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Startup Insider: Ukraine’s Mighty Startup Scene

Startup Insider: Ukraine’s Mighty Startup Scene

When news broke that Russia invaded Ukraine in late February, people around the world responded with shock. Now headlines about the ongoing war describe civilians fleeing their homes, protesters resisting Russian forces and government officials discussing their next moves.

But the mainstream headlines may not tell you that Ukraine punches above its weight in the tech and startup sectors. Its population is just 44 million, but Ukraine has no shortage of talent. Startups hailing from the country include Grammarly, Spark Mail and GitLab. WhatsApp, PayPal and Revolut all have founders with Ukrainian origins. 

In this episode of Startup Insider, Andy Gordon and Vin Narayanan discuss the Ukraine’s remarkable pool of talent, the global nature of the tech scene, changing risk factors and more.

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