South American Adventures

Taking flying leaps into the unknown

Taking flying leaps

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I am sitting in Starbucks @ Pedro Valdivia Santiago. This or Diego’s house is generally where you can find me working. It has been almost 2 months since my last blog and it is incredible how much has happened.

Fundacity, the startup I co-founded with Diego in October, is really lifting off. We got incubated by IncubaUC, signed with an Angel Investor, are close to securing further investment and are being sponsored by Corfo to go to Silicon Valley for 5 weeks in February…..Separately, I am now a financial advisor to Taggify.net and this role has taken me to New York and Buenos Aires.

Diego and I are working hard to complete an MVP, minimal viable product, to start doing hypothesis validation with and to get ready an investor pitch. We fly to San Francisco on 1 Feb and we must have all this ready by then. We are working round the clock…we are obsessed which is great. I never had the pleasure of working with someone on an idea that is equally obsessed and hard working as I. I think this is what will help us differentiate and convince investors to support us. Having a good team is invaluable and I think I found a great teammate.

Over the weekend we had a bit of fun and created a video about the story and team behind Fundacity.
Thanks for reading!
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Author: Miklos Grof

Miklos is the CEO and co-founder of Fundacity. Fundacity is making startups investing easier. Fundacity already supports all the notable accelerators in LatAm in their startup selection and management and they are expanding rapidly across Asia-Pacific and Europe. With the recently launched Fundacity Investments Clubs it seeks to simplify the startup investing process in emerging markets and make it accessible to more people. Miklos has unique and extensive experience in start-up formation, business development and venture financing. He has raised and evaluated investment offers in venture capital from angels and VCs from three continents for a variety of deals. He thrives at launching businesses and making sales in new geographies. Miklos currently serves as a financial advisor and mentor for various start-ups including Taggify (an online contextual advertising company based in New York and Buenos Aires). At Taggify, Miklos advises on fundraising, financial reporting to the board of investors, tax filling and cash flow management. Miklos completed his MsC in Finance at the London School of Economics and previously worked in corporate finance at PricewaterhouseCoopers in London, fund sales at UniCredit Vienna and economic research at Erste Bank Budapest. He is a Chartered Accountant with the ICAEW, Institute of Chartered Accountant England and Whales and is quinti-lingual. He is passionate about startups and entrepreneurship and spends his free time engaging with the startup community.

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