Election of winning startups

 

The project seeks to identify 30 European unicorns in the field of DeepTech (defined in the project as a bundle of technologies including IoT, photonics, artificial intelligence, robotics, blockchain …) and to help them , with the support of the European Commission and more specifically of its Startup Europe division, to rapidly increase its power through business opportunities and public and private funding.

 

Start-ups wishing to raise funds or meet business partners will pitch during a Fundraising Pitch Session and Business Elevator Pitch Session.

 

 Corporate and venture capitale will elect their favorite during pitch sessions.

Board of Investors

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Aster is a VC fund based in Paris, with offices in San Francisco and Tel Aviv. We invest in Energy, Mobility, and Industry 4.0, from seed to series B – meaning ticket size from €500,000 to €10M. We cover France, Europe and the USA We […]

France

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AVCO is the national association for Austria’s private equity industry and corporate finance service providers. AVCO encompasses private equity houses – from venture capital and expansion financing to buy-outs – as well as various other institutions and companies which are interested in developing the private […]

Austria

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aws Founders Fund is Austria’s most active venture capital fund with around EUR 70 m under management. The fund invests during the later seed and series A/B phases of highly scalable Austrian technology start-ups. Co-investors from our international network are actively involved. aws Founders Fund […]

Austria

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We believe in the creation of technology-based companies as the response to the social demands for qualified employment, in promoting a highly technological industrial productive sector and of guaranteeing the quality and competitiveness of R&D. We align with the interest of the main stakeholders: We […]

Spain

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Breega is a European venture capital fund designed to finance start-ups in the digital economy. The fund, comprised of experienced investors with entrepreneurial experience, exercises an approach to financing that includes providing on-the-ground support to its start-ups by an in-house team of specialists focused on […]

France

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Bullnet is a Spanish independent Venture Capital firm specialized in high technology start-ups. We focus on companies with proprietary disruptive technologies, which are the result of a previous R&D effort, usually done at research centers or Universities. Our main investment interests are companies developing enterprise […]

Spain

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Caixa Capital Risc, the venture capital arm of CriteriaCaixa, an investor that provides equity and convertible loans to innovative companies in their early stages. Through different specialized vehicles, we invest in the seed phase and offer support during the A and B Series rounds, if […]

Spain

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We have been working in the startup industry for more than 20 years, launching our own companies, mentoring some of the most successful tech startups and investing as business angels in more than 100 projects. Thus we have decided to go a step further and […]

Spain

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The fund is structured as an evergreen, with average target investment — de-investment cycles of 5 years. The fund is constantly being increased in volume by the club’s members (total net-worth approx. EUR 20b) — which commit on a deal by deal basis. The fund […]

Austria

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Fluxunit is the Corporate VC arm of OSRAM, a leader in the photonics and optical semiconductor industry. We invest in early-stage start-ups with novel technologies and innovative business models. Our investment focus ranges from early stage to growth financing with a ticket size of up […]

Germany

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For almost 20 years, KREAXI’s team (resulting from the merger in 2016 of Banexi Ventures Partners and Rhône-Alpes Création) has invested in companies that are transforming the core of industries by either technology or service innovations or new business models. Kreaxi is an established European […]

Germany

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For more than 30 years, Laser 2000 has been supplying Photonics and Fiber Optic solutions matching even the most demanding applications. We cooperate with global leaders to supply customer-specific solutions from a single source. We are avid promoters of optical technologies and are always on […]

Spain

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LEA Partners is an entrepreneurial-minded multi-stage private equity firm supporting founders and management teams in various development stages to achieve growth and market leadership. Operating out of Karlsruhe, one of Europe’s largest tech clusters, LEA Partners has facilitated investments into more than 40 companies since […]

Germany

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The Best Minds and Capital for Tech Driven Companies We Support companies through 7 main levers: 1. Team Building We provide a startup’s most important asset: Human capital. One of our goals is to ensure great people find the best place. 2. Operations We enhance […]

Spain

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Omnes raises between €25-40M each year and invests in A and B series from €1M to €5M (ticket size) as a co-investor (lead or follower). The technologies and markets targeted by Omnes include the following sectors: Advanced software, high-end sensors/semiconductors, new (in)organic materials. Start-ups in […]

France

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Origen Ventures fund is an impact investment fund aligned with ESG (Environment, Social & Governance) principles and signatory of Principles for Responsible Investment (UN): Impacting & Transformational Investments We make investments around well-researched market themes in KETS and  environmental/social problems where platform companies can be […]

Spain

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Q Ventures Group are a business group led by a private foundation its aim is to accelerate new business projects related to quantum technologies by making our community of mentors, experts, entities and companies available to the best entrepreneurs. In addition, we have an investment […]

Spain

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Ring Capital is a €165M growth fund: they provide capital to fast growing digital scale-ups and mentor ambitious French entrepreneurs. Ring Capital is currently raising a 2nd vehicle, dedicated to supporting Tech4Good early stage start-ups in France and abroad. The new philosophy is the ability […]

France

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SAMAN Ventures invests in exceptional people whose ideas have the potential to disrupt the way we live and work. We provide early-stage financing to help transform those ideas into companies and those companies into market leaders. Targeted technologies and markets : We focus on deep […]

Austria

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Situlus Holding GmbH is an independent Austrian company founded in Graz in 2012 that invests in start-ups and medium-sized companies in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. In this sense, Situlus participates on the one hand in innovative technology companies as an early-stage financier for research and […]

Austria

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Ventech is an early stage VC fund created in 1998 in Paris and has developed internationally, with the openings of offices in Munich in 2013 and Helsinki in 2018 and the launch of a sister company in China in 2008. Reason for that is that […]

France

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We are an investment group with a strong focus on hardware projects using infrared solutions (sensors, detectors). One of our strategic partners is VIGO System a joint stock company and a global leader in production of high operating temperature IR detectors. VIGO System supplies unique […]

Poland

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