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.
DataProm, a startup which started two years ago in Dnipropetrovsk, Eastern Ukraine with just half a million USD in funding, is now providing its Big Data solution to e-commerce companies far beyond its native market.
In this exchange with Ukraine Digital News, DataProm’s founder Anton Vokrug shared his vision of the growing role of Big Data in e-commerce. He also spoke about how his company got its first clients in Asia, taking advantage of the absence of western competitors in the region.
Launched by serial entrepreneur Oleg Roginskyy, People.ai helps sales person benchmark their skills, track their improvement and receive personalized advice to become “sales rockstars.”
In addition, the technology can match the right candidates to the right companies, “making hiring easier, faster, and more objective than ever before,” according to the startup.
A Kyiv (Kiev)-based startup has just launched a media content optimization solution for mobile applications called ‘Pixpie.’ By speeding up content loading, this technology delivers pictures “2-4 times faster than typical content delivery networks” (CDN), the startup claims.
In addition, Pixpie, which handles storage of app content, helps mobile app developers offload their servers and improve server performance. App developers may also expect “simplified media management” thanks to Pixpie’s CMS solution, while various effects can be applied to images (such as blur, rounded corners, and many others).