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Big Sur Ventures is a Spanish VC based in Madrid. It was co-founded by Jose Miguel Herrero and Manuel Matés both with extensive international experience in leading technology products and services companies and M&A. The fund invests in companies focused on SaaS, online marketplace and platforms, IT and digital media. Investments range from seed to later growth stage. The VC usually represents the first institutional capital in a company, leading or co-leading the round with capital injection of between €100,000 and €400.000 per round. 

Speedinvest is a pan-European, early-stage venture capital firm with offices in Vienna, Munich, San Francisco, Berlin, London and Paris. The firm helps startups grow internationally. Its raised its third and latest fund of €190m in Feburary 2020, bringing total AUM to over €400m. Each investment ticket size starts from €50,000 and goes up to €1.5m. Founded by Austrian Oliver Holle, a former entrepreneur who founded his business in the 2000s and went on to work another tech startup in Silicon Valley. With conviction that "European founders can win big in the Valley and beyond,” Rolle started Speedinvest with a €10m fund in 2011.The firm mainly invests in pan-European fintech startups, digital health, consumer tech, B2B SaaS and deep tech startups.   

B Capital Group is best known as the venture capital firm co-founded by Eduardo Saverin, co-founder of Facebook. Its investment thesis focuses on connecting highly innovative and agile startups with major corporates that are in need of innovation and have the resources to innovate. As such, B Capital has a special interest in B2B companies that have great potential to disrupt critical industries. This includes startups that are disrupting healthcare and biotechnology, as well as finance and insurance. B Capital has also supported some notable B2C companies, including coffee chain Kopi Kenangan and used car marketplace Carro.

Horizons Ventures is a Hong Kong-based venture capital firm that manages the personal investments of Li Ka-shing, one of Hong Kong’s richest businessmen. Horizons’ investments cover a wide range of tech, media, and telecommunications companies. Standouts include artificial intelligence company DeepMind (acquired by Google in 2014), plant-based meat replacement makers Impossible Foods, and video conferencing software Zoom. It has also backed consumer-facing businesses like Atomo Coffee in Australia, Kopi Kenangan in Indonesia, and US-based distilled spirits company Endless West.

Serena Ventures is a venture capital investment firm founded by professional tennis player and businesswoman Serena Williams. The company focuses on early-stage companies founded by young, diverse teams. Since it was founded in 2014, it has invested in more than 30 companies with a cumulative market cap of $12b. Coffee brand Kopi Kenangan is its first investment in the Indonesian market. Serena Ventures has invested in notable companies like plant-based meat maker Impossible Foods, cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase, as well as Serena Williams’ own fashion label, S by Serena.

Lighthouse Capital is a boutique investment bank established in 2014. The firm has helped to raise finance for over 75 companies, completing more than 120 private funding deals worth over $11bn in total. Its portfolio of companies is valued at over $100bn, including 19 with unicorn status.Lighthouse Capital also manages four PE funds, worth $250bn, targeted at companies in the growth and later stages in emerging sectors.

Swanlaab Venture Factory is a Spanish-Israeli VC fund founded in 2013 in Israel and in 2017 in Madrid,  whose first investment fund totalled €40 million. Within Spain, its portfolio has 11 startups across different B2B verticals. Each startup selected for investment during investment rounds of €2–3 million, receives funds of €500,000 to €1.5 million.Swanlaab's Israeli backer Giza Venture Capital has already achieved more than 40 successful exits and is ranked amongst the top funds worldwide, investing over $600 million since 1992.Its most recent investments include in edtech and multimedia content platform Odilo’s July 2020 $10m undisclosed round and in the €3.5m Series A investment round of sales tech Sales Layer in May 2020.

