Europe Venture Capitalists

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Europe Venture Capitalists

Greece

  • EGG – Egg supports startups with funding and consulting through 2 platforms: Start-Up and Scale-Up. Athens, Greece
  • Marathon Venture Capital – We help ambitious founders build world-class companies. Marathon caters to those who are willing to go after the seemingly impossible. Those who persevere in the face of adversity. The ones who will ultimately get to redefine entire industries. We aim to bring together everyone who can enable founders to realize their ambitions. We are network builders as well as company builders – creators of value who can see where interests align. We stand for limitless enthusiasm, uncompromising integrity, radical openness, and giving back to our community. Marathon is a long-term venture, and we are just getting started. Athens
  • Metavallon VC – Metavallon VC is a €32 million venture capital firm that specializes in pre-seed and seed-stage funding of disruptive technology companies. We invest in and work alongside ambitious entrepreneurs, helping them build transformational businesses across multiple stages, geographies, and industries. With an affinity for B2B models, deep technology, and strong ties with Greece, we back pioneering teams in Europe and the US, including ThinkSilicon, Speen, Purposeful, Better Origin, and Perceptual Robotics. We are proud to be currently the most active venture capital fund in the country and also a member of the Silicon Valley-based Draper Venture Network with historic investments, including Tesla, Skype, and other leading innovators. Our mission is to engage at a very early stage and invest in companies that will operate at the forefront of business and technology innovation.
  • PJ Tech Catalyst – At PJ Tech Catalyst Fund, our time is invested in helping your business vision succeed, and our passion is in creating the best opportunities for Greek entrepreneurs. Established in 2012, the PJ Tech Catalyst Fund is a venture capital fund that invests in seed-stage startup companies with a focus on Information and Communication Technology (ICT) and supports the development of entrepreneurship in Greece. Our office is located in the heart of Athens, allowing us to be where entrepreneurial events and startups congregate. Our portfolio currently includes the following startups: Radiojar (exit), Reembed (exit), OramaVR, Verticly Novoville, Accusonus, Enios, Douleutaras, Centaur Analytics, PvPro, Intale, Pollfish, Parkaround, Qrator, Mist.io, Fieldscale are some to date. With $15M to invest in our future top-players, PJ Tech is always open to hearing your pitch. Athens
  • Uni.Fund – Uni.Fund aspires to support the growth of successful ventures that address emerging market needs and leverage the hidden potential that exists in the Greek Universities, R&D, and Tech Space. The Uni.Fund team combines a healthy entrepreneurial mindset with deep experience in setting up and growing a business, supporting the global expansion and scaling, management, and exploitation of research while acting with integrity, fairness, and passion. Uni.Fund focuses on people and team development, enhancement of critical strengths, and implementation of successful go-to-market strategies. It aims to offer the ideal conditions for growth, surround teams with the right people, and work with them side by side for the whole journey.
  • Velocity.Partners – Velocity.Partners is a pre-seed and seed VC Fund that focuses on tech companies in verticals, where the Greek economy can provide global validation and real market traction. Velocity.Partners target competent tech companies with entrepreneurial skills, an international mindset, and global ambition that can develop a disruptive product or service. Prime candidates are teams with a clear business model and evidence of existing or potential customer demand with high growth potential. Experienced investment professionals, entrepreneurs, and industry experts have joined forces and, along with Found.ation’s heritage, formed Velocity.Partners. Athens

Hungary

  • FastVentures – FastVentures operates as a venture capital firm. The Firm invests in information technology, communications, and life science sectors. Budapest
  • Hiventures Investment Fund – Hiventures’ mission is to support the cutting-edge ideas of freshly established startups and innovative businesses, to strengthen the entrepreneurial culture and protect the values of its community. Since we believe Hungary is the country of great talents, with our new investment programs, we aim to endorse and mentor these young entrepreneurs’ ideas, thus contributing to the growth of a sustainable and continuously developing startup ecosystem. Budapest
  • OXO Angels – a company is also operating as a network of business angels and assembling specific angels who are active in the CEE region. OXO Angels offer CEE startups convertible note type of financing up to an amount of EUR 175 000 to be used for product development, market expansion, and to get to the next round of equity funding. OXO Angels are part of the OXO group and offer its financing to projects accelerated by OXO Labs. Budapest
  • PortfoLion Ventures – the venture capital and private equity arm of OTP Bank. The company is present in the CEE region, investing actively in small and medium enterprises of various industries. Budapest
  • Solus Capital – Solus Capital is a venture capital fund management company and a member of MKB Group. Its first fund (Solus I) has assets under management amounting to EUR40m. Solus I primarily invests in innovative Hungarian start-ups and scale-ups applying intelligent technologies in their respective industries. Budapest

