WiseInvest is the angel investing office of Nikolai Angelov from Estonia. He is entrepreneur, investing into early-stage startups. He has done more than 300 investments into many fields, including but not limited to proptech, fintech, greentech, medtech, and real estate.
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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.
Vestman Energia looks to invest into scalable solutions in energy, food and forestry. In energy they are most interested in distributed generation and storage.
They are typically a co-investor. They have also been a lead investor in cases where they had special expertise.
Specialist VC invests into companies based in, or founders from the Baltics, Finland and Ukraine. They focus on B2B software companies, marketplaces, and software-enabled hardware companies. They have also invested in some B2C and hardware companies through their previous fund, United Angels VC.
The fund’s partners have built companies like Civitta and Fortumo, followed by a decade of angel investing. Their network also includes many advisors, including a scientific advisor in biotech.
For SaaS companies they seek initial traction, e.g. €10k MRR. For deep tech companies this is not as much of a requirement.
They often co-invest, occasionally also lead. They haven’t done any solo investments so far.
They have supported some portfolio companies through participating in their boards, but this has not been a requirement to invest.
They also do secondary investments, where early employees and investors sell some of their shares and receive the money to themselves, as opposed to the company issuing new shares.
Superangel is a Nordic-Baltic fund investing in tech startups that are changing the world. They are able to invest around the globe, but focus on their home region.
All the partners are founders, making this a founders-to-founders fund. Their backgrounds are in building and growing tech startups.
They have a long-term support program to help startups get to the next level. It includes expert coaches, team culture development to be ready for scaling, basecamps, helping set up company management structure (which aspects to focus on and follow monthly) and so on.
Hanover 16 is a UK-based family office investing European, US and Israeli companies. They focus especially on health tech, including digital health and pharmaceuticals, agro and food tech, including biotechnologies, next gen farms, and livestock, but are open to other businesses as well. They occasionally review especially interesting hardware cases, but are generally more focused on software, marketplaces and pharma.
They prefer companies with a commercial traction, ideally over 500ke annual revenue. They are typically a co-investor (not lead). They analyze startups in multiple different stages, with a preference for later stages all the way up to pre-IPO rounds.
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Athensmed is the angel investment company of Kustaa Piha. He’s a veteran of medical technology and digital health, having grown Med Group from 0 to 100Me turnover before exiting it. Since 2016 he has done multiple investments and exits in the health space. He often helps his companies through a board seat, but has occasionally served as a medical director as well.
Crowberry Capital is a Nordic-Baltic early-stage tech investor. Most of their team is based in Iceland and Denmark.
They prefer software. They don’t mind hardware, as long as it’s scalable and has a significant software component. They’re very interested in deep tech software.
Geographically they focus on the Nordics and Baltics. In exceptional cases invest into startups from elsewhere Europe as well, if the company has a strong enough link to the Nordics and Baltics.
They’re not interested in life sciences (mainly due to long development cycles), fast-moving consumer goods or gambling.
Their advisors include David Helgason, founder of Unity Technologies.
Fund Fellow Founders is an angel network investing together in interesting deals. Angels in their network have been responsible for business development, sales, technology, legal and other parts of turning tech startups into unicorns. They do investments starting from small rounds up to very large rounds with their VC network.
They are especially interested in health tech, food tech and green tech / cleantech, as well as deep tech. They are interested in other fields as well. They strongly prefer companies that have a clear and reasonably short path to profitability. They prefer companies whose main tech value is in the software side.
Geographically they have no limitations, but seek Nordic-Baltic deals most actively.
Highrise Ventures focuses on European startups in proptech, smart buildings and adjacent fields. The team was experience both as investors and founders in ecommerce, IoT, real estate, proptech and construction tech startups. Urban tech, greentech, sustainability, urban mobility and energy sources and energy infrastructure are also interesting for them.
They invest mostly in B2B and B2B2C tech companies, especially deep tech. They’re generally not that interested proptech transaction or asset valuation companies. They are very welcoming for diverse teams as well as first-time founders.
They’re also interested in company building and company replication opportunities, and they have a team that is able to support these endeavours. Around a quarter of their portfolio fits these models.
They’re often either the only investor or a co-investor of a round, with leading a round being rare for them.