DYNAX Invest

DYNAX Invest is a angel syndicate from Bulgaria that focuses on supporting selected startups through investments, fundraising the rest of the funding round and advisory. They focus on European startups, and have done especially many investments in the CEE region.

They are industry-agnostic. Having a tech element is a plus, but not mandatory. They have a strong preference for startups with traction, either revenue or otherwise. In expectional cases, for example a deep tech startup, could be interesting also before traction.

Their team has extensive experience with M&A and investment banking, including fundraising.

They can help find a lead investor, but are not leading rounds themselves. They normally don’t seek a board seat.

Exerte

Exerte Partners is a family office from Cyprus. They invest generalistically, but have a slight emphasis on food, biotech, energy and SaaS solutions. Their expertise includes scaling and internationalization, as well as optimizing at scale.

They invest typically as a co-investor, but have occasionally lead rounds in cases they know especially well (e.g. food). They don’t generally do convertible notes.

Swiss Post Ventures

Swiss Post Ventures is the fund of Swiss Post, who operate a multi-billion euro business in fleet management, public transportation (buses), postal offices, communication services etc., mostly in Switzerland. Swiss Post has 60k employees, Swiss Post Ventures has three people.

They’re looking for startups especially in mobility, logistics, cyber security, communication platforms, and digital health.

The startups they invest into should have some link into Swiss Post’s value chain and ecosystem.

They are often a follow investor, and prefer to invest less than 50% of the round. They have occasionally been a lead investor for a startup whose market they understand exceptionally well.

Runa Capital

Runa Capital is a US-European software fund focused on helping European companies enter the US market and vice versa. They focus on deep tech, B2B SaaS, and regulated industries, like fintech, education and digital health.

The founders of Runa Capital are serial tech entrepreneurs. Before their work as investors, the founders of Runa Capital built companies like Acronis, that raised their last round of $250M at a $3.5B valuation, as well as Parallels and Acumatica, also very successful software companies.

They mostly invest B2B and B2B2C. They rarely do invest in exceptional B2C companies as well.

Invests as solo, lead or follow. More likely to be a follow investor at earlier stages, and lead in the later stages. They typically join the company boards in later stage investments.

Wharton Alumni Angels

Wharton Alumni Angels has approx. 400 members doing angel investments into promising startups globally. Their most active regional clubs are in US, UK & Europe, and Brazil. They prefer tech-enabled companies that have early revenue or other significant indications of their ability to start scalable growth.

Indie Investments

Indie Investments is the angel investment company of Heikki Nakari. He has a long corporate background in the financial sector and asset management. As an angel investor he’s very selective. Environmental technologies are close to his heart, but the business fundamentals have to always be strong as well.

Due to his strong and varied background in the financial sector, he has the capacity to offer more than just an angel ticket in especially interesting cases.

Fiskars Group

Fiskars is looking for globally scalable innovations to cooperate with and/or invest into, that have synergies with their business of durable consumer goods. They’re especially interested in new services and business models in the space related to professional handheld home and garden tools, kitchenware and interior decoration.

Fiskars is launching their innovation hub website, Bruk, in the end of September 2021.

Gold Ventures Incubator

Gold Ventures is an Austrian startup investment bank and accelerator. They invest into multiple different kinds of tech startups that have at least 40ke/mo MRR. They broker investment together from over a dozen sources, investing up to 10Me into one company over time.

They’re less interested in real estate, stock exchange and public institutions, and more interested in private B2B companies, ranging from SaaS to medical devices, and biotech to AI and machine learning. They got an especially strong background in cyber security.

Future Foodways

Future Foodways invests into scalable food and agriculture tech startups that define the future of food and its production. Regenerative agriculture and food tech is especially interesting for them.

Most of their initial investments are within the range of €500k-1M.

Contact inquiries are welcome at hello@futurefoodways.com.

Metsä Spring

Metsä Spring is looking for startups that add value to the Metsä Group ecosystem. They’re the CVC unit of Metsä Group, a large Finnish forest industry group.

On manufacturing model companies they focus on those in the pilot and demo phase. On service model companies they’re most interested in those in the proof-of-concept stage.