5 MIN READ, MAR 25, 2021
EMERGE is famous for connecting people, where local minds & creative ideas meet global investors. We are happy to present our first 22 confirmed investors joining our online conference as mentors, jury panelists, and, of course, investors who would like to know more about the startup ecosystem from the New East region.
EMERGE is famous for connecting people, where local minds & creative ideas meet global investors. We are happy to present our first 22 confirmed investors joining our online conference as mentors, jury panelists, and, of course, investors who would like to know more about the startup ecosystem from the New East region.
Sequoia Capital

Consumer: Devices, Financial, Gaming, Healthcare, Marketplace, Media, Productivity, Search, Social Enterprise: Apps & Services, Data & Analytics, Dev Tools, Hardware, Infrastructure, Marketing, Networking, Security, Storage

Sequoia helps daring founders build legendary companies from idea to IPO and beyond. They spur founders to push the boundaries of what’s possible. In partnering with Sequoia, companies benefit from 48 years of tribal knowledge from working with founders like Steve Jobs, Larry Ellison, Larry Page, Jan Koum, Brian Chesky, Drew Houston, Adi Tatarko, Julia Hartz, and Jack Dorsey. In aggregate, Sequoia-backed companies account for more than 25% of NASDAQ's total value. From the beginning, the vast majority of the money they invest has been on behalf of non-profits and schools like the Ford Foundation, Mayo Clinic, and MIT, which means founders’ accomplishments make a meaningful difference.


AI/ML, Climate Tech, Communication, Consumer, Enterprise, FinTech, Frontier, Future of Food, Future of Work, Gaming, HealthTech, Industry 4.0, Marketplace, Mobility, SaaS
United Kingdom

Atomico is an international investment firm, focused on helping the world’s most disruptive technology companies scale and become global leaders. Founded in 2006, Atomico has made over 75 investments with a particular focus on Europe - including Supercell, Klarna, and The Climate Corporation.

Granatus Venture

Social and Mobile analytics, Cloud technologies
Armenia /United Kingdom/ Singapore

Granatus Venture is a venture capital firm that provides investment, expertise and networks to startups. They engage in the early stages of product development and company formation, where they can most effectively accelerate growth. Granatus Venture works closely with founding teams to develop and execute strategies, while providing access to key players, markets and capital through a strong commercial and financial networks.

Acrobator Ventures

SaaS, Big Data, AI, ML, Edtech, Adtech, HR tech

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,, 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.

Almaz Capital

B2B, Deeptech, AI/ML, Blockchain, IoT, Edge Computing Enablers, Cybersecurity

Founded in 2008, Almaz Capital is a global VC fund investing in early-stage, capital-efficient technology companies. It has a unique model with the physical presence and network within the Silicon Valley ecosystem and CEE, bridging companies from emerging tech regions to the global marketplace. Its exit portfolio counts 15 companies, including. Qik acquired by Skype in 2011; and Yandex, IPO 2011.

500 Startups

Consumer Services, Computer Hardware, Software, SaaS, Mobile, Fintech, Big Data, IoT, e-Commerce, AgTech.

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 portfolios include Credit Karma, Twilio, Canva, Grab, Bukalapak, The RealReal, Talkdesk, Knotel, Udemy, and Ipsy.

AltaIR Capital

SaaS, Fintech, Healthtech, Insuretech, D2C, Marketplaces

AltaIR Capital is a venture capital firm that invests in very early/seed stage tech companies. Its portfolio includes Miro, Albert, Turing, Squire, LiliBank, June, GuruShots, OpenWeb, Thriver, Deel, Equity Bee. AltaIR Capital has over 20 exits.

Runa Capital

Machine intelligence, Open source, Mixed reality, Fintech, Edtech and Digital Health.

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.

Tera Ventures

Machine Learning & Enabling Technologies

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.

