The largest Latvian tech event of the year, TechChill, has published their agenda for the conference. This year, they'll be focusing on impact, innovation and the human side of tech.
A study of investor sentiment in Latvia has found that the great majority of investors plan to invest more into the Baltic region.
The “Buildit Latvia” accelerator aims to help creators of online and physical products in the early stages of their idea. Matīss Neimanis, the organizer of this accelerator, would like to include more international teams amongst the local start-up ideas. However, bureaucratic procedure makes this difficult.
In their second round of investments, 360-degree imaging startup Giraffe360 has raised €1.1M, an investment lead by Change Ventures. The startup intends to move their HQ to London, England.
Looking at the latest Regional Investment Climate Index, the investment climate in Latvia in 2018 has retained its 2.5 score out of 5. Investors assessment of policy-makers’ attempts to improve the foreign investment climate stayed at the same levels as in the 2017 study at 2.9 points.
One of Latvia's hottest fintech startups has announced a cooperation with one of the leading banks in the Baltics - SEB - to test their transaction categorization capabilities.