Investing in regional entrepreneurs

solving global problems with technology

About Us

Founded and owned by Lubo Minchev, Telelink Investments is focused on investing in regional entrepreneurs, solving global problems with technology.

 

We bring together all angel investments of Lubo, resulting from his 20+ years of entrepreneurial experience in the information technology. Our philosophy is to steer founders with inspirational ideas on their path to growth and international expansion.

 

The fund’s goal is to further develop its investment portfolio in close cooperation with the entrepreneurial, angel investors and venture capital communities in Bulgaria and the region and by deepening Lubo’s engagement with the Endeavor network.

Lubo Minchev

Lubo is a serial entrepreneur since the early 2000s and a business angel actively investing in information technology projects with investments in the SEE region and across Europe. He is the founder and CEO of the Telelink group of companies. During his time with Telelink he has demonstrated exceptional business leadership skills and innovative approach towards the company operations and development.

 

Under his supervision the group has grown to a leading CEE digital transformation enabler with considerable expertise in the development of wireless networks, system integration and security and automation systems with an international network spanning across 10 countries.

 

Lubo actively participates in the business community of the country and is a board member of the American Chamber of Commerce in Bulgaria since December 2017, founding partner and member of the Board of Directors at Endeavor Bulgaria, member of the board of the Confederation of Employers and Industrialists in Bulgaria and mentor and member of the advisory board of the Bulgarian Startup Association.

 

Lubo has a solid experience in MBO and M&A deals and holds an Executive MBA degree from INSEAD, a BA and MA degree in Business Administration from the Suffolk University.

 

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Director

Hans van Houwelingen

Hans van Houwelingen

Prior to joining Telelink Investments, Hans was CEO of ACTIAM, a leading SRI focused asset manager with €65 billion of Assets under Management.

 

Hans began his career in financial services in 1999 and since 2005 fulfilled various international executive and non-executive roles in the asset management, insurance and technology industries, within respectively ING Group, NN Group, Telelink Holdings, Symbid and VIVAT. At present he is a Member of the Supervisory Board of Aqua for All, a Dutch NGO addressing access to clean water and sanitation, and Mentor at Endeavor, the leading global high-impact entrepreneurship movement.

 

Hans received an MA degree in Industrial Engineering and Management Science from Eindhoven University of Technology and an Executive MA degree in Business Administration from INSEAD Business School, Hans is a Chartered Financial Analyst.

 

 

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Investment criteria

The companies we back share the following common characteristics:

Regional technology-based companies with initial revenue growth in global developed markets, eyeing further international expansion

Address a specific market need within the following 3 investment themes: Smart Cities, Industrial IoT, Efficiency and Productivity Gains

Are led by great visionary people with the passion, strength of will, and domain expertise to deliver on their mission statement

We focus on post-seed to pre-Series A stage investments (following on in Series A and B).

We are committed to invest in a more sustainable, cleaner and fairer world, without compromising on financial returns.

Portfolio

We strive for a well-diversified portfolio in terms of geographical exposure and investment themes, with at least 50% bias on follow-on capital allocation

We build a community, rather than a portfolio, delivering value by creating a “family” of founders, who help each other to achieve their mission

High-performance, secure data management solutions

Serialization system and centralized management of pharmaceutical packaging

Next generation smart mobility platform

Improve efficiency and quality of field operations with AI

Better quality of life through IoT

Contact

6, Panorama Sofia Str.
Sofia, 1766
Bulgaria
info@telelinkinvestments.com

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