SeedBlink is a platform specialized exclusively in European tech start-ups, from the pre-seed stage to the B Series, and so far it has attracted 9,000 investors from 50 countries.
SeedBlink, the online investment platform for start-ups across Europe, has raised around € 37.8 million for the 56 start-ups that have been campaigning since the platform was launched, in early 2020.
The amount includes financing attracted from SeedBlink investors (15 million euros), while the remaining almost 23 million euros are amounts attracted by lead investors.
SeedBlink is a platform specialized exclusively in European tech start-ups, from the pre-seed stage to the B Series, and so far it has attracted 9,000 investors from 50 countries. The platform was launched in early 2020 as an equity crowdfunding, and it now brings together private investment and capital raising by capitalizing on technology, applying expertise, and building strong communities.
More than 1,500 start-ups have been assessed, and 60 of these, from seven countries, have launched rounds of funding on SeedBlink. Among the most notable rounds of funding are FlowX with 1.6 million euros (round of 7.3 million), Dronamics with 950,000 euros (round of 3 million), and self-listing SeedBlink with 1.1 million (round of 3 million).
The platform has already facilitated five subsequent rounds where investors have been able to exercise their pre-emptive rights over start-ups, with strong results. The first liquidity event triggered by one of these follow-on rounds, with a gross MOIC (Multiple on Invested Capital) of more than 4x, will soon be announced publicly.
With the support of a €3 million A-Series round led by Catalyst Romania that ended in July 2021, SeedBlink has invested resources in its European expansion, for both investors and start-ups, by diversifying its offer, simplifying the investment process, facilitating smart money, and starting active partnerships with ecosystem actors and institutional investors.
“For us, these two years have been filled with achievements. Despite the pandemic, the European technology start-ups have shown great resilience and innovated to survive and thrive. I’d like to thank our team, shareholders, entrepreneurs, and platform investors, from whom we draw our desire to serve”, said Andrei Dudoiu, Managing Partner and Co-Founder of SeedBlink, a company that currently has 38 employees.
In 2022, SeedBlink’s priorities include, among others, accelerating its expansion in Europe with local offices in CEE, receiving authorization by EU crowdfunding regulation, and launching a secondary market for investors.
“Our European development will be guided by the EU regulations on crowdfunding. We aim to be one of the first platforms to be authorized by this regulation. We already have the support of the FSA, and we want to have a local law as soon as possible to stand out positively at the EU level”, adds Andrei Dudoiu.
PublishedFebruary 01, 2022
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SeedBlink is a transparent solution that connects entrepreneurs with great business plans, with investors, at different stages in their development. It is a great tool for us, a democratization of access to funding, I would say.
We really loved the SeedBlink journey. We reached our fundraising goal within hours of launching. About 100 investors joined our vision and invested almost $2 million in FLOWX.AI through the Private Deal Room. At the same time, working with SeedBlink to prepare for the funding round was an excellent exercise for our entire team, and we received and felt the support from the SeedBlink team members who took on an advisory role.
SeedBlink made the (investment) process run smoothly. We appreciate all the support SeedBlink's professional team has provided.
Founder and CEO
It's important to look for and choose a platform that you resonate with, that shares your mission with, a platform & its people with which you feel you can have good working relationships. we got an excellent relationship going forward; we talked a lot and we were in touch on a lot of matters and I think this was important. Having people who believe in your idea is of great help.
Founder and CEO
Running the financing round was like any other fundraising; we had to be active in our community as well as in SeedBlink's investor community. After the launch, everything happened very quickly, and SeedBlink organized several pitch events for investors, which we found very useful for the round momentum.
Founder and CEO
We immediately clicked with the SeedBlink team as their fundraising expertise was immediately obvious and their no-nonsense approach really appealed to us. After all, fundraising is only a means to an end, and we liked how the SeedBlink team was really focusing on supporting us and on getting things done.
Our main expectation has been to raise the amount we were aiming for, and both rounds launched on Seedblink exceeded our targets, so we’re very happy with that! Even though the launched funding campaigns have been purely crowdfunding rounds, we are thrilled to actually receive extra support from some of the investors, who have chosen to get involved and help us generate product awareness, whenever they can.
I am recommending SeedBlink without hesitation, to every founder that raises capital, especially early-stage tech startups. SeedBlink is a crowd investment platform that will also provide their startup with visibility, for Angels and VCs.
Founder and CEO
In the early stages, we have been funded by several early (angel) investors, and one and a half year ago through an equity crowdfunding campaign on SeedBlink. Of course, this impacted our growth in many positive ways, partly due to the cash influx that, evidently, was sorely needed, but in a larger part due to the fact that our responsibility towards our shareholders has become more stringent and explicit, becoming embodied in our market approach.
Co-founder and CEO
Given the accelerated growth we observed at the end of last year and the beginning of 2021, we want a new capitalization, quickly. This is a bridge round that we will use for one year, and the advantages that SeedBlink offers are the speed at which we were able to list for financing and the experience that we gain as a result of this public listing, similar to a listing on the stock exchange.
Co-Founder & CEO
As a platform that only serves technology ventures, SeedBlink can connect the start-up with more than just money. SeedBlink investors are primarily technocrats who understand the objectives of the fundraising company and are also able to post-funding contribute with business opportunities. The minimum investment threshold, and technology focus, differentiates SeedBlink from other fundraising platforms. A perfect fit for a technology start-up seeking intelligent funding.
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.
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!
SeedBlink Crowd SA is registered in the Register of the Romanian Financial Supervisory Authority (ASF), under number PJR28FSFPR/400001, as of 03.11.2022 with an EU passport as per European Securities and Market Authority (ESMA) register of crowdfunding services providers.
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