MacPaw, a Kyiv (Kiev)-based Mac software development company with more than five million customers worldwide, just announced the launch of a flat-fee subscription offer for Setapp, its service designed for macOS app users and developers.
Presented as an “unstore alternative to Apple’s Mac App Store,” the new service aims to save your time and money when working with the ocean of more than 30,000 Mac applications.
Last week Sixa, a San Francisco-based startup which has developed developed a “personal computer in the cloud,” closed a $3.5 million round of seed funding.
According to the company’s press service, the round was led by Californian fund Tandem Capital with participation from Ukrainian funds Digital Future and Horizon Capital, Gagarin Capital, a fund with Russian roots, as well as Social Capital, Presence Capital, Rising Tide Fund, and other unnamed investors.
Earlier this week Allset, a mobile app helping restaurants cut dining time in half by allowing customers to pre-order their meals, has secured a $2.35 million seed round.
The roud was led by New York-based venture capital firm Metamorphic Ventures with participation from Andreessen Horowitz and FJ Labs as well as previous investors Alexander Chernyak, a startup entrepreneur operating in the USA, Russia and Ukraine, and Andriy Dovzhenko from Kyiv (Kiev)-based SMRK VC Fund.
Last week GitLab Inc., an open-source software startup founded by Ukrainian entrepreneur Dmitry Zaporozhets, announced that it raised $20 million from US investors August Capital, Khosla Ventures, and Y Combinator. This Series B round follows a previous fund raising operation in September 2015.
GitLab’s set of tools allow people to collaborate on all digital content more effectively, scaling projects across functional groups, collaborating in real-time and more easily managing workflows and version control.
Software Engineering 2016, the biggest annual conference on software development and IT entrepreneurship in Ukraine, will be held on September 2-4 in Kyiv (Kiev). This event will feature 100 speakers from Ukraine and abroad, 100 lectures and 12 stages.
The program focuses on the latest trends in BigData, UI/UX, management and fundraising, as well as on the various aspects of software development, JS, mobile and company development.
Galactic Exchange, a Silicon Valley-headquartered big data startup with engineering teams split between Kharkiv (Kharkov), Eastern Ukraine, and Menlo Park, has raised $1.25 million from Floodgate and Signia Venture Partners. Closed in early August, the deal has just been announced publicly.
The two California-based VC firms had already backed the startup in its seed funding round one year ago, Galactic Exchange’s co-founder Konstantin Kladko told Ukraine Digital News.
Sixa has developed a “personal computer in the cloud” intended for developers, designers and gamers, “capable of running the most demanding applications.”
Earlier this month Violin Memory, a Silicon Valley-based company based that designs and manufactures computer data storage products, announced a strategic partnership with GlobalLogic, a leader in digital product development services.
The GlobalLogic engineering center in Kyiv (Kiev) has already begun working with Violin Memory on software QA. Operations will be expanded to other areas of product development starting from this month, according to Violin Memory’s press release.
“American-Ukrainian startup People.ai is emerging from stealth,” writes TechCrunch in an interview with this startup’s Ukrainian founder, Oleg Roginskyy.
People.ai’s solution helps sales person benchmark their skills, track their improvement and receive personalized advice to become “sales rockstars.”
One the best IT events in the country, Lviv IT Arena 2016 will hold its third edition on September 30 – October 2 in the western Ukrainian city of Lviv (Lvov). The conference will bring together more than 2,500 tech lovers from Ukraine and Eastern Europe.
Unlike the previous editions, this year the majority of speakers will represent western markets and businesses. The conference will be held in English.