Bucharest, January 30th, 2023: SeedBlink, a platform for co-investing in European tech startups, partenered with Goldring, one of the most active brokers in Romania in terms of listings on the Bucharest Stock Exchange, in order to develop financial investment services in Romania, diversify investment offerings and facilitate companies' access to capital.
The partnership aims to add more visibility within the Goldring investor community for the promising tech startups with ambitions for international expansion that raise funding rounds through SeedBlink.
The partnership will thus give companies access to a larger pool of potential investors and facilitate investors' access to a new asset class to build a diversified portfolio.
"We have seen a significant increase in recent years in the interest of small and medium-sized companies for capital market financing. We already have a partnership with the Bucharest Stock Exchange, and through the collaboration between Goldring and SeedBlink, we want to further contribute to developing the infrastructure for innovators. We see this partnership as beneficial for entrepreneurs in need of funding and investors who will have access to public offerings or private placements. We recognize Goldring's experience and reputation in the capital market and believe it complements our dynamic pipeline of technology companies with global ambitions very well," said Andrei Dudoiu, co-founder and managing partner of SeedBlink.
"Goldring supports investors and companies in Romania and opening up to different funding routes is a sign of the maturing ecosystem. We see SeedBlink as a major support for the growth of the Romanian IT/Tech sector. This partnership is aligned with our initiatives, such as Finants.ro where we match client requests with funding offers," said Virgil Zahan, Goldring's CEO.
Both companies are licensed by the Romanian Financial Supervisory Authority, SeedBlink as a crowdfunding platform service company and Goldring as a financial investment services company.
The partnership between SeedBlink and Goldring marks another important step towards the modernization and development of the Romanian capital market by making it easier for companies to access multiple funding sources and increasing the capital market's investor base.
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 with an EU passport as per European Securities and Market Authority (ESMA) register of crowdfunding services providers. Contact at email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
We invite you to read the essential investment information sheets at project or platform level before investing in the platform. The information is available in Romanian and English and can be accessed on the official website at www.seedblink.com.
Goldring brokerage firm was established in 1998 and managed by Virgil Zahan, the company's main shareholder. In recent years it has provided corporate advisory services mainly for capital market financing, listings on the stock exchange, corporate governance, and capital market operations (capital increases, public offerings, buyback/stabilization programs). In terms of brokerage activity, Goldring mainly targets retail clients by offering execution-only trading, portfolio management and investment advisory services.
PublishedJanuary 28, 2023
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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.