Angel investors back Start-up offering book summaries via mobile app

Mentorist is a mobile application with book summaries, the content of which is presented in a brief, practical manner. Thanks to this, readers can easily assimilate knowledge and implement it. Now, thanks to funding from a group of business angels from the COBIN Angels club and the CofounderZone fund, the startup wants to gain new users.

Mentorist was established in 2018 as a response to the flood of new methods of personal development. Thanks to clearly presented content, it facilitates self-reflection and the process of internal transformation, implementing new ways of thinking and habits. At the moment, you can find over 140 book summaries in English in the app, including “Principles: Life and Work” by Ray Dalio and “The 4-Hour Workweek” by Timothy Ferris. Audio versions are also added successively.

“Knowledge is one thing, implementing knowledge is another thing,” said CEO Mentorista, Grzegorz Świerad. “When we read a good self-development book, we usually imagine ourselves taking steps to change something in our lives for the better. Unfortunately, we rarely take action. The books are quite abstract and we lack additional motivation to implement this knowledge. That is why I decided to create a product that will help in this – a mobile application that will tell you what and how to do it properly and will help you in the whole process. “

Grzegorz’s idea convinced a group of investors from the COBIN Angels business angels club, Bartosz Dobrzynski (long-term head of marketing at Play), Igor Rusinowski (founder and president of Unilink), Jakub Miler (CEO, EIT InnoEnergy CEE), Piotr Kuljon (Chief Product Officer, Makeitright) and Przemysław Janiszewski (Proxy of the Management Board – Green Building, Unibep SA), who decided to invest in the startup and support its further development.


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