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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
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. RatingCaptain.com 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 Selmo.io, Facebook sellers’ assistant Tar Heel Capital Pathfinder has invested in Selmo.io, 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.
14 April 2022
11 (un)obvious mistakes in managing a startup. Part I "Ideas are commodity. Execution of them is not." Michael Dell's words pierce the bubble of magic surrounding the world of start-ups. How come? Isn’t brilliant idea enough? For many founders, this also comes as a surprise. When building a business, they face various challenges and are not ready for all of them. In these moments, they are most prone to making mistakes that could prove a financial blow to the company.
24 March 2022
CMK backed by new investor enters next stage of development Centrum Medycyny Konopnej (The Centre for Cannabis-Based Medicine), a facility providing services based on medical marijuana therapies, has been backed by a new investor - the WP2 Investments fund. Grzegorz Ciężadło, a manager experienced in the development of innovative businesses on the medical market, has joined the CMK's management. In the coming weeks the clinic is launching its first facility in Warsaw.
15 February 2022
Skinwallet joins the NFT trend with Cyber Warriors Army Cyber Warriors Army (CWA) is a collection of eight thousand unique NFTts depicting a wide array of elite heroes from the alternate reality of CyberVersum. It’s the first NFT collection created by a company publicly listed on the Warsaw Stock Exchange. The private sale goes live on 15 February.
2 February 2022
Startup with a mission: how Wellbee destigmatises mental health and makes lives more comfortable When the Wellbee platform launched in September 2020, its mission was clear: to encourage Poles to take better care of their mental health and to help them get professional therapeutic support. We talk to Wellbee's Paweł Chrzan and Darek Milewski about what other goals the founders have set for the platform, why it is a two-speed start-up and how building Wellbee was different from building other businesses.