We are excited to share that 14 international startups are beginning their 5-month journey with us making it the biggest batch we have ever had! This batch has two tracks – SaaS and Cyber – to accommodate the specific needs of startups from each vertical. The acceleration program runs from April until September 2021. Besides a cash investment, selected startups go through an intense mentorship-driven program managed from our Tallinn office space. However, due to Covid restrictions, the program will commence online and is planned to be held in a hybrid format with modules online and on-site, should the regulations be loosened.
The batch has 13 teams with founders from 12 different countries from all across the globe – Estonia, Ukraine, Poland, Russia, United Kingdom, USA, Argentina, Australia, and for the first time in our portfolio including founders from Ecuador, Brazil, Venezuela, and Serbia. These teams have solutions for automated employee onboarding, delivery app management, legal entity verification, team training against spear-phishing and so much more. Without further ado meet the teams of our newest batch:
CaterUs (Argentina) – is a web app to help restaurants manage their delivery apps through just one platform, using ML to set prices.
COGNITIVA (Ecuador) – is developing a SaaS platform using I4.0 techs, to solve operational inefficiencies in industrial companies.
Coortex (Brazil) – helps the manufacturing industry to deliver orders on time with less inventory, lower cost, and much faster.
EcoPetBox (Estonia) – is a quickly and easily disposable litter tray, suitable to use in all conditions and to fill with all types of pet litter.
FinMap (Ukraine) – is the most easygoing web service for financial accounting for SMEs with automatically analytical reports.
Friday HR (Russia) -helps remote-friendly companies fasten onboarding and build cross-functional teams.
Onboard (United Kingdom) – helps SMEs to autopilot employee onboarding and ongoing training with custom-made learning courses.
OTA Sync (Serbia) – is a cloud-based property and hotel management solution, which helps managers to improve their business.
Pivony (USA) – is developing a B2B SaaS platform for brands and companies to understand their customers much better.
WiseDrive (Estonia) – is a marketplace that seamlessly connects car owners with trustworthy workshops.
eID Easy (Estonia) – is building a qualified electronic signature methods aggregator for worldwide strong electronic signatures.
MonkPhish (Australia) – inoculating your company against spearphishing.
Trusted Twin (Poland) – an API-first B2B platform solving the problem of dispersion, unavailability, and insufficient security of Digital Twins.
Meet the batch managers
With a bigger batch comes a bigger team and we have #WiseGirl power gathered up for this one! We have two Managing Directors for each track of the batch – our long term mentor Mariia Tintul joined our team in February and will be taking care of the SaaS startups, and Egita Polanska, who has been with SWG since 2016 and has worked with different partnerships, lead pre-accelerator programs in Balkans, as well as been a Managing Director for two batches is coming back to this role and will help Cyber startups in their journey. Liis Linn, who has been the Program Manager of our first Wise Guys Sustainability batch, will be joining this batch as a Program Manager as well. This power team will be supported by Wise Guys Cyber Program Director Farid Singh who led our first two Wise Guys Cyber batches, as well as an intern who recently joined our team, Alexander Zahn.
Btw, the batch HQ is at our Tallinn office, and some of our own team members, as well as the startups, will be there throughout the program, so if you want to stop by and say hi, feel free to do that. We’d be happy to meet you for a chat!
Special thank you to our Selection Bootcamp mentors!
Besides turning the spotlight to our newest portfolio teams we wanted to use this opportunity to say Thank you to the mentors, investors, and alumni who joined the Selection Bootcamp of this batch and helped us choose the best of the best. Thank you Abhishek Balaria, Andri Rebane, Baturay Kaya, Chris Robbins, Daniel Vaczi, Fawzi Rahal, Guillermo Falco, Indrikis Liepa, Ivo Remmelg, Kieren Niĉolas Lovell, Maurice McGinley, Mykolas Dumcius, Pawel Maj, Remco Veenenberg, Renat Lokomet, Rumen Iliev, Sandis Kondrats, Toomas Lepik, Viesturs Sosars, Viktor Lillemäe, Vytautas Černiauskas, Yrjö Ojasaar, Priit Pedastsaar, Franziska Kolk, Jaanika Jelistratov, Pinar Soyata, Ibrahim Bashir, Alex Sumin, Calum Cameron, Jovin Hurry, Marcis Gogis, Nazar Hembara, Oz Hassine, Ernests Stals, and Juris Breicis for your expertise and neverending energy!