Start-ups and Investors
Fundraising is a relationship business. To founders of private companies, the relationship with investors is statistically longer lasting than the average marriage. Consequently, matching with the right investors is of paramount importance if the business shall be able to flourish in a dynamic and hostile business environment.
For small and medium sized companies alike it’s been far too complicated to raise funds. In many cases companies don’t know whom to turn to; especially how to combine cash with an engaged and contributing investor. Running around eating lunches with potential investors, networking at events, pitching at hackatons is very time consuming. Moreover, submitting packages with information and fill in questionnaires to each and every prospect investor, foundation, accelerator and bank - is totally draining the entrepreneur’s energy. But more importantly – it’s not necessary!
In the age of digitalization, including all aspects of social life and building relationship (from Facebook to Tinder), it’s about time to also digitalise companies’ fundraising. And it’s our firm believe that the digital migration will accelerate in the post-covid world.
In 2018 we gathered a group of investment bankers, VCs, business angels, brokers, it-specialists, and start-up founders, and united in a mission to disrupt this huge market inefficiency. Since then, we have focused all our effort on developing the next generation digital platform, making company fundraising just as easy and transparent as it should be.
Our mission is to financially support innovative technology and disruptive business models with the potential to solve global challenges to sustainability. Maiyak contributes by facilitating growth and liquidity to the private capital markets. But we also contribute in disrupting the fundraiser – investor relationship. No more “tail wagging the dog”!
[Mai-jak] is Russian for lighting house/beacon (in Finnish: Majaka) and illustrates our idea to provide fund-seeking companies with a safe route between the rocky islands, to a safe harbour where investors can finance their next exploring venture.
Maiyak is an independent SaaS platform for investing in small and medium sized (privately held) enterprises. Our digital tools help SMEs to raise capital and provide deal flow and relationship management for investors. We collaborate with major early-stage investors and venture accelerators.