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NameWebsiteCityCountryRoutinely initially invest in Seed roundsRoutinely initially invest in Series A roundsRoutinely initially invest in Series B roundsGeographic focus (e.g. UK only)Sector focus (e.g. Only SAAS, Only Fintech)TypeCommentFunds closed in 2016Funds closed in 2015Funds closed in 2014Funds closed in 2013Funds closed in 2012Funds closed in 2011Funds closed in 2010Funds closed in 2009Funds closed in 2008Funds closed in 2007
212 AEmerging Europe, Turkey and MENAGeneralistVC$30m
101 Startups, Advertising, GamesVC101 Startups is an investment fund, started by students of the Master Business Internet, which aims to invest in technology companies in seed stage internet
Geneva, New York City, Hong Kong
Switzerland, U.S, ChinaSeedSeries AGlobaldiversified, luxury
Family Office / VC
The 1782 Group offers an innovative approach to private equity investment, committed to long-term relationships and sustainable growth across our investment portfolio. Supported by a globally renowned group of stakeholders and an experienced multi-disciplinary team, the 1782 Group is a driver of business success.
360° Capital Partners360capitalpartners.comParis, Milan, Munich, BerlinFrance, Italy, GermanySeedSeries AItaly & France, some EuropeVCEarly stage VC focused on Europe. Investments include Yoox (exited), Leetchi (exited),, Qapa, TVTY, DoveConviene, Unilend, Save, Chictypes.€75m - 360° Capital Partners 2011, had €60m first close100M€ 360 Capital One
3TS Capital / ViennaTurkey / AustriaSeries ASeries BCEE & TurkeyTechnology, Media, Internet, SoftwareVC3TS Capital Partners is one of the leading European technology focused private equity and venture capital 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 totaling over €300 million include EIF, EBRD, Cisco, OTP, Sitra, 3i and KfW among others.€108M
500 Startups500.coSan FranciscoUSASeedVC500 Startups is an early-stage seed fund and accelerator program founded by PayPal and Google alumni. Operate various smaller funds.
5square A
83North83north.comHerzliya, LondonIsrael, EnglandSeedSeries ASeries BEurope & IsraelVCFormerly Greylock Israel, now rebranded to to 83North.$200m - Third fund
ABB Technology AltoUSASeries BGlobalPower and automation technologyCorporate VCCorporate venture capital arm of ABB, the engineering amd infrastructure company. They invest in later stage companies.
Accel Partnersaccel.comLondonEnglandSeries ASeries BVCGlobal VC firm. They have a London office with a separate fund dedicated towards Europe and Israel.$475m - Accel London IV
Accenture ASeries BWorldwideCVC
Access Industries ASeries BWorldwideCVCPrivately held industrial group with long-term holdings worldwide
Accomplicehttps://accomplice.coCambridge, MAUSASeedSeries AVCFormerly an international firm, they shuttered all offices, apart from Boston. Last fund has a US early stage focus.$265m - Atlas Venture IX$283m - Atlas Venture VIII
ACE & Companywww.aceandcompany.comLondon, Geneva, Hong-Kong, Cairo, NYCEngland, Switzerland, HK, Egypt, USASeedSeries AFamily OfficeDiversified PE investment firm with a presence in London, New York, Cairo & Hong Kong. Invested in the likes of Twitter & Docker, they have a seed fund. Seed fund fully invested, putting together new seed fund for 2016.
Acthttp://act-vc.comIstanbulTurkeySeedSeries ATurkey focusIP based technologiesVCACT is a VC fund manager that exclusively invests in Turkey and in early stage technology intensive start-ups.€25m
ACT Venture ASeries BIreland, UKSoftware, Semiconductors, E-CommerceVCACT Venture Capital is Ireland's leading venture capital firm. Founded as an independent operation in 1994, ACT has completed over 70 investments, principally in technology based companies serving global markets.
ACTIVE Venture Apan European early stage fund with focus on Spain, German speaking countries and ScandinaviaVCInternational team with presences and offices in Barcelona, Hamburg and Stockholm. Typically invests in large seed and series A rounds€54m - Active Venture II
Acton Capital Partnersactoncapital.comMunichGermanySeries ASeries BEurope & North AmericaInternet enabled businesses both B2C and B2B: digital media, marketplaces, platforms, e-commerce, e-services including SaaS and fintechVCActon Capital Partners is a partner-led growth equity investor in internet and mobile-based businesses. The Munich based partnership invests worldwide, with a strong emphasis on Europe. Funding comes from international private and institutional investors.EUR 170m (first close $110m - Heureka Growth Fund II
Acxit Capital Partners, Berlin, MunichGermanySeries ASeries BWorldwideInternet & Media, Software & IT, Mobile & Telecom, Healthcare & Pharma, Retail & Consumer Goods, Real Estate, General IndustriesCVCACXIT Capital Partners is a leading international corporate finance and investment advisory firm for mid-market clients and entrepreneurs in Europe and beyond.
