Wonderz closes Pre-Series A funding round for its new WunderBox content distribution platform.
August 4th, 2021 – The Berlin-based SaaS start-up Wonderz closes a successful seven-digit pre-Series A funding round to expand its digital distribution platform WunderBox bringing together IBB Ventures, JCMB, Scope Hanson and Janosch film & medien AG as investors.
With renowned international clients such as Skyship Entertainment, Canada and Warner Media, EMEA already using the company’s WunderBox service, this fresh capital now enables the next growth step for the company: Wonderz can push ahead with the democratisation of digital content distribution.
The goals are to expand the feature set of the WunderBox software and to launch the first self-service version. In addition, the funding will also be used to scale up sales, marketing and support teams.
“With the help of the investment, we will automate WunderBox to the point where customers can easily create, publish and update apps directly from our website.”
– Sebastian Wehner, CEO and co-founder of Wonderz
The digital distribution solution provided by Wonderz has become even more relevant because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Over the last few years the market had already been shifting from the dominance of the large platforms to a variety of independent direct-to-consumer solutions. The pandemic has simply accelerated this process. “We have found that content creators and owners have a very strong need to find a new and independent way to distribute their products,” added Sebastian Wehner. “We are providing them with an easy and lucrative way to do this.”
“The very experienced team, the renowned international customers and the high quality of the product convinced us to support Wonderz in realizing their vision.”
– Rayk Reitenbach, Investment Director at IBB Ventures
“There is a really unique opportunity here to drive the democratisation of the content market with a platform offering content creators the possibility to market their content. Shopify, for example, has shown the way forward in the e-commerce vertical so that technology providers like Wonderz can bring about real change in the market and add value.”
– Philipp Roth, Investment Manager at Scope Hanson
More information about Wonderz is available at www.wunderbox.tv