Why Delete / Kagool decided to open a store in the Lithuanian capital
The global Covid-19 pandemic has touched every corner of the world, creating a crisis that has presented every international market with unprecedented challenges.
Lithuania has faced these challenges effectively, and it is now the seat of the new Delete / Kagool office and the center of their ambitious European expansion.
Lithuania ranked first in Europe in Euromonitor’s international recovery index, where it was also named one of five countries expected to fully recover from consumer demand.
This is largely the result of an effective response to the pandemic, as well as a continued fiscal stimulus that reflects the country’s growing development as a digital media epicenter. According to the latest report from Invest Lithuania, 87% of fintechs operating in the country saw their income increase in 2020, a glowing representation of the stability of the Lithuanian market.
The capital, Vilnius, prides itself on being a fully digital collaborative space. Its transparent open data policy allows businesses and citizens to access and contribute to a large number of datasets, while its public wifi is ranked the fastest in the world.
This allows you to be connected, anywhere and anytime, without any barriers limiting the growth of your business. Solutions like these are part of a clear digital shift sweeping across Lithuania, and it has had a remarkable effect on its younger population.
Lithuania ranked second among EU countries for the highest share of young people with digital skills, with over 90% of young Lithuanians having digital skills. These are the factors that have made Vilnius the preferred destination for businesses and young entrepreneurs.
Recently, several internationally renowned companies have chosen Vilnius as their center to showcase innovative changes in the digital industry. Some of these companies include IBM, Nasdaq, and Revolut, as well as leading start-ups Vinted, CityBee, and Trafi.
Lithuania’s business-friendly ecosystem provides a flexible base for these tech companies to flourish, including affordable office space, favorable tax privileges, and state support services. These characteristics have resulted in an extremely competitive market and have propelled Vilnius into the top 25 Global Cities of the Future at FDI 2021/22.
Vilnius’ reputation as a smart city is only possible thanks to its approach to work-life balance, a natural fit for the effective culture of Delete / Kagool. The compact nature of the city means that most destinations can be traveled by bicycle or on foot, allowing less time to be spent commuting to work and more time for leisure activities.
The office is located in Vilnius Old Town, a young and vibrant coworking space, with some of the best bars in the presence of stunning historical architecture. This attitude is not only important for the physical and mental well-being of agency employees, but also contributes to a local business community teeming with opportunities for the growth of cooperative businesses.
Goda Sniokaite, Delete / Kagool Regional Director for Europe, said: “The city has changed over the past decade as young people have moved back to the city; bring an international flavor not only to the food but also to the digital culture here. It is a noisy, dynamic and ambitious city; a wonderful place to live and work.
Delete / Kagool is currently looking for Frontend and Backend Developers, Senior Designers, Business Analysts and more to join the team.