Baltic Startup Mafia is a podcast and page on Facebook and LinkedIn, where anyone in the world can get quick and easy access to startup news from three countries in the Baltic region: Latvia, Lithuania, and Estonia.
This is the episode where the data about the year 2019 in Baltic startups is reviewed. The data has been initially collected by local startup organizations. The biggest investments in December 2019 received Estonian startup Salv and Lithuanian startup Gosu.ai. The episode includes the interview with the CEO and Founder of Salv - Taavi Tamkivi.
Taavi is the former employee of two Estonian startup success stories - Skype and Transferwise. He has built technologies to detect and fight financial crime for both of them. After leaving Transferwise he took a year off. Taavi used paternity leave - he stayed at home with his 4th kid. That was the moment when he came up with some good ideas and decided to create Salv.
This is the first episode that will continue as a series of podcasts for people interested in the startup ecosystem of Baltic countries. In this episode, we congratulate Lithuanians with the first unicorn - company Vinted, Latvians with the Sage Group acquisition of the startup Cake HR and Estonians as still being leaders of the investments received #startupmafia