The booming Baltic startup scene
Estonia among the 3 best countries in Europe for founders and startups
The booming Baltic startup scene Baltic startups have created over €5 billion in value since 2013.
2018 was a record year for VC Investments in the Baltic states. The total amount of VC raised by companies in the Baltic States hit €534 million in 2018. Across the Baltics, over €1.5 billion has been invested since 2013, […]
Estonia: a springboard for global startups and AI applications
Estonia among the 3 best countries in Europe for founders and startups. EU-Startups.com ranked Estonia among three of the best European countries to set up a startup. Estonia is an attractive destination for startups because of its powerful educational system, highly digitized procedures, ease to obtain work and entrepreneurial visa. According to EU-Startups.com, Estonia is […]
Year 2018: Records for the Estonian startup sector & support of the ecosystem
Estonia: a springboard for global startups and AI applications Artificial Intelligence is taking the world by storm. Where does Estonia stand in the AI ecosystem? Are Estonian businesses ready for AI? We know that tech giants like Amazon, Baidu, Facebook and Google have AI advantages like collecting enormous amounts of data, access to top talent, […]
Estonia’s Bolt (former Taxify): A licence (not) to drive
The last few years have shown that the Estonian startup ecosystem is becoming more attractive. Startups in Estonia are raising record amounts of investments, the Startup Visa program is one of the most successful in the world and the whole sector is growing at a fast pace. Yes, Estonia is being noticed. Why is that? […]
Thomas Padovani – How it all started in Estonia?
Only ten years ago it seemed unfathomable to hail a taxi in just a few moves of a fingertip on your phone and pay less than 10 euros for a ride from one side of the city to another. Neither could anyone have predicted that the company to disrupt the taxi industry all over Europe […]
How it all started in Estonia? After graduating from university, Thomas Padovani spent three and a half years working at a start-up for online payments. During this time, the company’s turnover increased from two million euros to one hundred million euros and went to the stock exchange. But then, Padovani felt that the company wanted […]