In 2022, tech businesses based in Ukraine are likely noticing an increase in support as a result of positive global sentiments toward the country and growing awareness.
You may have noticed on YouTube and other sites there are ads from online tech companies based in Ukraine, with some having logos that include the familiar blue and yellow of the Ukraine flag.
While some are entirely based in Ukraine, others have a global presence but are emphasizing any Ukraine connection as an expression of solidarity.
“Many IT businesses in Ukraine established temporary offices in the west of Ukraine or started relocating their employees to EU countries. For example, MacPaw, a company developing Mac utility apps, ensured its infrastructure, user data, and cloud operation were outside Ukraine, their team was safe, and the business would operate uninterrupted.” [Source: Hackernoon, 27 Mar 2022]
This page provides an introduction to a few. They are listed below alphabetically. Currently the list includes: Grammarly, Headway, MacPaw, and Restream.
Preview of 2023
The video report below from FRANCE 24, dated 6 Jan 2023, is an early report from 2023 about Ukraine businesses. [Source]
ABOUT — “At Grammarly, we strive to help people understand one another, whenever and wherever they communicate in English. Every day, 30 million people and 50,000 teams around the world rely on our real-time suggestions to strengthen their writing and say what they really mean. Grammarly supports streamlined and effective writing. Our suggestions help identify and replace complicated sentences with more efficient ones, refresh repetitive language, and uphold accurate spelling, punctuation, and grammar.” [More]
LINKS — Here are links to Grammarly resources.
LOGO — In addition to their default logo design, Grammarly has developed a Ukraine stylized logo as shown below.
UKRAINE — “Grammarly stands with Ukraine. We are a company with a deep connection to Ukraine. Grammarly was founded in Ukraine; our co-founders are from Ukraine, and we have many team members who call Ukraine home. The Russian attacks are horrific atrocities and have caused immense suffering, fear, and heartbreak. To our colleagues, family, and friends in Ukraine, please know that we stand with you, completely and wholeheartedly. To all of Ukraine, we stand with you and are sending aid. To everyone else, we ask you to declare your support for the people of Ukraine, who continue to resist the unprovoked Russian invasion.” [More]
ABOUT — “Helping users worldwide to become happier and more confident, their subscription-based service is designed to be worked into a busy schedule.”
LINKS — Here are links for more information about Headway:
LOGO — Below is the Ukraine stylized blue and yellow logo for Headway. The symbolism of the ladder in the logo conveys the aspect of education that allows people to climb higher in all areas of life.
LINKS — Below are MacPaw links.
- Facebook [View]
- Graphic Design on Dribbble [View]
- Instagram [View]
- Twitter [View]
- Website – About [View]
- YouTube [View]
LOGO — MacPaw has created a blue and yellow Ukraine stylized version of their logo as shown below.
TEAM — The MacPaw team is pictured below, as shown on the company about page.
VIDEO — Below is a video message of thanks from MacPaw to those who have helped during the Ukraine crisis.
ABOUT — “Andrew Surzhynskyi and Alexander Khuda founded Restream in 2015 with an obsession to help streamers get a wider audience. Focusing first on the gaming community, and building initially a free product, they soon saw the potential of how Restream could help in all kind of circumstances – from every day IRL streaming to professional keynote broadcasting. Over the next 5 years, Restream flourished into the robust ecosystem of tools it is today. Restream goes beyond streaming technology and into the complex infrastructure that continues to create millions of jobs for content creators worldwide.”
LINKS — Here are some links to more information about Restream.io
LOGO — Below is the Restream.io logo in Ukraine stylized blue and yellow.