This collaboration will facilitate startup valuation while fostering constructive negotiations and informed equity decisions for entrepreneurs and investors.
Bucharest, June 29 – SeedBlink, the prominent investment platform specializing in European technology startups, just announced a strategic partnership with Equidam, an online platform for startup valuation. This collaboration aims to equip entrepreneurs and investors with enhanced tools and insights to navigate startup valuation, fostering constructive negotiations and informed equity decisions.
Equidam offers a data-driven approach to valuation. By leveraging the five leading valuation methods and reliable industry-specific data tailored to 90 countries and 136 industries, Equidam facilitates transparent discussions about valuation and enables entrepreneurs & investors to make confident equity decisions. Over 140,000 companies have already utilized Equidam's platform to successfully raise their Seed to Series A rounds.
Andrei Dudoiu, the co-founder of SeedBlink, expressed his enthusiasm about the partnership with Equidam, a company from Symbid’s portfolio, the world’s first crowdfunding platform hailing from the Netherlands, which SeedBlink acquired in 2022. "We are excited to join forces with Equidam. Investors and founders are fundamentally on the same side: both want to build great companies and create value. Valuation is one of the few areas where the two sides diverge, with competing incentives for ownership. Building the relationship on open standards, particularly when addressing points of friction, is sure to make the whole engagement more positive and enable healthier, more collaborative ecosystems. I think this partnership brings great value to the startups looking for funding, in both VC-backed deals and investors syndicates."
Daniel Faloppa, the founder of Equidam added, "Valuation is a crucial aspect of any startup's journey, and it shouldn't be the deal breaker. Our collaboration with SeedBlink for its equity management solution Nimity will help entrepreneurs understand the value of their companies and engage in productive discussions about price. We are dedicated to equipping entrepreneurs and investors with the tools they need to navigate the complexities of startup valuation successfully."
Harnessing its expertise in financial services and technology, SeedBlink recently introduced Nimity, an all-encompassing platform designed for the equity management of startups and scaleups and their stakeholders. Nimity streamlines key aspects of startup management such as ESOP (Employee Stock Ownership Plans), cap table tracking and automation, and fundraising options and admin to bundle smaller investors in a single vehicle.
The partnership between SeedBlink and Equidam represents a pivotal advancement towards stronger long-term outcomes for ecosystems, by empowering entrepreneurs with valuable insights, tools, and resources for startup valuation. By uniting the strengths of both platforms, this collaboration seeks to drive the success and growth of startups in Europe looking for a healthy long-term investment strategy, bridging financing, equity management and fair valuations.
SeedBlink is an equity management and tech-specialized venture investment platform that enables European startups and its stakeholders in accessing, managing and trading equity 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.
Equidam is an online platform that offers data-driven startup valuation services. By utilizing prominent valuation methods and reliable data customized for diverse industries and countries, Equidam empowers entrepreneurs and investors to truly understand factors influencing their valuation, engage in transparent discsssions, and make informed equity decisions. Learn more about it on equidam.com.
PublishedJune 29, 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.