Catalyst Romania, one of the leading technology-focused venture capital firms in Romania, launched its first EUR 15 million fund in 2012, as the first fund of its type designed for Romania. The firm launched a second growth capital tech fund for Romania, with a first initial closing with institutional and private investors in November 2020, followed by a second closing in April 2021. The Fund approaches now the target size of EUR 40 million.
Managed by a local team based in Bucharest, the fund will continue to make early growth capital investments in SMEs based in Romania and other countries in the region. Our team of highly qualified experts, with entrepreneurial and financial background, become active business partners of the portfolio companies. Catalyst also brings indispensable company scaling know-how, resources, channel partners and co-investors from across Europe, North America and Asia.
Initially sponsored by 3TS Capital Partners, Catalyst Romania’s current and past funds now total over €40m. Investors include EIF, Banca Transilvania and more than 40 private investors comprising of seasoned local entrepreneurs, senior executives from various industries, and founders of portfolio companies from Catalyst’s first fund.
EIF is an important contributor to the Catalyst funds through the JEREMIE Reflows and InnovFin Equity Programme initiatives.
Catalyst Romania has a proven track record of investing and actively helping technology businesses to grow. Infusion of growth-capital, business expansion best-practices, strategic guidance and access to new networks provided by the Catalyst team, has helped drive an average compounded annual revenue growth rate of 40% across current portfolio companies.
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Catalyst Romania II invests 1.2 million Euro in SeedBlink, as the lead investor of the 3 million Euro Series A financing round
Press release Bucharest, 8th of July 2021 Vision: to shape Europe’s tech investments future, with expansion into EU starting in the second half of 2021Democratize the access to investing in innovative, private tech companies from EuropePekka Mäki and Ted Cominos join the Seedblink Board of Advisors Catalyst Romania Fund II –[...]
Dear friends, We are glad to be able to share more good news from our funds and our portfolio with you this month. What we are most excited about is that Catalyst Romania has had the second closing of its second fund and reached the target size 6 months before the deadline. On our portfolio side, new fundraising rounds, succ[...]
Press Release London, 23rd February 2021 Miniclip, a world leader of market-defining mobile titles, announced today a strategic investment through which it has become the majority shareholder in Green Horse Games. Founded in 2013 by George Lemnaru, Green Horse Games is the studio behind the highly successful Football Rivals.[...]
Catalyst Romania Launches Fund II with backing of 3TS Capital Partners, EIF and private investors We are delighted to announce that Catalyst Romania, sponsored by 3TS Capital Partners, had the first closing of its 2nd-generation technology focused venture capital fund for Romania and the neighboring countries. It builds[...]
By Marius Ghenea, Partner Catalyst Romania Entrepreneur turned Business Angel turned Venture Capitalist Fresh out of university I started my first company together with two colleagues. Our garage style startup grew to become the regional leader in its vertical in South Eastern Europe and we successfully exited it 8 years later.[...]
Press Release Bucharest, December 2nd, 2020 Catalyst Romania, backed by 3TS Capital Partners, is deploying a second venture capital fund targeting TMT companies, following an initial closing with institutional and private investors. Catalyst Romania Fund II, with a target fund size of EUR 40-50m, has been established as a resul[...]
By George Lemnaru, CEO Green Horse Games April and May were busy times for most game developers, and for us at Green Horse Games this period was especially exciting as we started scaling our new game Football Rivals. Monetizing solely through in-app-purchases, we are looking for a great Q2 in terms of results as Apr[...]
SmartBill Launched Barometer – an Analytics Tool with Real-Time Insights into the Romanian SME Market
by Marius Ghenea, Partner 3TS SmartBill, one of the companies in the Catalyst Romania portfolio, has recently launched a very useful tool for analyzing the evolution of activities of SMEs in Romania in the context of the COVID-19 crisis – the “SmartBill Barometer”. How and why did we initiate this project? We started from the si[...]
Catalyst Romania, the leading private equity growth and venture capital fund dedicated to Romania, has announced that its portfolio company SmartBill has been acquired by the Norwergian Group Visma. Catalyst Romania invested in SmartBill in 2016 and provided hands on support in Company’s development. Launched by Ioana Hasan, Radu Hasan a[...]
Catalyst Romania, the leading private equity growth and venture capital fund dedicated to Romania, has announced that its portfolio company Vector Watch has been acquired by Fitbit. Catalyst Romania invested in Vector Watch in 2015 and provided hands on support in Company’s development. Launched by Andreai Pitis, Founder and CTO, Vector[...]
Catalyst Romania makes 10th investment and backs SmartDreamers, an HR Technology Company Bucharest, Romania – September 2016: Catalyst Romania, the leading private equity and venture capital fund dedicated to Romania invests 700,000 Euro in Smartdreamers, a recruitment technology company based in Targu Mures, Romania. Founded in 2014[...]
By Marius Ghenea, Partner Catalyst Romania These days, I see two approaches to the Corona crisis which are clearly polarized in many countries. In the social, political and also business environment, there are some people in the decision-making positions who seem to think about everything as if times were normal and taking measures a[...]
For Release: 5 April 2016 Catalyst Romania invests €1 M in Marketizator, the leading Conversion Optimization platform in the SEE region Catalyst Romania, the leading private equity growth and venture capital fund dedicated to Romania, which supports SMEs in Technology-Media-Telecom (TMT) sector invests 1 million Euro in Romanian Technol[...]
For Release: 10 March 2016 Catalyst Romania Fund and Gecad Group invest over €1 million in Smart Bill, the leading cloud invoicing company in Romania More than 2 billion euro are invoiced yearly through SmartBill Catalyst Romania, the leading private equity growth and venture capital fund in Romania, financed by Jeremie programme, anno[...]
For Release: 15 of June, 2015 JEREMIE-financed and 3TS backed Catalyst Romania invests over €1 million in cloud software business 123ContactForm Catalyst Romania, the leading private equity growth and venture capital fund dedicated to Romania, whichsupports SMEs in Technology-Media-Telecom (TMT) sector, has acquired a minority stake i[...]
Leading eCommerce Company in Romania Successfully Closes Major Milestone Bucharest, Romania - August, 2016: Elefant.ro, one of the leading eCommerce companies in Romania announced today that it has raised €5.5 million new round of funding led by Axxess Capital Emerging Europe Accession Fund, one of the leading growth capital investors in[...]