April Newsletter for Founders: You can't get far alone

We learn together with you, the founders and partners, and strive to become a different kind of player. 

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Portfolio Companies Jobs

Working in a tech startup with big ambitions is an exciting journey. Look over the open jobs and feel free to refer someone or share this post with your network.

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Streamlining content production for digital fashion brands - Michael Musandu, Founder of Lalaland

Lalaland has already proven to be successful with the biggest retailers in Europe like Zalando, Wehkamp, Otto and some of the biggest brands like PVH: Tommy Hilfiger and Calvin Klein.

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Creating a better real estate experience - Interview with Antonios Fiorakis, Founder of Protio - PropTech

"Although Protio is aimed at homeowners, our main customers are investors. The residential real estate asset class is the largest in any economy in the world, but it is also highly fragmented and impossible to penetrate. Our mission is to provide investors with a new way to invest in residential real estate, helping local communities of owners and residents as well as brokers."

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Developing new treatments from Autism and ADHD - Interview with Christof Goetz, Founder of Brainhero

"The founding of Brainhero was a search for home therapy for my daughter who was diagnosed with autism. The idea was not to replace existing therapies but to support the limited availability of intensive therapies."

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When Geopolitical Risk Rises, Innovation Stalls. What happens to startups in Eastern Europe?

Global development can be hindered by obstacles and challenges, but the trend itself can never be inverted.

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Startup Success Stories: PROCESIO

Post-Campaign Founder Interview: Mihai Darzan

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Alumni Portfolio Jobs | March

Working in a tech startup with big ambitions is an exciting journey. Look over the open jobs and feel free to refer someone or share this post with your network.

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Helping today’s marketers focus on what matters most – Growth | Interview with Sinisa Rakovic, Hunch

Hunch was founded by seasoned founders with previous successful exits. A team that has worked together for over 15 years decided to seize a massive opportunity present at the intersection between Creative, Data, and Automation.

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Startup Success Stories: Voxa

Post-Campaign Founder Interview: Catalin Mester

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Alumni Portfolio Jobs | February

Working in a tech startup with big ambitions is an exciting journey. Look over the open jobs and feel free to refer someone or share this post with your network.

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Riding the E-Commerce trends - MOCAPP & Oveit Alumnis Partnership

Interview with Florin Grozea, co-founder MOCAPP & Mihai Dragan, co-founder Oveit | MarketingTech & E-Commerce

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Alumni Portfolio Jobs | January

Working in a tech startup with big ambitions is an exciting journey. Look over the open jobs and feel free to refer someone or share this post with your network. The New Year brings lots of opportunities!

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The only fully immersive music learning experience on the market - Interview with Florian Lettner, CEO & Co-Founder Fretello

The app combines the insights of educational experts & professional musicians with advanced AI technology.

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The journey to digitize the HoReCa sector through HRTech - Interview with Katerina Santikou, Workathlon

"I founded Workathlon in 2017, after experiencing firsthand the struggles of sourcing the right talent for my business."

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Alumni Portfolio Jobs | December

Working in a tech startup with big ambitions is an exciting journey. Look over the open jobs and feel free to refer someone or share this post with your network. December brings lots of opportunities!

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Romania - The fertile ground for tech startups

UiPath's IPO earlier this year has definitely contributed to the public validation of Romania's startup scene and the need to support more companies that aim big and work hard. To celebrate our national holiday, we have put together a collection of quotes from renowned local innovators who have put Romania on the international map.

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Streamlining the grading process through AI - Interview with Manjinder Kainth, CEO of 6 Bit Education

We are living in a world which had to rapidly adopt technology into the classroom. The attitude has dramatically changed and this is in 6 Bit Education’s favor.

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Lessons for Founders from 50+ CrowdInvesting Campaigns (2/4)

6 Core business elements for founders looking to fundraise - connecting all pieces.

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Democratizing investments in alternative assets - Interview with Kimmo Rytkönen

"There is no other P2P platform or loan marketplace that protects investors as well as we do"

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The future of collaboration for digital marketers - Interview with Andrei Stoica, BRUNCH

The interview provides further insight into the long-term vision of the platform's founder.

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Revolutionizing weight loss through a social media network - Interview with Fatster co-founder

"When you are on the verge of giving up or giving in to your old habits, no AI will find the supportive words to get you back on track or take the time to listen to you. Fatster and its community provide just that."

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The Past, Present & Future of Business Intelligence - Interview with Global Database's founders

"Data without insights is just information. You have to have the right tools to make the right decisions."

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Labbox | EdTech Investment Opportunity | Founder Interview

Before the business plan, financial forecast and investment rounds, there was an idea. What is the idea that fueled the founder of Labbox?

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Upgrade Academy | EdTech Investment Opportunity | Interview with the Founder

Before the business plan, financial forecast and investment rounds, there was an idea. What is the idea that fueled the founder of Upgrade Academy?

