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Andrei Dudoiu, SeedBlink’s CEO, wants to democratize access to startups with a €3M Series A investment

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Andrei Dudoiu is the co-founder and CEO of SeedBlink, the Romanian crowd investment platform for tech startups in Europe. The team is looking to scale internationally in SEE with a €3M Series A investment. The new round of investment will be available starting May 27th on the platform. 

In the 18 months since the launch, SeedBlink collaborated with over 5,000 investors from 15 countries and over 40 tech startups. The platform attracted over €15M from investors and VC funds, 55% of the amount came through crowd investing. The company is assessed at €12M.

SeedBlink is looking for fast development in the next year, aided by the new European Crowdfunding Regulation, that will come into effect at the end of 2021. “Our main goal is to show that the model we’ve been successfully testing in Romania, could be exported across Europe,” shared Andrei Dudoiu. 

SeedBlink specializes in sourcing, vetting, financing, and scaling European tech startups. Their vision is to shape the future by developing an investment platform that has the reaching possibilities of a crowdfunding system, the flexibility of business investors, and the structure of a VC. 

Their target is to democratize startup investments, giving access to everybody to disruptive startups. They also want to promote internationally European tech companies applying for pre-seed and seed funding. 

Andrei Dudoiu has two decades of experience, leading teams in the Romanian banking system. In 2018, he started a new business journey as an entrepreneur and investor. In this interview, we discovered what inspired this step, what’s SeedBlink’s target for the following years, and what is the impact of the project on both the local and the international ecosystems. 

UPDATE
 
SeedBlink completed the latest funding round in record time. This was the first Series A on the platform and one of the highest funding events in the region. 
 
The 47 Elite and Classic members invested 550K between the 24th and 26th of May. On the next day, the 27th of May, 80 people invested 550K in 20 minutes.
 
The amount financed through the crowd investing platform reached €1.1M, double the initial target. The company’s target is to expand in Europe and speed up development.
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Elena is an Innovation Reporter at The Recursive with 10+ years of experience as a freelance writer based in Bucharest, Romania. Her mission is to report internationally on the amazing progress of the local startup ecosystem while bringing into focus topics such as diversity in business cultures and women in tech; mental health, work-life balance, and the future. Of what? Everything! As a former solopreneur and a full-time mom, she strives to learn something new every day to share with the world. #nevernotlearning
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