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
Now: SEED FUND
Transformed into a seed fund in September 2015
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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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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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.Read
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«Любые сложности только добавляют нам энергии и желания сломить нынешнее положение дел», — объясняет Артем философию своей команды. В этом интервью мы поговорили об инвестициях, о Долине, о SaaS, о перспективах «продуктовых» стартапов и о краудфандинге.Read
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Логика развития любого стартапа предполагает привлечение инвестиций. Во всём мире, не говоря об Украине, это далеко не самое простое занятие. У нас и подавно. Отечественный проект имеет несколько вариантов. Какой выбрать — зависит от ряда факторов.Read
Ukrainian startup raises $400,000 to develop automatic e-mail service for US market
Ukrainian startup ReplyApp has attracted $350,000 from investment company Digital Future and $50,000 from seed fund WannaBiz to develop its automatic email service on the U.S. market.Read
WannaBiz закрывает инкубатор, запускает венчурный фонд на $5-10 млн.
“Не могу сказать, что мы совсем перестанем быть инкубатором, просто теперь основным фокусом станет наш венчурный seed-фонд. Мы планируем собрать фонд на $5-10 млн от частных limited partners, а целью для инвестиций будут компании с русскоязычными основателями по всему миру в сферах ad tech, fin tech, enterprise, mobile, social, hardware”Read
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, round 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.