Romanian Startup Ecosystem Radar (01 – 21 May 2023)

Opportunities for startups: tech events, programs & others

During the Techsylvania conference (June 7-8, Cluj-Napoca), we will take care of the Startup Alley! 🚀 We’re giving 10 startups the chance to showcase their products with exhibition space 🎉 and including 4 conference tickets 🎟️. Don’t miss out! For details and registration/application (deadline: May 25th), check here: 😉

Until June 14th, the SynergistEIC program (launched by Spherik Accelerator and partners) is accepting applications from greentech startups to join a 6-month acceleration program with a €50K funding grant. 🌿💰 Details about the program, eligibility criteria, and application process can be found on the website: 

As part of the EIT Urban Mobility program, we are actively seeking startups focused on urban mobility to support them with mentoring, access to clients, and funding opportunities. 🚗🏙️ Here are the details: and you can apply here.

In collaboration with Impact Hub Bucharest, we are launching the agritech report in autumn. 🌱📊 We kindly request agri and food startups to complete the following form for this purpose:

💸 Venture capital, M&A and funding-related news

1. VoxiKids, Romanian startup of speech therapy and education services, was financed with €170K through a Norwegian grant (link).

2. The Romanian startup that supports remote work, Pluria, announced a $2M investment round led by Eleven Ventures (link).

3. hackajob, the London-based startup co-founded by Romanian Răzvan Creangă, received a $25M Series B investment to grow the platform that helps find technical employees (link).

4. SeedBlink and Doorway, the Italian fintech leader for online investments, have concluded a strategic partnership (link).

5. evoMag, with the help of Catalyst Romania Fund II, becomes the majority shareholder in Elefant Online SA, after taking over the stake held by Fribourg Investments (link).

6. Innova/7, Booster Capital, GapMinder II and Morphosis Capital II will receive up to €80M investment money from PNRR (link).

7. Transilvania Broker attracts a new investment from ATM Ventures, the investment division of the Autonom group (link).

8. RebelDot acquires AI experts steepsoft to provide strong product consulting and technology services in the field of AI (link).

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🗞️ News related to programs and events

9. SeedBlink launched the second edition of the Tech Investors Academy, a training program aimed at future investors in startups and people who want to deepen the investment field (link).

10. Launch, the community that supports Romanian founders of early stage startups, has organized the first edition of Launch Health Tech, bringing together the most active players in the health technology ecosystem (link).
11. LevelUP Health & Life Sciences Accelerator, an accelerator dedicated to health and life sciences startups, has announced the 14 startups moving forward (link).

🚀 Various news related to startups

12. Kubeark launched a new version of it’s platform, which revolutionizes software operations management with sky computing technology, enabling effortless innovation and scalability across any technology environment (link).

13. announced a partnership with tbi bank, for payment and financing options on the online platform (link).

14. SOLO, a digital service for managing PFAs, has launched a free platform for completing the income statement (link).

15. Timișoara-based startup announces a partnership with Straumann Group, world leader in implantology (link). 

16. The Romanian technology startup, Telerenta, is launching the only electronic equipment rental platform in Southeast Europe for home users (link).

17. Marius Dosinescu transfers the floral business to Magnolia flower shop chain and launches, an e-commerce optimization software for search engines (link).

18. ATLAS app enters a new stage and becomes Hilio, as a result of strengthening its presence on the Romanian market (link).


from Andrea, Denisa, Adrian, Ela and Mircea (Activize team)


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