Iceland  

  • Crowberry Capital – Crowberry Capital invests at seed and early-stage in outstanding teams building global businesses around actual technology advantages. We work with our teams to make fast-paced, international companies from the Nordics. We have a strong follow-through philosophy. We back the best from seed to exit. Reykjavik

Ireland

  • Act Venture CapitalAct is a VC firm focused on the most promising technology companies. Dublin, Ireland
  • Atlantic Bridge – Atlantic Bridge is a global growth equity technology investment firm with over €900m of assets under management across six Funds. The Funds invest in deep tech sectors such as Machine Learning, Robotics, Computer Visioning, Cloud, IoT and Big Data across Ireland, Europe, the US, and China. Global investors in Atlantic Bridge Funds include Strategic Corporates, Sovereign Wealth Funds, Banks, Pension Funds, and Family Offices. The experience and reputation of the investment team as both entrepreneurs and investors allow us to apply our proprietary “Bridge Model” to investments that accelerate the scale-up of European technology companies in the US and China. The Bridge model offers companies a vital expert bridge to new markets using our extensive relationships and network of management talent, sales and marketing professionals, co-investors, and corporate strategic investors. It also helps accelerate the pace at which companies can scale their business and build relationships with customers, strategic investors, partners and potential acquirers Atlantic Bridge has 20 investment professionals globally across Dublin, London, Palo Alto, and Beijing.
  • COSIMO Ventures – invests in new technology paradigms such as blockchain and cryptocurrencies, VR & AR, IoT, artificial intelligence, and big data to disrupt global markets. Our team has over 100 years of combined entrepreneurial operating and investing experience and has developed products used by hundreds of millions of users every day, from the first commercially available financial service on the Internet to the first push notification. We are technology pioneers resolute in our mission of helping emerging entrepreneurs build legendary companies. COSIMO has offices in Boston, New York, and Dublin.
  • Deeptech Seed Fund – Early-stage investment funding for commercially essential breakthroughs in science and technology. Deeptech Seed Fund invests early in new ventures that have achieved a significant advance in technology/science and now wish to exploit a global commercial opportunity. Dublin
  • Delta Partners – a venture capital firm is investing in Ireland and the United Kingdom. It was established in 1994 and had €230 million under management. The firm has a strong focus on investing in early-stage technology companies, and the team has made over 50 investments in the following sectors: Information Technology, Communications, and Healthcare. Delta Partners is among the most active early-stage investors in Europe. The partners’ backgrounds in operations, strategy, and finance complement the drive and ambition of entrepreneurial management teams. Dublin
  • Development Capital – At Development Capital, we are aware of the significant growth opportunities available to mid-sized companies and understand the management teams’ unique requirement for not only finance but also for a funding partner who will bring experience, expertise and international reach to assist secure and maximize the business growth opportunity. Dublin
  • Elkstone Capital Partners – The advent of the digital world is spawning new business models and opportunities while disrupting incumbents at a frenetic pace. We passionately believe that as a separate asset class, Venture investing can be highly rewarding. We have invested in over 40 companies to date across a broad spectrum of industries and sectors via our global reach. What connects these businesses are great founders with a commitment, drive, and ambition that is second to none. Dublin & Galway
  • Enterprise Ireland – Competitive StartThe purpose of the Competitive Start Fund is to accelerate the growth of start-up companies that can succeed in global markets. The fund is designed to enable those companies to reach key technical and commercial milestones. Dublin, Ireland
  • Fountain Healthcare Partners – Fountain Healthcare Partners is a life science venture capital firm based in Dublin, Ireland, with an office in New York. Fountain currently manages €175M and is actively investing its second fund raised in July 2014. The team at Fountain initially worked within the corporate VC group at Elan Corporation and raised its independent fund in 2008. Fountain invests in drugs, devices, and diagnostics with a focus on companies developing innovative products that address unmet medical needs and deliver significant pharmacoeconomic benefits. Dublin
  • Kernal Capital – We partner with people of exceptional vision and ability from first-time founders to seasoned entrepreneurs – pioneers who innovate and create new products and services. The Bank of Ireland Kernel Capital Venture Funds, investing in the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland, is one of the largest and most active sources of equity finance for technology companies on the island of Ireland. Kernel Capital funds are industry performance leaders having delivered Gross IRRs over 20% per annum. Our strategic alliance with Bank of Ireland, the full range of institutional investors in our funds, and our network of over 80 institutional portfolio co-investors ensures Kernel Capital delivers ‘access to funding’ for all stages of company growth. To date, we have raised €210m / £165m in venture capital funds, the latest being in 2015 and with our assistance our portfolio companies have raised over €500m / £420m in equity and debt funding. Kernel Capital independently manages the Bank of Ireland Kernel Capital Venture Funds. Our team based in Cork, Belfast, and Dublin, leverage our extensive network to enable our portfolio companies to recruit the highest caliber people to break into new international markets and to generate revenues of scale. Cork
  • Seroba Life Sciences – Investing in life sciences and investing in life. Seroba is a European life sciences venture capital firm focused on investing in winning innovations in biotech and MEDTECH. The team has deep investment and industry experience enabling Seroba to help entrepreneurs realize their ambitions while creating value for investors. The firm has three funds under management and has built a portfolio of investee companies across multiple indications. Seroba partners with entrepreneurs to design and build businesses around extraordinary science. Dublin
  • Tribal.vc – Tribal is a venture firm that invests and aligns with mission-driven entrepreneurs building the future of software. Investing early, we’re in for the long term. We can invest significant follow on capital (up to $3M) in later stage financings with exceptional B2B SaaS companies scaling from Ireland Tribal’s founders, Conor Stanley and Barry Mulligan, have backed and helped scale over 20 enterprises. Who in aggregate have gone on to raise over $200M in growth financing and more than 25X our original seed capital. This experience allows us to help guide our portfolio teams and optimize go-to-market with capital-efficient growth. Above all, we value trusted relationships and alignment. Dublin

