In the EU, only 17% of all employees in information and communications technology (ICT) are female specialists. The senior roles in leading ICT companies are often taken by male professionals too. However, the current job market trends may signalise an upcoming change: more and more women are interested in technology and engineering. Some of them start considering this career path at school whereas others tend to change their ongoing careers due to better prospects.
The Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Gabrielius Landsbergis took part in the NATO Strategic Communications Centre of Excellence Riga's online event “Riga StratCom Dialogue 2021" and delivered a keynote speech during a discussion on deterrence strategy in the face of contemporary threats.
Halo.rent, a prop-tech startup from the UK, announces the launch of its tenant engagement platform that streamlines the entire rental onboarding process and offers additional services to tenants and landlords during the tenancy. The company has raised a £1.25m pre-seed round from angel investors and the European Commission. The platform is now open to the public, following field testing with leading UK property managers.
Vinted, an online venue for people to buy and sell second-hand clothes, said on Wednesday it had raised 250 million euros ($303 million) from investors and would invest proceeds in expanding its operations in Europe and beyond.
Creditonline, a Lithuanian-capital fintech company, which develops and provides software solutions to leading market participants, has gained international recognition. The GoodFirms platform has been ranked Creditonline 9th in the global lender software segment. To date, no fintech company from the Baltic countries has been included in the list.