A venture investment learning program developed by SeedBlink in partnership with BiSM (Bucharest International School of Management)
Tech Investors Academy is a learning program that grew out of one of SeedBlink's missions - to provide valuable information about venture investing.
Led by highly respected BiSM experts, the program is designed to provide greater clarity on the startup investment ecosystem, enable informed decision-making, and how to get access to the most promising opportunities. Join the Tech Investors Academy and get ready to invest.
The program is designed as a series of 3 online webinars with renowned business experts.
The webinar series will be followed by a final offline event that will include a live case study to recap and apply the lessons learned in the previous sessions, as well as a networking get-together.
The closing event will feature previous experts as well as Radu Georgescu - Co-Founder of SeedBlink and Radu Atanasiu - Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Partner at BiSM. More information about the program can be found here.
Andreas Antonopoulos will open the webinar series with a discussion on the tech startup evaluation process, sharing with participants the essentials of reading business plans, evaluating funding rounds, and the "green flags" and "red flags" in investment opportunities.
Sergiu Negut's session will focus on growth, more specifically on predicting growth. Attendees will learn how to identify companies that are expected to perform better than average.
In Florin Ilie's session titled Building a Healthy and High-Performing Investment Portfolio, participants will learn about market dynamics related to geopolitical news, key macroeconomic drivers of the market, and lessons learned from investors' mistakes, depending on their level of experience.
Registrations are open now and will continue throughout the duration of the program. More about the program and the existing fee can be found here.
"Technology has democratized many aspects of contemporary life, from education (with free courses from Harvard and MIT on Coursera) to journalism (anyone with access to a cell phone camera can become a reporter). Another area that more and more people have access to through crowdfunding platforms like Kickstarter and crowdinvesting platforms like AngelList is investing in startups. I have been investing on AngelList for a few years now, but my focus is on Romanian tech startups. So I was thrilled when I learned that people I know and trust started SeedBlink. Today, I work with SeedBlink on some of my investments. In addition to access to deal flow, however, startup investors also need access to knowledge. An investor needs to understand traction and scaling, risk and risk mitigation, convertible notes and SAFE, the steps of startup financing, and strategies for accelerated growth. Therefore, SeedBlink's initiative to partner with BISM to share this knowledge with its members is the natural next step in serving the SeedBlink community. I am excited to be part of this program," says Radu Atanasiu - Associate Dean of Academic Affairs & Partners at BiSM.
"An affinity for the venture capital and a passion for continuous learning are two core values shared by our community. We enthusiastically address both points by launching a customized learning program for our existing or aspiring investors that provides them with structured knowledge, inspiration, and many valuable interactions with like-minded individuals. As we also believe in the power of collaboration, we have chosen a trusted educational partner to design this learning program, BiSM, with whom we are enthusiastically planning many more learning initiatives. Stay tuned.” - said Luiza Amzolin, Community Manager at SeedBlink.
BiSM – Bucharest International School of Management has been offering business education in Romania since 2010, when their first Executive MBA cohort started courses. Since then, over 400 students have joined their alumni community. The programs they developed: are Executive MBA, Fast Track Management Program (mini MBA), and the Undergraduate Program.
PublishedOctober 04, 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!
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