The Fund strives to provide valuable experience, coaching, and business connections to entrepreneurs in early stage technology startups. We believe that the combination of top local talent and the world-class investor network can lead to amazing outcomes.
We are a group of founders behind successful exits like Outfit 7, Zemanta, Klika, iconomi, Mimovrste, Domenca, Cosylab, and similar and we want to give back to the community.
In our first fund, Silicon Gardens Fund I (2014 -2016), we have invested into ten startups. Six of them are still successfully growing:
Flaviar is Slovenian and US based spirits discovery commerce company that help customers taste craft and premium spirits, discover favorites and build a home bar. On top of that, Flaviar is a cultural hub and community dedicated to democratizing access, exploration, education, and discovery in the world of fine spirits.
Cleanshelf is a SaaS optimization software. An all-in-one solution to track, optimize and benchmark cloud software subscriptions.
Povio started as social media app where user was able to »ping« another one who would answer him with a photo. Later in 2015 they pivoted into design and development agency.
WHO WE ARE
Silicon Gardens Fund was established by entrepreneurs who have successfully built their own companies and now wish to give back to the community. Our aim is to empower Slovenian startup ecosystem and support the new generation of entrepreneurs. We think that the size of our Fund enables firm and authentic bond between investors and startup founders.
All of us have built at least one successful company. We know what works and what does not.
DOWN to earth
We have already went through similar experiences; we know what you value and appreciate and what you do not.
We are a big part of the community and we know the right people that can help you.
“Silicon Gardens recognised the opportunity at the key moment of company internationalisation. With their advice and experience we managed to select the right channels and business strategy.”
”Silicon Gardens was our first external investor and recognised the opportunity early enough. Their process was extremely fast and diligent. The partners demonstrated a clear understanding of the fact that the quality of founding team, market, and early execution are the crucial basic foundations of the fastest growing companies. I can definitely recommend every aspiring entrepreneur to get in touch.