Estonia

Baltic Banks Embrace Open Banking

In the Baltic region, banks are embracing open banking with most of the major ones giving third-party providers regulated access to account information through developer portals. Data from Latvian open banking startup Nordigen and Openbankingtracker.com suggest that at least 11

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Estonian Virtual Cyber Security Hackathon Announces Winners

Estonian startup Garage48 has concluded its 4th Cyber Security Hackathon on the 23rd to 25th of October, announcing the list of winning startups. The hackathon was organised in collaboration with Institute of Computer Science at the University of Tartu, Sentinel,

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Holvi Marketing VP Joins Xolo

Xolo, announced the appointment of Elina Räsänen as their new Chief Marketing Officer starting from November, 2020. The Estonian-based company provides a SaaS platform for solopreneurs aimed at making starting and running a modern microbusiness easier. She brings over a

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Latitude59’s Pitching Competition Finalists Lack Fintech Representation

Latitude59 x EstBAN Pitching Competition’s pre-finals took place last week with over 50 early-stage startups competing for the chance to pitch in front of investors at the Latitude59 stage. The top 10 finalists for the flagship startup and technology event did not

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A Quick Guide to Estonia’s Crypto License and New Requirements

In 2017, Estonia became amongst the first countries in Europe to provide a legal framework for business activities involving virtual currencies. Since then, the Baltic country has emerged as a preferred destination for crypto entrepreneurs to launch their businesses. In

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Estonia Issues Their Much Anticipated Digital Nomad Visa

Estonia is launching its long-awaited Digital Nomad Visa this month, an extension of their e-Residency programme. Digital nomads and remote workers have long faced ambiguity when working while they travel, often skirting the law by working while visiting a country

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Estonian Fintech Planet42 Raises $2.4M Targeting Unberbanked in Africa

Planet42, an Estonian fintech operating in Africa that focuses on providing access to mobility to the underbanked, has raised €2.2M ($2.4M). The seed round was led by Change Ventures. Private backers include Martin Villig (Bolt), Ragnar Sass (Pipedrive), Marko Virkebau

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Estonia Passes Law Creating Digital Nomad Visas

The Riigikogu on Wednesday passed a bill to amend the Aliens Act to allow for the creation of a digital nomad visa enabling foreign nationals whose work is not dependent on their location to work in Estonia. The bill initiated

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European Commission Supports the Global Hack, a Global Tech Movement to Combat the Coronavirus

The European Commission has announced it is supporting the upcoming Global Hack, an online hackathon organised by the world’s tech community. The Hackathon is designed to rapidly develop much needed solutions in the current COVID-19 pandemic. Kai Isand, head organiser

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Estonian Startup Help: Raise €250K Or More

The emergency situation, remote working, the aim of avoiding physical contacts are making companies to adapt their products and services to the current situation. Estonian startup sector has responded fast and vigorously to the changing socioeconomic situation caused by the

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