Central Europe / Tech

Estonia’s Wise valued at €9.3bn on London Stock Exchange debut

bne IntelliNews July 8, 2021

Fintech formerly known as Transferwise has won customers during pandemic lockdowns as people sought alternative ways of transferring cash.

Slovakia’s flying car makes history

bne IntelliNews June 28, 2021

AirCar flew from Nitra to Bratislava then transformed into a car to continue its journey to the city centre.

Estonian road and car park marking robot developer 10Lines raises funds

bne IntelliNews June 28, 2021

10lines targets a multi-billion dollar market largely untouched by innovation.

Online fashion retailer Zalando launches platforms in Slovenia, Slovakia and Lithuania

bne IntelliNews June 2, 2021

Berlin-based retailer starts CEE expansion drive with plans to enter eight new markets by end-2022.

Lithuania's sole tech unicorn Vinted expands to Canada

bne IntelliNews May 26, 2021

Thomas Plantenga says Canada is a "great fit" for the second-hand clothing platform as interest in the circular economy grows.

Bullish Printful first in Latvia to claim unicorn status

bne IntelliNews May 24, 2021

Printful is an on-demand printing and warehousing company that has achieved rapid growth in recent years.

Regional winery Purcari invests in online wine retail platform

bne IntelliNews May 17, 2021

Bucharest-listed Purcari bought a 10% stake in 8Wines.com, a fast-growing online retailer of wines.

Payten acquires North Macedonia e-commerce company Grouper

bne IntelliNews May 10, 2021

Launched in 2011, Grouper serves more than 200,000 customers in cooperation with over 3,000 companies that sell their products and services online.