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 Tawk.to goes on a hiring spree
Last week we reported that Tawk.to is building a new, bigger a cozier office in Riga. This week they have posted 6 vacancies in our jobs section. Tawk.to 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
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 programme. JIC 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.