Central Europe / Tech

Russian Softline pursues international expansion in Baltic states, Belarus, Egypt

East West Digital News in Moscow September 23, 2021

Softline, an international solution and service provider with Russian roots, is pursuing its international expansion with two deals announced this month.

EV market may create copper deficit

Dimitri Frolowsckii of Neo September 3, 2021

Auto fleets' shift to electric vehicles in a global drive to cut carbon emissions will involve a drawdown on copper that could transform markets, and spur additional supply.

Hungary’s 4iG to take control of state-owned telecom infrastructure company Antenna Hungaria

bne IntelliNews August 26, 2021

Strategic partnership agreement will create one of the leading telecommunications holding companies in the CEE region.

Estonia’s Bolt posts loss of nearly €45mn for 2020

bne IntelliNews August 17, 2021

Revenue rises 75% as mobility platform becomes third largest European scooter operator in the peak season.

US NortonLifeLock to buy Czech anti-virus company Avast in $8bn deal

bne IntelliNews August 11, 2021

Deal to create global cybersecurity giant listed on Nasdaq.

Third of Estonian startups set up by e-residents

Linas Jegelevicius in Vilnius August 11, 2021

Most of the startups focus on business software development and fintech solutions.

Estonia’s Bolt closes €600mn funding round

bne IntelliNews August 3, 2021

Largest capital injection so far raises valuation to $4bn and will be used to fund grocery delivery business.

Estonia’s Wise valued at €9.3bn on London Stock Exchange debut

bne IntelliNews July 8, 2021

Fintech formerly known as Transferwise has won customers during pandemic lockdowns as people sought alternative ways of transferring cash.

Slovakia’s flying car makes history

bne IntelliNews June 28, 2021

AirCar flew from Nitra to Bratislava then transformed into a car to continue its journey to the city centre.

Estonian road and car park marking robot developer 10Lines raises funds

bne IntelliNews June 28, 2021

10lines targets a multi-billion dollar market largely untouched by innovation.