Spring 2022 was a difficult time for Ukrainian startups, and VanOnGo was no exception. The team was feeling frustrated and exhausted, as we had been devoting much of their time and energy to volunteering efforts and pivoting their business outside of Ukraine. The situation in our home country was dire, and it seemed as though our startup would never take off. However, the decision by Google for Startups Ukraine Support Fund to fund in VanOnGo was like a lifeline, giving the team the inspiration and motivation they needed to press on.
With the support of Google for Startups Ukraine Support Fund, the VanOnGo team shifted our focus to the EU market, accelerating fundraising efforts and increasing their participation in events across Europe and the United States. We are determined to make our startup a success, even in the face of overwhelming odds. The road ahead was uncertain, and the journey was long, but the team was inspired by the belief that Google for Startups Ukraine Support Fund had in us and our startup.
The decision of Google for Startups Ukraine Support Fund to fund in VanOnGo was a turning point for the team, giving them renewed hope and motivation to continue pushing forward. Despite the lack of tangible achievements, the team was determined to succeed, and with the support of Google USF, they were able to do just that.
It was not an easy task to focus on the EU market and achieve business development. The Vanongo team had to overcome the challenges of navigating a new market, building connections, and securing funding. But with the support of Google for Startups Ukraine Support Fund, we are able to overcome these obstacles and move forward, step by step, in full darkness.
In the end, the VanOnGo team emerged victorious, having proven that with hard work, determination anything is possible. This is not only a testimony to the skill, perseverance and dedication of the VanOnGo team but also a reminder that with the right mindset and supportive partners, any business can thrive in the face of adversity.