From Seed with Alven to largest European digital exhibition organiser: insights from Ankorstore’s co-founder and its investor
Ahead of Ankorstore’s announcement of its €25m Series A round, we sat down with Ankorstore’s co-founder Nicolas Cohen, and Alven Partner Rodolphe Menegaux, to get their thoughts on Ankorstore, its exciting prospects for the future and its journey since joining the Alven portfolio during its 2019 seed funding round.
In this exchange, Nicolas & Rodolphe discussed:
00:08 – Who is Nicolas
00:11 – What is Ankorstore
00:24 – Key figures about Ankorstore
00:50 – What makes Ankorstore different
03:14 – Ankorstore’s opportunities
03:59 – The big challenge to come
04:42 – The risks
05:37 – Ankorstore’s ambitions
06:05 – Why Alven ?
06:49 – Investing in Ankorstore: insights from Rodolphe
08:32 – Founders Corner: Advice from Nicolas to his founder peers
Amsterdam-based Creative Fabrica, a social platform for crafters and designers, has raised $61M in growth capital to offer more resources for its community of 4 million creators. The round is led by Alven, joined by LionTree and TriplePoint with continued participation from Peak Capital, Felix Capital and FJ Labs. The funding will be used towards existing and new creator verticals, further build out of the platform’s designer network, expansion of creative generative AI toolset, and growing the team with senior talent globally.