Italy

  • 3LB Seed Capital – 3LB Seed Capital is a venture capital firm focused on seed investments in Italian start-ups form emerging sectors. 3LB Seed Capital enters into the start-up’s equity primarily in the initial phases of their developments, more often as the first investor outside the circle of the founders. Our investments are generally sized between 30k€ and 60k€; we invest in young entrepreneurs that show us their sharp focus and resilience in supporting their projects & ideas, and we establish with them a “business partners” relationship proper to angel investors. For more significant investments, within the range of 500 k€, we share the risk with other investing partners, both individuals or investing syndicates and club-deals. Occasionally, when we have the opportunity to co-invest with our network of contacts in companies ahead in their development path, we follow with more significant funding rounds, beyond the threshold of 1 M€. Torino
  • Boost Hereos – Boost Heroes è una società venture capital focalizzata su investimenti in aziende nelle prime fasi di sviluppo e ad alto potenziale di scalabilità. Fondata da imprenditori di successo e business angel seriali con la principale finalità di supportare i nuovi imprenditori emergenti, Boost Heroes ha l’obiettivo di creare valore supportando la crescita di aziende ad alto impatto economico sulla società. Milan
  • Club degli Investitori – Club degli Investitori (Investors Club) is a network of 180+ investors and business angels investing in SMEs, scale-ups, and startups. The Club invested €17M+ on a portfolio of 28 companies, and it’s actively investing €4M/year. Torino
  • Green Arrow Capital – Green Arrow Capital is a Pan-European Investment Group, specialized in Alternative Investments active in the EMEA and America regions. Top managers of the financial world have come together to create a unique platform, capable of grasping the essence of Alternative Investments and Real Economy through dedicated Private Equity, Private Debt, NPL, and Infrastructure Funds. Our values are Innovation, Reliability, and Integrity. The Founders have been top managers of the leading Institutional financial operators in Europe and several infrastructural asset managers. Rome
  • Gruppo Bertoldi – ​​Siamo un’azienda famigliare, da sempre attenta allo sviluppo del nostro territorio. Le nostre attività, risalgono agli anni settanta quando il capostipite Aldo Bertoldi concentrò il suo business sul mercato dell’importazione ed esportazione di spezie, frutta secca e caffè, affrontando successivamente un mercato allora agli albori in Italia, quello della grande distribuzione organizzata. L’apertura dei primi supermercati a marchio Orvea ha lasciato in Trentino un’impronta indelebile contribuendo allo sviluppo delle economie locali con un format di vendita a suo tempo non ancora conosciuto. È passato oltre mezzo secolo e si sono succedute diverse generazioni, sino ad oggi dove la terza generazione è al comando con una nuova holding di partecipazioni, la Bertoldi Holding. Le attività della Bertoldi Holding si focalizzano principalmente nella gestione operativa delle società del gruppo e nello sviluppo e ricerca di nuovi business, operando ed investendo principalmente nei settori della grande distribuzione organizzata, real estate, industria ed equity, portando quindi avanti con successo le iniziative imprenditoriali costruite in oltre mezzo secolo di esperienze.
  • Innogest – founded in 2006 with offices in Turin, Milan, Geneva, and San Francisco. It manages investment funds for a total value of about €200 million, and it invests in startups, mainly in the healthcare and digital sectors, primarily in the early-stage phase. Innogest partners with main local and international research centers and technology transfer offices.
  • Invitalia Ventures – Invitalia Ventures SGR manages two closed-end funds: Italia Venture I, Venture Capital Fund of € 87 ML co-invests in the best Italian Hard-Tech Startups and SMEs up to a maximum of 70% in Series A (€ 0.5-€ 1.5ML) in high growth sectors. Invitalia Ventures, with its network of co-investors, provides smart risk capital, adding know-how and a system for business development Italia Venture II – Fondo Imprese Sud, Private Equity Fund with an initial commitment of € 150 ML, co-invests up to a maximum of 50% (ticket €5-10 ML) in SMEs sited in Southern Italian Regions with an excellent market position, competitive advantage and growth potential. Our team also provides experience and operating support in terms of governance, extraordinary finance, M&A operations, control in management generational change processes. Rome