The investment arm of Taikang Insurance Group, Taikang Asset Management (Taikang Asset) manages RMB 1.9tn worth of assets, including RMB 1.1tn third-party assets, RMB 420bn alternative investment and RMB 440bn pension funds as of June 2020. Investments are mainly in infrastructure sectors such as transportation, energy, utilities, environmental protection, telecoms and real estate.Taikang Asset is an important platform for Taikang Insurance Group to carry out global business. In November 2007, its wholly-owned unit Hong Kong was set up and has received licenses from the Hong Kong stock exchange for businesses including securities dealing, advisory and asset management. In September 2016, Taikang Asset founded Taikang Asset (Beijing), a new equity investment platform, and raised RMB 2bn for its Phase I Industrial Development Fund by May 2017. Apart from managing and utilizing self-owned and insurance capital, the company manages assets for clients and provides advice on asset management. It also issues public security investment funds among other asset management businesses. 

Toyota AI Ventures, the venture capital arm of the Toyota Research Institute, is a Silicon Valley-based fund investing globally in startups with cutting-edge solutions in the AI, smart-mobility, autonomy, robotics, data and cloud spaces while leveraging the global expertise and technical resources of the Toyota Group.In 2015 Toyota created the Toyota Research Institute aiming to support the research on next-generation mobility, robotics and new materials. Toyota AI Ventures was founded in 2017 with initial funding of $100m. 

BayWa Venture GmbH is a subsidiary company of BayWa AG, the German agriculture, energy and construction conglomerate.Putting digitalization at the core of its agriculture strategy, the company is looking to expand its core business into digital services within the existing businesses. It is investigating new digital business models and stand-alone concepts through collaboration with emerging startups focusing on cutting-edge technologies in the agrifood tech space.BayWa started to invest in startups in 2012 mainly focused on online customer management, services and sales platforms. In 2015, the company purchased Farm Facts, a German farm management SaaS and in 2017 invested in Abundant Robotics, a US-based automated harvest company. One of the firms’ most recent investments has been Evja, an Italian startup developing precision farming hardware based on advanced agronomic models and machine learning technology.

Early-stage-focused VC firm with a €24m first fund mainly investing in B2B and B2C digital startups headquartered in Spain. Initial investment amounts range between €70,000 and €300,000, and followup investment amounts go up to €1m per company. Describing themselves as “momentum investors” seeking quick time-to-market projects, Encomenda Smart Capital was founded in 2017 and managed by renowned Spanish angel investors Carlos Blanco, Oriol Juncosa and Miguel Sanz Sanchez, along with a network of angel investors  Encomenda supports the growth of startups' portfolios and helps startups to scale at national and international levels. Encomenda invests 30% in SaaS and in projects with a recurring income model; 20% are fintech, and they also bet on the human resources, edtech and healthcare. Just two out of 25 investments have folded up between 2017 and 2020, with half the fund monies committed. Encomenda is seeking to launch a second fund in 2022 focusing on Spanish and Portuguese startups, of €40m–€50m, and multi-stage, by starting in the early-stage investments, with follow-through investments in subsequent stages.

Enagás Emprende, part of the Spanish Transmission System Operator (TS)  Enagás, is an investment venture backing and accelerating technology-based startups in their scale-up phase. Its portfolio investment mainly includes companies providing renewable gases, green hydrogen, and biomethane, but also sustainable mobility and energy efficiency. With 50 years of experience in energy infrastructures across Spain, the US, Mexico, Chile, Peru, Albania, Greece and Italy, Enagás provides its portfolio startups with mentoring and expertise acting as investors, clients and industry partners.

GoHub Ventures is the Valencia-based corporate venture capital arm of Global Omnium, a company specialised in water management. The firm invests in the seed and scale-up phases with a ticket size between €500,000 - €3m.The comnpany has so far invested €11m until 2020 and is mostly backing deep tech startups working in AI, big data, 3D, IoT and robotics and cybersecurity sectors. 

Founded in 2008, Newfund Capital is a Paris-based VC firm investing in pre-seed, seed and follow-up rounds with fundings between $300,000 and $2m in startups based in Europe and North America. To date, it has $260m worth of assets under management, mostly subscribed by entrepreneurs and family offices. The firm has also started a NAEH fund of $100,000 in the Nouvelle Aquitaine region. Newfund Capital describes the NAEH fund as a risky mutual fund that will take minority stakes in unlisted companies.

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