Following initial investments by Duval Union and Living Tomorrow, the crowd and several business angels invested in tsjing, an application for the food and leisure industries. The startup raised €250.000 in seed capital: €100.000 via Bolero Crowdfunding and €150.000 via a number of business angels one of which is Wim Voss.
tsjing, which recently joined Startups.be's delegation at the Web Summit in Dublin, provides innovative technology to the hospitality and events world. Clients and participants send their order straight to the bar or the kitchen and pay via their smartphone. Both the guests and the proprietor can check the status of an order at any moment in time.
Mark Willems, CEO and Founder of tsjing, says: ”We took the time to find the right investors. As a starting entrepreneur, a variety of factors are important and not just the sources of money. Knowledge, experience, network and commitment are equally important. This also explains our choice for Bolero Crowdfunding. Thanks to their platform and professional support we now have more than 135 engaged tsjing ambassadors. Our campaign attracted a lot of national publicity, which allowed us to raise €100.000 in no time. I am also convinced that we were able to accelerate negotiations with business angels due to the positive press we received.”
Business Angel Wim Voss is one of the investors in tsjing. “After a chance introduction to tsjing Wim immediately was enthusiastic. There was an instant chemistry between us and it did not take long before there were serious talks about funding. Today we are convinced that with Wim and our other investors we have been able to build a strong basis to make tsjing a big success” comments Mark Willems, CEO of tsjing. Founded in 2013, tsjing is an intelligent order application through which visitors of hospitality venues can self-order and pay.