TDJ has become a leading investor in the Talkin Things startup, total investment – USD 20 million

TDJ Venture has become a leader in the investment round of the Polish startup Talkin 'Things, intended for scaling up production and further development, TDJ reported. The total size of the investment is USD 20 million. This is the first TDJ investment implemented under the new venture capital strategy.

Co-investors are the Spanish company Prosegur - a world leader in new technologies in the security industry - and Piotr Dębicki, owner and president of Formika - one of the leading companies on the European market of packaging for the food, pharmaceutical and cosmetic industries, said.

Talkin 'Things is a Polish producer of RFID tags. He deals with the creation and delivery of comprehensive IoT (Internet of Things) solutions, mainly for the clothing and pharmaceutical industries, applications in industry 4.0 and logistics. The company offers solutions for intelligent packaging and products that, using systems of tags, sensors, receivers and software, allow physical objects to communicate with the Internet using NFC / RFID technology. As a result, customers gain valuable data about their products and processes in real time.

"The funds obtained by the company as part of this investment round will be allocated to the continuation of the Gigafactory's RFID construction project, i.e. an RFID tag factory, which will allow Talkin 'Things to enter the first league of global RFID tag manufacturers. We also plan to significantly increase employment. We are aware that capital alone is not enough to develop and scale a business. Commencing cooperation with TDJ creates a unique added value. In addition to financial resources, we can count on access to TDJ resources and competences and obtain support in the processing and scaling of production "- said Marcin Pilarz, the president of Talkin 'Things, quoted in the release.

The investment in Talkin 'Things is the first step towards the implementation of the new TDJ Venture strategy, under which the family company plans to invest up to PLN 200 million in mature startups in the growth phase, in growth industries such as automation, packaging, renewable energy, energy storage or proptech . TDJ is interested in companies with great potential for scaling business, in which the synergy effects between other TDJ assets and the competences of its team will be fully used.

TDJ is a family business that actively invests in five areas: Equity, Estate, Finance, Venture and Foundation. TDJ Equity's goal is to build long-term value by investing in mature companies; TDJ Equity's portfolio consists of companies listed on the WSE - Famur, PGO, Zamet as well as non-public companies FPM and NIUW Glinik.

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