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Latest investment news from Minc


Save the date - Minc Capital, May 9
After last year's resounding success, next Minc Capital will take place at Minc in the afternoon of May 9. This is a great opportunity to meet with some of the most promising companies in the Minc incubator programme that are currently looking for investments to help fuel their growth. Stay tuned for more information!

Fast Track Malmö on the go
After going through hundreds of applications from all over the world, the spring 2017 cohort of Fast Track Malmö has been selected. The chosen companies will receive investment of at least 300k SEK convertible debt from Fast Track Capital, Skåne's first angel backed fund, consisting of some of the region's most successful local business angels, entrepreneurs and family offices.
 


Current investment opportunities


Benchtell
Cost reduction is complex, time consuming and expensive. The benchmarking platform from Benchtell compares costs and contracts with other similar companies in order to make substantial savings. In general a company save 5% of their total costs, resulting in a 25-50% increase on the net profit, simply by using Benchtell’s software. The company ask for 3 MSEK to scale sales and marketing.
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PackBud
PackBud matches transport buyers with transport companies. Being the middle man, PackBud secures the payment between the parties and releases the transporters cut after delivery has been made. In the end of January 2017, PackBud launched a partnership with Swedish classified giant Blocket.se to provide transport solutions to their customers. The company foresees major growth in 2017 and is looking for 5 MSEK to expand the team and develop new partnerships.
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Animus Home
The smart home industry will not be successful until homeowner perceives a value beyond simple control. Animus Home gives the smart home devices a purpose and solves real problems, adding true value to the smart home. Development is being finalized and the company just launched the first product Animus Heart, a multiprotocol gateway, providing one interface to all smart devices. Animus Home is in a position to scale the sales activities and is looking for an investment of 10 MSEK.
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Better Wealth
Better Wealth is a fully automated investment advisory service, based on algorithm-based portfolio management aimed at individuals and companies with larger investments, focusing on a stable risk-adjusted returns and limited downside. Better Wealth tailors each portfolio based on the user's investment objectives and specific conditions. By investing in index tracking ETF funds, the company offers services at a fraction of the cost compared to traditional wealth management services and guarantees a better return at the same risk. Better Wealth seeks an investment of 10 MSEK.

My Esteeme
My Esteeme develops teaching tools to help educators promote diversity and healthy self-esteem to young children in a fun way that also helps schools to implement Skolverkets required “equal treatment plan” (Likabehandlingsplan). The preschool tool consists of ethnically-diverse talking dolls, video, a board book and an app and was developed and tested with experienced educational professionals  My Esteeme had a successful Kickstarter campaign and constantly receives positive feedback from preschools and parents alike. The company is looking for a 1,8 MSEK investment for production, sales activities and app development.

Welcome to Minc Investor News, the newsletter on anything investment-related that's going on at Minc, the startup house in Malmö.

Any questions about below companies or otherwise? Feel free to ping me or the companies directly.

Best,

Jeanette Andersson
Investor Manager at Minc 
tel +46 (0) 733-18 19 82 jeanette@minc.se 


 

Check out all the companies in the Minc incubator program here: www.minc.se

Check out all the companies in the Minc incubator program here: www.minc.se

Investments, exits and other successes from Minc companies

Finn Medicinen secures financing
Finn Medicinen digitalise the medicine intake with products that support you to safe and correct use of medications. This brings safety to the patient and the relatives, lower healthcare costs and higher incomes for the pharmaceutical companies. The company has a committed investment of 1,5 MSEK, is hiring and faces a major market interest. Web page

Agrilogik exceeds sales goals and secures financing
Agrilogik provides a unique agricultural service by producing bedding material from manure. The innovation is met by great interest: the company exceeded their sales goals 2016 by 50% and secured the financing for 2017. With present growth rate, revenues for 2017 will triple compared to 2016. Web page

Cowfunding increase geographic scope with high growth
Cowfunding crowd-sell high quality meat directly from the farm. The company has established a presence in Stockholm and have an average monthly growth rate of 60%. They are negotiating investment with KLS/Danish Crown and may open for external investors during the Spring. Web page

Framkalla triples growth and enters ten new markets in 2017
Framkalla - One app to print all your digital photos – faced 3x revenue growth in 2016. The company is now focusing on international sales and heading out for ten new markets for 2017 including Italy, Spain and Germany. Web page

StudyBee is launching in the UK
EdTech company StudyBee had a successful week at the UK BETT Show 2017 where they signed a distribution agreement with C-Learning, a Google Premier partner for the UK. They also acquired their first pilot customer: Leeds City College with over 40 000 students. This and other upcoming partnerships are expected to generate substantial revenue from 2017 and onwards. Web page
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