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Weekly Digest: curated tech news & food for thought


Bianca Iulia Simion

· 2 min read
Weekly Digest: curated tech news & food for thought

Good morning!

Welcome to our weekly conversation starter.

In the spirit of year-end tops and reviews, we've compiled a list of our most popular blog posts from 2022 to help you get your investment off to a good start in the new year. We are confident that whether this is your first or third reading, they will provide food for thought.

Portfolio News

Dronamics sets ground for Series A round, planning to get investors from the UK, the US and Asia.

Kinderpedia's team attends the International CES Show 2023 Las Vegas.

Active opportunities

🛒 Productpine is a Dutch startup raising a Pre-Series A to help eCommerce brands scale their DTC channel faster & sustainable. First pilot on Trust (Austria) instead of SPV.

🗃️ Licenseware is a Romanian Enterprise SaaS raising a Late Seed round to help enterprises reduce software licensing costs. Winner of How to Web's Spotlight competition in 2022.

👥 Undelucram (Wherewework) is a Romanian HRTech startup raising a Late Seed round to solve the pains of the current recruitment and job application process.

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

👨‍💻 QuarkXR is a Bulgarian SaaS startup that streamlines Extended Reality technology use for enterprises.

💡 Ambr is a UK HRTech startup preventing workplace burnout through software.

BiSM Masterclass with Andrei Dudoiu

After 20 years in the banking industry, Andrei Dudoiu successfully transitioned from corporate to entrepreneurship in 2018. He was recently asked to host a seminar by BISM on how to make the move as easy and successful as possible. Sign up for free and wash away your worries.

Investors resources pick

Bridging the gap

Crises occasionally arise. It always helps to educate the mind by reflecting on similar situations from the past. Radu has experience with several crises as a serial entrepreneur, including the dot-com bubble in 2000, the mortgage crisis in 2008, the Covid-19 in 2020, and the one underway. Learn more from his observations.

Everything about family offices

Family offices are becoming an increasingly popular form of venture capital. Managing the investments of high-net-worth families, they are becoming more popular due to their ability to provide more personalized services and more control over investments compared to venture capital firms.

Learn more on their rise here.

The Bulgarian angel investment landscape

In Bulgaria there is a growing number of people interested in startup investing and smart money. This led to the creation of the CEO Angels Club, a community that aims to bring them to the table. Milen Ivanov and Elena Nikolova, representing the club, draw a map of the local ecosystem in this article.

Philosophy vs investments

Everyone invests according to their own personality and appetite. Knowing yourself as well as possible means to be able to reduce your risks. Ionut Patrahau argues that even the investments can be seen as a science. Learn more from one of his most read editorials.

VC Talks: What makes a founder succeed

Apostolos Apostolakis is the co-founder and partner of VentureFriends, a Greek VC. Apostolos is an entrepreneur turned investor and one of the country's first venture capitalists. Learn more about the investment process at VentureFriends and what, from his experience, makes a startup founder succeed.

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