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How Emerging Technologies Are Boosting E-Governance in Estonia

Estonia has seen soaring success with e-governance initiatives. In the UN’s 2020 E-Government Development Index, the country ranked third out of a total of 193 countries. The index assesses how countries use information technologies to promote access and inclusion. Estonia

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Mastercard’s Accelerator Lineup Features Women-Led and Sustainable Startups

Mastercard has revealed the 15 tech startups that will be joining the fall edition of its Lighthouse FINITIV programme from Sweden, Estonia and Finland. This fall, the programme kick off in Stockholm, Helsinki and Tallinn while utilising the benefits of

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Ageras Group Buys Finnish Invoicing Software Zervant in Acquisition Spree

Ageras Group, a group of companies backed by Investcorp Technology Partners (ITP) that offers a range of software solutions to small businesses, announced that it has acquired Zervant, a Finland-based online invoicing software. The group is known for their online

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Estonia’s EstateGuru Bags €5.8 Million From Series A Fundraise

EstateGuru, an Estonian marketplace for short-term, property-backed loans, announced the successful closure of its €5.8 million Series A funding round, with investments coming from Switzerland, United Kingdom, Czechia, Austria, Germany, and Cyprus. The lead investor for the round is TMT

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IKEA Operator Snaps up Minority Stake in BNPL Firm Jifiti for US$22.5 Million

Ingka Investments, the investment arm of Ingka Group which owns and operates IKEA stores, has invested US$22.5 million in US-based Buy Now, Pay Later (BNPL) firm Jifiti, for a minority stake in the company. Ingka Group and Jifiti have a

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Digital Identity Firm Signicat Acquires Lithuania’s Dokobit for Eastern Europe Push

Norwegian digital identity company Signicat has acquired Dokobit, a Lithuanian electronic authentication solutions provider with a presence in Estonia, Latvia and Iceland, for an undisclosed sum. This marks the third acquisition by Signicat following that of Encap Security, a Norwegian

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Estonia Grants Insurance Broker License to e-Resident Digital Nomad Broker

The Estonian Financial Supervision Authority (Finantsinspektsioon) has officially granted an insurance broker license to Herrmann, Huebner & Partner to set up NOMADS INSURE in the country. The firm said that it has emerged as the first e-Residency company to receive

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Swedish Fintech Invoier Bags EUR 4.1 Million From the European Union

Stockholm-based fintech company Invoier, who has built and established a marketplace for fair and transparent trading of invoices, has secured a EUR 4.1 million equity funding from the European Innovation Council’s (EIC) Fund. Invoier’s marketplace enables SMEs to convert invoices

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Danish Neobank kompasbank Selects Mambu To Roll Out SME Lending

Newly-established Danish small and medium-sized enterprise (SME) bank kompasbank announced their go-live on Mambu’s Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) banking platform. On Mambu’s cloud-native banking platform, kompasbank said that it was able to build fast and flexible customer onboarding, loan and deposit processes.

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Nets Extends Partnership With Estonia’s LHV Bank, Adds Issuing Services in the UK

Nets, a payment services provider based in Denmark, has extended their long-term partnership with Estonia’s LHV Bank, while adding new issuing services for the latter’s British subsidiary, LHV UK Limited. ​The extended partnership will see Nets continue to deliver full

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