5 MIN READ, APR 12, 2020
EMERGE 2020 is less than 2 months away from now, and we want to introduce our 20 first confirmed investors joining our online conference as speakers, mentors, jury panelists and, of course, seeking new prominent startups from the New East region to invest in.
70 Ventures
70ventures is a revenue accelerator for B2B startups. They provide seamless funding (from pre-seed to series A) based on revenue milestones. Their acceleration program helps founders to build and scale in-house specialized sales team to fuel a predictable revenue engine.
Flint Capital
AI, Cyber Security, Enterprise Software, Healthcare, IoT
Flint Capital is an international venture capital fund investing across Europe, Israel and US. It has a broad network of entrepreneurs, industry experts and leading investment funds which provides with the access to high-quality investment opportunities.
Draper Associates
Consumer Technology, Fintech, Healthcare, Manufacturing, Education and Government technology
Founded in 1985 Draper Associates is a seed-stage venture capital firm that encourages entrepreneurs to drive their businesses to greatness, to transform industries with new technologies, and to build platforms for extraordinary growth, jobs, and wealth creation. Draper Associates' portfolio includes Tesla, Skype, Baidu, Twitch, Cruise Automation among others.
500 Startups
Consumer Services, Computer Hardware, Software, SaaS, Mobile, Fintech, Big Data, IoT, e-Commerce, AgTech.
APX is a joint-venture between Axel Springer and Porsche, two best in class companies in their respective industries. It is a provider of business investment and acceleration services intended to offer funding and start-up consultation facilities. The company's acceleration services support digital business ideas that have high market potential by offering access to an extensive network.
TA Ventures
Mobility & Digital Health
TA Ventures is an early stage venture capital firm primarily focusing on Mobility and Digital Health. They are based in Kiev, Frankfurt, Boston and invest in teams across Europe & USA. They co-invest with leading investors and have been privileged to back companies such as Wunder Mobility, Caroobi, Klara, Sensely and 100+ others including Azimo, SumUp, Dreamlines, Marley Spoon.
APX by Axel Springer & Porsche
Mobile, Big Data, VR
Hoxton Ventures is a European early-stage technology venture capital firm. They partner with founders seeking to invent new market categories or transform large, existing industries. They invest in companies that have the potential to be a large, valuable, global market leader.
Bulba Ventures
Machine Learning
Bulba Ventures is a venture capital firm that focuses on investment in machine learning startups. The fund is driven by the founders of successful startups: AIMATTER and Maps.Me, acquired by Google and Mail.ru respectively.
Internet, Mobile, Software
United Kingdom
Flat6Labs is a leading startup accelerator program and seed investment company in the MENA region fostering and investing in driven entrepreneurs with cutting-edge ideas. Fulfilling its mission of creating more entrepreneurial hubs in vibrant ecosystems, Flat6Labs currently operates out of Cairo, Jeddah, Abu Dhabi, Beirut, Tunis and Bahrain.
Startup Wise Guys
B2B, SaaS, Fintech, Cybersecurity & Defense AI
Startup Wise Guys is a mentorship-driven accelerator program for early stage startups, providing seed capital (€30K), office space and world-class mentors. Since 2012 Startup Wise Guys have invested in more than 165 early stage startups with founders from more than 40 countries. Startup Wise Guys is also the most experienced accelerator in the region with 17 programs up to date and strongest footprint in CEE and CIS countries.
Hoxton Ventures
Business Investment & Acceleration Services
500 Startups is a venture capital firm on a mission to discover and back the world's most talented entrepreneurs, help them create successful companies at scale, and build thriving global ecosystems. It is one of the most active venture capital firms in the world. Notable investments in the 500 portfolio include Credit Karma, Twilio, Canva, Grab, Bukalapak, The RealReal, Talkdesk, Knotel, Udemy, and Ipsy.
Intelligent Software, Lifestyle Technology, Autonomous Transportation, Fintech.
