News & Blog

14 July 2022
Sentryc raises EUR 5 M for further expansion in Europe Sentryc GmbH, a technology company offering proprietary SaaS for online brand protection, has raised EUR 5 million in a Series A round led by a French investor Seventure Partners. Tar Heel Capital Pathfinder first invested in Sentryc in 2019.
11 July 2022
Founders Talks: To build a company, you need an element of madness Over 3500 customers from dozens of countries, a large appetite for further development, a successful IPO on NewConnect and plans for a swift move to the main market of the Warsaw Stock Exchange – is not slowing down. How was the idea to build the company born? What does Woodpecker have in common... with an app for personal trainers? And why should we not let ourselves be discouraged by failures, but should draw conclusions and aim high instead? Today we talk to Matt Tarczyński, founder and CEO of Woodpecker.
4 July 2022
Hope for the best, prepare for the worst? How to survive the coming months as a start-up Here it is - the market correction. The wave of changes that has arrived in the global financial markets has already reached start-ups and venture capitalists, arousing extreme emotions. How to control them and how to prepare for what may come?
22 June 2022
Joanna Włoch joins Pathfinder as the Interim CFO of portfolio companies Tar Heel Capital Pathfinder is growing and increasing the competencies of its venture building team. It has just been boosted by the arrival of Joanna Włoch, a finance and accounting specialist with over 10 years’ experience as a certified auditor and advisor in Big Four accounting firms.
30 May 2022
11 (un)obvious mistakes in managing a start-up. Part II In the previous part of the article, we've described the first five mistakes that founders often make at various stages of building a start-up. These include developing products that do not respond to the needs of users or prove to be over-engineered; not verifying assumptions with the market; lack of skills in multithreading in management; lacking a bird's eye view and not demonstrating a high level of competence. Today, we present additional six slip-ups that occur in many start-up stories.
9 May 2022
Founders Talks: Science and venture building – a match made in heaven. How NaturalAntibody is changing the pharmaceutical market NaturalAntibody has been on the market for just over a year, and word has it that it can revolutionise the drug manufacturing process. Konrad Krawczyk, a scientist at the University of Oxford and co-founder of NaturalAntibody, talks about how this bioinformatics startup came about, why building a business alone is a big challenge for a scientist and how the fund's competences can help bring academic concepts to life.
4 May 2022
Five stars for Rating Captain. Pathfinder invests in the platform for managing customer feedback and satisfaction Tar Heel Capital Pathfinder has invested in Rating Captain - a platform that makes it easier for B2C businesses to manage customer satisfaction and verify the accuracy of reviews posted online. meets the needs of entrepreneurs, who will soon be obliged to indicate whether and how they check the authenticity of these reviews.
19 April 2022
Pathfinder invests in, Facebook sellers’ assistant Tar Heel Capital Pathfinder has invested in, a platform that makes it easier for stores to sell on Facebook and via livestreams. The Selmo app offers a number of functionalities that turn Messenger into an effective sales channel, speed up the process of collecting orders and help increase the number of closed transactions.