrainian Startup Bridge project published a study about the Ukrainian startup ecosystem: “Ukrainian startup market: business types, earnings, challenges.”  – read
  • Top Startup Accelerators, Incubators, and VCs in Ukraine. – read