Category: Venture Capital

Why we invested in SymphoPay

Future of payments I am proud to announce Early Game Venture’s investment in SymphoPay, the middleware platform that adds marketing capabilities and analytics to all existing POS devices turning them into actual computers. Here is how we think of the future of payments and why we led SymphoPay’s €650,000 ($750,000) seed round. Technology is reshaping both retail…

10 startup predictions for 2019 in Romania

An early-stage investor’s perspective on what will happen on the tech stage in Romania this year Several factors are working together towards creating a favorable context for launching a startup in Romania. Firstly, is the recent abundance of VC and PE money: four funds launched in ‘17 and ‘18 and another one or two are…

What is “Quality of revenue”

Not all revenue is good (enough) revenue I start today a series of articles trying to elaborate on concepts that are less understood in the local market. Examples of such concepts are “quality of revenue”, “venture returns”, “vested interests”. Hope this will help founders be better prepared to close their rounds and investors better assess their…

Investment thesis: Infrastructure for innovation

The systemic “chicken and egg problem” in emerging markets and the role of a VC in building future ecosystems. The root of all evil Vicious cycles are endemic in emerging ecosystems — they are the byproduct of systemic deficiencies and make it difficult or even impossible for the emerging ecosystem to grow and develop. Example of…