Panasonic Corporation is one of the largest electronic product manufacturers in the world, comprised of over 600 companies. It manufactures and markets a wide range of products, from home appliances and consumer electronics to industrial solutions, and invests in start-ups through Panasonic Ventures. Panasonic’s goal is to enhance lifestyles around the globe through technological innovation and exemplary products and solutions.
Looking for: Start-ups with products and technologies that can be incorporated into Panasonic.
Qualcomm Ventures is the investment arm of Qualcomm, a Fortune 500 company with operations across the globe. But once upon a time, Qualcomm was an unknown start-up in San Diego, with the same challenges and opportunities you face each morning. To this day, the entrepreneurial spirit is something they cherish. The vision, the obsession, the courage to pursue a dream – this is still the best description of who they are, and it’s why Qualcomm Ventures is the perfect partner for you. They provide access to Qualcomm’s in-house resources for evaluating, testing market research, and more; access to their current R&D technologies; and insights thru contact with key executives in the wireless and tech sectors. They also offer follow-up financing to 90% of their portfolio companies.
Focus: Wireless companies.
Range: Early stage. Investment: $250k – $750k.
Sony is a Japanese multinational conglomerate corporation focused on the electronics, game, entertainment and financial services sectors. They are one of the leading manufacturers of electronic products for the consumer and professional markets and the third-largest television manufacturer in the world, are ranked 87th on the Fortune Global 500 list and employ 146,300 people. With some 900 million Sony devices in hands and homes worldwide today, a vast array of Sony movies, television shows and music and the PlayStation and Sony Entertainment Networks, Sony creates and delivers more entertainment experiences to more people than anyone else on earth. Their marketing slogan, “make.believe”, expresses Sony’s belief that curiosity is the key to creativity – anything you can imagine, you can make real.
Focus: Electronics, gaming, entertainment and financial services.
Range: Early stage.
APEX Investment & Company is a private equity investment firm located in Seoul, South Korea. Unlike other investment firms, they provide global small-to-medium-sized businesses with financial support as well as consulting services to aid international growth. Through strategic partnerships with a variety of companies in Korea, Greater China and the US, APEX helps the companies they invest in obtain information about the domestic and foreign markets, advance into overseas markets, find global strategic partnership opportunities and launch their IPOs in the US, Korea, Japan, Hong Kong and Singapore.
Range: Early stage to series A.
BBVA Ventures is the corporate venture arm of BBVA Group. They believe in rethinking what's possible and challenging business as usual. BBVA Ventures' mission is to partner and invest in teams with innovative ideas that are out to change and disrupt the world of finance. They provide funding and strategic support to promising entrepreneurs while offering portfolio companies and co-investors the benefit of their global distribution network and industry expertise. Through their venture capital investment activities, they seek to learn, collaborate, and pursue new growth opportunities together with their portfolio companies.
Focus: BBVA Group's core markets, where they have a leading franchise.
Range: Early and expansion stage.
Looking for: Co-investment in syndicates with traditional VCs where they can add strategic value.
BDC Venture Capital is the largest early-stage technology investor in Canada, working with promising entrepreneurs and other investors to build outstanding Canadian companies. They follow the best practices in the VC industry and maintain a rigorous focus on delivering excellent return on their investments while driving the commercialization of innovation in this country. In doing so, BDC plays a useful and productive role as a strategic partner and a catalyst in the Canadian venture capital industry.
Focus: Innovative IT, health and energy/clean technology companies with high growth potential.
Range: From seed capital stage to pre-IPO financing.
Atlantic Capital Partners invests in the growth stage of start-ups with capable teams and strong visions. Founded in 2010, we like opportunities in software and digital life domains. Our partnership has been there, we have done it ourselves. We know what it is to lead a company to success. We are familiar with the issues and challenges of entrepeneurs and we like to engage with teams with a strong will to succeed.
