Croatian Aspida raises 146,000 euros on Funderbeam

Aspida, the Croatian new digital media company best known for their Izzy keyboard and TVizzy broadcaster, raised 146,000 euros on the fund raising platform – Funderbeam, Croatian media reported.

Starting with an initial goal to raise 100,000 euros, in just a month Aspida managed to attract 99 investors (most of them coming from overseas) investing 146,000 euros in this startup to date.

Marin Erceg, the CEO @ Aspida / Photo credit: Erceg’s LinkedIn profile

“We are collecting money so we can move from the local market – the one in Croatia and its surroundings- to the bigger international markets. We strongly believe that both our products – Izzy keyboard and TVizzy broadcaster-  would have a great chance on the global market as well”, – Marin Erceg, the CEO of Aspida told Netokracija.

The biggest investors so far are from Croatia and Germany. Moreover, the biggest investor is Croatian Jadran Kapital, a company that is investing in this startup since the very first day. This is the company that, back in 2015, secured their first fund. Now, in this round Jadran Kapital has invested 15,000 euros, followed by the investment from a German undisclosed company that has invested 13,000 euros. The rest of the money is coming from smaller investors who are investing 100 euros and more in this startup.

Founded in 2015, Aspida is a startup with headquarters in Croatia and branches in Macedonia (Aspida d.o.o. Skopje) and United Kingdom (Aspida Ltd. London). At the moment, two fully developed applications for mobile devices (iOS and Android) are on the market: Izzy and TVizzy.

Izzy keyboard represents uniquely designed keyboard application for faster, easier and fun way to write symbols and emoticons with one swipe. Izzy keyboard is branded which means its designs can represent various sports clubs, musicians, tourist associations, movies, political parties and so on. Whereas, TVizzy is video push-notification application which offers users real time videos with content preselected by end-user. TVizzy is developed in partnership with Hrvatski Telekom (Croatian Telekom), which is part of Deutsche Telekom group and it has potential to become a new digital broadcaster.

Funderbeam, on the other side, is world’s first primary and secondary market for early-stage investments secured by the blockchain and with free data intelligence on +180k startups/investors.  Its mission is to make it easy to invest and trade in growth companies so that great teams and investors everywhere can create the world where good ideas always win.