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.
Sgf ii investments
Since November 2019 Silicon Gardens Fund II is actively investing in Slovenian and international startups with high potential.
Blub Blub Inc. helps parents uncover their child’s potential by providing the highest quality screen time out there. They are a fast-growing subscription business that started in the speech and language development niche and will become a top-tier player in the children’s digital app market by 2022.
Influee is an influencer marketing and content creation platform. It connects brands with influencers and enables them to collaborate in an easy way.
Coherence is on a mission is to democratize online games by supporting the creation of massively scalable and persistent virtual worlds for studios of any size. Tight editor integration with Unity and other game engines will make it easy for developers to add multiplayer connectivity to their games.
Mimo is a platform that teaches app-making, website-building, hacking, and more in a fun and effective way — online or on the go. How it works: Mimo brings topics that normally fill books, classes, and video sessions into bite-size lessons that don’t take longer than a minute to complete and, therefore, work anytime and anywhere.
Bird Buddy is an AI powered smart bird feeder that rejuvenates a traditional concept and enables daily bite-sized connections with nature any time, anywhere! It notifies you of your feathered visitors, captures their photos and organizes them in a beautiful collection that is easy to admire and share.
FLOWER AND SPICE
Flower and Spice is a high-performance premium natural skincare brand. Each formulation is created using only botanicals of the finest quality, ensuring that the products nurture the skin and elevate the mood. The brand’s mission is to create potent and efficacious products and epitomize that skincare is not just about beauty but a part of general well-being.
Securities Grid is a white-label asset tokenization platform for financial institutions. Financial institutions (banks) can now offer a digital ownership management solution to their corporate customers, thus generating a new sticky revenue stream.
The tasq.ai Platform empowers Data Science and ML teams to easily break down a scenery in an image or video into a seamless WorkFlow of multiple micro-tasks. These microtasks are routed to our Tasqers for labeling and you enjoy clear visibility & transparency of the Data at all stages, and are in full control for the Quality, Scale and Cost parameters of the projects. The Platform also enables the aggregation of all micro-tasking results into complete and validated invaluable datasets.
57hours app connects clients and mountain guides. Its mission is to make it easy for anyone to enjoy the great outdoors with the company of expert, local guides. With 57hours you can seamlessly discover expert guides and book amazing adventures throughout the US and in select international destinations at your convenience. No matter the season, no matter the skill level, there’s an adventure for everyone with 57hours.
1o Tag-Level e-commerce enables partnerships that give content creators, brands, and consumers more of what they want: better sales, better performance, and the best purchase experience on the internet.
Notey Inc is a team of Grammy-nominated, UX/UI award-winning music lovers and developers who are creating a music education mobile game where users control the game by singing or playing a real instrument. We help modernize music learning by implementing exciting gaming elements into traditional practice, thereby solving the 90% first-year attrition of 1.3B music learners globally.
At WiseEd, we are solving the problem of an old-fashioned, unmotivating, and rigid school system resulting in inefficient learning with a proprietary educational system consisting of formal education (edTech platform) and informal education (social media). Students say it’s like Netflix for school.
Beeping is a tech-enabled platform to help people and their family members stay independent while living securely and happily at home. Slovenia–based company brings workforce management and technology expertise together with high-touch, personalized care to improve the in-home care experience.
The Slovenia-based startup connects the transport industry players via a smart plugin, enabling transport companies better utilize their existing digital tools. Most notable improvements in daily work come as higher monthly revenue per truck, faster and less stressful workdays, and lower operating costs.
Dispo Market is a team of three growth-oriented and experienced engineers Nikola Balaban, Marko Balažic, and Tadej Bukovec.
2021 marks the year of the first Silicon Gardens Fund I (2014) exit and the first Silicon Gardens Fund II (2019) exit, as well. We exited three more companies in 2022.
Noir was a place where food and wine experiences met a global community and a brand at the intersection of content, community and commerce built around food and wine.
The company was acquired in early 2021 by Flaviar Inc.
Cleanshelf was a SaaS optimisation software, an all-in-one solution to track, optimise and benchmark cloud software subscriptions.
The company was acquired in March 2021 by LeanIX.
Flaviar is a Slovenian and US-based spirits discovery commerce company that simplifies tasting craft and premium spirits, helps customers discover their own favourites, and build a home bar. On top of that, Flaviar is a cultural hub and community dedicated to democratising access, exploration, education, and discovery in the world of fine spirits.
Povio started as a social media app where a user could »ping« another who would answer with a photo.
In 2015 they pivoted into a design and development agency.
Aequus was building the next-generation hybrid bidding and mediation platform for in-app ad monetization. They wanted to provide a truly independent, neutral and transparent ad technology platform for mobile app developers and publishers to take control of their ad monetization.
In 2022, the company was acquired by Moloco, Inc.
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.