From drones to HR, from developer tools to e-commerce solutions – here they are – 11 startups that have gotten through a tough screening process among 400 others and were selected for Startup Wise Guys 12th acceleration program. The teams will settle in Tallinn, Estonia for a 3 months hands-on mentoring program and receive up to 30K euros in funding.
After having numerous batches with a great variety of nationalities, this batch for a change could be named a Baltic one. There are 3 Estonian, 2 Lithuanian and 1 Latvian startup on board. Plus, Armenia and Ukraine retain their strong position in the application process and will have one team each in this batch.
While having plenty of applicants from Eastern Europe is an established trend, it is not that typical to attract Western European founders for acceleration in the Baltics. Lately, however, there has been an increasing interest from beyond Baltics. It is the second time in Startup Wise Guys history when an Italian team joins the batch. Plus a team from Denmark is also on the list. A similar tendency can be observed for Indian founders, who are willing to explore new markets and see Baltics as a gateway to Europe.
11 B2B startups selected to Startup Wise Guys Batch 12
Back2cart (Armenia). Powerful customer communication and conversion optimization software designed for next generation e-commerce stores.
Consorto (Estonia). Consorto is a marketplace that allows global professionals to buy and sell European commercial real estate from a single smart platform.
DronePilot (Latvia). Everything you need to fly your drone wisely.
eXpact (Estonia). Expact makes international Tech recruitment seem as easy as swiping in Tinder.
LevelUp (Denmark). We make video analysis easy for sports teams.
Razzby (Lithuania). Swiss army knife for business events.
Skaffolder (Italy). Skaffolder allows developers and IT companies to quickly create web apps.
Vumonic (India). Vumonic Technologies is a data intelligence company which is in the business of furnishing competitive intelligence on value share and volume share to the e-commerce and e-tail industries.
Zirity (Ukraine). Zirity provides on-line shops with try-on tools. This allows shops to sell more and decrease purchased product return rate.
ZitiCity (Lithuania). Same-day shipping for e-commerce.
Zelos (Estonia). Gamified management app for unleashing the full potential of large teams.
Batch 12 is managed by Managing Director Alexandra Balkova from Ukraine and with experience in a VC fund WannaBiz, Program Manager Darja Ogorodnik, fresh from Estonian startup Veriff that has gone through YC program, and Startup Wise Guys Global CEO Cristobal Alonso as the strategic driver.
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With 100 investments in early stage startups, Startup Wise Guys is one of the top investors in the broader CEE region and Nordics. To help techy startup founders become true entrepreneurs, they are running a world-class boutique startup accelerator since 2012. They have accelerated more than 100 startups in 11 cohorts, focusing on B2B SaaS and Fintech early stage startups. Their portfolio has already had 1 major exit and overall startup survival and success rate is above 77%.