By investing in schools, we grow heroes like you
SeedBlink supports the HartaEdu by Narada initiative
Beyond economic development, SeedBlink is also committed to educational initiatives addressed to our community. In our daily work, we are dedicated to supporting innovation. With each successful campaign, we respond to the needs of the communities these startups serve, contributing to the socio-economic development of various industries, as well as all those who invest in these companies.
We are taking this opportunity to support a cause close to our hearts through the SeedBlink community. HartaEdu by Narada, a social project that combines the power of three things: education, technology, and community.
"We invest in HartaEdu because the project's values are similar to those that guide our daily work: Trust, Ambition, Transparency. Education is the main driver of community development. We want to support the HartaEdu by Narada project with the help of our community, which understands and appreciates the value of education.", said Carmen Sebe, CEO of SeedBlink.
Therefore, between December 21 and 31, SeedBlink will donate 1% of every investment ticket confirmed during this period to HartaEdu, contributing to the efforts to support education in Romania. Practically speaking, every investor with a SeedBlink account will have a social impact on a specific issue defined by HartaEdu through their investment in one of the campaigns active during the mentioned period.
According to a study conducted by the World Bank in collaboration with the Ministry of Education, over 1.2 million students learn in schools with inadequate infrastructure. HartaEdu, the language platform of all schools in Romania, offers all interested parties the opportunity to report emergencies in the education system, whatever their nature and steps are taken to address them with the involvement of the business community.
The basic purpose of the platform is to realistically map the existing educational conditions in Romania and to stimulate community participation in solving specific problems. The education was severely affected by the pandemic scenario, becoming increasingly clear that changes for the better will only be possible through the active participation of the community.
Each visitor to the platform has a realistic perspective on the state of schools nationally, regionally and locally, depending on what interests them at the time. But more importantly, the platform offers visitors the opportunity to engage with the school and become directly involved in solving reported problems, whether through donations of money, goods or services.
"The situation of schools in Romania is one that requires immediate action and where a centralized approach can no longer work. So partnering with SeedBlink and promoting HartaEdu's cause to the platform's investor community is exactly what we needed. Today, only people with an extremely strong entrepreneurial mindset can really act to create a Plan B dedicated to schools in disadvantaged communities and bring them up to 21st century standards.", said Andra Munteanu, President of Narada.
HartaEdu by Narada Results:
● In just two months, with the help of SMEs, the organization has managed to allocate 1.5 million lei for the modernization of schools and the resolution of tenders under the HartaEdu project.
● Over 500 alerts have been registered on the HartaEdu platform;
● A school in Băicoi received a record 52,000 euro, which was used to purchase a school minibus and renovate the institution's courtyard;
● 88 alerts were solved in two months and the number of children in need of help is 100,000.
PublishedDecember 21, 2021
CEO & Co-founder
SeedBlink has created a vital ecosystem for startups at the beginning of their journey by equipping entrepreneurs with expertise, encouraging honest and sometimes uncomfortable but necessary discussions about risks and vulnerabilities through a suite of tools, and facilitating connections with investors who share the founders' vision and can contribute to their success. I have greatly appreciated the constant support of Eric and the entire team at all stages of the campaign. Thank you so much!
Co-Founder & CEO
SeedBlink boosted our brand exposure and facilitated the financial support we were seeking. Having a campaign on the platform allowed us not only to meet a team of professionals - that guided and helped us prepare the necessary materials - but also opened doors for increasing our brand awareness and have discussions with VCs & angel investors we have never reached before. This campaign gave us the encouragement we needed to push the product further, while the record-breaking fundraising (only 2 hours from the launch of the campaign!) was a great confirmation that our product is needed in this market and that we should continue innovating.
Co-Founder & CEO
“As a platform that only serves technology ventures, SeedBlink is able to connect the start-up with more than just money. SeedBlink investors are primarily technocrats that not only understand the objectives of the fund raising company, but are also able to, post funding, contribute with business opportunities. The minimum investment threshold, and technology focus, differentiates SeedBlink from other fund raising platforms. A perfect fit for a technology start-up seeking intelligent funding”.
