Founders’ Edge

Founders’ Edge is a syndicate of several active Finnish angels with expertise in areas such as medtech, analytics, B2B SaaS, machine learning and NLP.

 

Woodstock Fund

Woodstock Fund invests globally into early-stage blockchain, web 3.0, decentralized finance and tokenization companies.

Their investment amounts are in dollars instead of euros.

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.

Angelus Funding

Angelus Funding is a group of 45 international angel investors. They’re investing across the globe without any sector limitations. They seek startups that have traction with a clear path to revenue. They invest also in non-startups.

Contacts to Stephan Reckie, sreckie@angelusfunding.com.

Walerud Ventures

Walerud Ventures is a family office of seasoned deep tech serial entrepreneurs in Sweden. They’re looking for Nordic and Baltic startups that a positive impact on the environment.

They’re a patient evergreen fund, investing a lot of their own time into operatively helping the companies grow and tackle the fundamental challenges along the way. They’re very well-versed in technology.

Health solutions and edtech are not in their interest area.

Focused on B2B and B2C startups, B2G is possible as well. They usually lead the initial investment rounds they participate in, occasionally invest solo. They seek a board seat in the companies they invest in.

 

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.