Dutch Investment to Redefine Publishing Acquisitions and Foreign Rights Deals

Amsterdam, The Netherlands – MARCH 25, 2019. Arches Capital and Publishizer announced today a US$ 425,000 investment that is set to boost Publishizer’s position as an innovator of the publishing industry. The seed investment will see them expand their current platform in publishing acquisitions and foreign rights deals. Publishizer is also backed by 500 Startups (US) and Rockstart (NL) in earlier deals.

“Every year, millions of book ideas get rejected by traditional publishing. Our goal is to empower authors and enable great book ideas. With these resources, we will expand strategically and democratize publishing in an unprecedented way.””

Guy Vincent, founder and CEO of Publishizer

As a crowdfunding literary agency, Publishizer discovers and enables great book ideas through its reader network and publisher marketplace. Algorithms curate and validate book proposals based on quality, categories and pre-orders, helping authors gain traction and attract multiple publishing offers.

“Significant ongoing changes in technology are forcing the publishing industry to adapt. Publishers can greatly increase author discovery and improve publishing workflows with our data,”

Lee Constantine, co-founder and Head of Growth at Publishizer

Authors have collectively sold over 73,000 pre-order copies, raising over US$ 1.7 million in funds on Publishizer. With over 300 publishers on board, Publishizer has facilitated hundreds of book deals all over the world, with publishers such as HarperCollins Leadership (US), BenBella Books (US), Findhorn Press (UK), Meyer & Meyer Sport (DE) and Management Impact (NL), to name a few.

“The strength and ambition of the Publishizer team and product proves even a traditional market like publishing can be innovated for fast growth. This makes Publishizer a great fit for our investment portfolio. Publishizer opens new doors by joining the creative force of upcoming and seasoned authors with the professional force of boutique and established publishers, enabling them to launch the next bestsellers on a global scale.”

Roel Bergsma, Managing Partner of Arches Capital

Joining Publishizer as board director is Marc van der Heijden, co-founder of Versatel and CEO of Tonson Enterprises, named after 18th century publishing innovator, Jacob Tonson. With his guidance, Publishizer will chart the new frontiers of publishing.

“The connected platform of Publishizer is well positioned to deliver the speed, scale and focus required for the publishing industry in the content-hungry 21st century.”

Marc van der Heijden, co-founder of Versatel and CEO of Tonson Enterprises

About Arches Capital
Arches Capital, a fast-growing group of business angels, invests in startup and scaleup companies with a large growth potential. Through its investments, Arches Capital bridges the gap between formal investors (VCs) and informal investors (business angels), by joining the best of both worlds:

“ We source, select and invest like a VC;
  We engage, care and inspire as the angel we are. ”

By bundling smart capital (combining funding with real business knowledge and experience) with true engagement (actively working together to achieve growth), we are able to ignite early stage companies achieve above-average growth. Arches Capital distinguishes itself from other angel networks by its active support to angels building a broad and professional investment portfolio, co-investment from Arches Capital in each deal and the unique distribution of proceeds amongst its members.

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About Publishizer
Publishizer is a crowdfunding literary agency that enables great book ideas. We empower authors through our reader network and publishers marketplace, helping over 700 books get published to date. Publishizer is re-inventing publishing acquisitions and foreign rights deals. The company is headquartered in Amsterdam, Netherlands, with an office in New York City.

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