Co-Founder & CEO
For us, this bridge round was the first experience of capital crowdfunding. Working with the Seedblink team, we saw a very high degree of professionalism, we had a very good experience and we are very happy with the results of this campaign. From a visibility and impact perspective, we look forward to January in order to capitalise on these new opportunities. As a thought, for all Romanian entrepreneurs, I think that the format offered by SeedBlink can be a good reality check but also a super opportunity to attract investments in their businesses.
Co-Founder & CEO
Getting funding through Seedblink is an event in itself, which can propel the company in a completely different sphere of interest, both for the business area and for the general public. The collaboration with SeedBlink made us realise that an unexpectedly large number of people were concerned about the circular economy and channelling these energies. SeedBlink is a unique construction in the Romanian context, equivalent to the innovation and incandescence of a real incubator.
Co-Founder & CEO
SeedBlink is a unique platform in Romania in what it offers - not only access to finance, but also a facile experience of optimising your business. Using the expertise of the SeedBlink team, start-ups that choose to be listed here get mentored and advice from entrepreneurs, analysts, investors and PR experts for whom he would have paid much more elsewhere, and for these reasons I would say that SeedBlink was more than just a platform for me to successfully raise funds; it was a growth experience, an ecosystem of very nice people and good professionals and overall, a very necessary and valuable presence in the ecosystem of startups in Romania and beyond.
I warmly recommend other startups looking for pre-seed or seed funding to turn to SeedBlink. Through equity crowdfunding, but also mentoring and self-assessment tools provided, SeedBlink covers a niche that other groups of angels, VCs or other alternatives cover only partially or not at all. And beyond the funds raised through SeedBlink, the fact that a start-up has gone through the validation and mentoring offered by the SeedBlink team is an extremely valuable trust badge - you feel like an entrepreneur that you've moved to the next level.
I would recommend SeedBlink to any start-up that wants to publicly validate that it has a profitable, viable and fundable business. As business people, we know that in "one-to-one" selling the chemistry is essential. This dire and transparent "one-to-many" process that SeedBlink proposes, is for any incipient business a breath of oxygen and a reliable boost, that with no doubt any start-up needs. The validation given by a large number of investors who believe in you, I confess that it is invaluable.
Co-Founder & CMO
Crowdfunding is a valid financing option, especially for start-ups that want to have a social impact. Besides access to capital, such a round brings with you a multitude of motivated people, future ambassadors of your business. In a market where it is becoming increasingly difficult to communicate in an authentic and relevant way, I think it is precious to amplify your message through the voice of business people with credibility, customers, partners and so forth. The SeedBlink campaign has brought us a significant profile at a critical moment for Kinderpedia.
Co-Founder & Managing Partner
Given this experience, we no longer imagine how an innovative start-up could develop healthily without such support; you need to be realistic and realize that there are hundreds of start-ups with similar ideas to those of your team, and the difference can only be made by relying on transparency and rigour before an approved jury. The alternative is to rely on luck and to actually work as it is; hoping that you are sufficiently well-informed and experienced and that the cash flow at the beginning of the journey will help you get over pivots, uncertainties and other competitors in the market.
Founder & CEO
SeedBlink has become for us more than a platform of crowdfunding. The team has remained after the successful completion of the campaign, our advisors. They are people with extensive experience, united by a strong common objective: to make significant changes to current investment practices in Europe. We are incredibly pleased that we are now part of the SeedBlink family.
Co-Founder & CEO
The whole process was smooth; you have direct interaction with the founders of SeedBlink. We have never defied ourselves to call any of them to ask for feedback; they have provoked us a great deal -- that's why we think you must prepare before you have such an interview. As for the campaign - it ended in less than an hour, although the timeline had been allocated 30 days.
Co-Founder & CEO
Getting financing through Seedblink is a transparent and fast option of fundraising for start-ups that want to accelerate their growth. The crowdfunding campaign was an intense one, receiving all the support and openness from SeedBlink, both strategical and operational. Although our listing was atypical, our team and Seedblink’s team worked as one, united and with a common goal, leading to reaching and exceeding initial targets in just three days. The success of the campaign has created visibility both at national and abroad.