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June Newsletter: Think global, act local

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Bianca Iulia Simion

· 4 min read
It's time for Europe to build a new Palo Alto!

Dear investor,

Once again, I was reminded that anything is possible if you surround yourself with the right people who have the same drive and desire to make it happen. June had so many milestones and reasons to celebrate.

The local law for crowdfunding under the European Crowdfunding Regulation was approved by the Romanian Parliament earlier this week. The European regulation promotes cross-border crowdfunding services to facilitate access to the entire EU single market through a single authorization based on a single set of rules. We welcome this event and the support of the Financial Supervisory Authority (ASF) and the Ministry of Finance to enact this European legislation and pave our way to Europe with healthy steps.

To continue working on our mission to build an efficient investment infrastructure for individual and institutional investors, I am happy to announce the release of some new projects in which we have invested a lot of energy, such as the opening of our second international office in Greece, the secondary market as a product, some really rewarding offline events and a community platform for investor networking.

With these new features we aim to support asset trading between investors, the effectiveness of the process and last but not least the community.

Finally, I would like to thank everyone who supported us, who participated in our offline events in Bucharest and Sofia, who interacted at Techsylvania and during our Greece tour or who already joined our SeedBlink Circle community.

Don't miss the lively networking experiences happening, the ecosystem is growing and becoming more eager to actively participate and be the fuel for Europe.

As Dealroom puts it very well: It's time for Europe to build a new Palo Alto!

Andrei Dudoiu,


Managing Partner & President of BoD, SeedBlink

Community Voice

In each edition we want to introduce members of our investor community. Below we give a shout to some adopters and their thoughts on SeedBlink and their investments results. If you want to share your experience with the community, please let us know at product@seedblink.com. ****

“The SeedBlink platform offers a simple and highly streamlined exit process. Selling the shares took very little time and SeedBlink mediated the process very efficiently,” said Cristian Ignat, CEO of Aggranda, the founder of Canopy.

"I appreciate that my relationship with SeedBlink has come full circle through Cyscale, from the opportunity analysis and investment in the project to the exit mediated by the platform. This validation gives me the confidence to continue my involvement on SeedBlink in certain startups”, states Florin M. Pop, Managing Partner at Primainvest Capital Management.

Portfolio Updates

  • mk2 Biotechnologies, WACKER and TUM are jointly developing a process for the large-scale production of antimicrobial peptides based on sustainable fermentation.
  • Kinderpedia plannes to further expand its operations across the globe, potentially covering an additional 550 schools in 32 countries.
  • The Outfit Romanians, personal styling service, over €750.000 in seed funding.
  • easySales has secured €468,000 in a bridge round on SeedBlink to expand into the UK and US.
  • Mocapp has raised €335,000 in a pre-seed round to expand its L!NK solution in the UK market.

Dive into the full June edition of Portfolio Companies Updates.

Global Startup Ecosystem Ranking

Europe has 42.6% of the top 1000 startup ecosystems, but only 18.3% of startup funding. While Europe has a diverse startup scene with a large number of active and successful ecosystems, investors seem to see more potential in North America and Asia Pacific. At least for now. See full report by StartupBlink, where they analyze early and late-stage investments to startups by professional firms (such as Angel, Pre-Seed, Seed and Series A to J).

Austrian 3VC launches a €150M fund to support startups in the CEE and DACH region

Austrian scale-up investor 3VC, founded by Roman Scharf and Peter Lasinger, recently announced good news: 3VC will launch its second fund after the first fund from 2018 (about €50 million). The first deals are expected to be announced soon, and there will be exits from the first fund in the next two to three years. The fund will support companies solving massive problems through software and Web3 infrastructure, regardless of industry or business model (B2B, B2C). The average ticket size of the fund is $5M, while the range is $1-10M. Dive deeper.

Food for thought

Book: The Psychology of Money by Morgan Housel

The Psychology of Money by Morgan Housel not only reveals how our own emotions, biases, and ego influence our financial decisions, but also gives readers tools to make those decisions with common sense. This collection of 19 short stories is not only about the numbers behind financial strategies and investments, but also about how people think about money. Discover more.

Impact Investor Profile Series: Peter Adams, Managing Director, Rockies Venture Fund

Peter Adams is a Colorado-based author, investor, speaker, educator and community leader. He is the Managing Director of the Rockies Venture Fund, a venture fund supporting high-growth early-stage companies in technology, healthcare, and life sciences. He is also the Executive Director of the Rockies Venture Club, one of the longest established angel investing organizations in the U.S., a board member and officer of the Angel Capital Association and the Angel Investor Foundation and the author of Wiley & Sons’ Venture Capital for Dummies. Open this interview and get inspired by Peter’s knowledge.

What do we look for when investing in a startup?

VCs are looking at different aspects of a startup when choosing to invest. It might be the size of the market, the founding team, or the traction. Read in this article how Eleven Ventures is evaluating the investment opportunity.

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