Presto Ventures, Speedinvest, the Untitled, and 20+ first investors at EMERGE 2022

Presto Ventures, Speedinvest, the Untitled, and 20+ first investors at EMERGE 2022

5 MIN READ, APRIL 11, 2022
5 MIN READ, APRIL 11, 2022
The most powerful part about EMERGE is people. And that's what makes the event special, where local talents & creative ideas across the tech industry meet global investors. We are excited to announce our first 28 confirmed investors who follow our mission to accelerate the rising tech talent from the New East!
Presto Ventures

Presto Ventures is a Prague based investment company empowering talented CEE startup founders. It enters startups in the seed stage (round size up to €3m) and continues in the follow-up rounds. Occasionally they invest also in the pre-seed/angel rounds. The company focuses on B2B startups built on solid technology and have the potential to succeed in the global market.

Speedinvest strongly focuses on pre-seed and seed rounds but grants itself some flexibility. In pre-seed deals, a typical first check is around €700k – €1.3m, for pre-seed rounds up to €250k. Speedinvest focuses on particular industries and verticals: Tech, Deep Tech, Digital Health, FinTech, Industrial Tech, Marketplaces, and SaaS. Its geographical focus is mainly on Europe. Investments stretch from Ukraine to Ireland and Estonia to Greece.
Tera Ventures

Tera Ventures is an Estonian venture capital firm investing in early-stage born-global digital startups. It currently supports out of its 45M EUR 2nd fund. The company positions itself as industry agnostic and has preferences in FinTech, Automation and AI/ML. Over a decade, the Tera team has had considerable success in assisting portfolio companies' entry to the US, the UK and Japan, facilitating collaboration with international corporations, and raising additional capital from top-tier VCs.
Startup Wise Guys

Startup Wise Guys accelerator is one of the largest early-stage investors in Europe. The accelerator is primarily sales and scaling focused with a fundraising component helping teams be in a position to raise the next funding round within six months. The accelerator focuses on four verticals – B2B SaaS, FinTech, Cyber, and Sustainability. The first investment is up to €55k (or more) for up to 9% equity upon selection in the programme.
Runa Capital

Runa Capital is a global venture capital firm that invests in early-stage startups. Their initial check typically ranges from $1m to $10m. The company supports founders building disrupting companies across B2B SaaS, Deep Tech (i.e., middleware, open-source platforms, machine learning, and cloud infrastructure), and software for regulated industries (i.e. FinTech, EduTech, and Digital Health).
Granatus Ventures

Granatus Ventures is the first venture capital firm that invests in teams and startups worldwide, provided that they have core value-add activities in Armenia. The company offers initial seed capital and continues with additional investments as the company matures. Granatus Ventures focuses on businesses that leverage the latest developments in social, mobile, analytics, and cloud technologies.
The Untitled

The Untitled is an early-stage venture capital fund that invests in deep-tech startups with proven traction, disrupting AgriTech MedTech, Robotics, Data Management and other industries. The average investment round is $1m.

DEPO VENTURES is one of the leading investment VCs in pre-seed stage startups in the Czech Republic. Their focus has been limited by the pre-seed and seed phases of technological startups from the region of Central & Eastern Europe.
Digital Horizon

Digital Horizon is a VC firm focused on backing exceptional entrepreneurs building B2B software-based solutions and marketplaces. Based in London, Tel Aviv and Dubai, Digital Horizon aims to seek out early-stage technology companies with the ultimate goal to assist them in building & scaling their business.

Vibranium. VC is an international early-stage venture capital fund that invests in fast-growing IT startups operating in various sectors and ready to enter their first foreign market. The focus is on B2B models with advanced technologies. The average investment is $200-250k. Besides money, Vibranium.VС is ready to share its expertise and network with its portfolio companies.

Rockstart is an early-stage investor that empowers purpose-driven founders across three domains: Energy, AgriFood and Emerging technologies. It invests in early-stage startups and provides access to capital, market, and expertise by connecting founders with co-investors, mentors, partners, corporates and the more comprehensive Rockstart network. It previously invested in 2 startups at EMERGE.
Insta VC

Insta VC is a venture capital firm investing in different IT technology sectors since 2019. They are ready to invest $100k-500k during a growing stage of a company's lifecycle (seed / late seed / pre-round A) and then help develop its marketing and sales and prepare the company for the next investment phase.

