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Weekly Digest: curated tech news & food for thought

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Bianca Iulia Simion

· 1 min read
Weekly Digest: curated tech news & food for thought
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Good morning!

Welcome to our weekly conversation starter.

This week starts on a high horse. First of all, our European Passport (ECSPR) is here, our license being now recognized in selected countries throughout the EU.

Besides this, today we are announcing our product release, showcasing some of the many enhancements we have recently integrated into the platform.

Among the most important ones are the new version of the portfolio monitoring tool with improved features to visualize the evolution of startups, private syndication services and the availability of the platform in Greek, Bulgarian and Dutch in addition to English and Romanian. Plus, we're cooking up something insightful with Horvath about trends in the tech market. Read more.

Let's grab a coffee and get going. ☕

Portfolio News

Dronamics awarded grant from the European Innovation Council. Read more.

• Vince Gaydarzhiev, founder of Alcatraz AI, talks about the future of biometric security in a recent interview. Watch here.

DRUID & Kinderpedia made it to Deloitte Fast 50 top. Read more.

Quarks Interactive, the Romanian startup that creates a quantum OS. Read interview.

Active rounds

🚆 Swisspod is a Swiss LogTech startup building the next technology platform that enables Hyperloop raising a Late Seed round. Explore this opportunity.

📈 Aqurate is a Romanian AI/ML startup raising a Seed round to help eCommerce shops benefit from their data and increase sales. Explore this opportunity.

🧑‍🌾 LANDE is a Latvian AgriTech startup raising a Seed round to improve access to finance for small and medium EU farmers. Explore this opportunity.

🏢 Prosperty is Greek PropTech raising a seed round developing a digital real estate platform that provides institutional & individual investors with integrated services. Explore this opportunity.

Upcoming rounds

Next on SeedBlink: QuarkXR

QuarkXR is a cloud streaming platform that leverages 5G and edge computing to enable scalable solutions XR. Join the Pitch & Q&A this afternoon, starting at 5pm EEST, to learn more about the Bulgarian startup's technology, business model and results.

Soon on SeedBlink: Ambr

Ambr is a B2B SaaS product that helps managers prevent burnout in their teams. It tracks and measures employees' behavior and encourages managers away from burnout risk drivers. Join the Pitch & Q&A tomorrow at 5pm EEST to explore this startup and its plans.

Investors resources pick

SEE: one of the fastest growing ecosystems in Europe

Since 2012, SEE startups have grown 49.9x in combined enterprise value, significantly faster than its neighbours in CEE (9.1x) and the European average (12.1x). Top 3 verticals: Enterprise Software, Fintech & Transportation generated over $24B in enterprise value, over 50% of total value of the region. Read the full Dealroom report.

Investor Profile: Mila Petrova

“What really excited me was the fact that with technology you can scale and go beyond countries and geographies. It's fascinating and almost like magic. These scaling opportunities open the potential for excessive returns.” said Mila Petrova, Business Angels at CEO Angels Club Sofia, while sharing her investment experience with us.

Rose-tinded glasses for economic volatility

Private equity has a reputation for surviving, and even thriving, in most economic crises, thanks in part to its illiquid nature and focus on long-term horizons. The industry is cautiously optimistic—even confident—about its ability to ride out the economic and financial storm, with investors' portfolios sufficiently diversified to absorb any unfolding economic shock.

Meet & greet us at

🇷🇴 Nov 28: Fintech Minds Meetup, Bucharest (Online)

• 🇧🇬 Nov 29, Dec 1: The Daring - Bloomberg TV Bulgaria

• 🇬🇷 Nov 29: Naftemporiki Forum, Athens

• 🇷🇴 Dec 7: Tech Investors Academy Live Workshop

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