Invest in Bulgaria
A number of venture capital funds have been investing capital and expertise in Bulgaria and the region for the past years. They sparked a vibrant entrepreneurial and innovative community in the country. Join that group of visionaries: invest in a local venture capital fund.
A number of Bulgarian startups have made their mark globally in recent years. Their potential was recognized by investors with an eye for talent and opportunity. Join that group of visionaries: support one of the hottest Bulgarian companies.
Invest in a Fund
The Bulgarian-based venture capital fund managers and private investors have been a driving force for improving the business environment in the region. They are main drivers for innovation, popularising the role of private investment as a reliable and sustainable source of funding for growing companies.
Eleven Ventures is an early stage investment fund based in Sofia. They started in 2012 as an acceleration and seed program and invested €12m in 115 start-ups over three years. Initially they invested in many very early stage, pre-product start-ups, but gradually they started supporting more mature companies that have already built a product and are looking to scale. Learn more
LAUNCHub Ventures is an early stage VC Fund, based in Sofia and investing in digital start-ups in the wider Southeastern Europe region. With €30m under total management LAUNCHub Ventures focuses on the seed space with investment ticket size in the range of €300K to 700K, expandable up to €1,5m per company. Learn more
Postscriptum Ventures is a venture capital fund which holds a broad portfolio of investments in start-up and niche situations, primarily in the renewable energy and technology sectors. They invest in early stage ventures where their expertise and experience can leverage their financial investments to help realise the full growth potential of the business. Learn more
Empower Capital is a EUR 21m private equity fund, providing access to equity and quasi-equity funding to growing Bulgarian companies. The Fund invests in companies with competitive business model and experienced team, and seeks opportunities for vertical and/or horizontal integration, and regional expansion. Learn more
BlackPeak Capital is a co-investment growth equity fund focused on investing in high-growth Southeast European small and medium enterprises. BlackPeak Capital is funded by the European Investment Fund, part of the European Investment Bank, through the JEREMIE initiative for support of the SME enterprises in Bulgaria. Learn more
Tech-oriented early stage VC firm pioneering VC activity in the SEE region since 2007 managing two funds with capital of € 45M, 24 investee companies and 7 exits. Backed by leading financial institutions, family offices and private investors. NEVEQ partners are entrepreneurs turned investors, who have built and sold successful businesses of their own, and now serve other entrepreneurs through their growth and investment expertise. Learn more
BrightCap Ventures is an early-stage VC fund focused on companies with defensible technology, strong growth potential, and ability to address the global market. We help portfolio companies succeed faster thanks to our track record in founding, scaling and selling companies, the vibrant network in the US, Europe and Israel and corporate partnerships for traction support and validation of new ideas. Learn more
Rosslyn invests in various industries and sectors including manufacturing, food and beverage, telecommunications, information technologies, renewable energy, agriculture, and real estate development. The company has a tight long-term affiliation with distinguished foreign investors who participate alongside Rosslyn in most of its projects contributing valuable expertise and experience. Learn more
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Invest in a Company
A number of Bulgarian startups have shown an outstanding potential and strong performance, which have been recognised by local investors. Below is a selection of some of the hottest startups and companies that need support to grow and become a regional or even global champions.
SoccerScout LLC is a professional web-based recruiting, college planning and networking platform connecting student-athletes to soccer college coaches across the USA that enables high-school aged soccer players to accurately identify and match with US colleges that are a good fit. The platform leverages on the partnership with Adidas to access 150 elite youth clubs or 75,000 players during the soft launch phase. Learn more
A4Everyone is an open SaaS ecosystem for proprietary and third-party advanced analytical solutions, tailored and affordable to small and medium businesses. Retail shops, restaurants, and manufacturers are some of the businesses that take advantage of A4E’s sales, forecast, demand prediction and planning tools. Learn more
Dronamics is democratizing airfreight and lowering the cost of shipping in emerging markets. To achieve this, the team is developing a new type of cargo airplane – small, unmanned and extremely fuel efficient. It can transport 350 KG over 2,500 KM for a cost that’s 50%+ lower than other airplanes. Learn more
Ayo is the first comprehensive solution to actively beat your jet lag, improve your sleep, and boost your energy levels. AYO is an advanced wearable technology that optimizes your hormone levels according to your lifestyle and preferences using a specialized lighting solution. Learn more
The last storage you’ll ever need Integrated into your file system. Data streams directly from AWS S3 compatible object stores, eliminating the hassle of downloading or synchronizing. Co-investors: Bain Capital Ventures, Baseline Ventures, Fathom Capital, S28 Capital. Learn more
MClimate is a Smart Home company that makes everything in your home smart. All their products are plug’n’play. MClimate product-line includes smart heating&cooling controls, sensors and others. Learn more
As a RE:TURN mentor, you will channel your expertise into helping a startup or NGO grow and better develop its potential. Knowledge-sharing and broadening international networks are needed ingredients for the company’s business prosperity.
As a RE:TURN ambassador, you help building a global community of Bulgarian entrepreneurs and professionals abroad, while bridging the local Bulgarian diaspora with the one in your country of residence.