Category: Portfolio

  • Trind Invests in Webel, the App that Brings Any Service to Your Doorstep

    Trind Invests in Webel, the App that Brings Any Service to Your Doorstep

    We are happy to announce our fourth investment by Fund II and the second investment into Spain: Webel. Webel is an app that brings any service to your doorstep. So far, everything is being brought to our homes: food, consumer goods… However, services (e.g., beauty) have not followed this path… yet. This is what Webel’s team found; since then, they have been building a marketplace that allows users to easily search, book and enjoy almost any service in the comfort of their homes. Webel was founded by Nacho, Carlos, Guillermo & Javier while at university. They suddenly realized that its

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  • Who Was the Founder of the Year? – Recap of the Estonian Startup Awards 2022

    Who Was the Founder of the Year? – Recap of the Estonian Startup Awards 2022

    Estonian Startup Awards 2022 took place on January 27th. This year Trind portfolio companies and founders were well-represented in the awards. Timmu Töke / Ready Player Me The Founder of the Year 2022 was Timmu Töke of Ready Player Me. Timmu Tõke has overseen Ready Player Me as the CEO for nine years, through countless pivots, and in 2022 raised a $56M B-round led by US investor Andreessen Horowitz (total funding is now $72M). Ready Player Me – in its current form – was launched in 2020 and has since been rapidly scaled to 5,000+ customers across the metaverse. Clients

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  • In the spotlight: Fractory

    In the spotlight: Fractory

    Fractory is an on-demand metal fabrication platform. It helps manufacturers find the part they need and connect with customers. They’re not in charge of making anything themselves; instead, their marketplace serves as an interface between those who manufacture and those who need it. Fractory was founded in 2017 by Martin Vares, Joosep Merelaht, and Rein Torm. The company’s mission is to provide a platform for Engineers and Manufacturers to meet and guide manufacturing toward sustainability. Three pillars of sustainability The focus on environmental sustainability sets Fractory apart from many other B2B marketplaces. They believe that sustainability goes beyond simply being

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  • In Spotlight: Tise

    In Spotlight: Tise

    Tise is a second-hand marketplace based in Oslo, Norway. It was designed so that users not only buy products from its platform but also save the planet, reducing their climate footprint. This application was created in 2014 by Eirik Rime and Axel Franck Næss, but its official launch was in 2016. The fast-paced world in which we live has shown many advances in all areas, including technology, textile fashion, electronics, and health. Still, unfortunately, they have negatively affected our planet. Knowing this, the founders of Tise felt the need to show the world that living a quality life sustainably is

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  • In the Spotlight: Tandem

    In the Spotlight: Tandem

    Tandem provides a language learning app where millions of people teach each other. It was launched in Berlin in 2015 by three friends on a mission to connect the world through languages. Tandem is a mobile app that brings together millions of language learners. Members of the community form one-on-one partnerships to teach each other their native languages via text, audio, and video chat. The tandem learning method has been developed by Tandem Fundazioa. On the Tandem App, the user will be shown members from all over the world who speak the language the user wants to learn and who

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  • In the Spotlight: Jobilla

    In the Spotlight: Jobilla

    Jobilla provides a digital recruiting solution that helps you to find the right candidates in less time. Founded by Henri Nordström and Tommi Siro in 2015, their mission is to make digital recruiting as easy and effective as hiring a headhunter. Jobilla was founded by serial entrepreneurs. Starting with the very first business we established, finding good employees was always one of the biggest challenges. Whether we were trying to hire developers, sales managers, or customer service staff, recruitment was never as easy as it should have been. We either did not get good applicants at all or we got

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  • Questions with Founders: Speakly

    Questions with Founders: Speakly

    Ott Ojamets shares the story behind Speakly and the underlying language learning methodology. Fancy learning a new language, why not focus on statistically significant words to speed up the process?

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  • Questions with Founders: Showell

    Questions with Founders: Showell

    Sales enablement is reaching fascinating feats in the hybrid world. Time to meet Sami Suni, co-founder & CEO of Showell. Showell is an intuitive sales enablement platform for presenting, sharing, and tracking content, helping tens of thousands of B2B salespeople globally.

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  • Questions with Founders: eAgronom

    Questions with Founders: eAgronom

    Meet incredible startup founders from Trind VC portfolio. Today, we will be having a quickfire chat with Robin Saluoks, CEO & co-founder of eAgronom, an AgriTech startup that is accelerating the global shift towards net-zero. We’ll dive into his learnings on his entrepreneurial journey and share the insights valuable for early-stage entrepreneurs.

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