  • LVenture Group – We are a holding company listed on the MTA of the Italian Stock Exchange. We are part of an ecosystem of innovators to whom we offer co-working spaces, post Acceleration, and Open Innovation services. We enable talents to conquer the market with their startups and shape the future. We create new value with digital startups as they are excellent vehicles for innovation. Rome
  • Milano Investment Partners – At MIP, we believe that both the Consumer Goods and Retail industries are just beginning a journey of transformation. Marketing strategies and distribution channels need to adapt to new generations of consumers who search, engage, and buy differently. Trends are picking up (and fading away), faster than ever. “Digital,” technology, and innovation are of paramount importance for both established and emerging players to capture the arising market opportunities. We invest in ambitious entrepreneurs who pair a deep understanding of their market to high professional standards and a clear playbook for the future. MIP invests in companies with a proven track record of rapid growth to accelerate the businesses. Milan
  • Neva Finventures – Neva Finventures è il veicolo di Corporate Venture Capital di Intesa Sanpaolo dedicato agli investimenti strategici di Gruppo. Investe, generalmente con quote di minoranza, in società fintech che possano diventare complementari alle attività del Gruppo, con mercati di riferimento preferenziali quali Europa, Israele e Usa. Investe, in Italia, anche in iniziative non fintech con l’ambizione di posizionare Intesa Sanpaolo come partner fondamentale per le startup che hanno intenzione di penetrare nuovi mercati e industrie chiave, focalizzandosi sull’economia circolare e sulla data-driven economy. Investe anche in fondi di venture capital. Torino
  • P101 – P101 is a venture capital firm focused on early-stage investments in the digital sector. We aim to provide new entrepreneurs with capital, expertise, and resources to sustain and accelerate the growth of their companies. We work closely with the leading Italian accelerators and university-based incubators; we mainly invest in businesses which are assisted by them during the startup stage and supported in managing the day to day activities over the medium term. Milan
  • Panakes Partners – Panakes Partners is a Venture Capital investor that finances medical companies, early-stage startups, and SMEs, with up-and-coming products and enormous ambition, in Europe and Israel. Thanks to our intense entrepreneurial and financial experiences, we provide more than capital, and we aim to work together with entrepreneurs to develop successful businesses as an active and well-connected investor. We also have a strong relationship with selected industrial partners to help companies to accelerate their development. Milan
  • Pi Campus – Pi Campus is an early-stage venture fund. We provide startups with money, mentorship, and the best possible creative work environment for growth. We look for state-of-the-art technologies applied to disrupt big, slow-moving industries. Artificial Intelligence is in our DNA, but we love founders that add design and art to bring emotions into technology products. We invest in high risk/high reward companies designed to be global and host most of them inside six luxury residential villas we converted into offices, with shared living spaces such as a kitchen, gym, and pool. Dozens of facilities are provided to help our citizens express their talent. To date, we have invested about € 3M in more than 40 ventures in Europe and the US, mostly in the artificial intelligence field, two of which already successfully exited. The total evaluation reached by the companies we invested in is more than 2 billion euros. We plan to invest € 2M in the upcoming years, one-third intended to startups co-founded by designers. Usually, we invest from 50K to 300K euros in a round with other investors and take from 1% to 10% of shares. Rome