Aeris Capitalwww.aeris-capital.comZurichSwitzerlandSeries ASeries BFamily OfficeAeris Capital AG acts as financial advisor to the investment interests associated with a European family.
Albion ASeries BUK focusVCAlbion invests in more mature companies, which typically have been around for longer periods of time and are more stable. Funds are publicly listed vehicles and not listed here
Alephwww.aleph.vcTel AvivIsraelSeries AIsrael / Israeli foundersBusinesses with network effectsVCAleph, is focused on businesses with network effects.$140m - Fund I
Alfvén & Didriksonwww.didriksonpartners.comStockholmSwedenSeries BNorthern EuropeFamily OfficeTwo co-founders Måns Alfvén and Hjalmar Didrikson invest in small and mid sized privately held companies in Northern Europe, offering active ownership and a very long term view. Run by CEO Maria Åhr.
Alliance Ventureallianceventure.comOsloNorwaySeedSeries AVCNorwegian investor focussed on internationalization.€55m - third fund
Almaz Capitalwww.almazcapital.comMoscow, Palo AltoRussia, USASeedSeries ASeries BSilicon Valley, Baltics, Eastern EuropeVCStage agnostic VC firm. $100m - Almaz Capital Russia Fund II
Almi onlyVCPartially a public sector VC, they invest in seed stage Swedish companies.
Alon Medtech Ventures MedTech Ventures is active in the initiation and growth of young high-tech companies in the medical device arena. We seek to make a difference: Alon MedTech is engaged with novel technologies that improve human well-being and quality of life.
AltaIR, Russia, USMobile / InternetVCAltaIR Capital is a venture capital firm that invests in very early/seed stage tech companies, primarily in the areas of Internet and Mobile. The firm has extensive operational and investment experience in USA, Israel and Russia, taking a leading investor role, mentoring startups and providing operational support when necessary.$20m - AltaIR Capital I
Alternative Strategic Investments (ALSTIN)www.alstin.deMunichGermanySeries ASeries BGermany, Austria, SwitzerlandVC
Growth capital paired with unique sales & entrepreneurial support for innovative tech & life science companies after commercial proof of concept
Alven Capitalwww.alvencapital.comParisFranceSeries AFrance focusInternet & ITVCThe fund invests in 5 to 7 new companies each year. The amount of the initial investment is generally from €1M to €5M.€120m - Alven Capital IV
Amadeus Capital Partnersamadeuscapital.comLondonEnglandSeedSeries ASeries BEarly stage fund is UK only, Digital prosperity fund invests in emerging markets onlyVCUK based VC firm. Has separate angel and growth stage funds. The seed fund is a government fund and can only invest in the UK. The growth fund is focussed on emerging markets and is targetting Series B deals worldwide except China and Russia. Amadeus also has various other smaller funds with various mandates across different sectors, stages and geographies.£50m - Amadeus IV Early Stage Fund€75m - Amadeus IV Digital Prosperity£160m - Amadeus III
Anthemis, GenevaEngland, SwitzerlandSeedSeries AFintech onlyOperating InvestorInvests in financial services companies only. Not a traditional fund management company, but an operating company that invests.
Ariadne Capitalwww.ariadnecapital.comLondonEnglandSeries AVCAriadne Capital provides investment and advice for early stage digital companies in Europe and the UK. Have done a couple of A and B round deals in the last few years.Ariadne Fund I - GBP 5m £20m - Ariadne Capital Entrepreneurs (ACE) Fund
Arts OfficeTeam that invests Hoegh family money in startups. No fund structure as such.
