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WannaBiz

From founders to founders

Founders

ALEX BORNYAKOV
MANAGING PARTNER

ALEX BORNYAKOV

MANAGING PARTNER

ALEX BORNYAKOV

MANAGING PARTNER

An experienced professional in internet marketing, online advertisement, media buying, finances. With over a decade of experience in IT management, Alex has founded and managed a number of successful companies. Managing partner at VertaMedia, Intersog and SoftTechnics.

VADIM ROGOVSKIY
PARTNER

VADIM ROGOVSKIY

PARTNER

VADIM ROGOVSKIY

PARTNER

Serial entrepreneur and seed investor, founder of Clickky, one of the biggest European mobile advertising platforms. Vadim specialises in project management, affiliate marketing, mobile marketing, ad networks, SMM, startups and seed investing.

ARTEM BORODATYUK
PARTNER

ARTEM BORODATYUK

PARTNER

ARTEM BORODATYUK

PARTNER

Serial entrepreneur, Growth Hacker and marketer. Founded Netpeak digital marketing agency in 2006, taking it to #1 in media agencies rating, and #2 in Ukrainian digital agencies rating 6 years later. Artem has extensive experience in incubating ideas and leading innovation teams.

About

WannaBiz is an angel seed fund, focused on seed stage global projects in ad tech and SaaS.

Founded in 2012 by three young IT-entrepreneurs in Odessa, WannaBiz became one of the most active startup incubators in Ukraine. The founders were driven by the goal to form and to develop the ecosystem of IT-entrepreneurship in Ukraine. During the first 3 years WannaBiz raised 11 startups through the acceleration program, 7 of them raised investments, 6 projects achieved the next funding round. In September 2015 WannaBiz transformed into a seed fund, virtually stopping its incubation activity.

Our goal is to build and develop global projects in line with the competitive market.

Before: BUSINESS INCUBATOR

Founded in 2012 as a business incubator

  • 580+ applications were examined
  • 11 startups graduated from the acceleration program
  • 7 projects raised investments
  • 6 of them achieved the next funding round

Now: SEED FUND

Transformed into a seed fund in September 2015

  • Offers up to $50K in funding
  • Interested in the ability to participate in syndicated deals
  • Targets seed stage and round A startups with Ukrainian founders all over the world (especially: USA, UK, EU)
  • Fields: advertising, digital marketing, mobile, b2b SaaS

portfolio

KWAMBIO

is a 3D printing marketplace. Kwambio partners with established and emerging designers to produce a highly curated collection of homewares, accessories, and art, manufactured on-demand in ceramics and metals.

kwambio.com

Rallyware

Intelligent workforce engagement solutions that drive sales, recruiting, onboarding, training, and participation in organizational activities.

https://www.rallyware.com/

Reply

Reply.io automates one-to-many communication, dramatically scaling your outreach capability, while keeping it 100% personalized

https://reply.io/

KWAMBIO Rallyware Reply

Investments

ClickGanic

ClickGanic

ClickGanic

ClickGanic

ClickGanic is an online real time targeting system which allows webmaster to display various content to its visitors based on their interests and source page.

Kwambio

Kwambio

Kwambio

Kwambio

Kwambio is a 3D printing marketplace. Kwambio partners with established and emerging designers to produce a highly curated collection of homewares, accessories, and art, manufactured on-demand in ceramics and metals.

Replyapp

Replyapp

Replyapp

Replyapp

Replyapp.io is a solution that offers a high level of sales productivity via the automation of the customer emails.

Rallyware

Rallyware

Rallyware

Rallyware

Rallyware is an intelligent workforce engagement solution that drives sales, recruiting, onboarding, training, and participation in organizational activities.

Luciding

Luciding

Luciding

Luciding

Luciding is a wearable device which allows people to induce lucid dreams.

Kaznachey

Kaznachey

Kaznachey

Kaznachey

Kaznachey is an e-payment processing platform.

Petcube

Petcube

Petcube

Petcube

Petcube is an interactive pet camera that lets you watch, talk to and play with your pets from your smartphone when you're away from home.

team

partners

opportunities

ALEXANDRA BALKOVA

ALEXANDRA BALKOVA

Business Development Manager

ALEXANDRA BALKOVA

Business Development Manager

Business development and dealflow management. Opportunity maker, communications professional. Developing the Ukrainian startup ecosystem

We at WannaBiz are driven by the goal to form and to develop the ecosystem of IT-entrepreneurship in Ukraine.

That’s why we are pleased to provide the unique opportunities for Ukrainian startups.

To get all the details about an offer you are interested in please reach us directly via email: info@wannabiz.com.ua

Serpstat — is a keyword and ranking research tool used for in-depth competitor analysis and building advertising campaigns. Serpstat helps you improve your website’s overall SEO and PPC performance online. It provides various metrics and reports for a keyword and domain research. Serpstat uses live SERP update to keep its data fresh. A special online algorithm is applied, updating certain percentage of data every day. All updates are shown on the service immediately.

serpstat.com

WHAT WE OFFER:
One month free, account type “Lite”.

