The pulse of Latvian startup scene: Week #29

Adaplab (featured in our June dealflow overview) attracted investment, InSelly launched a premium version, Riga Powerhouse finalised the location, and many more news from #LVstartups. Relive this week with us: 

Adaplab attracts €50K pre-seed investment

Adaplab is a science-based startup born in Commercialization Reactor. The company develops new generation software products for industrial controllers with self-tuning function in oil, gas and wind farm industries. The pre-seed investment will be used to establish a legal entity,  and develop the product based on feedback from existing partners in oil and gas industry.

Read more here

InSelly launches its premium version

After a successful admission to Startup Sauna earlier this year, followed by  the selection to join 5 other top startups on Startup Sauna Silicon Valley tour, world's first marketplace for Instagram InSelly has launched the premium version of its product.

Find out more on their blog

Riga Powerhouse announces the location, shares more details

The innovation quartal project Riga Powerhouse led by Edgars Ivanovs has chosen the final location, hosted an ignition event and shared members' intention protocol. More than 20 innovative, collaborative and open-minded companies and organizations have already joined the initiative.

You can follow news from Riga Powerhouse in this Facebook group. Edgars revealed that they will have more major announcements soon and are still open for more potential residents. 

Find out more and watch the ignition video here

Business angel Rolands Feldmanis is now editor in chief at Forbes Latvia and Estonia

The deputy chairman of the board of Latvian Business Angel Network (LatBAN) is now the chief editor of Forbes Latvia and Estonia, which will ensure first-hand representation of funding opportunities for Latvian startups. Rolands is very ambitious and has big plans for helping Latvian startups and investors.

Read more here

Rention has a new advisory board member - Igor Tasic

The collaborative platform for landlords, tenants and real estate service providers Rention has a new advisory board member. Igor Tasic is excited to help Rention in their global ambition, as he mentioned on Twitter. Igor is the Projects Leader and one of the mentors at Startup Europe and has experience in platform-type business with physical world element, as he is a co-founder of Spanish subscription e-commerce food startup Gourly



Free live chat for business goes on a hiring spree

Last week we reported that is building a new, bigger a cozier office in Riga. This week they have posted 6 vacancies in our jobs section. is expanding its team and looking for Android, Windows Phone, Front End and other developers to join. 

Find out more here

The Mill Riga is opening places for new members

The Mill is Riga’s designer and developer coworking hot spot in the heart of city buzz right at the Brivibas street 33. It is a coworking space for fast growing design and tech startups such as Sellfy, Froontand Berta mingled together with entrepreneurs and freelancers from various industries.

Find out more and see if you can join here

Full house at AngelHack hackathon in Silicon Valley, supported by Clusterpoint

Latvian database as a service Clusterpoint is sponsoring a series of worldwide AngelHack hackathons from the US to Australia. This weekend the event in Silicon Valley was fully booked, with many developers using Clusterpoint and winning Apple Watches for the best solutions. 

Materials from "Venture Capital in Latvia: Supply vs Demand" available

Video, presentations and materials from the event on Jul 14 organized by Riga High Tech University are now available online.  You can access them all here

Applications to IoT and Security startup accelerator JIC Starcube open till Jul 31

Startups in IoT and security are welcome to the 7th run on  JIC STARCUBE programmeJIC Starcube is the South Moravian Innovation Centre’s intensive accelerator for teams and startups with clearly defined and market -verified ideas. 3 months full of workshops, mentoring and intensive work await 10 technology teams and start-ups from around the world

Check their program, mentors and apply here