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July Newsletter: Control over your time

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Bianca Iulia Simion

· 6 min read
Morgan Housel, the author of Psychology of Money, distinguishes between rich and wealthy people, defining wealth as not what we see as money spent, but the investments we make. The real value of money is that it gives us control over our time. 

Dear investor,

We continue our journey to build a European infrastructure for financing technology companies. A common theme we see is the need for harmonized and clear rules for consolidation between countries to easily replicate business models. We are one step closer to submitting the pan-European authorisation for crowdfunding providers. 

European funding consolidation is important. Together, we are reinventing the way we drive the world forward by supporting innovation while being shareholders. 

New key updates we have been working on in H1'22 will be announced soon. Until then, we are racing - to grow the pipeline of tech opportunities, drive investor and founder community engagement for greater synergies, and build the infrastructure to help us achieve this vision. 

Morgan Housel, the author of Psychology of Money, distinguishes between rich and wealthy people, defining wealth as not what we see as money spent, but the investments we make. Good reminder also that the real value of money is that it gives us control over our time. 

I congratulate you for choosing wisely,

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

“_SeedBlink is a platform that saves me time when searching for proven startups. It has very good exposure to the region I am looking for: Eastern and Central Europe. It provides a good opportunity to invest together with other VC companies, which was not so easy before_” - said Traycho Ivanov, Lead Software Engineer.

“_SeedBlink brings a disciplined approach to a vibrant and diverse startup community. Their experienced team vetting and coaching entrepreneurs, the ease of contract execution and administration through the online platform, the outstanding communication support, and the access to interesting opportunities in Eastern Europe are appealing to foreign investors_” said Diana Dram, Read Investments.

Portfolio Updates

  • Dronamics announced a partnership with Australian company Quickstep for full-scale cardo drone manufacturing.
  • DRUID AI, a market leader in conversational AI solutions, has completed a new conversational healthcare project for the Regina Maria Health Network
  • Protio made it official that it has raised €2 million in pre-seed funding to ramp up the growth of its digital real estate selling and rental services across Greece.
  • mk2 Biotechnologies and Sartorius Stedim Biotech join forces to develop a biologics production platform

Dive into the full July edition of Portfolio Companies Updates.

Why It’s Time To Invest In Early-Stage VC

It’s easy to be a VC when markets are booming. Over the last decade, it has been difficult to miss. What sets the marquis VCs apart from the rest is their ability to not only identify which startups will be the long-term winners, but to muster up the resolve to invest during uncertain, scary times. Read further.

European VC fundraising was robust in H1 2022

European venture capital (VC) deal value remained strong in H1 2022, despite myriad challenges facing economies and financial markets globally. Software-based solutions in sub-sectors including FinTech, InfoSec, and HealthTech have proven popular. Learn more.

Innovators Under 35 by MIT

Innovators Under 35 is really about where technology is headed next. As you read about what problems this year’s winners have set out to solve, you’ll also glimpse the near future of AI, biotech, materials, computing, and the fight against climate change. Get inspired and a glimpse of what’s ahead.

Power Law on display: only the best 2% invest in two or more unicorns at seed.

40% of startups backed by top quartile investors go on to raise Series A, compared to just 7% for bottom quartile funds, and only the top 2% of funds have invested in two or more unicorns at Seed. We've brought purely quantitative analysis to the assessment of VC investors in EMEA, and why this ranking matters. Dive deeper.

Food for thought

Interview: In Silicon Valley failure is a feature, not a bug.

Duncan Davidson is General Partner at Bullpen Capital. He is a serial entrepreneur known for many successful projects and exits. He spent four years as a managing director at VantagePoint Venture Partners where he focused on digital media and telecom investments. Learn more about his investment criteria, strategic vision, unusual startups, red flags, or target ROI.

Book: Think and Grow Rich

Napoleon Hill’s bestselling book is part motivational guide, part financial guide. Hill compiles stories from the business greats—think Andrew Carnegie, Henry Ford, and Thomas Edison—to support his trademark “Law of Success” philosophy or the principles that'll help one achieve success. First published in 1937, it’s since sold more than 15 million copies. Order here.

Podcast: Equity

This thrice-weekly podcast by TechCrunch is about the business of startups, where the three moderators unpack the numbers and nuance behind the headlines. An interesting favorite episode includes an interview with a founder about All That VC advice and a fintech battle of the bands chat. Headphones on.

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