Our broad and well-established network across related industries and our deep knowledge in structuring the right deal for entrepreneurs help you to find sustainable success. We like to create and shape new markets. We are unconventional, caring and driven. Let's set sail together for new worlds.
Specialties: US Expansion Strategies and Network for European Startups, Executive Network into the European Media and Digital Media Industry, Executive Network into US and European Software Industry.
BDMI concentrates on early stage investments into growing companies in the digital media landscape.
Drawing upon the vast resources of Bertelsmann SE & Co. KGaA, BDMI is a strategic investor that brings a wealth of experience and opportunities to emerging companies. BDMI provides not only capital, but also a worldwide network of diverse businesses. Our goal is to partner with companies that can benefit from our innovative spirit and media leadership across the globe. BDMI is a wholly owned subsidiary of Bertelsmann SE & Co. KGaA. Bertelsmann is an international media company encompassing television (RTL Group), book publishing (Random House), magazine publishing (Gruner + Jahr), and media services (Arvato) in more than 50 countries. Bertelsmann's mission is to inspire people around the world with first-class media and communications offerings — entertainment, information and services — and occupy leading positions in its respective markets. The foundation of Bertelsmann's success is a corporate culture based on partnership, entrepreneurial spirit, creativity, and corporate responsibility. The company strives to bring creative new ideas to market and create value.
Focus: Innovative digital media technologies, products, and distribution channels.
Range: Initial investments range from €0.5 - €3m, Follow-up investments anticipated.
Looking for: Pioneering companies developing new technologies, new business models or new visions of the future
VentureConnect is a dedicated pitching session addressing projects in the IT, Technology, Online and E-Commerce areas. The VentureConnect concept was born out of the desire to raise the standards and increase the potential of the Romanian entrepreneurial sector and also to facilitate investors’ direct contact with successful business ventures. Entrepreneurs with ongoing in search for expansion capital are welcome to submit their projects. VentureConnect wishes to facilitate a possible investment and to assure a sustainable growth and development for the pitching projects through a series of training sessions and constant feedback.
Bloomberg, the global business and financial information and news leader, gives influential decision makers a critical edge by connecting them to a dynamic network of information, people and ideas. The company’s strength – delivering data, news and analytics through innovative technology, quickly and accurately – is at the core of the Bloomberg Professional service, which provides real time financial information to more than 315,000 subscribers globally. Bloomberg’s enterprise solutions build on the company’s core strength, leveraging technology to allow customers to access, integrate, distribute and manage data and information across organizations more efficiently and effectively. Through Bloomberg Law, Bloomberg Government, Bloomberg New Energy Finance and Bloomberg BNA, the company provides data, news and analytics to decision makers in industries beyond finance. And Bloomberg News, delivered through the Bloomberg Professional service, television, radio, mobile, the Internet and two magazines, Bloomberg Businessweek and Bloomberg Markets, covers the world with more than 2,430 news and multimedia professionals at 146 bureaus in 72 countries. Headquartered in New York, Bloomberg employs more than 15,000 people in 192 locations around the world.
Teres Capital seeks to drive growth and unlock value in the emerging markets of Eastern Europe through strategic advisory and direct investments. We bring solid expertise and sound strategy to an underserved yet promising market. We offer independent, tailored, and unconventional solutions to complex matters.
Focus: Various Technology Companies
Geography: Global, with a focus on Eastern Europe
Range: Early stage, pre-existing traction and a working product
Spil Games is serious about play. We’re a fast, fun game developer and publisher; entrepreneurial like a startup, with the global reach of a multinational. People across six continents (and counting!) play Sara’s Cooking Class, Uphill Rush, Lose the Heat, and more Spil games on mobile, tablet, desktop; anytime, anywhere.
Deutsche Telekom is consistently opening up growth areas and is increasingly developing into a multiple product company. In traditional telephone business, the focus is on stabilizing fixed-network and mobile revenue and continuing with successful business models. In addition, the innovation and growth areas initiated back in 2010 are being further developed: mobile Internet, the connected home, Internet offerings, T-Systems, cloud services, and intelligent networks for energy, healthcare and automotive.
