18 April 2023 Tar Heel Capital Pathfinder invests in Innential, a Berlin-based platform supporting tech talent management and employee development
1 March 2023
Founders Talks: Great products result from hard work and the ability to iterate quickly. How Sentryc helps fight online product piracy and what it takes to become a founder of a tech startup According to a study by the EUIPO and the OECD, the volume of international trade in counterfeit and pirated products amounts to USD 464 billion. In the EU, 5.8% of all imports from third countries are now estimated to be counterfeit and pirated goods, worth up to EUR 119 billion. Product piracy also causes people to lose jobs, has severe consequences for the environment, and is linked to exploitation of human labour or children. - It's incredible that our software can help in all those areas, making the world a slightly better place. - says Nicole Hofmann, CEO of Sentryc.
3 January 2023
2022 in our portfolio companies: a review 2022 wasn’t the easiest of years, which is why we are even more pleased to see the growth across our portfolio and happy to share the summary of their achievements.
13 December 2022
Pathfinder and WP2 Investments provide capital to a startup Responsiblee Tar Heel Capital Pathfinder has launched a new ESG project. Responsiblee offers customers an intuitive tool that automatically calculates carbon footprint. The startup has already obtained the support of another investor - the WP2 Investments fund, which put in the company PLN 1 million.
8 November 2022
Founders Talks: Venture Building? The most interesting job in the world! From a ringtone website to two organisations with portfolios of dozens of technological projects built from scratch: Arek Seńko, Managing Partner of Tar Heel Capital Pathfinder and CEO of Red Sky, talks about the profession of serial entrepreneur and how this experience allows him to support ambitious founders in turning their visions and plans into reality.
3 October 2022
Founders Talks: Market validation is a key stage in creating a start-up. Why is Selmo.io winning the hearts of Facebook sellers? Have you ever come across the concept of "live commerce"? Livestream shopping is a hit sales channel in many countries around the world and its popularity is on the rise, also in Poland. The seller presents selected products during a "live" broadcast, and customers declare their willingness to purchase in the broadcast’s comment section or via a direct message. Simple? Not for sellers who drown in hundreds of messy orders. Selmo is a start-up that addresses the needs of these sellers by helping to automate live sales. How its founders came up with this idea and how they validated it, what plans they have for the future, as well as where you can meet future co-founders - these are the things we talk about with Kuba Karyś and Filip Szczepanik.
14 September 2022
Tar Heel Capital Pathfinder invests in PerfectBot of WSE-listed K2 Group PerfectBot is a new generation chatbot that automates e-commerce customer service. The tool is already used by brands such as Reserved, Sinsay and 4F. Pathfinder joins the group of investors together with the KnowledgeHub fund - both funds will invest a total of PLN 2.52 million in the company.
8 August 2022
Leadership? Do not confuse with management! What is leadership in a start-up all about? According to data published by Failory*, up to 90% of start-ups on the market fail. How come? The culprits are numerous: from unsuccessful ideas, ineffective marketing activities and lack of financing to a poorly selected team. However, many of these mistakes can be easily avoided at early stages of development by giving the reins to a founder with well-developed leadership skills. But what exactly is leadership? Is it different from "ordinary" management? How did the transformation on the USS Santa Fe submarine change the view of leadership models?