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.
OUR RECENT INVESTMENTS
Since November 2019 Silicon Gardens Fund II is actively investing into perspective Slovenian and international startups.
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.
Noir is a place where food and wine experiences meet a global community and a brand at the intersection of content, community and commerce built around food and wine.
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.
Aequus is building the next generation hybrid bidding and mediation platform for in-app ad monetization. They will provide a truly independent, neutral and transparent ad technology platform for mobile app developers and publishers to take control of their ad monetization.
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.
OUR SUCCESS STORIES
In our first fund Silicon Gardens Fund I (2014 -2016) we have invested into ten startups, six of them are still alive and growing.
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.
Cleanshelf is a SaaS optimisation software, an all-in-one solution to track, optimise and benchmark cloud software subscriptions.
Povio started as a social media app by which a user was able to »ping« another who would answer with a photo. In 2015 they pivoted into a 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.