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Year 6 of the 43North competition has officially arrived!

It’s time to submit your application - get started at this link. We know your time is precious, so we’ve made the application shorter and easier to complete!

This year’s investment structure is:

1 - Investment of $1 million

7 - Investments of $500K

Winners will also have the opportunity to apply for a cut of $500K in follow-on funding at the end of 2020!

In addition to the investment, our portfolio companies receive mentorship, access to our network (investors, customers, vendors), free incubator space, the opportunity to operate free of state taxes, and marketing and recruiting support.

Deadline:

Preferred application deadline (fee of $50): June 12, 2019 at 9:00 pm EDT (We like you better and our judges will have more time to review your application if you apply early.)

General application deadline (fee of $100): July 8, 2019 at 9:00 pm EDT

So, what are you waiting for? Head on over to 43north.org/apply to get started.

And if you have any questions along the way, don’t hesitate to reach out atsupport@43north.org!

Highlights


US senators submit bill with sanctions aimed at Nord Stream 2

ERR News | June 14, 2019

A group of Republican U.S. senators introduced a bill on Thursday that would sanction entities involved with the construction of Nord Stream 2 as Washington seeks to force its European allies to reduce their dependence on Russian energy.

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Tallinn council chair: Tunnel with Finland would benefit all of Estonia

ERR News | June 14, 2019

Following a meeting with one of the heads of a consortium in charge of developing an undersea tunnel connecting Tallinn and Helsinki, Tallinn City Council Chairman Tiit Terik (Centre) said that the planned tunnel would benefit all of Estonia.

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Nortal increased revenue, as well as operating profit, in 2018

BC, Tallinn | June 13, 2019

Multinational strategic change and technology company Nortal increased total consolidated revenue in 2018 by 38% to 66.8 mln EUR, and operating profit (EBITDA) by 39% reaching 7.4 mln EUR.

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Estonian funding and trading platform Funderbeam raises USD 4.5 mln

BC, Tallinn | June 12, 2019

Funderbeam, global funding and trading platform based in Estonia, has raised 4.5 mln US dollars in Series A funding to develop its secondary market offering as well as expand into markets in Asia and continental Europe.

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Hollywood Treatment Awaits Country With Knack for Catching Spies

Bloomberg | June 11, 2019

Ex-communist Europe’s spy-catcher-in-chief is attracting attention from Hollywood.

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Amazon is descending on New York with another cashier-free store

CNBC | June 11, 2019

Just a month ago, Amazon opened its first cashier-free convenience store in New York. Now it’s opening another.

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Baltic Horizon Fund closes acquisition of Galerija Centrs shopping center in Riga

TBT | June 14, 2019

Real estate management company Baltic Horizon Fund has closed the acquisition of the Galerija Centrs shopping center in Riga for 75 million euros from AS Linstow.

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Saeima amends Credit Institution Law defining FCMC's obligations in credit institutions’ liquidation 

BC, Riga | June 14, 2019

Saeima today passed in the final reading amendments to the Credit Institution Law defining the Financial and Capital Market Commission’s (FCMC) obligations in the process of a credit institution’s liquidation.

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Latvia to Purge Banking Watchdog Leadership After U.S. Pressure

Bloomberg | June 13, 2019

Facing pressure from the U.S. to clean up its financial system after a string of money-laundering scandals, Latvia is poised to purge the leadership of its banking watchdog.

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GET Baltic is expanding regional gas exchange operations to Finland from 2020

BC, Vilnius | June 13, 2019

Regional Gas Exchange GET Baltic, operating in Lithuanian, Latvian and Estonian market areas is prepared to expand geographical coverage to other Northern Europe countries by launching new market area in Finland, and contributing to deeper integration of the Finnish and Baltic gas markets from 1st January 2020.

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Latvia ranks 17th in EU Digital Economy and Society Index

BC, Riga | June 12, 2019

Latvia this year ranked 17th in the EU Digital Economy and Society Index (DESI) among all 28 EU member states, lagging behind Lithuania and Estonia.

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VISA cardholders will also be able to pay by smartphone in Latvia

TBT | June 11, 2019

Continuing its development of wearable technology, Citadele Bank has widened opportunities for clients to pay in stores by smartphone. Now, in addition to Citadele’s Mastercard and Maestro cardholders, VISA cardholders will be able to pay via smartphone if they have an Android operating system (Samsung, HTC, Huawei, etc.).

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More US troops will also come to Lithuania after extra Poland deployment, defmin says

TBT | June 13, 2019

The United States' decision to send more troops to Poland means that more of them will come to Lithuania for training as well, Lithuania's Minister of National Defense says.

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Klaipeda port's cargo traffic up 8.5% to 19.8 mln tons

BC, Vilnius | June 12, 2019

Cargo traffic in the Lithuanian seaport of Klaipeda rose 8.5% to 19.77 mln tons in the first five months of this year from the same period las year.

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Lithuania's cyber security center warns about WiFi equipment risk

TBT | June 11, 2019

Lithuania's National Cyber Security Center warned on Tuesday about the risk posed by some of the WiFi equipment used in the country as it uses Russian technology.

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Vasiliauskas: Lithuania’s experience helps shape international fintech best practices

Bank of Lithuania | June 10, 2019

As emphasised today during the joint high-level seminar held by the Bank of Lithuania and the International Monetary Fund (IMF), financial technologies (fintech) have a vast potential to benefit consumers and boost economic growth, yet fintech development needs to be properly managed to ensure resilience to potential risks. 

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INVL Baltic Sea Growth Fund invests up to €30 million into cardboard manufacturing business managed by Grigeo AB

TBT | June 10, 2019

INVL Baltic Sea Growth Fund (https://bsgf.invl.com), the largest private equity investment fund in Baltic States, is investing up to €30 million into Grigeo cardboard business, a leading paper and wood industry company for the Baltic region.

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