Catalyst Romania, a leading technology-focused venture capital firm, launched its first EUR 15 million fund in 2012, as the first vehicle of its type designed for Romania and CEE, followed by a second growth capital tech fund with a final closing in February 2022 and a hard cap of EUR 50 million, significantly above target. The fund aims to provide expansion and growth capital to local leaders or global challengers in the technology field based in Romania and neighboring countries.
Focus: technology and technology enabled services companies, in early expansion stage.
Geography: Romania and neighboring countries.
Type of capital: Equity & quasi-equity, cash in and cash out.
Preferred holding: Active participation.
Tickets between 1- 3 million EUR
Ideal company profile:
- Companies have products on the market, paying clients and generate annual revenues typically above €500k.
- Operating history of typically 2-4 years.
- Strong growth (often more than 40% p.a.).
- Lead by serial entrepreneurs and/or experienced management teams.
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.
Code of Talent
Green Horse Games
Inteligo Media SA
CATALYST ROMANIA TEAM
Entrepreneurial Investors and Active Business Partners
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Initially sponsored by 3TS Capital Partners, Catalyst Romania’s current and past funds now total over €60m. Investors include EIF, Banca Transilvania and other institutional and private investors. EIF is an important contributor to the Catalyst funds through the JEREMIE Reflows and InnovFin Equity Programme initiatives
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We are looking for companies from Romania and SEE which we can help to become local leaders or global challengers. Get in touch with us if you’re developing a tech startup that has shown potential and good results so far.
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