SSK&W law firm advised CofounderZone, business angels, and Ciech Ventures (due diligence) on the coinvestment in Ecobean.
Ecobean – founded, among others, by Marcin Koziorowski and Kacper Kossowski – has developed a technology for processing coffee waste into sustainable materials – coffee oil, antioxidants, lactic acid, protein additives and coffee lignin – which are direct alternatives to products currently widely used by various industries: food , cosmetics, processing and pharmaceutical industries. Ecobean collaborates with, among others, AmRest, which is the operator of brands such as Starbucks in Central Europe, and the operator of multi-brand restaurants in Europe.
SSK&W advisory included preparation of a due diligence report and negotiation of transactional documentation.
CofounderZone is a platform connecting experienced entrepreneurs with start-ups. The fund works closely with the Business Angels network it has created, which provides added value through an individual approach to structuring and financing transactions on the private market and uses the substantive potential, contacts and experience of its members. It includes business owners and corporate managers who want to invest their time and capital in developing, innovative companies.
Ciech Ventures is a CVC type fund wholly owned by Ciech S.A. (a WSE listed company).
SSK&W provides services to VC funds when investing in technology companies (as part of pre-seed and seed rounds and subsequent rounds, including preIPO), as well as when exiting the investment.