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March Newsletter: Being resilient no matter what

Sharing a reservoir of clever ideas and relevent tech trends

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In this community, I am reminded of the resilience and power to find new ways to cope with external events, while nurturing the intrinsic values that unite us. History reminds us that during countless crises and crashes, technology investments outperformed other assets and great companies were built in difficult times. I am optimistic that innovation will continue to be used in tackling the challenges of our – and future – times.

For us, the first quarter was about advancing our European expansion – by opening our first branch in Bulgaria and working to do the same in Greece and Netherlands. We’ve continued to bring you amazing, early-stage tech startups and scale-ups on the platform – in very well-received rounds such as Hunch (Serbia), Brainhero (Austria), and Hyperhuman (Romania).

To further democratize the investments in this – otherwise exclusive – asset class of private equity venture capital, we’ve introduced a Club in which members can benefit from similar perks as the Elite investors while diversifying their portfolio with flexible, lower-priced tickets.

I am excited about the Q2 upcoming projects we are working on, such as the secondary market as a product, offline events, and a community platform for investors networking, as well as the new business model for our European expansion.

Until an occasion to meet in person will occur, hopefully soon, take care of yourselves.

Andrei Dudoiu,

Managing Partner & President of BoD, SeedBlink

Product Updates

  • SeedBlink Club Subscription. Are you passionate about start-up investments and looking for ways to diversify your portfolio and disperse your investment risk? Introducing the SeedBlink Club yearly subscription. Learn more.
  • MyPortfolio Advanced Reporting. MyPortofolio is a constantly evolving feature of our platform. The feature now reflects the value of follow-ons and secondary events and includes external CoFace reports for Romanian companies in your documents.
  • Secondary Market Pilot. The Secondary Market allows investors to trade assets amongst themselves at the new round set price per share. We run early adopters pilots before the Summer release.

Read the full Spring Release blog article to find out all the features and improvements added, as well as get a sneak peek of the roadmap to come.

Portfolio updates

We work with our portfolio companies to bring you the Q1 investors reports - you will get them in your account starting end of April.

  • FLOWX.AI partners with UiPath and is recognized now as an Advanced Tech Partner in the UiPath Technology Alliance Program
  • DRONAMICS is scaling up its European Operations Team ahead of the launch. The team will focus on preparing DRONAMICS' first commercial flights this year. DRONAMICS also signed partnerships with two new airports, for its drone delivery network.
  • Income closed its Seed round led by Tolaram Fintech and with participation from leading equity crowdfunding platforms Seedrs and SeedBlink, as well as other new and existing early-stage investors.

Dive into the full March edition of Alumni updates here. 

Community voice

We are glad to introduce members of our investor's community. Today we share some early adopters and their thoughts on why they are excited to be part of SeedBlink.

"K-Factory had a new round of financing at a new price. Some of the initial investors wanted to continue investing in the new valuation, and another part, including me, wanted to sell. SeedBlink shared the intents of the demand with the offer: helping us to fairly determine the number of shares that each seller could sell considering the offer, prepared the documents, and communicated with all parties involved until the actual completion of the transaction. After a year and a half, I recovered the investment in exchange for about a third of the shares. I still own two-thirds of the shares originally purchased."

Daniel Cirstoaia, Consultant SAP CRM, ABAP Program

"I like the investment opportunities SeedBlink offers and the "countryless, yet European" concept. We learn together, and I feel excited and involved even if we are sometimes wrong. I like the continuous improvements that the team brings to the platform."

Ana Havriciuc — Sales Financial Markets

– Investing in Uncertain Times

The best advice to protect your portfolio as an investor during uncertain times like this is to evaluate the resilience of your investments and see which are all the potential wins you'll get from long-term results. There are still industries thriving in uncertain times like this, and investors have the chance to spot these opportunities. Read more.

– 2021 Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning Report

Pitchbook’s 2021 Annual AI & ML Report deep dives into the vertical’s investment activities and trends, assessing comprehensively the emerging opportunities across market segments, like horizontal platforms, semiconductors, and autonomous machines. Read more.

– EU targets U.S. tech giants with a new rulebook

The new Digital Markets Act (DMA), is intended to rein in the power of the largest tech corporations and allow smaller entities to compete with US-based firms. A finalized version is yet to be officially adopted and is expected to come into force as early as October, this year. Read more.

– Europe’s economic future, in other words

The continent is moving away from consumer VC investment. If we observe the venture capital market of Europe from an enterprise and deep tech versus consumer perspective, data indicate that the continent has radically changed its investment focus from balance to a preponderance of non-consumer work. Read more.

Food for thought

As startup and venture capital enthusiasts, we have been listening to some great podcasts. The stories under the surface help us not only know-what, but also know-why and know-how.

– The Much I Know

Hosted by Carlos Espinal, This Much I Know is the podcast from Seedcamp – a leading European seed fund with over 300 companies in its portfolio, including 3 European unicorns (TransferWise, Revolut, and UiPath). The podcase shares inside stories from founders, investors, and leading tech voices: the people who’ve built businesses, scaled globally, failed fantastically, and learned massively. Listen here.

– The Arena

Hosted by Jeff Harbach – CEO of Kauffman Fellows – “The Arena” is an enchanting podcast about hope, self-discovery, failure, and triumph. It offers a glimpse into the lives underneath the visible part of Kauffman Fellows, who are transforming the startup and venture capital universe. Listen here.

– The Business of Venture Capital: the Art of Raising a Fund, Deal Structuring, Value Creation, and Exit Strategies

Ramsinghani combines expert knowledge and heaps of experience in The Business of Venture Capital creating a complete treatise on the industry. He covers the whole gamut of topics: raising funds, structuring investments, performing due diligence, determining exit strategies, executing the deal, and more. There are also interviews with 25 leading venture capitalists who add their own insights and opinions. Order book.

By SeedBlink Knowledge

PublishedApril 06, 2022


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