Meet Uniborn — the platform for sourcing, co-funding, and amplifying startups.

Get to know the Uniborn team, why we’re building a platform for co-funding future unicorns, and how we’re helping angels, VCs, founders, and operators co-invest in a better future
Dmitry Samoylovskikh
🇪🇪 Founder @Uniborn
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Long Story Short

Hey, I’m Dmitry Samoylovskikh — founder of Uniborn, serial entrepreneur with an asset management background, Forbes 30U30 Europe.

I’ve been on both sides of the venture industry: as a founder of several startups, and as an angel investor in a few.

Most of my startups were funded by angel syndicates (€2.5MM+ in total). Each time I was spending 2-6 months on fundraising activities, biting them off work on the product. But that’s far from the worst case though: over 90% of startups end up failing to secure funding at all.

What are we frustrated with?

Founders have limited reach to investors. Fundraising is more of a lottery with a 0.7% success rate. As a founder, you normally know too few angels or VCs in person, if any. And we humans do not trust strangers;

Angel investing is hard. Starting out is even harder. Emerging angels spend years to build a decent network and get visibility of great early-stage startups. Furthermore, most angels have limited resources to make proper due diligence. 

Founders don't extract value from their angels. Angels are founders' decentralized co-founders. They bring more than just money to the table. Experienced and well-connected angels can offer valuable advice, mentorship, and industry expertise. But in reality founders fail to fully tap into this valuable resource.

How do we solve that? 

1️⃣ We connect angels, networks, founders, and operators who have gone through thick and thin;

2️⃣ We provide tools for sharing and syndicating deals, and incentives for amplifying founders;

3️⃣ And we build a mobile app for that so that investing in future unicorns wouldn’t be any harder than scrolling Twitter.

Uniborn’s mission is to help people invest in the future they believe in
Dmitry Samoylovskikh, Founder of Uniborn

Together we:

🙌  Source, screen, and share opportunities within Cartels (that’s what we call private clubs);

🔫  Syndicate deals at 2-3 times lower costs;

💪  Amplify our portfolio companies by skills and network;

🌍  Connect and learn from each other: we share stories, experiences, and deals.

Why do we do this?

We love efficiency, not lotteries. As founders, we prefer to focus on the product, not spending months on knocking investors’ doors. As investors, we want to get access to high-grade deals, back ambitious founders, support them along the way, and get fairly rewarded. We build Uniborn to do just that.

We charge no membership fees. Instead, we spread carry across our value-add members.

How to join the community?

We are pre-launch now. Be sure to book your early access via this 1-min form

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