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.

 

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%.

MatchingWINGS

MatchingWINGS is a Dutch angel network, investing into startups seeking €150 – 500k investment rounds. They’re also happy to discuss with startups expanding to the Netherlands, even if they’re at a later stage.

They invest into companies in pre-revenue and early revenue stages. They generally don’t invest into capital-intensive companies (e.g. some medical or hardware companies).

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.

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.

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.

 

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.