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The first Bulgarian unicorn

The first Bulgarian unicorn

Payhawk, the fintech startup founded by Hristo Borissov and Boyko Karadzhov, was valued at 1 billion dollars after a new investment round led by US fund Lightspeed Venture Partners


The week: First industrial strike in 7 years, Special courts closed down, Bulgarian MIT opens-up

The week: First industrial strike in 7 years, Special courts closed down, Bulgarian MIT opens-up

K Insights 15/04: One more thing to worry about this year, and at least two things to be hopeful about


The office is changing, OfficeRnD is expanding

The office is changing, OfficeRnD is expanding

The Bulgarian company for managing co-working spaces raised 10 million dollars on a valuation around 50 million dollars


The week: The closed sea, the doubling of the toll system and the end of the pandemic

The week: The closed sea, the doubling of the toll system and the end of the pandemic

K insights: we look for good city ideas to finance and we have a special report on the Tech sector


KCM’s mining deal with Minstroy

KCM’s mining deal with Minstroy

The metallurgical group now fully controls Varba – Batantsi lead-and-zinc miner


The Coalition duel for the National Bank

The Coalition duel for the National Bank

In an attempt to thwart the election of TISP’s Lyubomir Karimanski for governor of BNB with the votes of the opposition, WCC nominated their parliamentary head Andrei Gyurov for the post


How big is the fintech sector in Bulgaria?

How big is the fintech sector in Bulgaria?

About 135 companies with over BGN 1.4 billion (EUR 715 million) in revenues are distributed in more than a dozen segments of the fintech industry


Recovery plan 3.0: fresh restart with trains and batteries

Recovery plan 3.0: fresh restart with trains and batteries

The state authorities decided to revamp the EU funds plan, squeezing in some radical ideas before being submitted by the end of April


Seven (or more) great ideas for Sofia

Seven (or more) great ideas for Sofia

A 1-million BGN pilot program by the Municipal authorities in the capital inspires citizens to propose urban development projects of their choosing


Bulgaria is looking for a unicorn

Bulgaria is looking for a unicorn

In 2022 or 2023 there will be at least one Bulgarian startup with valuation over 1 billion dollars


Recycling Humanita’s business

Recycling Humanita’s business

The indebted company for processing of second-hand clothes has two options: rehabilitation or bankruptcy


If Only We Could Predict Inflation or Why there are no super-wealthy economists

If Only We Could Predict Inflation or Why there are no super-wealthy economists

Should the fixed income market turn out to be correct once again, and should recession loom, inflation talk will not only cease but we will yearn for a return to price growth once businesses collapse and unemployment soars


Bulgarian banks’ profit rises to 1.4 billion levs in 2021

Bulgarian banks’ profit rises to 1.4 billion levs in 2021

Lower impairment costs, decreased contributions to guarantee funds and the credit moratorium boosted annual profit by 600 million levs


The Wolf and the trash: the saga about who will burn Bulgaria’s trash

The Wolf and the trash: the saga about who will burn Bulgaria’s trash

The Minister of the Environment is the last barrier to the construction of a massive RDF-burning plant by one of Bulgaria’s most controversial businessmen


Why are Bulgarians (not) willing to come back from abroad?

Why are Bulgarians (not) willing to come back from abroad?

A new study finds that - unsurprisingly - lack of career opportunities and lower quality of life compared to Western Europe stop emigres from returning



Three tunnels under the Balkan range: where and when

Three tunnels under the Balkan range: where and when

Road tunnels are to be built under the Shipka pass in central Bulgaria, Petrohan pass in the west, and close to the Black Sea coast in the east, regional development minister Grozdan Karadzhov announced


A reluctant NATO ally, OECD invitation 15 years in the waiting and a new name for Telenor

A reluctant NATO ally, OECD invitation 15 years in the waiting and a new name for Telenor

Sofia hopes for the best - and not much more - in NATO-Russia clash, Telenor turns into Yettel and changes coming to the Energy regulator


New investment values Bulgaria’s Payhawk at 570 million dollars

New investment values Bulgaria’s Payhawk at 570 million dollars

San Francisco-based Greenoaks provides half of the fresh funding of 112 million dollars


Dutch Azerion buys Bulgaria’s Titan Gate

Dutch Azerion buys Bulgaria’s Titan Gate

Acquisition succeeds in second attempt