Elysium Venture Capital is an investment management group focused on helping high growth technology companies access the global market. With strong ties in Silicon Valley, Europe, and China, the group runs venture funds, fund-of-funds, and special purpose investment vehicles across the world. It invests in the most promising innovative companies and bridges the gap in emerging tech across North America, Europe, and Asia.
Elysium Venture Capital
Seed Stage VC Fund with exceptional network and e-commerce background.
Nextech Ventures
E-commerce, Retail, Analytics, SaaS, Marketplace, VR
Czech Republic
Tera Ventures
Runa Capital
SaaS, Big Data, AI, ML, Edtech, Adtech, HR tech
Acrobator Ventures
Acrobator Ventures is a new smart money venture fund founded by Crunchbase's #1 Dutch business angel Bas Godska. They already invested in Miro, Harver, Piano.io, Travelata, Zakaz and ChocoFamily. The VC seeks to make investments in early-stage tech companies in the CEE/CIS/Baltics & Benelux regions. The Dutch fund operates out of Kyiv and Amsterdam.
Runa Capital is a global venture capital firm built by serial entrepreneurs that invests in early stage software startups around the world. The firm invested in NGINX, MariaDB, Acumatica, Mambu, Brainly, Smava and Zopa. Runa Capital brings tech and hiring expertise, along with a transatlantic network, to help portfolio companies scale.
Machine Learning & Enabling Technologies
Machine intelligence, Open source, Mixed reality, Fintech, Edtech and Digital Health.
Tera Ventures is an international investment firm that helps some of Europe's most disruptive technology companies scale and become global leaders. Tera Ventures focuses on born-global digital startups creating network effects, applying machine learning, and other enabling technologies to business models which will become the infrastructure of and deeply impact our future lives. They invest in exceptional startups from Estonia, Scandinavia and CEE disrupting digital space globally.
Emerging Tech, Agrifood, Energy, Health
Rockstart launched in 2011 in Amsterdam as one of Europe's first startup accelerators. Today, Rockstart is an international company that supports and empowers the best startups on their way to success. Rockstart provides startups with access to the capital, market, community, and expertise by connecting them to partners, investors, mentors and the wider network. It also creates programs that are customized to boost collaboration between startups and corporates.
Insta Ventures
AI, IoT, SaaS, Deeptech, Fintech, Marketplaces
Iron Wolf Capital is an early stage venture capital firm with an experienced team of professionals with global outlook and strong roots in the Baltics and London. The firm prefers to invest in strong teams with innovative ideas and global aspirations based in the Baltics region.
Iron Wolf Capital
Haxus is a funded venture acceleration firm led by serial entrepreneurs and focused on artificial intelligence startups at the seed or even pre-seed stage. They identify and partner with top teams to turn great ideas into brilliant ones and transform major market potential into reality.
SaaS, B2B, B2C, Enterprise software, Mobile apps, Robotics, AdTech/MarTech, FinTech, IoT, AI/ML, AR/VR, DevOps/Cloud, EdTech, Crypto/Blockchain
Artificial Intelligence
Insta Ventures is a venture capital firm that has been investing in different IT technology sectors since 2019. Currently, they are looking for tech startups that are in the early stages of development of their products. Their goal is to help ambitious teams create innovative products, spread them globally, and maintain fast-growing companies.
Depo Ventures
Early-stage projects with global ambitions
Czech Republic
Depo Ventures is an investment platform that provides seed capital and advisory for both the investors and the startups to mitigate the investment risk. Their regional focus is mainly CEE. Depo Ventures provide advisory in order to support the connection between investors and startups.
Early Bird tickets including Startup Passes are on sale till 14 April. Hurry up to get your ticket for the lowest price possible. See you soon virtually with us!
Contributing Author, EMERGE
Researcher in travel tech and travel enthusiast. Ilona is an advocate of women in science and tech. Addicted to coffee.