Askwww.ask.ptLisbonPortugalSeries ASeries BVC€20m - Ask Celta €10m - Ask Capital
Aslanoba Capital ATurkey and USVCWe invest up to $2M per round with a focus on consumer business models in Turkey and the US.$70M
Aster Capitalaster.comParisFranceSeries ASeries BEurope (France, Germany, UK, Nordics, Spain, Italy, etc.), US, Israel, ChinaVCIndependant VC-firm, investing within the fields of Energy, Advanced materials, Smart transportation and IoT.$60m Energy Access Ventures Fund$60m Aster Growth$140m - Aster II
Atlantic Bridgewww.abven.comDublin / LondonIreland / EnglandSeedSeries AEurope and the U.SSaaS, big data, hardware, IoT, mobile.VC€85m - Atlantic Bridge II
Atlantic Labswww.atlanticlabs.deBerlinGermanySeedVCFocused on tech and consumer internet. Investments include SoundCloud, EyeEm, Monoqi and Medigo. Former investments Gate5 (sold to Nokia), Brands4Friends (Ebay), StudiVZ (Holtzbrinck),Readmill (Dropbox). Set up by Christophe Maire.
Atomicowww.atomico.comLondonEnglandSeries ASeries BEurope (particular focus on UK, Germany and Nordics), but also US, Japan, Brazil, China and TurkeyVCAtomico is an international investment firm, headquartered in London with offices in Beijing, Istanbul, Sao Paulo and Tokyo. Focused on helping the world’s most disruptive technology companies scale and become global leaders. Founded in 2006 by Niklas Zennström, a co-founder of Skype, Atomico has made over 50 investments across four continents$477m - Atomico Ventures III€100m - Atomico Ventures II
Augmentum Capital AUK and EuropeFintechVC
Aura Capital 1997, Aura Capital is a private venture capital firms in Finland. Investments range from a small investment to a typical €500k to €1.5m in the first financing round.
Aurinvest ASeries BFranceBiotechnology, Advertising, Point of SaleVC
Avala Capital Capital is an angel venture capital investor partnering with passionate Internet founders. We invest capital, leverage our extensive international network and offer advice in key areas such as marketing, technology, funding and strategy in order to boost performance of ambitious Internet teams.
AVentures Capital AUkraine, CEESoftware TechnologyVCInvests in CEE software tech startups, with focus on Ukrainian startups, that build international business with focus on US/global market
Avet Ventures ASpainTech-driven companiesVCAvet Ventures invests in scalable early stage innovative companies led by outstanding teams with global ambitions and excellent execution capabilities.
aws Founders Fund (aws Gründerfonds) AAustriaIndustry-agnosticVCaws Founders Fund is endowed with €68.5M and invests up to € 3M venture capital in later seed and series A phases of Austrian start-ups.€70M
Axivate Capital A
Axon Partners Group
MadridSpainSeedSeries AIndia, Colombia, Mexico, SpainSoftware, Security, GamesVCAxon Partners Group is an international Investment, Corporate Development and Consulting firm, specialised in global emerging markets. Created by entrepreneurs with vast business development and financial experience, Axon has grown to become a team of over 50 experts, worldwide.
b-to-v Partners AGb-to-v.comSt. GallenSwitzerlandSeedSeries AMiddle East, United States, Europe, Germany, Western Europe, Switzerland, Netherlands, United KingdomFintech, Analytics, FashionVCFund that coinvests with a network of 200+ angels. €63m - 3rd Fund
Backstage ASkandinavian companiesFamily officeBackstage is a family owned and financed venture capital firm primarily investing in unlisted Scandinavian entrepreneurial companies. The investments are typically done at an early stage.
Baillie Gifford ASeries BVCBaillie Gifford is an investment management firm which is wholly owned by 40 partners, all of whom work full-time for the firm. It was founded in Edinburgh in 1908 and still has its headquarters in the city.
Balderton Capitalwww.balderton.comLondonEnglandSeries AVCFocussed solely on European Series A companies - usually investing between $0.5-20m$305m - Balderton V$430m - Balderton Capital fund IV
BaltCapwww.baltcap.comTallinnEstoniaSeries ASeries BBalticsVCBaltCap invests in Baltics-related companies, providing growth and buyout financing in the range of 0.5-15m EUR.Fund II – 82m EUR Link: EUR BaltCap Latvia Venture Capital Fund // Lithuania SME Fund (20m EUR)€58m - BlatCap Private Equity Fund
Banexi€50m - BV5
BASF Venture Capital venture capital company of the German BASF Group invests both in promising startups worldwide and other VC funds, with investments linked to the strategy and interests of BASF.
Battery Ventures
Bauer Venture Partnerswww.bauerventurepartnerd.vcHamburg, BerlinGermanySeries ASeries BGermany, NordicsDigital Media and Publishing TechVC
Bauer Venture Partners (BVP) invests in great minds with great ideas. BVP is focussed on disruptive digital media and publishing tech models, primarily in later stages and in Germany and the Nordics .
