20 leading VC firms investing in early-stage tech startups in Europe

Charmaine Li 2013-03-07 19

Looking to raise capital for your startup? Have a good idea but don’t know who to talk to?

We’ve compiled an alphabetical guide of notable VC firms so you can scope out their profile, create a list of target investors, and start crafting some strategic intros.

Firms were chosen by us based on their focus on early-stage tech startups, commitment to the European market (with offices located in Europe) and past investment activities – check out the full list here…

Accel Partners

Accel PartnersSectors: Consumer internet, digital media, mobile
Investment size: From $500,000 to $50m
Notable investments: Playfish, QlikTech
Offices: London

Atlas Venture

Atlas VentureSectors: Tech and life sciences
Investment size: From $500,000 to $5m
Notable investments: Dailymotion, Seatwave, Seedcamp
Offices: London

Balderton Capital

Balderton Capital Sectors: eCommerce, consumer internet, software
Investment size: From $100,000 to over $20m
Notable investments: MySQL, Yoox Group, Wooga
Offices: London

Bertelsmann Digital Media Investments

BDMISectors: Digital media
Investment size: From €0.5m to €3m
Notable investments: Seedcamp, Dealvertise
Offices: Berlin

DN Capital

Sectors: Digital media, eCommerce, software
Investment size: From $1m to $10m
Notable investments: Shazam, Mister Spex, Endeca, OLX, Windeln
Offices: London

Earlybird

EarlybirdSectors: Tech, health tech
Investment size: From €1–5m initially, up to €15m
Notable investments: Socialbakers, 6wunderkinder
Offices: Berlin, Munich, Milan

e.ventures

e.ventures Sectors: Consumer internet, media, mobile
Investment size: From €100,000 to €10m
Notable investments: CityDeal, KaufDa, Farfetch.com
Offices: Berlin, Hamburg

Hasso Plattner Ventures 

Hasso Plattner VenturesSectors: IT, software & web service provider
Investment size: From €250,000 to €10m
Notable investments: Delivery Hero, HitFox, SponsorPay
Offices: Potsdam

Holtzbrinck Ventures

HoltzbrinckSectors: Consumer internet (mobile, commerce, games)
Investment size: From €250,000 to €5m
Notable investments: Zalando, Wooga, CityDeal
Offices: Munich

Index Ventures 

Index VenturesSectors: Commerce, marketplaces, cloud and big data
Investment size: From €250,000 to €50m
Notable investments: Last.fm, SongKick, iZettle
Offices: Geneva, London

Mangrove Capital Partners

Mangrove Capital Sectors: Mobile, software, eCommerce
Investment size: Up to €15m to €20m overall
Notable investments: Skype, Seatwave, Wix
Offices: Luxembourg

Partech International

Partech International Sectors: Digital media, information technology
Investment size: From €1m to up to €10m
Notable investments: Qype, Dailymotion, Brands4Friends
Offices: Paris, Berlin

Passion Capital

Sectors: Digital media, technology
Investment size: From £15,000 to over £200,000
Notable investments: EyeEm, Mendeley, Loopcam
Offices: London

Point Nine Capital

Point Nine CapitalSectors: SaaS, eCommerce, mobile, marketplaces
Investment size: From €100,000 to €1m initially
Notable investments: Couchsurfing, Dawanda
Offices: Berlin

SEED Capital

SEED CapitalSectors: IT, cleantech
Investment size: From €250,000 to €750,000 initially
Notable investments: Trustpilot
Offices: Kongens Lyngby (Denmark)

Sunstone Capital

Sunstone Sectors: Web and mobile
Investment size: ”From a couple hundred thousand euros to a couple million euros”
Notable investments: Issuu, Gidsy, Amen
Offices: Copenhagen

Tengelmann Ventures

Tengelmann VenturesSectors: eCommerce, internet, marketplaces
Investment size: undisclosed
Notable investments: Zalando, DeliveryHero, SumUp
Offices: Mülheim an der Ruhr

T-Ventures

T-VenturesSectors: Economic and technological synergies with Deutsche Telekom’s business units
Investment size: From €500,000 to €5m
Notable investments: 6wunderkinder, Moviepilot, myTaxi
Offices: Bonn

Venista Ventures

Venista VenturesSectors: Mobile
Investment size: From €50,000 to  €300,000
Notable investments: Startupbootcamp, Klash
Offices: Cologne

Wellington Partners

Wellington Partners Sectors: Digital media, resource efficiency, software
Investment size: From €0.5m to €20m
Notable investments: Xing, Readmill, EyeEm
Offices: London, Munich

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