Partnering with Horvath to provide investors with analyst reports on proposed opportunities as well as analysis on technology trends • MyPortfolio adds graphs related to the evolution of portfolio companies on key business indicators reported by founders • Academy for tech investors, in pilot collaboration with Bucharest International School of Management (BISM) • ECSPR European passport and multi-language platform localization
Bucharest, November 28th, 2022: SeedBlink, the European platform for co-investing in tech start-ups, announces new features and services for investors aimed at adding new insights in evaluating opportunities and monitoring the evolution of a diversified portfolio.
SeedBlink added several enhancements to the platform, among the most important being the new version of the portfolio monitoring tool with improved capabilities to visualize the evolution of start-ups and better communication between founders-investors, private syndication services, European passport (ECSPR), education programs and the platform available in Greek, Bulgarian and Dutch in addition to English and Romanian.
SeedBlink's active investors have access, in addition to quarterly presentations, to graphs on the performance of portfolio companies, with available business indicators collected from the founders, including revenue, total costs, EBITDA, new customers, total customers, as well as the most important news and needs of the companies.
SeedBlink has also recently launched a referral program, whereby investors can bring their friends to the platform. Upon completion of the identity verification process, both they and the investor receive SeedBlink Club for free for a fixed period of one or three months.
On the other hand, start-ups will be able to syndicate their own investors (private syndication services), which will simplify the funding process and company management beyond the rounds selected by SeedBlink.
With the mission to ensure collaboration between investors, SeedBlink has also initiated an educational programme called Tech Investors Academy, in partnership with Bucharest International School of Management (BISM), which combines a series of online masterclass and offline events, with investors and start-up founders as guest lecturers. The program aims to improve investors' knowledge of the venture capital market and covers topics such as trends in technology, valuing start-ups and understanding what makes some companies grow faster than others.
"We want to give individual investors access alongside institutional investors to both venture capital investment opportunities and data and tools for portfolio analysis for informed decisions. The new launches include founder reporting boards in MyPortfolio with easy-to-read metrics about the post-investment progress of companies, but also new insights through educational programs and sharing best practices with other investors," said
Adriana Iordan, Chief Product and Marketing of SeedBlink.
"Through the three sessions organized, SeedBlink has managed to cover a much-needed educational area among those close to the start-up ecosystem. The content was on point, the speakers were top-notch, and the quality of the participants made the whole experience priceless. I also think that the hybrid model was wisely chosen, given that networking is necessary these days", said
Cătălin Epure, Endeavor Romania associate.
"The masterclass sessions organized by SeedBlink are extremely useful as they provide access to specific knowledge from experienced professionals. In just a few hours, you can learn and access precious resources, otherwise hard to find, but essential to understand how investments work and the key things to keep in mind when investing in start-ups. For founders, such master classes are useful to understand the external vision and what makes a start-up valuable in the eyes of investors”, said
Adina Murariu, Chief Operations Officer at EasySales Romania.
The company recently partnered with German consulting firm Horvath to create reports and analyses on the European tech investment ecosystem. The partnership aims to facilitate investors' decision-making process with company analysis and provide a better understanding of trends in the sector.
SeedBlink is a tech specialized venture investment platform that enables business leaders to fund top-tier European tech startups and scale-ups alongside established institutional investors. SeedBlink’s mission is to build an efficient investment infrastructure for individual and institutional investors to work together to fund innovative European technology companies.
SeedBlink Crowd SA is registered in the Register of the Romanian Financial Supervisory Authority (ASF), under number PJR28FSFPR/400001 as of 03.11.2022.
PublishedNovember 28, 2022
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Co-founder of Aqurate
As a startup founder, I am happy to witness SeedBlink’s dedication to expanding their support for early-stage companies beyond funding, towards a healthy equity management via Nimity. A solution to help better navigate relations with stakeholders, employees and future investors is needed in Europe. Less admin work and bringing transparency to the cap table are immediate benefits I was able to test.
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 S.A. 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.