Bayern Kapital ABaveriaIT/software, life sciences, new materials, micro-systems & environmental technologiesVCFounded at the end of 1995 Bayern Kapital GmbH is a wholly owned subsidiary of the LfA Foerderbank Bayern (Bavaria‘s development bank). Bayern Kapital’s objective is to finance research and development as well as the market launch of new products, product diversifications and expansion of the market share.
Beacon Capital Office13+ Partners, all of whom are active early stage tech investors.
Benchmarkhttp://www.benchmark.comLondon, Tel AvivEngland, IsraelSeedSeries ASeries BWorldwideenterprise software, cloud computing, infrastructure services, social mobile, security, internet retail, consumer media/content, gaming, collaboration, semiconductors, finance/fintech, retailVCBenchmark is an American venture capital firm responsible for the early stage funding of numerous successful startups including Dropbox, Twitter, Uber, Snapchat, and Instagram.
Berlin Ventureswww.berlinventures.comBerlinGermanySeedFamily office
Bertelsmann Digital Media Investments (BDMI)www.bdmifund.comBerlin, New YorkGermany, USASeedSeries ASeries BDigital Media companies onlyCorporate VCGerman investor, part of the Bertelsmann Group. They have no fund structure as such. Have been consistently active in early stage deals for years.
Bessemer Venture Partners
Best Horizonwww.besthorizon.ptLisbonPortugalSeed
BGF AVC£200M London-based fund investing in Series A / Seed. Run by Rory Stirling, Harry Briggs, and Simon Calver,£200M fund I
Black Pearls VCwww.blackpearls.vcGdanskPolandSeedCEELife quality technologies, space industry, agriculture and food productionVCGdansk based polish VC leaded by Marcin Kowalik, Alex Lubanski and Dawid Kentzer. Black Pearls VC manages capital funds that invest in companies in the early stages of development.
Blue {Seed} Collective YorkUSASeedGeography-agnostic
Industry-agnostic but get most excited about marketplaces, fintech, enterprise SAAS, industrial tech, and consumer
BlueRun Ventures Park, CAUSASeedSeries AMobile software and services, fintech, real time data systemsVC$150M$175M$240M
BlueYard Capital AEuropeCompanies aiming to decentralize markets, empower users and liberate data.VC$120M
Blumberg Capitalwww.blumbergcapital.comSan Francisco, CAUSASeedSeries AVCWe are a San Francisco based seed/A round investor, with an office in Tel Aviv and a presence in NYC. We invest regularly in companies based outside of the U.S.; including Israel, Germany, Canada, etc.$150m - Fund III$90 million Fund II
Bonnier Growth Mediawww.bonniergrowthmedia.comStockholmSwedenSeedSeries ANordics, Europe & USB2C in Digital Commerce, Digital Media & Digital HealthCorporate VCBased in Stockholm, Bonnier Growth Media invests in early to growth stage digital companies with potential to scale globally.
Bpifrance ASeries BFranceVCFinance and advice for developing companies
Bridges Ventureswww.bridgesventures.comLondonEnglandSeries AUK focusVCBridges Ventures is a specialist fund manager focused exclusively on sustainable and impact investing: using commercial investment strategies to generate attractive financial returns alongside positive social and environmental impact.£72m - Bridges Ventures Fund III
BRM Capital Advisors PituachIsrael
Buran Venture Capitalwww.buranvc.comMoscowRussiaSeedSeries AEastern Europe, CIS, Israel and TurkeyVCFund focussed on Central and Eastern Europe$50m - First Fund
Business Angels Copenhagenhttp://www.bacopenhagen.dkCopenhagenDenmarkSeedDenmark,Nordics,Baltics, UKBAC is the leading Danish BAN with 100 active angel investors and 17 business partners. Collectively we own stakes in more than 250 early stage companies. In 2014 we made 30 exits, with an avg MBM of 2,7 times invested capital.10 m € invested
Business Growth Fund
LondonEnglandSeries ASeries BVC
Business Venture Partners
Butterfly Ventureshttp://butterfly.vcOuluFinlandSeedOulu linkage (Finland linked companies)VCManaging The Northern Startup Fund from Oulu in Finland, with total fund size €10 million. Early stage regional companies. Investors are 50% private and 50% city of Oulu.
