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Weekly Digest: curated tech news & food for thought

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Elena Ghinita

· 4 min read
Weekly Digest: curated tech news & food for thought
SeedBlink Academy, Portfolio News, Rounds and Investor Resources

Good morning!

Welcome to our weekly conversation starter.

What's better than starting a new week with good vibes, right? With the hope that you already had a good start, we want to add some exciting news.

SeedBlink Academy is launching soon!

Together with BiSM - Bucharest International School of Management, we designed a venture investment learning program for our community of investors. As we believe in life-long learning, we would like to offer our community of investors a well-structured educational program that has immediate applicability to their investment processes.

In this series of 3 online and 1 offline events, experienced investors, business professionals and start-up founders will give you the structure and insights into trends, evaluating start-ups and understanding the triggers that make some companies grow more than others.

More information will follow soon. Stay tuned!

Portfolio News

Active & Upcoming Investment Opportunities

🧪 SensArs is a Swiss MedTech raising €4 million Late Seed to treat neuropathy through highly selective nerve stimulation. The round is led by Occident Group, MedTech-focus VC and specialized co-investors. Explore this opportunity.

🛡️Alcatraz AI is a DeepTech raising €25 million Series A round to improve security with biometric authentification. Almaz Capital III is leading the round (VC headquartered in Silicon Valley), joined by EBRD, Endeavor Catalyst, and Silverline Capital. Explore this opportunity.

🏦 Citizen is a UK-based Fintech company raising €4 million Series A round to redefine payments. The round is led by Fin Capital, with an impressive Fintech portfolio of unicorns. Explore this opportunity.

🎥 Videobolt.net is a MarTech raising €450,000 Late Seed to empower the growth of businesses and creators. The lead investor in the round is South Central Ventures which invested in Hunch and Agremo. Explore this opportunity.

Soon on SeedBlink: Pandas

Pandas is a CleanTech startup that turns smartphones from disposable to reusable assets, by using next-gen technology and AI. The Series A round is led by DST Global, one of the world's largest and most influential venture capital firms investing in advanced tech companies, and is backed by Marcelo Claure (former CEO of Softbank).

🎙️ Join the conversation tomorrow at 5PM EEST.

Investors resources pick

Predicting the unpredictable economy: Six tips for managing the coming downturn

Because of the uncertainties we are lately facing, many startups have seen their valuations drop. But what does an unpredictable economy mean for venture capitalists and startups going forward? Sifted asked the experts for their top tips on managing the current downturn. Read/listen to the insights here.

The Eastern Europe Regional Business Summit

Carmen Sebe, our CEO, will be joining the discussion on How can Easter Europe born companies expand internationally at the Regional Business Summit organized by Ziarul Financiar, iBanFirst and Pi2. The event will be attended by entrepreneurs and managers from Romania, Bulgaria and Hungary who work in companies that have successfully expanded in the region and can now share the challenges and beauty of the process. Book your seat!

Interview with Oana Opriș

Oana Opriș is a development manager in education and an entrepreneur in the sustainable textile industry. After 10 years of experience in real estate, she has focused on entrepreneurial education and building innovative educational programs with a focus on entrepreneurship. "Investing means believing that you can make money from other people's ideas, not just my own." Read the full interview.

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