Reply — is a service that automates personalized emails and follow-ups, saving you hours every day. Reply builds a sales automation platform that puts your outreach on autopilot, while still making each communication personal. Reply enables scaling sales with no extra hiring needed by automating sending personalized cold emails and follow-ups. It delivers replies right into inbox every day and allowing sales reps focus their time and energy on speaking with real live prospects, instead of making cold calls or manually messaging prospects.

replyapp.io

WHAT WE OFFER:
One month free, 1000 contacts plan.

Intelligent workforce engagement solutions that drive sales, recruiting, onboarding, training, and participation in organizational activities

www.rallyware.com

WHAT WE OFFER:
One month free

Press

The startup 3DLOOK is estimated for about $ 10 million and has commercial customers. Interview with the founder Vadim Rogovsky.

29.05.2018

The startup 3DLOOK is estimated for about $ 10 million and has commercial customers. Interview with the founder Vadim Rogovsky.

The founder of the Odessa company Clickky Vadim Rogovsky has been developing the startup 3DLOOK for 2 years already. His technology allows you to build a 3D model of a person from a photograph, taking into account the actual size of the body. During the work in the startup, they invested up to $ 1 million - in part funds from investors who believe in technology's promise, in part - Rogowski's personal money. There were also the first paying clients.

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Vadim Rogovsky - how to find the right investor for a startup at an early stage

10.05.2018

Vadim Rogovsky - how to find the right investor for a startup at an early stage

Startups at an early stage are increasingly difficult to get money from venture funds, writes TechCrunch. In the financing market for early-stage projects in 2012-2016, a bubble formed - during this period, money was given to a lot of start-ups, but most of them experienced a quick failure. The losses of venture funds made investors approach the choice of projects much more cautiously.

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2000 projects, revenue 2.5 million euros. How Artem Borodatyuk built one of the largest Internet marketing agencies in Eastern Europe Netpeak

25.04.2018

2000 projects, revenue 2.5 million euros. How Artem Borodatyuk built one of the largest Internet marketing agencies in Eastern Europe Netpeak

Dynamics of growth - 172%, income for 2016 - 2.5 million euros. With these indicators, the Netpeak Internet Marketing Agency entered the last rating of Inc. 5000 Europe.

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Not just transparency and traceability, blockchain could even bring cohesion

12.03.2018

Not just transparency and traceability, blockchain could even bring cohesion

Imagine a world in which there is no theft. No tax evasion. No corruption. In which financial technology has reached a level of intelligence and transparency where these things are simply not possible. It sounds like a sci-fi film, doesn’t it? And yes, for now, this dream is out of reach - but it might not always be that way, thanks to the power of blockchain. Alex Bornyakov pictured for a moment a society where everything is run on blockchain and described in the article.

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VertaMedia, the Global Video Technology Provider, Rebrands to Adtelligent

30.01.2018

VertaMedia, the Global Video Technology Provider, Rebrands to Adtelligent

NEW YORK, January 30, 2018 – Today Adtelligent, formerly known as VertaMedia, announced the start of their rebranding campaign, fueling the next phase of their growth. One of America’s fastest-growing private companies according to Inc. 5000 and Deloitte’s Technology Fast 500™, Adtelligent celebrates its tenth anniversary in 2018 with a new name and the launch of their Header Bidding Management Platform.

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IT man, Odesa deputy Bornyakov wants to see more professionals in politics

20.08.2016

IT man, Odesa deputy Bornyakov wants to see more professionals in politics

When Bornyakov started out in the business in the mid-2000s, working as a system administrator in an internet club in Ismail, a small town in Odesa Oblast, mainly installing computer games, he found it tough to explain to the average Ukrainian the difference between a programmer, a computer specialist and a simple computer geek. Nobody seemed to understand.

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FAQ

How much do you invest?

WannaBiz offers up to $50K in funding.

How can we get funding for our startup?

Please check our criteria first. Then you may fill in an application form or send your project via email here

What are the investment criteria?

Our criteria include the market size, the business model, the company’s early traction and the team. Check out our criteria here

What kind of companies do you found?

We’re focused on seed stage, series A or bridge round startups in these areas: adtech and SaaS.

What support can I expect beyond money?

Since all the WannaBiz founders are involved in the advertising business, online-ads projects are provided with the best expertise and support. We can be extremely useful in advertising systems, mobile, video advertising, SaaS, inbound marketing, performance marketing.

What if I have an idea and don’t have a team?

Since we stopped our incubation activity, WannaBiz as a fund is focusing on not less than seed stage projects. If you have only an idea, try to develop and realize it. We’ll be happy to get back to you when your project matches our criteria.

Are you open to co-invest together with other investors?

Yes. We’ve already co-invested with several business angels and VC funds. We can also help you find investors for your round if you need.

Contacts

For general inquiries info@wannabiz.com.ua

Send a project apply@wannabiz.com.ua

+38 (066) 2428466

Ukraine, Kyiv, Odesa