C4 Ventures / ParisEngland, FranceSeedSeries AEuropeCommerce, Medias, HardwareFamily OfficeC4 Ventures is a leading European venture fund founded by Pascal Cagni (VP & GM Apple EMEIA 2000-2012). Based in London and Paris, we typically invest in early stage (Seed or Series A) startups based in Europe and later stage startups seeking to expand into European markets. Our goal is to create a different kind of venture firm, one that focuses on partnering with entrepreneurs to navigate the complex European landscape. We are passionate and knowledgeable about two themes: • Future of Hardware • Future of Commerce Both people and products drive our investments. We look for founding teams who are not afraid of challenging the status quo and want to revolutionise industries and practices — hence our explosive name. Our team has strong experience in product development, omni-channel/go-to-market strategy and scaling up businesses in Europe and globally. For more information, check our portfolio and have a look at the companies and teams we believe in.
Cabiedes & on Spain, but can invest anywhereFamily officeAngel Fund in Spain. They are very active. Have no website.
Cabot Square Capital ASeries BUK & Western EuropeVCCabot Square Capital is a leading provider of investment capital for small and mid sized companies in the UK and Western Europe. We are a hands-on partner able to provide companies with capital for growth and acquisitions, innovative management ideas, creative problem solving and strategic, long-term planning.
Caixa Capital A
Caixa Capital Risccaixacapitalrisc.esBarcelonaSpain
Cambridge Capital companies onlyAngel clubEarly stage investment group that invests the money of individuals. Very Cambridge / UK focussed.
Cambridge Innovation Capital AInvest in companies either physically based in Cambridge, UK or based on technology developed at the University of CambridgeVCVenture fund investing across tech and Lifesciences£50m
Canaan Partners Valley, New York, ConnecticutUSASeedSeries ASeries BU.S. & Europe FocusTechnology & HealthcareVC$675M$600M$650M
Canaan Partners Israelcanaan.comHerzliya PituachIsraelSeedGlobal FocusTechnology and Healthcare startupsVCCanaan Partners is focused on the best seed and early-stage Technology and Healthcare startups wherever they may be located, with a special emphasis on the US and Israel (through our affiliate Canaan Partners Israel). To determine whether an investment fits within our guidelines, we invite you to submit a presentation, executive summary or business plan via email. We also encourage you to check out our Pitchbook. It will tell you exactly the kind information we look for when evaluating prospective deals. - See more at:
Caphorn Invest, Lille, LyonFranceSeedSeries ASeries BDigital transformation of traditional industries; B2B , Saas , retail techVCCaphorn's investors are 200 CEOs of top tier traditional industries companies. We have a dedicated team helping our portfolio find clients and reduce selling cycle. We use our LPs and their combined networks for that.130m€50m€
Capital MAB
BarcelonaSpainSeries A
Capnamic Ventureswww.capnamic.deCologneGermanySeries AVCEarly stage investor. Based in Cologne. It is unclear how much money they have. They have a deal with Iris Capital to co-invest in early German startups.€?m - First Fund
Capricorn Venture Partners ASeries BVCIndependent VC and equity funds, investing in innovative European companies with technology as competitive advantage (ICT, healthtech, cleantech). Based in Leuven, Belgium,€30m20m
Carmel Ventureswww.carmelventures.comHerzeliyaIsraelSeedSeries AIsraeli or Israeli related companiesICT, Mobile, Digital Media, Semi, B2B and B2C, FinTech, SaaS, Marketplaces, all sectors besides Health & Medical.VCFounded in 2000, Carmel Ventures is managing over $800M across four funds. It is a member of the Viola Group - an Israeli private equity group focused on Tech.
$194m - Carmel Ventures IV$235M - Carmel III
Cavalry Ventures / GermanyVCInvestment vehicle for Claude Ritter, Markus Fuhrmann and Stefan Walter (@BOOK A TIGER, @Lieferheld, @Delivery Hero, Rouven Dresselhaus, Dominik Matyka (ex Plista), and Marcel Hollerbach (ProductsUp), others).
CG Health Ventures
Chalmers Ventureshttp://chalmersventures.comGothenburgSwedenSeedSeries ATypically only Sweden, preferable from Gothenburg areaChalmers Ventures is a merger of Chalmers Innovation, Encubator and Chalmers Invest. Managing Swedens largest incubator funds. Has been a part of investing in more than 150 companies during almost 20 years
Charlotte Street Capitalwww.charlottestreetcapital.comLondonEnglandSeedTypically only UKPreference for travel companiesFamily officeNot a fund, private money of three individuals.