Seedrs gets ready to launch a new office in Berlin raise awareness and boost DACH deal flow
Equity crowdfunding platform Seedrs is set to open a new office in Berlin as part its continued European expansion.
The Berlin office will be responsible for raising awareness in the local startup and early-stage investment ecosystem, and for bringing DACH (Germany, Austria and Switzerland) deal flow to the Seedrs platform to raise capital.
Seedrs has long accepted investors and entrepreneurs from across Europe, and it has an office in Lisbon for software development and opened an office in Amsterdam in the summer.
Kyrill Zlobenko joins Seedrs as regional manager for DACH, bringing huge experience as an entrepreneur and business leader. He has co-founded and worked with ventures in Sweden, Germany, Canada, Italy, Austria, Poland, Ukraine and Russia.
His colleague in the Berlin office will be Beatrice Werdin, who is originally from Hamburg and moves to Berlin from her role as a long-standing member of our investment team in London.
Jeff Lynn, CEO and co-founder of Seedrs, said: “I am very excited about the launch of our Berlin office, which follows our Amsterdam opening this summer. I have spent a substantial amount of time in the DACH region over the past few years, and I am constantly amazed by how vibrant the early-stage ecosystem is there, not just in Berlin, but across all three countries. I look forward to working with business and others in the region as we build up our presence there.
Kyrill Zlobenko, regional manager at Seedrs DACH, said: “I am thrilled to be joining Seedrs, which has firmly established its place as the leading equity crowdfunding platform in Europe. Jeff and the UK team have always been impressed by the early-stage ecosystem throughout the DACH region, and it is my team’s job to spread the world and ensure that Seedrs becomes a key player in financing startup and growth companies across the three countries.”
Seedrs says it doesn’t expect Brexit to impact its plans in the DACH or beyond. Regardless of the final Brexit settlement, it says Seedrs has always aimed to be a pan-European business, and it will continue to try to build its presence across the Continent.
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