Hatchbrands Ventures, an internet accelerator based in Ottawa, has hired Marco Janeczek as venture partner. Janeczek’s experience includes working at H-FARM and First Stone Ventures. Hatchbrands Ventures has been acquired by iBrands Corp., a holding company that operates niche brands.
ATLANTA, GA–(Marketwired – Mar 11, 2014) – iBrands Corporation (OTC Pink: IBRC) (PINKSHEETS: IBRC), www.ibrandscorporation.com, a holding company targeting the merger and acquisition of niche Internet-based brands positioned for rapid growth through proven products, today announces the appointment of Marco Janeczek as Venture Partner for Hatchbrands Ventures.
Marco Janeczek brings over 15 years of International management and investment experience from companies such as H-FARM (leading accelerator in Italy), H-FARM Ventures(leading early stage venture fund in Italy), First Stone Ventures (early stage VC fund in Canada), hatchbrands ventures (accelerator, early stagefund). CEO of Zooppa, Domains Income, Yostro,and advisor to a number of technology companies including Banzai (Italy’s largest Internet holding company), Populis (Italy’s and Europe’s leading online media company), LiveQoS, iWatchLife, Decisyon, EdgewaterWireless, Mgestyk, Pcsso, Hybrid Paytech, fitchek, Ooploo, PlanetSoft Group, Cyclosee, hipplay, memopal, gBatteries (a Ycombinator company), OnTab and others. His experience also revolves around building traction for the startups he advises and invests in by licensing products to large companies such as Samsung, SONY, Dell, Blackberry and many others.
In his role, Marco is responsible for identifying potential Target investments, management, mentoring and advice to Target Investment, creating traction for the Target Investment thereby ensuring optimal return on investment for the Parties and providing exit/liquidation strategies for each Target investment of Hatchbrands Ventures.
About Hatchbrands Ventures
Hatchbrands Ventures, www.hatchbrands.com, is a fund that specializes in making startup technology pre-IPO investments in high quality startup companies developed in accelerators and incubators found in university/college environments. Hatchbrands unique opportunity is to provide investors the ability to participate along with leading venture capital firms and corporate venture arms in startups investments. Hatchbrands focuses on several themes including: (i) SaaS / Cloud Infrastructure; (ii) Online Finance; (iii) Data Pipeline and Data Science; (iv) New Advertising Battlegrounds; and (v) Reinvention of (Online/Offline) Retail.
Hatchbrands is located in Ottawa, Canada adjacent to Kanata which is Canada’s Silicon Valley. The acquisition of Hatchbrands will establish the company’s business model similar to that of GSV Capital, one of the world’s preeminent voices on growth investing.
About iBrands Corporation
iBRANDS CORPORATION (“IBRC”), www.ibrandscorporation.com, is a publicly traded holding company that acquires and operates niche market brands having unique market positioning with substantial upside. Our strategy is executed through the acquisition of proprietary brands having unique market niches with substantial upside growth and providing strong management. A common thread throughout our acquisitions is the application of Internet technology to enhance revenues and optimize margins.