“We Estonians don’t know how to just stay still and do nothing in the midst of a crisis – we act and we hack!”
In the beginning of COVID-19 spread, Estonian-based Garage48 together with the programme Accelerate Estonia put together an online hackathon in record time, in order to tackle the coronavirus pandemic crisis and emerge from it stronger than ever. At the time, no one could imagine that soon after the first event, they would be organising another with a global reach.
Estonia’s self-driving vehicle producer Auve Tech and Finland’s leading operator of autonomous vehicles Roboride started operating in Finland’s city of Tampere. Later, operations in Greece followed.
RangeForce, the Estonian cloud-based cybersecurity training platform, closed an investment round of $16M to accelerate the company’s global growth. The company focuses on helping enterprises to build highly skilled cybersecurity teams.
Pipedrive, the leading CRM platform for sales and marketing teams, announced it has signed an agreement to receive a majority investment from Vista Equity Partners, a leading global investment firm focused on enterprise software, data and technology-enabled businesses.
According to Forbes, since Covid-19, the number of people who can work from anywhere has increased and now so called ‘work tourism’ is a far bigger market. Estonia is now luring these people, offering working visas as well as travel opportunities to neighbouring countries. Last week, Tallinn, the capital of Estonia, was named the world’s best city for remote workers by Big 7 Travel thanks (at least in part) to the country’s digital nomad visa.
Estonia launched a unicorn matching tool for investors – and predicted which startups will next reach a billion dollar valuation
Estonia, the leader in startup unicorns per capita, is sharing hints from leading founders and investors about which of its startups are likely to be the next unicorn valued at more than $1 billion. Estonia is also accelerating production at its ‘unicorn factory’ by launching a new automated tool by Invest Estonia to match investors with potential unicorns.
According to the President of the Republic of Estonia, Kersti Kaljulaid, the sixth Estonian unicorn is already hatching.
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