Palta is a global mobile health & well-being technology co-founding company led by entrepreneurs on a mission to create a positive global impact. It helps founders build your company from scratch, moving through every stage of development and growth together. Total financing up to Series B. It operates in the UK, US, and Europe, with more than 800 employees across all portfolios.
11 VC

Eleven is one of the leading early-stage VCs in Southeast Europe, investing in startups since 2012. With 150 collective investments over nine years, Eleven's team has been instrumental in catalyzing the regional startup ecosystem. Eleven supports tech companies in five priority verticals - FinTech, Healthcare, Future of work, Future of food and EcoTech. In its portfolio is the first Bulgarian unicorn - Payhawk.

JointJourney is an investment firm launched by an angel investor and serial entrepreneur Sergey Dashkov. Its focus is startups from different industries in seed phases, rarely pre-seed, Series A, and B. Since 2016, the company has invested in 100+ companies, with a total value of $33m, across numerous industries, such as Big Data, FinTech, New Energy, VR, Internet of Things, and BioTech.
NRG Ventures

NRG Ventures is a new venture capital fund focused on supporting B2B tech startups contributing to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. VC focuses on global B2B tech startups founded by the CIS emigrants. Its mission is to leverage technologies to tackle environmental issues.
Smart Partnership Capital

Smart Partnership Capital is a venture capital fund investing in B2B SaaS, FinTech, Productivity, Customer Engagement, Edutech, Insurtech, Foodtech, and other tech-enabled business models across the US, Asia, Israel and Western Europe. Our sweet spot is the early stage, but it can also do small tickets at the growth stage (pre-IPO).
Zen Capital

Zen Capital is a Web3 focused Venture Capital fund investing in Defi, Metaverses, P2E GameFI, Digital Assets and DAOs.
Almaz Capital

Almaz Capital is a global VC fund investing in early-stage, capital-efficient technology companies in high-growth sectors. Almaz Capital focuses on Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Blockchain and Smart Contracts. VC works primarily with Series A and B investments but occasionally considers being involved in the seed stage. The average check is in the range of $3–5 million.
Altair VC

AltaIR Capital is a multi-stage investment management company. It invests in global startups with teams mainly from the USA, Israel, and Europe. AltaIR focuses on Productivity tools, FinTech, InsurTech, SaaS, Digital Health, Future of work. The average check is in the range of $1–5 million. Stars & Exits highlights Miro, PandaDoc, Deel.
Starta Ventures

Starta is a venture ecosystem to find, foster, and fund early-stage talent in tech. It works with startups with international roots seeking to expand to the US. It focuses on startups with a significant technological focus in any sector and wields the potential to have a global product. To date, over 150 startups have completed Starta's accelerator program, and they have gone on to raise over $75m.

Flintera invests in startups and helps to build companies. Its focus is on B2B SaaS businesses, EdTech and Blockchain. Flintera follows on investments into portfolio companies to scale operations and engage in M&A. The core markets are the US and the EU. The company starts with a $5-$50m investment and scales up to $100m.

I2BF Global Ventures is a New York-based venture capital group focused on early-stage technology investments with $400m under management. I2BF's portfolio includes over 30 companies working in CleanTech, Biotechnology, Materials Science, IT and Space Technology.
BigStory VC

BigStory VC is a venture company run by Armenian Founders to help exceptional Armenian founders build high-impact, global companies. Checks range from $150k to $500k.
Angels networks (Angels Band, LitBAN, Angelsdeck, UMAY Angels Club)

LitBAN is a Lithuanian network of angels with investment numbers totalling more than €15m in just three years of work.
Angels Band is a network of nearly 100 angels originally from Belarus. Previously they invested a total of €200k into startups at EMERGE.
UMAY Angels Club – the network of 70 angels from Central Asia, which already invested $800k investments
Angelsdeck comprises 750+ private angels from across the world that invested in 100+ deals with a total of $50m.