  • Primomiglio SGR – Primomiglio is an investment company focused on early-stage investments in technology companies. Our fund Barcamper Ventures is as acceleration fund investing from 25.000 euro up to 3 million. We invest in Internet/ICT/digital/hardware startups with a preference to enter at the seed stage. Milan
  • Principia SGR – Principia SGR is one of the most prestigious companies in Italy in the venture and growth capital, a field in which it has been operating for more than ten years. The predominant part of the principal of Principia SGR is owned by professionals in the venture and growth capital sector. Funds Principia SGR is currently managing three investment funds. Principia Fund focused on investments in the cleantech, biotech, and ICT sectors are the first fund ever launched by SGR. Principia II specialized in investments in the technological and digital innovation sector. Principia III – Health is the first fund in Italy to be dedicated to ventures in the healthcare sector; it includes investments both in venture and growth capital. Milan
  • Rancilio Cube – Cube is the family office and impact investing business created by the Rancilio family. Milan
  • SAF Venture – SAF Venture is a Private Investment Firm that aims to invest in bold ideas. We are seed and early-stage equity investors who mainly focus on high tech start-up businesses, with openings for other investments considered attractive. We do offer expertise, business management experience, and contacts in addition to funding when the projects are beginning and are still in the market research or development stages. Our goal is to generate high-level returns by turning brilliant ideas into successful business reality. We propose a new format in the investment management environment, with a group of young professionals with a relevant international background. Our investment committee has significant and relevant business experience and aims to simplify the investment management concept and operations, increasing the efficiency of our investments. Milan
  • Sviluppo Imprese Centro Italia – Established in Florence in 1998, SICI has 4 Private Equity and Venture Capital funds under management with a total committed capital of 140m Euros. Florence
  • United Ventures – Thanks to our multistage strategy, we can provide support and funding across all the stages of new ventures, by investing seed-stage, early-stage, and growth capital, with both start-up companies and established ones launching onto new markets. Milan
  • Vertis SGR – Costituita nel 2007 e con sede a Napoli e uffici operativi a Milano, Vertis è una società di gestione del risparmio indipendente, autorizzata dalla Banca d’Italia, che opera attraverso 6 fondi d’investimento mobiliari chiusi, riservati a investitori qualificati, assumendo partecipazioni in progetti di ricerca, spin-off universitari, startup e PMI. Nell’area private equity, Vertis è attiva mediante i fondi “Vertis Capital” e “Vertis Capital Parallel”​, investendo in aziende con elevate prospettive di crescita, basate su opportunità di mercato chiare e identificabili, e con un team di manager e/o imprenditori solido e con un’elevata esperienza nel settore di riferimento. Nell’area venture capital, Vertis è attiva attraverso i fondi “Vertis Venture”, “Vertis Venture 2 Scaleup”, “Vertis Venture 3 Technology Transfer” e “Vertis Venture 4 Scaleup Lazio”, con l’obiettivo di affiancare e sviluppare aziende e progetti basati su nuove tecnologie e/o innovazioni di prodotto/processo. L’indipendenza, la localizzazione geografica, il track record conseguito e il patrimonio informativo raccolto sono elementi che pongono Vertis in una posizione di preminenza nel mercato del capitale di rischio e negli investimenti ad alto contenuto di tecnologia, determinando, così, una superiore capacità di selezione delle opportunità d’investimento. Il portafoglio attuale di Vertis è composto da affermate aziende, che hanno permesso negli anni il conseguimento di un significativo track record ed il riconoscimento di diversi permit. Napoli
  • Widening Venture – Widening S.p.A. is an Italian and Global Private Venture Company focusing on what matters most: investor experience.
  • Wolsey Ventures – Wolsey is an industrial holding that actively participates in building legendary companies.

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