In his native Belarus, 30-year-old tech entrepreneur Andrey Poznyak was once a political prisoner. He spent six months behind bars for protesting Belarusian dictator Alexander Lukashenko’s brutal crackdown on civil society following fraudulent elections in 2020.
Poznyak later made his way to Ukraine, along with thousands of fellow techies, and in the fall of 2021 founded a startup called Peech — a mobile app that can read aloud any written content. It allows its users to quickly scan or upload written text, an article, PDF, book, or even Twitter thread, and turn it into audio in nearly 60 different languages.
The startup caught the attention of Ukrainian investors. On July 26, Ukraine-based investment fund Flyer One Ventures, a spinoff of local tech company Genesis, announced it had invested $550,000 in Peech to help it expand into the rest of Europe and the U.S.Belarus-founded startup Peech attracts $550,000 from Ukrainian Flyer One VenturesRead More