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Amano has raised €1.5 million. Investors included Next Road Ventures and the founders of Packhelp

– During the lockdown, we started buying a lot more online and noticed that the so-called post-purchase experience was not very convenient and relied heavily on a lot of emails. Our inboxes were also overflowing with newsletters, never opened, which made them escape our attention. Therefore, we decided to rethink the interaction between stores and consumers and create an application that completely changes this process – says Malgosia Sitkowska, founder of Amano.

Currently, the Amano app, which has been developed by entrepreneurs for several months, is in beta stage and will be released in the coming weeks. The company plans to use the raised capital of EUR 1.5 million to expand its team, develop the product and go beyond the borders of Poland.

Funding round

The startup has received investments from Next Road Ventures, Czech KAYA VC, Finnish Big Bets VC, Sebastian Szczygieł’s Kickstart Mobile (former CMO of listed Huuuge games), Polish Kogito Ventures, and business angels including Marcin Żukowski (co-founder of Snowflake), Wojtek Sadowski and Maciej Zając, founders of Packhelp.

– Already during our first conversation we knew that we would invest in Amano’s project, behind which stands a sensational duo of serial entrepreneurs with years of experience in building businesses, including Daily, which is now part of Doordash, or The Software House, which today has over 250 engineers. Małgosia and Nico have defined a real problem that each of us is facing and that has not been effectively addressed yet, and they are targeting a huge global market that opens up opportunities to scale the business quickly – says Ewa Chronowska, Partner at Next Road Ventures fund.

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