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Press release: Funderbeam partners with Startup Wise Guys to bring startups to secondary marketplace

Press release: Funderbeam partners with Startup Wise Guys to bring startups to secondary marketplace

Global funding and trading platform Funderbeam and Europe’s top B2B startup accelerator Startup Wise Guys (SWG) partnered to enable liquidity for the portfolio companies of SWG. All present and future portfolio companies are enabled to raise funds and trade on the Funderbeam marketplace connecting investors from 129 countries.  Funderbeam’s growth is fueled by a recent $4M funding addition led by Tim Draper, the early investor in Baidu, Hotmail, Skype, and Tesla. The aim of the funding round was to boost Funderbeam’s partnership based growth strategy. Funderbeam’s founder Kaidi Ruusalepp is delighted to add institutional partners to the growth model. “It takes years to build a truly …

Investor insights from Lead Investor – Tanel Padar

Investor insights from Lead Investor – Tanel Padar

International pop singer and Eurovision winner, Tanel Padar, has grown to become a key Angel Investor in Estonia. Since 2017 Tanel through his investment business Padar Holdings OÜ, has been advising and supporting businesses that he feels are adding value to people every day. As a lead investor and Angel, he takes great care in selecting his investments. Currently, he is leading Estonian company Barking‘s investment round on Funderbeam platform.As an early stage investor, what questions do you always ask when looking at a business and its management team?What is the field of business they are operating in?Does the company have a strong team …

Financial Controller-Calvin Taylor

Financial Controller-Calvin Taylor

As an Estonian company, we’re all very fond of Hemingway’s comment about “In every port in the world, at least two Estonians can be found”, but we’d like to also add ‘that in every great company, you’ll find a smiling Australian’. Let us introduce ours.Calvin is our softly spoken numbers guru, who joined the team in the London office in late 2019.Drawn to Funderbeam as a FinTech business that is looking to revolutionise a traditional industry, Calvin speaks about what excites him about Funderbeam, “We are making something accessible to many people which is a brilliant move”.“Calvin is a numbers wizard …

Fireside chat with CEO and Founder of Stebby (previously SportID), Marti Soosaar.

Fireside chat with CEO and Founder of Stebby (previously SportID), Marti Soosaar.

With all the recent changes in 2020, we wanted to take a moment to speak to one of Funderbeam’s first investment opportunities. Stebby, formally SportID, was the 2nd funding on the Funderbeam platform back in 2015. Since then, they have established themselves as a way for businesses and employees to access healthy lifestyle choices.We sat down with CEO and Founder, Marti Soosaar, to understand more about the recent rebranding, how COVID forced them to be agile and what is next for Stebby.What is Stebby?Stebby is an employee wellness management platform for employees. We are the biggest in the Baltic States and in Estonia our …

Introduction of anonymous orders on the Funderbeam Marketplace

Introduction of anonymous orders on the Funderbeam Marketplace

Considering various aspects in the growth of Funderbeam, including the strategy of third party members joining the Marketplace in near future, we feel the time is right to introduce anonymous orders. This decision is also inline with the feedback we have received from our users.Switchover to anonymous orders will take place on the 22nd of April 2021 at 10 CET.Please note that switching to anonymous orders does not mean Funderbeam as a regulated marketplace operator does not have the information about traders and their identity behind every deal. We have a regulatory obligation to take care of the market surveillance …

Press release: Three Estonian schools to pilot Icelandic startup’s digital learning solution

Press release: Three Estonian schools to pilot Icelandic startup’s digital learning solution

Last corona year gave a successful push to Mussila, an education technology company from Iceland that offers digital music learning solution to pupils and schools. Three local schools are the first ones in Estonia to implement Mussila’s Music School in their next academic year.The company has developed Mussila Music School, a music learning solution for children aged 6 to 12 that applies research-based music education methodology to gamified adventures. The solution overcomes traditional and non-theory “learning by doing” methods by including music theory content from an early age while tackling the lack of motivation to apply the gaming method to …