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Baltic Startup Mafia is a podcast and page on Facebook and LinkedIn, where anyone in the world can get quick and easy access to startup news from three countries in the Baltic region: Latvia, Lithuania, and Estonia.

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Baltic Startup Mafia is a podcast and page on Facebook and LinkedIn, where anyone in the world can get quick and easy access to startup news from three countries in the Baltic region: Latvia, Lithuania, and Estonia.

    World’s largest provider of 3D models from Lithuania. Story of CGTrader.

    World’s largest provider of 3D models from Lithuania. Story of CGTrader.

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    The co-founder of the Lithuanian startup CGTrader Dalia Lasaite joined the team as Head of Marketing two years after the company was established. She left behind two failed startups and the dream to become rich fast and retire soon. In 2 years Dalia became a co-founder and CEO of the CGTrader that is currently the global leader of the 3D model industry. She fell in love with the startup journey that has just started for her.   

    Also, check out the Baltic Startup ecosystem update. Companies included - unicorn companies Wise and Bolt. As well as startups GetID, Skeleton Technologies, and Single.Earth from Estonia 🇪🇪, Brolis and Synder from Lithuania 🇱🇹 as well as Longenesis, Sonarworks and Nordigen from Latvia 🇱🇻.

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    • 44 min
    Fighting global spreadsheet madness. Story of Katana.

    Fighting global spreadsheet madness. Story of Katana.

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    The co-founder of the Estonian startup Katana MRP Kristjan Vilosius says: "It is crazy what businesses people have built with spreadsheets." His startup is trying to challenge this approach by offering easy-to-use and understand software for small and medium-sized manufacturers. Katana aims to become the nr 1 manufacturing platform for such companies. Do they have the ambition to become the unicorn? "Focus on customers and solving their problems in the first place," says Kristjan.

    Also, check out the Baltic Startup ecosystem update. Companies included - unicorn companies Printful, Vinted and Wise. As well as startups Veriff, Skeleton Technologies, and Pactum from Estonia 🇪🇪, Interactio, DappRadar, and Halo.rent from Lithuania 🇱🇹 as well as Longenesis and Fixar from Latvia 🇱🇻.


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    • 38 min
    Neobank with the aim to become AI assistant. Story of Zelf.

    Neobank with the aim to become AI assistant. Story of Zelf.

    Latvian startup neobank Zelf is building a platform on top of existing tech giant products - WhatsApp, Messenger, Viber. Are they not afraid of being shut down by those platforms someday? They are not! The Zelf founder and CEO Elliot Goykhman explain how his startup is helping those platforms to earn more. And neobanks have a bright future because they are able to offer innovations. Elliot says that relationships between traditional banks and innovations can be described as relationships between deer and headlight - deers freeze when they see a headlight. The same happens with banks when they meet innovations.

    Also, check out the Baltic Startup ecosystem update. Companies included - both new unicorn companies Zego and ID.me as well as startups Skeleton Technologies and Scoro from Estonia 🇪🇪, Affise and CGTrader from Lithuania 🇱🇹 as well as Jeff App and Zelf from Latvia 🇱🇻.

    #startinlatvia #startinlv #LTStartups #Estonianmafia #balticstartupmafia

    • 33 min
    Startup with 5 co-founders. Story of Droplet Genomics

    Startup with 5 co-founders. Story of Droplet Genomics

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    Deep tech startup from Lithuania Droplet Genomics recently raised 1 million euro in funding from venture capital. Juozas Nainys is the CEO of the company and one of 5 (!) co-founders. He will share some insights on how it is to live in the world where every decision should be made by five people. Jouzas will also describe deep tech startup ecosystem in Lithuania, explain why he is not complaining about the lack of talent and convince that science will save us from the Covid-19 pandemic.

    Also, check out the Baltic Startup ecosystem update. Companies included - Bolt, Pipedrive, Elunow, Starship, and Inzmo from Estonia 🇪🇪, kevin. and Amberlo from Lithuania 🇱🇹 as well as UAV Factory and Smartomica from Latvia 🇱🇻.

    #startinlatvia #startinlv #LTStartups #Estonianmafia #balticstartupmafia

    • 30 min
    Estonians doing business in SouthAfrica. Story of Planet42

    Estonians doing business in SouthAfrica. Story of Planet42

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    3 years ago 2 guys from Estonia went to South Africa with the business idea. A couple of months ago their startup Planet42 raised 10 million dollars that make a total investment of 20 million invested in Planet42. How have they got so far? How are they doing in South Africa? And what are their next milestones? Find out more in the interview with Eerik Oja, CEO, and co-founder of Planet42.

    Also, check out the Baltic Startup ecosystem update. Companies included - Bolt, Veriff, Modularbank, and Rendin from Estonia 🇪🇪, Eneba and Ondato from Lithuania 🇱🇹 as well as Design Scan from Latvia 🇱🇻.

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    • 31 min
    Camera as a service. Story of Giraffe360

    Camera as a service. Story of Giraffe360

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    "We knew that we are going to have a subscription business model before we even had the business," says Mikus Opelts, CEO and the founder of the company Giraffe 360. "What is so special about our camera? Well, it is yellow!" he smiles. To be more precise - the camera does what nobody else in the proptech industry can. We talked about the business, all-in company culture, and how hard it is to rise money for the hardware company. "The peak is only halfway because you still have to go down. And most of the injuries happen there," says Mikus.

    Also, check out the Baltic startup ecosystem update. News from the Baltic Unicorn company Bolt. Other companies included - Drops and Planet42 from Estonia 🇪🇪, TransferGo and RRR.lt from Lithuania 🇱🇹 as well as Mintos and F3 from Latvia 🇱🇻.

    Recent reports covering the Baltic startup ecosystem - Baltic Startup Funding Report by Change Ventures and 2020 Report: Baltic Startup Scene by Startup Wise Guys.

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    • 35 min

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