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Weekly Digest: curated tech news & food for thought


Bianca Iulia Simion

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Weekly Digest: curated tech news & food for thought
馃殌 Huge day for us!

馃殌 Huge day for us!

A new, safer era for European cross-border investment has begun.

We're excited to share that we have received the license from the Romanian Financial Supervisory Authority (ASF) as a provider of crowdfunding services under the ECSPR. This investor protection certificate will pave the way for us to strengthen our operational framework and pursue our European strategy. Cheers!

Portfolio News

鈥 Finqware has started its international expansion in the Benelux by incubating at The LHoFT - Luxembourg House of Financial Technology. The company aims to leverage the Luxembourg ecosystem as a gateway to several markets in the region. Read more.

Startups resources pick

SeedBlink gets licensed under the ECSPR

This makes SeedBlink the first CEE alternative co-investment platform to be accredited under the new regulation. The ECSPR protects investors through an external audit, regulates the information they receive, and allows platforms to develop secondary markets. We're applying in the jurisdictions of the EU member states to obtain a European passport. Read more.

Qualities of the Founders. Discipline (Part II)

Ionut Patrahau started describing the skills that make up the quality of a founder, driven by the belief that success is nothing less than being exceptional. Discipline is one of the essential traits that ads to success. Read here his second deep dive into this subject.

Eleven VC 鈥 Funding the Next Wave of Unicorn

With successful names in their portfolio, such as Payhawk, DRONAMICS, and Gtmhub, Eleven Ventures seems to have found the next wave of Bulgarian unicorns. Sneak peek from an insider perspective with Ivaylo Simov, Managing Partner at Eleven Ventures, based in Bulgaria.

Sketching the European unicorn founder

Mosaic Ventures did research on the common traits and backgrounds of founding CEOs of European unicorns. Besides the obvious must-haves, more interesting is who and what European unicorn founders/CEOs tend not to be. One is that they are very unlikely to have a technical background, we鈥檒l leave the rest to discover for yourself.

Meet & greet us at

鈥 馃嚙馃嚞 Nov 8: The Evolution of Private Capital, Sofia

鈥 馃嚦馃嚤 Nov 15: Impact Fest, Amsterdam

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