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Transforming the Real Estate Industry through Technology - The SigTree Solution

The solution developed by SigTree is helping Real Estate developers to better address the present & future challenges of the industry.

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Selection criteria for startups - Part one

Discover the process we use at SeedBlink to take on a startup seeking funding in a way that maximizes its chances of success.

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The financing route for Eastern European startups

The rule says that the total of the first rounds should not exceed 20% -25% of the startup's capital.

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Founder Profile: Catalin Mester, CEO Storis

CEO Catalin Mester reflects on digitizing the book industry & the need to be integrated into our modern day lifestyle.

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Founder Profile: Costin Tudor, CEO Undelucram

CEO Costin Tudor reflects on improving transparency in the hiring process and the past five years of entrepreneurship.

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Founder Profile: Petrică Ruţă, CEO Siscale

The solution developed by Siscale is helping cybersecurity experts to better address the present & future challenges of the industry.

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Defining disruptive nowadays

If I were to start a company, I would look for potentially disruptive business models that have not been successful yet, and would implement them spotlessly.

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Health – a sector in need of innovation. How Tech can streamline the prevention urgency

In January 2021, SanoPass appointed Delia Iliasa, manager with 20 years of experience in Health & Wellness, as Managing Partner. In the context created by the pandemic and the challenges it has brought in 2020, medical prevention is of strategic importance, and she believes that technology is the means by which we can prevent at national level and at high standards.

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HealthTech Insights: Prevention Reloaded

Fifteen years ago, the renowned strategy professor Michael Porter invented, in his characteristic style, a notion that was incredibly realistic: Value-Based Healthcare.

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Women who Tech: Anamaria Onica, CEO VoxiKids

There is a growing number of stories about women in the technology industry successfully developing their start-ups.

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Three Great Books That Every Start-up Founder Should Read

Knowledge in the field of Start-ups is achieved either from experience, or from books and other publications.

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Women who Tech: Roxana Margan, COO Oncochain

There is a growing number of stories about women in the technology industry successfully developing their start-ups.

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Women who Tech: Gabi Bartic, COO Brio.ro

There is a growing number of stories about women in the technology industry successfully developing their start-ups.

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Women who Tech: Adela Grigoriu, Co-Founder of Code of Talent

There is a growing number of stories about women in the technology industry successfully developing their start-ups.

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Women who Tech: Evelina Necula, CMO Kinderpedia

Women in the technology industry successfully developing their start-ups, in spotlight.

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Women who Tech: Linda Vasilescu, co-founder R-Create

There is a growing number of stories about women in the technology industry successfully developing their start-ups.

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Founder Profile: Florin Maxim

The co-founder of Comarket talks about the opportunities and the challenges of the HoReCa Industry.

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Women who Tech: Lisa Popovici, co-founder of Cartloop

There is a growing number of stories about women in the technology industry successfully developing their start-ups.

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Founder profile: Cornel Fugaru

The co-founder of Cassa is determined to bring a unique experience to the business and accounting environment.

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Founder profile: Andrei Vasile

Co-founder of SanoPass discusses the opportunities and challenges of a start-up.

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Pioneering technology solutions for remote selling – An interview with Diwaker Singh, Founder & CEO of Crikle

The workplace has been disrupted on all sides. Not only are sales teams working from home, but buyers are too. Comprised of five core components - customer engagement, feedback management, sales enablement, content management and sales analytics - Crikle is an integrated all-in-one solution that is built to facilitate remote selling.

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AI in modern security systems: An interview with Valeriu Filip, SecurifAI

SecurifAI is a Romanian team of business-minded professionals, researchers and engineers, highly motivated to deliver end-to-end artificial intelligence–based systems, with state-of-the-art computer vision and machine learning algorithms, delivering real-time alerts and useful analytics. We spoke with Valeriu Filip, CEO & cofounder, about AI technology, tech startup funding and life as an entrepreneur.

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Gamification in modern education – EdTech Talks with Raluca Stratulat, Co-Founder of iziBAC

iziBAC is a content-agnostic game-based learning app that offers a fun studying experience, greatly improving the user’s knowledge retention (by 90%) and engagement (by 70%). We spoke to CEO, Raluca Stratulat, and asked her about gamification, tech startup funding, and the marketing strategy for iziBAC.

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LESSONS from top investors about successful startups

It’s a little bit like job seeking, 80% of the opportunities are found offline.

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Growth or profit? A startup’s dilemma.

For a group that prides themselves on being disruptive, startups have become perhaps ironically rutted in this new status quo of a grow at all costs strategy.

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How does a Freemium business model work?

Over the past decade “freemium” — a combination of “free” and “premium” — has become the dominant business model among internet start-ups and smartphone app developers.

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