E2MC Space Ventures

E2MC Ventures invests into space startups in Europe and globally. E2MC = Europe to Mars Capital. They’re looking for any and all kinds of space-related startups, including e.g. clinical trials or production in space.

 

Signals

Signals is the startup ecosystem branch of Signal Iduna, an insurance from Germany with a presence in the DACH region and parts of East Europe.

They prefer B2B and applied tech, but deep tech or B2B2C are also possible. Software and marketplaces only. Prefer to co-invest or lead.

They invest within two categories:

 

Pre-seed

Ticket size €150k – 250k

Round size: €250k – 1M

Invests into DE, AT, CH.

 

Venture

Ticket size: €1M – 5M

Round size: €1M –

Global, with focus on Europe.

Partech Partners

Looking for digital solutions and digital native brands, e.g. fashion/food solutions whose use digital opportunities fluently in branding, customer acquisition etc.

They have multiple funds with different focus areas but many similarities as well. Most of their funds focus on Europe, North America and Asia (except India), with one focusing on Africa and Middle East. Most do not seek hardware solutions.

 

Seed fund

Ticket size: €100k – 2M

Global. Hardware ok.

Usually co-lead, or when outside DE/FR, follow.

 

Venture fund

Ticket size: €4M – 12M

Global. Lead or co-lead.

 

Growth

Ticket size: €10M – 50M

European. Lead.

 

Partech Africa

Invests into African and Middle East opportunities. Agnostic on most other factors on the company, such as stage and company type.

DAFH Capital

DAFH Capital invests money and labor on business and tech development of the first sellable product. They focus on software, but are also interested in hardware cases where the main value is in the software side.

Valo Ventures

Valo is a multi-stage, thematic venture capital firm seeking companies that apply digital technologies to the physical world and create economic value as well as long-term societal and environmental benefits. They focus on 5 global megatrends. They typically invest $2-15M tickets and prefer to lead/co-lead with an active role. They are based out of Palo Alto, California, USA.

Investment scope in brief:

  • US, Europe and Israel
  • Multi-stage (Seed-C), $2-15M investment
  • Mission-driven around five megatrends: Climate Change, Circular Economy, Mobility & Autonomy, Urbanization, and Empowered People

The anchor LP of Valo is the Finnish energy company Fortum.

Valkea Growth Club

Valkea Growth Club is the startup acceleration, investment and support program of Fortum, a large Finnish energy corporation. The main goal that unites everyone associated with the Valkea Growth Club is to create a cleaner future.

Valkea develops Fortum’s experimented concepts to standalone companies and looks for external early stage startups to assist them in their journey. They offer expertise, development opportunities, funding and premises at Maria 01 in Helsinki.

Their mandate in brief:

  • Thematically focused around energy systems, sustainability & resource efficiency, and empowered consumers
  • High quality, usually digital solutions with >50M€ revenue scale potential
  • Series Seed-A, low 100k€s to low M€s
  • Startups with Nordic activities

They are interested especially in software solutions, but hardware can also be relevant.

Speedinvest

Speedinvest invests into digital software solutions and helps them scale internationally, especially in the US. They have several funds, some of specializing in for example marketplaces, fintech and industrial tech. Deep tech, SaaS, enterprise and consumer solutions, and digital health are also of especial interest to them.

They have offices in Berlin, London, Munich, Silicon Valley and Vienna.

They focus on both B2B and B2C solutions, but are interested in considering B2G cases as well.

They seek an ownership stake of 10% or higher a usually a board seat. They typically lead rounds.

Beiersdorf

Beiersdorf is a corporation focusing on skin care solutions, managing brands like Nivea and looking for companies that will help shape the future of skin care and wellbeing.

They’re interested in being the first pilot client of a startup, whether the offering is related software or a physical product.

Telia Lab

Telia Lab is seeking startups with whom to test new customer-based business and technology ideas. They’re the startup partnership unit of Telia, a large telecom in the Nordics and Baltics.

An ideal outcome from a partnership would be a new product they can sell to their existing client base.

Their focus is on software solutions, especially those working with mobile data. They’re also interested in emerging business areas like circular economy data solutions.

F10 Fintech Accelerator

F10 is a multi-corporate incubator and accelerator focusing on solutions for the Swiss financial sector.

As they are seeking matches to collaborate with their corporate partners, most of the startups they work with are B2B or B2B2C. They do work with especially strong or suitable B2C and B2G ones as well.

In their incubator program the invest CHF 200k for graduating startups, which are typically approx. 2/3 of companies who start the program. Their aim is that everyone would graduate. The investment is done as a convertible note.