Crunchbase and East-West Digital News — the publisher of UADN.NET — are teaming up to cover key tech and venture trends from Russia and neighboring countries in Eastern Europe and Central Asia. Since January 2019, EWDN chief editor Adrien Henni has offered a monthly column to highlight the most notable industry facts and trends as well as promising tech innovations from these countries.
The April review highlights the $150 million convertible loan to Russian e-commerce company Ozon and the aquisition of some of Naspers’ African properties by Ukrainian Jiji. The most astonishing news, however, came from Belarus. This country is officially inviting “the most clever and talented” IT professionals from across the globe to settle there. The authorities went as far as to invite Elon Musk to start testing his Robotaxi system in Minsk, the Belarusian capital.
Meanwhile, a local 3D modeling, design and art studio started restoring Notre-Dame’s stained glass windows in augmented reality — lacking funding, however, to purchase the required software instruments.April 2019 in Eastern Europe and Central Asia: $150m for e-commerce, Elon Musk invited, Notre-Dame restoredRead More