Despite the country’s tremendous political and economic challenges, Ukrainian tech ecosystem is looking up with hundreds of promising tech startups arising across the country. The recent IDCEE conference is great evidence to that.
Ukrainian emerging businesses in e-commerce, enterprise SaaS, media tech and fin tech domains attract attention of many private and institutional investors across the globe.
But many investors, unfamiliar with the Ukraine’s startup ecosystem, are faced with a lack of proper information and keep apart from entering the negotiations with Ukrainian entrepreneurs.
Recently launched FinovateStudio project is aimed at filling this informational gap and at eliminating the risks associated with cross-border deals. The Studio provides the investors and corporates across the Globe with access to the best startups from Ukraine and the rest of Eastern Europe.
Being a private equity and venture capital expert, FinovateStudio reviews an enormous deal flow coming from its partnership network and local events and selects the best internationally oriented projects and solutions in finance, payment, e-commerce, technology and life sciences.
The main selection criteria are the following: sound business model, scalability, excellent exit opportunities, uniqueness of product and the focus on the global markets.
While communicating with investors, the Studio’s team specifies their requirements before introducing the projects and teams. Its experts participate in the negotiations, but the final decision stays up to the investor.
The investors with focus on valuable innovations no matter where they come from, often say that business matchmakers such as FinovateStudio are making their life easier, because they have an overall picture on who’s present in the market, they facilitate access to the exclusive deals, and, what’s most important – while representing the startup, they see it objectively from the investor’s point of view.