Deutsche Telekom offers a broad range of communication, entertainment and IT services from a single source both for consumers and business customers. The solid foundation for this offering is and will continue to be a state-of-the-art network infrastructure. Deutsche Telekom's objective is to be its customers' first choice for connected life and work.
The India Investment Club serves as a European Access Point to the Indian Market and facilitates with reaching out to the Indian Start-up and Early Stage Scene: with all its opportunities, challenges, risks and advantages. I2C offers knowledge and support along with a financial vehicle for direct investments (and personal involvement) or portfolio investment in India.
Maxfield Capital is a venture capital firm focused on seed and early stage investments in IT and Internet fields.
SIT’s vision is to help people design and implement a long-term culture of innovation in their company or organization. In support of this goal, SIT helps create an impactful program of innovation that runs across teams and departments to transform the organization, while promoting its strategic goals.
JANVEST is a U.S.-based investment group operating a series of Institutional Angel funds directed at seed stage innovation within Israel's emerging technology market. Our management team can provide companies value added advisory services, as well as an array of marketing and business development support. Our expansive North American investor network is comprised of accredited individuals, family offices, and foundations seeking a microcap portfolio diversification mechanism within Israel's pre-IPO tech sector. Investors have the ability, in Angel-like fashion, to provide portfolio companies with connections to prospective clients and strategic partners in order to quicken the process by which these technologies can be integrated and ultimately acquired.
Focus: Disruptive Internet, Software, Telecommunications, and Security/Defense technology companies.
Perion powers innovation. Perion is a global media and internet company, providing online publishers and app developers with advanced technology and a variety of intelligent data-driven solutions to monetize their application or content and expand their outreach to larger audiences. Our CodeFuel line of products is a leading self-service platform with simple integration and robust, built-in analytics that empower digital businesses to optimize distribution and maximize revenue.
Pix Vine Capital (PixVC) is a Singapore-based Investment House providing early-stage venture capital to startups aspiring to commercialize innovative solutions in the areas of Info-Tech, Med-Tech and Eco-Energy. We have a High Risk – High Return philosophy. Our core objectives are: to attract startups and entrepreneurs with disruptive solutions and ideas about creating technology advances,to equip them with the networks they need to bolster their go-to market strategies, to propel our startups through to successful exits, and to bridge cross-border startup and investor ecosystems. Our approach entails: dealing directly with the founders and people involved in running the business, allowing teams the freedom to run and drive the business without interfering in day-to-day operations, providing valuable strategic support, mentoring, and advice, including a network of contacts on a need basis, and assisting our investees in securing follow-on funding or connect them with other investors across the world.
Founded in 2000, Silicon Sentier has accompanied the growth of the digital economy and contributed to the emergence of an innovative ecosystem in Ile-de-France. Year after year, the aim of the association is to deploy new projects such as the opening and development of the network of canteens in France and abroad, the creation of Silicon Maniacs media on Silicon Sentier innovation, the launch of "The Camping by Silicon Sentier", a new form of incubator welcoming start-ups and SMEs, and many others.
Battery Ventures invests in cutting-edge, category-defining businesses in markets including software and services, web infrastructure, e-commerce, digital media and industrial technologies. Founded in 1983, the firm backs companies at stages ranging from seed to buyout and invests globally from offices in Boston, Silicon Valley and Israel.
MENA Apps was founded in 2011 by a group of leaders and top professionals from the Telecom, Applications, Media and Banking Industry who share the vision with regards to the need to open the door for young entrepreneurs from the MENA regions to apply their innovation and creativity and offer this innovation to consumers in the MENA region and around the World.
