The most active Polish VC funds

AIN.TECH selected five VC funds which invest in Polish startups, as well as in foreign projects actively.

Innovation Nest  

Founded in 2010, Innovation Nest is a venture capital firm that invests in early to Series A stage B2B European technology companies with a global focus. 

For whom: It is interested in IoT, AI and SaaS businesses with finished products, ideally with paying customers, but in some cases having a prototype or an MVP will be enough. 

The VC provides startups with an international network of B2B-savvy mentors and experts, as well as with European investors and investors in Silicon Valley, New York and Boston.

Investment range: From €100,000 up to €1.2 million.

Portfolio: Prodsmart, HCM Deck, Nethone and others. 

SpeedUp Venture Capital Group 

SpeedUp connects a group of early-stage VC funds, investing in companies and entrepreneurs in Central and Eastern Europe with plans to go global.

For whom: It is interested in machine learning, picture recognition and AI technologies projects from areas: consumer internet, electromobility, energy, fintech, martech, adtech, medtech, IoT and hardware.

Investment range: Depending on the requirements, growth potential and project maturity, SpeedUp invests from €200,000 to €5 million.

Portfolio: 48 companies with StethoMe, Zencard, Legimi among others.

Market One Capital 

Market One Capital is an early stage, seed and Series A fund focused on European markets with €45 million under management. 

For whom: It is interested in marketplaces and projects with network effects mainly. 

Investment range: From €200,000 up to €1.5 million.

Portfolio: more than 40 marketplaces including Docplanner, Brainly and Eversports.

LT Capital  

LT Capital is an early-stage Polish fund.

For whom: It focused on investment into the industry 4.0 companies from Central and Eastern Europe with Poland as the main site, as well as in IoT for business applications, energy related technologies, circular economy, SaaS projects. 

Investment range: It commonly invests €250,000. 

Operating €12 million, the fund is planning to make 40 investments in pre-seed and seed startups in 2020.

Portfolio: Pinio, Advisero, Husarnet, CyberStudio and Biocam.

Inovo Venture Partners 

Founded in 2012, Inovo Venture Partners is a late seed and Series A fund.

For whom: It invests in technology companies across Poland and the CEE region and supports European startups with acceleration programs. 

In April 2020, Inovo Venture Partners announced the launching its second €40 million fund for technology startups that aims to complete six deals in 2020.

Investment range: Between €1-1.5 million.

Portfolio: 18 companies with Spacelift, Booksy, Infermedica among others.