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Estonian customer service startup raises USD1.9 million to expand its marketing

Klaus, an Estonian company that produces a conversation review and quality assurance platform for customer service teams, closed a USD1.9 million seed round, saying the investment is aimed at doubling development power and expanding marketing efforts. The investment was led by Creandum, a European venture capital firm, with participation from …

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Estonian student chemists win at an international university startups’ festival in Russia

Young entrepreneurs from the Tallinn University of Technology won the first prize with their food products temperature indicator Timey at an international student startups’ festival in St Petersburg, Russia. From 24-28 June, HSE St Petersburg – a subsidiary of the Moscow-based Higher School of Economics – hosted the International University …

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Estonian startup Veriff to verify customers in a Berlin public transport app

The Berliner Verkehrsbetriebe (BVG), the main public transport company of Berlin, the German capital, chose the Estonian online identity verification startup, Veriff, to verify people’s identities in Jelbi, BVG’s freshly launched mobility app. Jelbi covers Berlin’s entire public transportation system, scooters, bikes, ride-hailing and car sharing, as well as traditional taxis. BVG …

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Estonian-founded AI startup Realeyes raises USD12.4 million to fund expansion into Japan

The Estonian-founded, London-based AI startup, Realeyes, has raised USD12.4 million to fund its expansion into Japan. The investment is led by current investor Draper Esprit and NTT DOCOMO Ventures, the venture capital arm of NTT DOCOMO, Japan’s leading mobile operator. They are joined by Global Brain, the largest venture capital …

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Estonia approves the action plan for implementing AI

The e-Estonia council on 5 June approved the action plan for implementing artificial intelligence, or the so-called “kratt” strategy. “Kratt” is a creature from Estonian mythology that the government of Estonia uses as a synonym for narrow AI applications. Its rough translation would be something like a “gremlin” or a …

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Estonian-Singaporean unmanned tank can fire beyond the range of human sight

Estonian company Milrem Robotics and Singaporean ST Engineering have demonstrated a combat unmanned ground vehicle that can fire beyond the visual line of sight. The new UGV is armed with a 40-millimetre automatic grenade launcher and a 12.7-millimetre heavy machine gun. The companies demonstrated the UGV during a live fire …

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A fast and cheap device for determining the freshness of food developed in Estonia

An Estonian research group at the country’s University of Life Sciences has developed a cheap and simple device to test the freshness of fish and meat; the appliance could be used by large retail chains or households. This article is published in collaboration with Research in Estonia. By Sven Paulus The …

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Estonian-founded cybersecurity startup RangeForce raises USD1.5M in seed funding

RangeForce, an Estonia and New York-based startup, has raised USD1.5 million in seed funding for cybersecurity simulation-based learning platform. The Estonian-founded startup raised the funding from Paladin Capital Group, with participation from Trind Ventures. RangeForce helps companies deal with their cybersecurity and information security vulnerabilities by training their security specialists …

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