This year, the 3rd anniversary of the launch of the Ukrainian Startup Fund coincided with the 138th day of the war. However, despite the martial law, Ukraine’s technology sector has demonstrated extraordinary resilience. It was a test of the strength of the ecosystem. Startups have become hardened, adaptive, able to work in conditions of almost 100% uncertainty and crisis.
In order for the startup ecosystem not only to survive, but also to become stronger, it is very important to support Ukrainian startups and help their development – both financially and non-financially. The work of the USF is currently focused on this. The Fund continues to search for opportunities to support Ukrainian startups — both domestically and internationally.
On the occasion of the 3rd anniversary of the launch of USF, a brief summary of current results in numbers and facts:
- 250+ Startups funded;
- $ 6 300 000 in total funded;
- 440+ Startups pitched;
- 37 Pitch Days;
- 4500+ Applications received;
- 12 Accredited Accelerators;
- 35+ Events conducted;
- 150 Experts;
- Every second startup has raised additional funding after the USF grant;
- The Fund has accumulated the largest base of Ukrainian startups at the pre-seed and seed stages.
- During the 3 years of USF’s activity, the State (represented by the USF) became the largest angel investor in Ukraine and Eastern Europe.