Genesis Investments

Online Education, Digital Health, Mobile Apps, Advertising Tech, and AI/ML

Genesis Investments is an early-stage venture capital fund, investing in Ukraine, Belarus, and Baltic countries. In addition to financial investment, Genesis Investments uses its deep Digital Marketing, Product Development, and Recruiting expertise to help the company grow internationally and expand to other markets.

APX by Axel Springer & Porsche

Investing across industries in the best founding teams building digital, user-centric businesses

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.

Elysium Venture Capital

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.


Gaming, AR / VR, Artificial Intelligence, Marketing Tech, Fintech

SMOK Ventures launched in 2019 to disrupt early stage venture capital investing in the Eastern bloc by connecting top local founders with VCs and tech leaders in Silicon Valley and Asia. They invest 100k-1M USD in early stage startups.

Baltic Sandbox

SilverTech/AgeTech, B2B, SaaS, FinTechSustainability, Digital economy, Societal problems

Baltic Sandbox is a sustainable value acceleration partner for the Eastern European startups seeking the transition to the Western European markets.
Baltic Sandbox is primarily working with startups from various industries addressing responsible consumption societal problems, UN sustainability goals, and the digital economy.


Emerging Tech, Agrifood, Energy
Netherlands, Denmark, Colombia

Rockstart launched in 2011 in Amsterdam as one of Europe’s first startup accelerators. Rockstart is a domain-focused accelerator-VC with follow-on growth funding that supports and empowers the best startups on their way to success across four domains: Energy, Health, AgriFood, and Emerging technologies. We provide startups with access to the capital, market, community, and expertise by connecting them to partners, investors, mentors and the wider Rockstart network.

Startup Wise Guys

B2B, SaaS, Fintech, Cybersecurity, Sustainability

With 220+ investments in early stage startups, Startup Wise Guys is one of the top investors in the broader CEE region and Nordics. To help techy startup founders become true entrepreneurs, they are running a world class startup accelerator since 2012. They focus on B2B SaaS, Fintech, Cyber and Sustainability early stage startups, as well as have done follow-on investments in accelerated startups. Portfolio has already had 2 major exits and overall startup survival and success rate is above 77%.

Iron Wolf Capital

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.

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.


Wide variety of categories ranging from technology-enabled startups to gaming and design studios and farming solutions

Flat6Labs is the MENA region’s leading seed and early stage venture capital firm, currently running the most renowned startup programs in the region. Annually, Flat6Labs invests in more than 100 innovative and technology-driven startups enabling thousands of passionate entrepreneurs to achieve their daring ambitions and ultimately becoming their institutional co-founders. Flat6Labs provides a wide range of investment ticket sizes ranging from $50K to $500k, supporting startups through their early journeys from Pre-Seed all the way to Pre-Series A stages.

Fort Ross Ventures

Сloud, Fintech, Cybersecurity, AI & ML, Marketplaces and other verticals
US, Israel

Fort Ross Ventures brings together Silicon Valley venture expertise with an extensive network of relationships in the U.S., Israel, and Eastern Europe. The firm leverages their cultural and business development connections to accelerate success for current and former portfolio companies including Uber, GridGain, Moven, eToro, Tufin, NetGuardians, Mobeewave and LendingHome, among others.


Promising cutting-edge tech companies from Europe

Cats,VC is a Y Generation investment professionals sourcing and closing deals for top tier angels from Europe.

Gain Ventures

Promising startups with a positive impact on communities

Gain Ventures is a global active alumni angel investors group. The group is a combination of a power of MBA network with startup community. Gain Ventures help to gain traction in U.S., syndicate investments for scaling, manage through the board of directors until exit.
Early Bird tickets including Startup tickets are on sale till 30 March. Hurry up to get your ticket for the lowest price.

See you soon virtually with us!
Early Bird tickets including Startup tickets are on sale till 30 March. Hurry up to get your ticket for the lowest price.

See you soon virtually with us!
Investor & Ecosystem Manager, EMERGE
Sofiya is passionate about art and mental health tech. Eager to learn about product management and UX research.