EUR 4 million invested with top VCs and future unicorns candidates: Movens VC’s summary of 2021

Przemysław Jurgiel-Żyła, Michał Olszewski and Artur Banach

Vue Storefront, StethoMe confirm their global potential

The A round in Vue Storefront made financial news headlines at the end of 2021. The firm completed one of the biggest A rounds in Polish history, raising USD 17.3 million (PLN 69 million) at a pre-money value of USD 63 million (PLN 250 million). With a current worth of almost PLN 320 million, the company is among Poland’s top ten most valuable startups. What excites us is the addition of three new high-profile co-investors in Vue Storefront: Creandum (Spotify, Bolt), Earlybird (UIPath, N26), and Paua Ventures (Pipedrive). They are accompanied by angels, such as Evan You, developer of Vue.js; Mathias Christensen and Christian Bach, Netlify founders; Paul St. John, former Github sales head; and Heini Zachariassen, Vivino founder. This signifies that the best in the industry trusts the company’s sustained and rapid increase in value.

AI, Health, marketplaces: Movens VC investment selections in 2021

The analysis of our deal-flow over the last year reveals that the Polish and Central European startup ecosystems are expanding at a rapid pace. There is an increasing number of well-prepared projects with high potential for worldwide success. As a fund, we are referred to as “generalists,” yet we concentrate our efforts on two categories of companies:

Academy for Talent, Talent Base, and Packhelp and Whitepress

For us, 2021 also marked the launch of several initiatives to support founders and talent. After all, this is what determines a company’s value and potential, in our opinion.

The Movens Academy, an educational initiative for top founders, has increased the training and workshops that it conducts. We started Pricing for Startups, a unique pricing competency shared by Movens Capital’s partners. Another new project is the Movens Talent Pool, a platform for people interested in joining teams at our startups. And it looks like there will be a record number of them in 2022!

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