Huge Innovators Map III edition is out — check out these 29 firms ready to invest in your startup

Huge Thing and PFR Ventures have prepared the third edition of the Huge Innovators Map, a compilation of corporations operating in Poland. The list includes 29 entities, including companies like Orlen, Bank BNP, Rossmann, Medicover, and Ciech. AIN shares key notes of the edition.

About the Huge Innovators Map

The latest release of the Huge Innovators’ Map indicates the market trends by showcasing large firms eager to engage with innovative startups. This map is created created by Huge Thing, part of the SpeedUp Venture Capital Group, and PFR Ventures, the largest fund investor in the CEE region that supports the development of the local VCs and private equities.

This is already the third edition of our map of corporations open to cooperation with startups. The main goal is to make it easier for founders to prepare for cooperation with large organizations by clearly specifying their expectations and possibilities,

Monika Synoradzka, CEO of Huge Thing, commented.

The map includes data on the companies in such categories:

  • EnergyTech;
  • CleanTech;
  • FinTech;
  • RetailTech;
  • LegalTech;
  • MedTech;
  • EdTech;
  • HRTech;
  • FoodTech;
  • InsurTech;
  • PropTech;
  • Agritech;
  • MarTech.

The most commonly included companies on the map are Veolia, Maspex, Orlen VC, BNP Paribas, InPost, Ciech Ventures, Future Mind, Rossmann, Novartis, Citi Hadlowy, Institute of Mother and Child, Neuca, PGE Ventures, Grupa Azoty, Transcom, Ringier Axel Springer, PZU, and others.

Most of the bunch ready to support fully developed products, with less focused on a ready MVP. Only a few are prepared to invest in prototype solutions. As per the possible forms of cooperation, the map includes CVC investments, M&A, implementations, or business cooperation, with the latter being the most popular.