Armenia chose startup-winners, Uzbekistan got an analogue of a stock exchange

09 June, 2022


The winners of the Emerge startup conference in Armenia have been announced

The winners of the startup conference include several teams from the US, the UK and the Netherlands, Rusbase reports. The best project in the HealthTech track was Way2AR from Armenia, a solution for displaying medical data using AR and VR technologies. The Emerge conference has been held in different countries since 2018. This year it gathered almost 3 thousand participants from 43 countries.

IT Park resident launches Uzbekistan's first mobile app for trading stocks of local companies

Uzbekistan's IT Park says the Multicard.Investment app maked it easier for the user to trade shares of companies, unlike the complex terminal of a stock exchange.  Once registered, a brokerage account is opened and the user can purchase shares by funding his or her depo account with "one-click". The app helps to analyse the increase/decrease in the value of shares in the portfolio and to check the balance of the brokerage account. For now, however, customer identification is offline, so the service is only available to clients in Tashkent. 

Pinterest opens office in Warsaw-based on Belarusian startup Vochi

According to, the core of the Warsaw office of Pinterest will be the team of Belarusian startup Vochi, which became part of the company in 2021.  This year Pinterest plans to double the number of technical experts in the Polish capital to develop video processing products and computer vision technology. The Vochi project, which is an AI-editor that recognises objects in videos or photos and applies effects to them, will get more technical staff. 

Yope, a startup with Belarusian co-founders, raised $2 million 

Yope is a mobile application that records real-time video of the user and its interaction with any content on the smartphone and the outside world. reports that during the first 4 months of beta test has received more than 100 thousand users from the U.S. and South America, and video views in Yope since the beta test reached 20 million. Terms of the latest deal are not disclosed, but the company's valuation has increased 6-fold in the last six months. This round of investment is a bridge round: an intermediate round between the pre-seed round six months ago when the startup received a $600,000 investment, and the seed round planned for the fall.

Ukrainian-founded Ahrefs has invested $60m in its search engine


The new search engine is based on the profit-sharing model, which provides for the distribution of profits between content creators and the search service, explains.  They plan to transfer 90% of the profit to creators of content, similar to the way YouTube developed. Ahrefs is an SEO service for analysing the most popular user queries in search engines. The company is now based in Singapore and plans to deploy its data centres.


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