Bucharest / Rome, May 8th: SeedBlink, the tech-specialized venture investment platform, and Doorway, the Italian leading fintech for online equity investing, have entered a strategic partnership to provide investors with unique access to high-potential investments in international hi-tech startups and scale-ups.
The partnership will bring considerable benefits to both platform’s customers, including private bankers, financial advisors, family offices, and wealth managers, who will be able to offer their clients a constantly evolving portfolio of high-profile deals.
Under the partnership, SeedBlink's investor community will gain access to unique deals selected by Doorway in the Italian and international markets and viceversa. This intends to facilitate cross-border investment at a pan-European level through the consolidation of the financial infrastructure that is available to technology SMEs.
SeedBlink's Managing Partner, Ionut Patrahau, said, "The growth of the European tech sector looks promising, but the fragmentation of the investment market across countries with each having their own corporate legal system, is not really beneficial. The challenge therefore is to build a European network with local representation in each country. Doorway’s leadership in Italy will bring our investors unique access to high-potential investments with an Italian DNA, validated by a local knowledgeable player. The partnership is in line with our goal to effectively connect investors and tech startups on a single European platform, building a financial ecosystem that will support the development of a European tech hub.”
Doorway's CEO, Antonella Grassigli, added, "We're thrilled to partner with SeedBlink, the leading tech-specialized venture investment platform in Europe. Our partnership will provide Doorway's investor community with access to SeedBlink's top-tier European tech startups and scale-ups. This is a unique opportunity for our investors to participate in some of the most promising startups in Europe and beyond. We believe that creating a highly diversified portfolio, through the combined screening and validation expertise of Doorway and SeedBlink, can bring a real advantage in terms of economic value creation for our investors.”
The partnership between SeedBlink and Doorway will provide investors with a constantly evolving portfolio of high-profile deals, in advanced or follow-up rounds, with faster exit prospects and often already invested by international venture capital funds. With SeedBlink's access to an exclusive European tech deal-flow and Doorway's local expertise, this partnership is poised to deliver significant value to investors looking to invest in high-growth, innovative startups. Both platforms are authorized (SeedBlink under ECSPR, Doorway by CONSOB) for extended investors protection.
Doorway has already secured a partnership with Ourcrowd, a global online venture investing platform, named the most active venture capital investor in Israel by Pitchbook.
SeedBlink: Empowering the Modern Retail Investor
SeedBlink allows investors to safely co-invest across borders in thoroughly curated list of tech startups with a European DNA, together with a strong network of venture capital partners, allowing individuals to enter with as little as €2,500. The investment opportunities cover most of the technology sectors, such as Fintech, MedTech, Cybersecurity, AI, Edtech or enterprise software.
More than 70,000 investors have joined the community of SeedBlink, which has raised €60 million from retail investors for European tech startups over the past three years. Since 2021, the investment platform expanded in Bulgaria, Greece, and the Benelux region through an acquisition.
Doorway: Opening Good Investments Opportunities
Doorway aims to build an innovative, sustainable, and inclusive economy by leveraging private investment in startups and scale-ups with medium- and long-term payback prospects. Doorway has opened an office in Brussels with a strong local team, with the goal to expand its business outside Italy.
Operating since 2019, Doorway has channeled investments for over €20 million to 35 innovative companies, 70% of which have a significant social impact and an emphasis on diversity. Doorway collaborates with financial advisors specialized in listing on the European Growth Market and with VC firms to foster the rapid development of invested start-ups and accelerate monetization opportunities for its investors.
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 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: email@example.com .
Doorway S.r.l. Società Benefit is a leading Venture Capital operator in Italy, enabling direct investment in this asset class by private and corporate investors through a Consob-authorised technology platform. Doorway provides its investor community with selected investment opportunities in promising startups and scale-ups, both in Italy and internationally, validated by a strong team of professionals according to Venture Capital and ESG criteria. Contact at email: firstname.lastname@example.org
PublishedMay 08, 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.