After investing in the Psyon Psychedelic Clinic and Wavepaths in London, we want to tell you today about the third addition to the portfolio, which aims at better mental well-being. It is Terap.io, a platform for online therapy. At the same time, we decided to cover the topic of mental health with the Miton Psychonauts fund, in which we have tens of millions of crowns set aside for further investments.
If you’ve ever spent a holiday on a boat or a yacht, you know it’s an amazing experience… unless it was marred by an unscrupulous boat rental company. Thankfully new technology is reaching the world of boating, so instead of squabbling in some port, customers can choose their perfect vessel with the click of a mouse. Just log onto Boataround, a service into which Miton has invested over half a million Euro.
After almost three months, when we were seeing each other only through all sorts of online services and the meeting rooms were empty, we were looking forward to a traditional dinner together even more. The refuge for us was Výčep at Vinohrady, which, by the way, we highly recommend for such similar events.
A lot has happened over the past few months. So much so that our regular bi-monthly summary (which our founders receive in a monthly version) has taken a three-month break. So let’s get started.
The past few weeks have shown us two things. First, that getting financial help from the government is a slow and chaotic process. And second, that communities rule! When people decide to get together to support a clearly defined goal, amazing things happen. The fundraising platform Donio can help in both areas. At Miton we are proud that this soul-stirring project is now officially part of the group of companies into which we have invested.
Want to know what’s happened in our companies over the past two months? Look no further. You will also learn what technology trends will be on everyone’s radar this year, and hopefully enjoy our recommendations for worthwhile reading and listening. Now look at the headlining photo – do you know which carnivore’s heaven was the site of our most recent founders’ dinner?
We turn 20 this year. A great time for us to reflect and plan what to focus on in the next two decades. Here we want to share some trends that might be useful if you are thinking about the next big thing, or are wondering if you are in the right industry.
One of the benefits of working in our Karlín office is the ability to take our four-legged friends to work. The same goes for almost all of the companies in our portfolio. How many dogs ‘work’ here? There’s one dog for every six humans (if all 18 are present at the same time, which hasn’t happened yet), which makes for impressive canine therapy. Just take a look at our video or the photos that go with this story.
There are several differences from our review of 2017, the last year for which a review was written. First, this review is not as witty as the one for 2017. Second, we didn’t have as large an exit as Slevomat. On the other hand, we have officially welcomed three new members to our family (there were more additions unofficially). And we started to post more information on Twitter, so you should already know everything.
Rossum has recently raised 3.5 million USD from investors in the UK, USA and Czechia. We are starting our own podcast and looking at customer experience as our first theme. And we close with tips for good reading and listening in all the free time we have stored up in the lead-up to Christmas.
Today Rossum announced that it has raised $4.5 million since its inception — including $1 million in preseed funding to develop a minimal viable product between 2017 and 2018 and a $3 million seed round that closed last month. The funding round was co-led by U.K.-based seedinvestors LocalGlobe and Seedcamp, with participation from some notable angel investors, including Flexport CEO and founder Ryan Petersen, and Elad Gil, who sold his startup Mixer Labs to Twitter in 2009 before becoming an investor in Airbnb, Instacart, Pinterest, Square, and Stripe, among others.