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Bucharest, March 9th: SeedBlink, the European co-investment platform in tech startups, has announced the launch of its digital secondary market after obtaining the EU Passport as per the European Crowdfunding Service provider regulation (ECSPR) licensing. Prior to the launch, several pilots were run with existing shareholders. With this version, all verified users have access to a new Bulletin Board and processes to privately negotiate sell-buy offers, extending trade access for all equity rounds in the portfolio and enhancing investor control over the process.
The Secondary Market, which is centered on pan-European tech-exclusive deals, is expected to offer early liquidity to individual investors in startups, an otherwise illiquid asset class, in order to free up capital, while allowing buyers to invest at various risk profiles and take part in projects they might have missed on the primary market.
Clients of SeedBlink may at any moment electronically register an interest in participating in the Secondary Market as a buyer or a seller on the platform, together with the quantity and price per unit they wish to sell or acquire. The price can be negotiated between buyers and sellers through offers and counteroffers. To secure ownership transfer, activities will be carried out by SeedBlink once every three months, streamlining the procedure for investors.
With the recent Benelux expansion and the existing CEE offices, SeedBlink consolidates its position as the go-to platform for European tech startups. The secondary market will further reduce barriers between individual investors and opportunities for startup investments.
"Liquidity was the most sought-after feature for individual investors to diversify further their portfolios with startups. Platforms like ours enable individual investors to participate directly in startups backed by VCs as primary transactions. We are contributing to further democratizing the industry by elaborating on secondary investments, also referred to as secondaries”, explains Andrei Dudoiu, SeedBlink’s founder and Managing Partner.
The secondary market is made possible by the ECSPR regulation, which defines clear procedures around the primary and secondary markets throughout Europe, creating a safe environment for cross-border startup investments.
“The platform's European tech-exclusive focus and the direct negotiation capabilities set it apart from other secondary markets. Together with a carefully selected pool of investors and tech enthusiasts, our offer consists primarily of VC-backed deals. The current investment threshold is a minimum €2,500, but the introduction of a secondary market will remove the investment ticket size, enabling more people to create wealth by investing a fractional amount in equity projects with unprecedented access to curated European early-stage tech companies alongside institutional investors” says Carmen Sebe, SeedBlink’s CEO.
In a world where digital disruption is impacting every aspect of life, SeedBlink's secondary market is set to revolutionize the startup investment ecosystem by providing early liquidity and reducing barriers for individual 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’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: email@example.com.
PublishedMarch 09, 2023
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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 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.
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