Industry review: Eastern European startups seduce Silicon Valley investors

Crunchbase and East-West Digital News are teaming up to cover key tech and venture trends in Eastern Europe. Since January 2019, EWDN chief editor Adrien Henni has offered a regular column to highlight the most notable industry facts and trends as well as promising tech innovations from this region. 

The last column, covering Q2 2020, reviews the main deals that took place in Ukraine, or involving Ukrainian-founded companies in other jurisdictions. The EIB’s €50 million loan to UNIT.City, Ukraine’s largest innovation park, is also highlighted as a landmark development in the EU’s engagement in the Ukrainian innovation sector.

The column also reviews Telegram’s investment saga and final agreement with the SEC, the largest deals involving Russian or Russian-founded tech companies, and high profile arrests in the Russian venture business.

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Topics: Analysis & opinion, Finance, Venture/Private equity
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