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.
Established by entrepreneurs for entrepreneurs – 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. The investments range from EUR 0.25m to EUR 3m. As a co-investment fund, Empower Capital has the capability, by partnering with other investors, to structure transactions requiring equity capital up to EUR 10m, always on a pari-passu basis.
LAUNCHub Ventures is an early stage VC Fund, based in Sofia and investing in digital start-ups in the wider Southeastern Europe region. The fund’s portfolio companies are in the fields of SaaS, Enterprise Software, Health-tech, E-commerce, Mobile, IoT, but its investments are not limited only in these verticals. 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.
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. They invest globally with a preference for emerging markets in which their intellectual and financial capital can have the biggest impact.
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.
NEVEQ Capital Partners is the oldest VC fund manager in Bulgaria and one of few in CEE to manage more than one VC fund. In their decade of joint investment experience, they have made investments in enterprise applications software, infrastructure software and industry vertical applications, as well as in web and mobile businesses. With their second fund, NEVEQ II, they are also considering opportunities in other emerging technologies where they can help exceptional entrepreneurs deliver growth and performance, such as health, education and energy efficiency.
Rosslyn Capital Partners is a leading private equity and investment management firm based in Sofia established in 2002. 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.
Established in 1990, Boyanov & Co. (formerly Borislav Boyanov & Co.) has earned wide international and local recognition as the preferred law firm for many transnational businesses expanding their portfolios in Bulgaria. The firm’s client portfolio includes over 3,000 local and international companies, governments, and institutions. Since its establishment, the firm has always been ranked as a market leader for the excellence of its integrated services, drawing on years of experience in international transactions and structures, on in-depth knowledge of local, European, and international law, and on the brilliance of its professionals.
Endeavor is a leading non-profit organisation, operating in 28 countries, supporting 1500+ entrepreneurs who generated revenues of $10B for 2016. The organisation leads the global high-impact entrepreneurship movement and promotes economic growth and job creation by selecting, mentoring, and accelerating the best high-impact entrepreneurs around the world.
With offices in nine jurisdictions and 200 local and international lawyers, Kinstellar delivers consistent, joined-up legal advice and assistance across diverse regional markets – together with the know-how and experience to champion your interests while minimising exposure to risk. Their clients include leading international and regional corporations, banks and other financial institutions, state bodies, multi-lateral institutions, and international law firms with clients that require top-quality legal counsel in their jurisdictions.
BWSP Ilieva Voutcheva & Co Law Firm is a team of reliable and trustworthy professionals – an independent practice combining excellent lawyers and paralegal support staff committed to the provision of client focused and partner led service. Their corporate and individual clients receive a full range of legal services of the highest quality in the areas of corporate and commercial law, together with the personal attention of their attorneys. The firm serves as both business and a legal advisor delivering not only legal but also commercially orientated solutions.
Schoenherr is a full-service law firm with a footprint in CEE providing local and international companies stellar advice. As the go-to legal advisor for complex commercial matters in the region, Schoenherr aims to use its proximity to industry leaders, in developing practical solutions for future challenges. They keep a close eye on trends and developments, which enables them to provide high quality legal advice that is straight to the point. In addition to their open approach in creating and using innovative paths for the benefit of their clients, they assist with the collaboration between start-ups and corporates in a broad range of areas and industries.
Milanova&Partners is a leading Bulgarian law firm, based in Sofia, Bulgaria and a member of the European Law Firm – a network of law firms in each European country, providing cross-border legal advice.
New Balkans Law Office is a Bulgarian legal services provider, specialising in corporate and commercial law, with a particular emphasis on advisory and cross-border work and an interest in the technology, VC and private equity sectors. NBLO also has a strong private client practice servicing individual investors interested in setting a foothold on the Bulgarian market. The firm is distinguished by its modern approach and international reach, with offices in both Sofia and London. A number of its lawyers are dual-qualified, particularly helpful when dealing with cross-border issues thus striking a balance between local and international demands.