With over 20 years of partners’ international VC and entrepreneurial track record OTB Ventures is a leading VC firm in the CEE investing in early growth, post product, high-tech startups with unique technologies. OTB Ventures typically provides Series A/B funding to empower and support talented entrepreneurs to scale their businesses globally, while keeping strong focus on technology advancement. Categories they prefer to invest are Big Data, AI, Cyber Security, FinTech, IoT, Machine Learning, Robotics and SaaS.
Marcin Hejka is a Co-Founder and General Partner of OTB Ventures. Before establishing OTB Marcin spent 18 years at Intel Capital, initially as Investment Director and finally as Vice President, Voting Investment Committee Member and Managing Director responsible for EMEA and India (!). Enormous experience, priceless learnings and a clear intention to invest in CEE…
OTB Ventures has made 8 investments. Their most recent investments were made in Dec 2019, when Cosmose raised USD 12M (seed) and FintechOS GBP 10.7M (Series A).
Euroventures, headquartered in Budapest, Hungary, is one of the longest-established and leading independent private equity and venture capital firms in Central Europe, with a proven track record of international exits over two decades.
It’s advised/advising five investment programs totalling over EUR 180M since its establishment in 1989, with a focus on funding innovation and growth in Hungary and Central Europe.
Euroventures’ nearly 50 current and former portfolio companies illustrate the commitment to provide steady support through the cycles of the regional and global economy. Euroventures supports its partners’ growth with funding, advice and contacts, and has participated in some highly successful exits, incl. IPOs (Vienna, NASDAQ, NYSE), trade sales to international strategic investors and sales to management (e.g. EPAM’s IPO on NYSE and strategic sales of SequenceIQ, Medimass or IND Group).
Its professional team members have many decades of VC/PE experience. Investments have ranged from the milk industry and wine production to leading edge technologies in the fields of medtech, big data, security, and IoT among others, currently it targets innovative, growing companies seeking EUR 1-5M to fund technical development, investment and expansion.
Euroventures is a founding member of the Hungarian Venture Capital and Private Equity Association (HVCA).
Among its recent investments we can find the parcel delivery price comparison and transactional site Fürgefutár.hu, the revolutionary X-ray imaging technology Kinepict, the regenerative medicine R&D company OrthoSera or the Node.js developer and consultant company RisingStack.
More about Euroventures: http://www.euroventures.hu/en
Fil Rouge Capital consists of a team of experienced professionals with operational backgrounds in building companies while providing their startups with support from incubation and acceleration to scale-up and exit.
FRC founding partners have founded and sold million dollar companies, led dozens of private placements and served as board members to numerous successful startups while their combined M&A and financing track records exceeds $4B.
While making an investment decision, the most important criteria is fully committed and bold founders, companies with global potential and compelling business concept or innovation.
Fil Rouge Capital is located in Zagreb, Croatia, with focus on CEE and their preferred sector of interest is in IoT, logistics, marketplace, FinTech and SaaS.
More about Fil Rouge Capital: https://filrougecapital.com/
If you are a startup, looking for an investor, you will have the opportunity to send us and have shared your max. 5-10 pages pitch decks with our investor guests (no one pager is accepted!)
If any (or more) of them are interested, you will have a chance of a quick, initial 15 minutes face-2-face meeting with them during the event.
Please note: this opportunity is available for startup participants only!
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Flashpoint VC, founded in 2012, is an international group managing equity and debt funds, investing in software companies founded by entrepreneurs from CEE, Israel, Finland, Baltics, Armenia, Belarus, Russia and Ukraine. Their technology focuses are Saas, Cyber Security, E-commerce, Financial Services and IoT, however, they also invest in B2C applications.
Flashpoint has a team of 16 professionals, and operates offices in Israel, Hungary, Poland, Latvia and Russia.
Flashpoint has raised a total of USD 95M across 2 funds, their latest being Buran Venture Capital II. (USD 50M). They have made 27 investments, among their portfolio companies we can find Growbots, the Warsaw-based startup providing all-in-one outbound sales automation platform.
More about Flashpoint VC: https://flashpointvc.com/
Hiventures is one of the most active VC companies in Europe and ranking on the top among the global seed staged investors as well. Hiventures invest in and support the cutting-edge ideas of pre-established startups and young, R&D focused innovative businesses to contribute to the growth of a sustainable, value-creating, competitive startup ecosystem and strengthening entrepreneurial culture.
Hiventures is a state-owned venture capital company, supervised and supported by the National Research, Development and Innovation Office and the Hungarian Development Bank Plc. (HDB). With ~EUR 150M (HUF 50 billion) worth of EU and HDB funds under management Hiventures became one of the largest investor companies in the CEE region, offering a completely unique combination of VC programs from pre-seed through seed to growth stages with flexible investment conditions and a request of minority shares in its portfolio companies in return.
More about Hiventures: https://www.hiventures.hu/en
Capital300 is a newly founded Series A venture capital fund of 50M USD under management, headquartered in Vienna, backing disruptive European technology companies aspiring to become an international player.
The VC firm typically invests in co-investment structure, offering USD ~1+M in addition to their fund partner. Capital300 has established strong partnerships with the leading US VC firms such as Accel, Sequoia, Mayfield, Index and Greylock, which provides their portfolio companies with a true global perspective, substantial leverage for entering and growing on the US market and building a significant global presence.
Capital300 is backed by the startup300 network, outstanding entrepreneurs and investors, have invested in hundreds of companies and generated billions in exits.
More about Capital300: https://www.capital300.com/
PortfoLion is a Budapest-based VC/PE firm, part of the largest banking groups in the CEE region (OTP Group), provides companies with a stable financial background to facilitate their successful entry to the market and their international expansion. PortfoLion is one of the most notable and active Hungarian investors with successful international exits with approx. EUR 100M under management in their fund portfolios. They invest from startup / seed phases mainly in digital and FinTech areas to growth phases without sectorial focus.
PortfoLion has made 33 investments in total; their most recent investments are Codecool (Series B, EUR 3.5M), a PE round in Starschema (USD 5M), Series B round in Tresorit (EUR 11.5M, co-investment) and seed fundings in Cloudstorm (co-investment with Deutsche Telekom hub:raum Fund) and in Talk-a-Bot (EUR 2M)
Szállás.hu was acquired by Portfolion’s regional PE fund in 2015. Szállás.hu has secured its international presence and position via acquisitons and now offers its services in Croatia, Slovakia, Poland, Romania, the Czech Republic and Hungary.
More about PortfoLion: https://www.portfolion.hu/en/
3TS Capital Partners is one of the leading European technology focused PE and VC firms. 3TS provides expansion capital and buyout funding for small and medium-sized businesses in growth sectors including Technology & Internet, Media & Communications and Technology-Enabled Services. Investors in the current and past 3TS funds totalling over EUR 300M include EIF, EBRD, Cisco, OTP, Sitra, 3i and KfW among others.
It focuses on exceptional high growth SMEs, which are either proven businesses becoming local leaders or truly innovative global challengers. As a stage-agnostic investor it typically invests in the range of EUR 300k to 10M to finance expansion plans, acquisitions and buyouts.
Its team of highly qualified experts become active business partners of the portfolio companies and deliver substantial added value beyond financing. 3TS is also an active member of several international industry associations and other organizations like – Invest Europe (formerly the EVCA), the International Venture Club and the Draper Venture Network.
3TS Capital Partners has made 53 investments and 14 exits. Their most recent investment was in Nov 2019 when Homecare.com raised USD 10M. Among their notable exits one can find ConveyIQ, Vector Watch and Avangate.
More about 3TS Capital: https://3tscapital.com/