MENA Apps is taking the lead on all fronts to develop and grow a socially conscious business model that facilitates and supports entrepreneurship among Arab youth while securing profitable returns on investment. MENA Apps’ mission is bridge the talent and potential of the MENA region’s youth with all the resources, administrative and logistical support, and the funding needed to become successful E-entrepreneurs within the regional and global technology spheres. We focus on entrepreneurs from the Arab World who have viable ideas in the areas of content, cloud computing, e- & m-payment and new media.
Communications is among the Tata Group's larger investments, with over $7.5 billion already committed. The Group's objective is to provide end-to-end telecommunications solutions for business and residential customers across the nation and internationally. The Group's communications activities are currently spread primarily over four companies-Tata Teleservices Limited, its associate Tata Teleservices (Maharashtra) Limited, Tata Communications (erstwhile VSNL) and Tata Sky. Together, these companies cover the full range of communications services.
Bpifrance assists companies, boot to an IPO, credit to equity. Bpifrance includes OSEO , CDC Entreprises , ISPs and ISP Regions. Bpi financing solutions are adapted to each stage of the life of your business.
GKH has been a new kind of law firm since 1979.
Engaged in all aspects of corporate and commercial legal practice with particular strength in commercial and securities laws applicable to international and local transactions, the firm’s experience also includes representation before government ministries and regulatory agencies.
Alter Domus is a leading global provider of Corporate and Fund Services, dedicated to private equity houses, real estate firms, multinationals, private clients and private debt managers. Founded in Luxembourg in 2003, we have 28 offices and desks across 4 continents from which approximately 650 professionals provide the highly customised services our clients have come to rely upon.
Groupe SEB (world leader in cookware and small domestic appliances) has created an investment fund SEB Alliance. The fund will focus on innovative companies with high technological content and strong growth potential.
SEB Alliance typically takes minority stakes (between 300k€-1,5 M€ for a first investment) along other investors in start-ups operating in sectors such as : smart systems/digital/robotics, preserving capital health, beauty and wellbeing, ageing population, cleantech and new forms of energy
New Venture Scouting bridges between the worlds of startups and corporations by defining the search field based on our client‘s needs for innovation. The company applies an Open Innovation Methodology and a worldwide network of scouts in order to find the most relevant Start-ups in the respective search field. In addition, New Venture Scouting facilitates as an intermediary in cooperation agreements or joint projects as part of the "Venturing Check“.
YL Ventures is a global venture capital firm that was founded to address the changing venture capital financing landscape. The firm invests in cyber security, cloud computing, big data and Software-as-a-Service software companies, with particular focus on the Israeli market. Currently investing out of its $27.5 million second fund, YL Ventures accelerate the evolution of portfolio companies via strategic advice and Silicon Valley-based operational execution. For more information, please visit www.YLVentures.com
Intel Capital's mission is to invest across the broad spectrum of technology innovation to encourage the creation of the technologies of tomorrow. We focus on helping entrepreneurs scale from start-up to global corporation. Our technology expertise, brand capital, and access to our global network via our business development programs help Intel Capital entrepreneurs build lasting success.Whether you're seed stage or ready for growth, Intel Capital can help take it to the next level. Since 1991, we have invested more than US $11 billion in over 1,340 companies in 55 countries. Our company building focus has resulted in more than 200 of our portfolio companies going public on exchanges all over the world and over 340 being acquired or participating in a merger.
T-Venture today is one of the leading Corporate Venture Capital companies worldwide. Since its inception, T-Venture has invested in more than 190 companies and accomplished many very successful exits, such as recently the IPOs of Demandware and Ruckus Wireless. Investment activities focus on Europe, the United States and Israel.
Rhodium invests in early-stage ventures in Israel, New York, and Silicon Valley. We focus on identifying and partnering with the very best and most promising entrepreneurs and innovators with a view to building disruptive, world-changing companies. Founded by Daniel Recanati, Rhodium works closely with passionate founders, first-timers as well as serial entrepreneurs in the fields of advertising, social, mobile, content, commerce and other exceptional technologies.