We continue the SeedBlink Academy events for Elite Investors by having a discussion about European Venture Capital Trends with serial entrepreneur and investor, Bogdan Iordache.
Bogdan Iordache is a Partner at Gecad Ventures and the founder of the How to Web Conference. Bogdan founded Conectoo, an enterprise email marketing platform that was sold to Emag in 2014. He previously worked for 3TS Capital Partners and MVP Academy before joining Gecad Ventures as a Partner.
Bogdan Iordache was our special guest at the most recent SeedBlink Academy event, where he shared valuable insights on European venture capital and startup investments, as well as key lessons learned as a serial entrepreneur and investor.
Early-stage company growth is a driving force behind Europe's thriving startup ecosystem, and 2021 was a turning point for the European venture capital ecosystem. The pandemic has accelerated many companies' digital transformation, with entrepreneurs and investors benefiting from a global trend toward digitalization.
Over the last years, there has been a significant increase in the availability of public funding. This is due to an increase in private investments by venture capitalists and angel investors. It also shows an increase in public funding for entrepreneurs and startups, indicating an increased interest in early-stage startups with significant growth potential.
So, what does this mean for startups? Several factors will influence the ecosystem in the coming years, including the startup pipeline, economic changes, political stability, cultural attitudes toward risk taking, investors' access to capital and appetite for risk, and sector trends.
But what does the future hold for us? And how can you get ready for it?
We'll look at the following to find out:
How has Venture Capital and Startups Investment changed over time? And what are some current trends in Europe Venture Capital and Startups Investment?
From the perspective of an investor, what are the top three factors to consider when evaluating a startup? And what do startups need from investors?
How is the venture capital evolving in the context of CEE Opportunities?
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By Roxana Cicea
PublishedFebruary 21, 2022
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