Bocap

Bocap invests into growth stage Finnish SMEs, typically between startup venture capitalists and buyout funds. They seek profitable high growth companies with a turnover of €4M or more. Many of their portfolio companies are either driving or heavily using digitalization.

They invest up to €10M per company directly from the fund and their partners can invest a similar amount as well.

They’re a minority investor, seeking an ownership stake of between 10-49%.

Investiere

Investiere is a Swiss fund that does VC investments and syndicates those with their network of Swiss HNIs, institutions etc. They have invested over €120M already.

They have a preference for B2B companies, but are interested in checking B2G and strong B2C cases as well.

They’re happy to do lead/solo/follow investments in Switzerland and mostly do follow investments outside Switzerland.

.Cocoon

.Cocoon is a startup founder mentoring program by experienced angel investors who pre-screen founders for coachability. For the best business cases they invest up to €100k during the program.

The managing team includes the key people from Contriber Ventures, who invested into 35 startups after founding the second Estonian unicorn, Playtech, and a manager from Buildit Accelerator with experience from 60+ investments.

Faraday Venture Partners

Faraday Venture Partners invests into European early-stage digital startups that have their first product revenue and business metrics in place.

They prefer to co-invest or lead. Occasionally also do solo investments. They typically seek a observer seat on the board.

Mitsubishi Corporation

Mitsubishi Corporation is investing mobility companies and funds worldwide. They company invest into companies with mature products. Marketplaces are especially interesting for them.

They prefer companies with over $20M in annual revenue.

They’re often the follow-investor on a round.

CapMan Growth

CapMan Growth seeks companies with an already fast-growing revenue and whose goal is to double their revenue in the near future. They’re largely agnostic towards sectors and business types, focusing on the evidence of the company’s ability to grow.

They seek growth companies doing approx. €1M or more in recurring revenue (e.g. SaaS) or considerably more of non-recurring revenue.

They prefer to invest €5-10M tickets. In addition to direct investment, they are happy to bring their partner companies on board to larger investment rounds of up to approx. €20M.

They’re always a minority investor, often the lead (in Finland prefer to lead). They prefer to actively assist in growing the companies through a board seat and other ways.

Oxx

Hardware and marketplaces are ok, as long as selling software is the main business driver.

Their own investment tickets are $5-10M. Their LPs can invest a similar amount in addition.

They prefer to lead investment rounds, but also do solo and co-investments as well.

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.

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.