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.
BrightCap Ventures is an entrepreneur-led, globally-supported and tech-focused VC fund, based in Sofia. The fund invests in accelerator (up to €200,000 per company) and early-stage (up to €3.5m per company) businesses in the software and applied engineering fields that address global market needs. The fund’s partners have years of experience in start-up and corporate environments in Western Europe, Israel and the US and an extended team of expert advisors in these regions, together with corporate partnerships in industry sectors for product validation and enterprise opportunities.
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.
Innovation Accelerator is a EUR 15.6 million fund financed by the Fund Manager of Financial Instruments in Bulgaria and its founders, Leona Aslanova, Borislav Stefanov, Anna-Marie Vilamovska, Alexander Dzhoganov with the mandate to provide access to equity and quasi-equity funding to Bulgarian startup companies.
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.
EY is a global leader in assurance, tax, transaction and advisory services. The insights and quality services we deliver help build trust and confidence in the capital markets and in economies the world over. We develop outstanding leaders who team to deliver on our promises to all of our stakeholders. In so doing, we play a critical role in building a better working world for our people, for our clients and for our communities.
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.
The Fund Manager of Financial Instruments in Bulgaria EAD was established by Bulgaria’s Council of Ministers as a special-purpose vehicle fully owned by the State to manage the financial instruments designed to support the implementation of programmes co-financed from the European Structural and Investment Funds, i.e. OP Human Resource Development 2014-2020, OP Innovations and Competitiveness 2014-2020, OP Regions in Growth 2014-2020 and OP Environment 2014-2020, the Rural Development Programme 2014-2020 and the Maritime and Fisheries Programme 2014-2020.
Karoll is a Bulgaria-based financial group offering the full spectrum of financial products and services. With over 20 years of history, their services in the field of investment banking, asset management, brokerage, insurance and assurance, land banking and private equity reach thousands of individual, corporate and institutional investors and clients. The companies within their group represent and partner with leading global financial institutions on the local market.
CasePro is a full-service law firm which has established its excellent reputation in areas such as M&A, banking and non-banking financial transactions, real estate, compliance and labour law. CasePro is also well recognised by companies from the outsourcing, fin-tech and IT industry. CasePro specialists are regular speakers at various seminars and events organised by business organisations, universities and other education institutions. The team is committed to maintaining the highest level of professional expertise by keeping up with the latest business trends and successfully supporting its clients to overcome their legal challenges.
MOVE.BG is a platform for value creators and a think-and-do tank for innovative solutions. We are looking for workable ideas for social transformation, forging pathways into sustainable development and enabling a culture of constructive dialogue and participatory leadership.
CEO Angels Club is a group of senior executives and entrepreneurs related to Bulgaria investing their own money in early stage startups in return for equity. Our members make their own investment decisions and they can invest together or individually. They also provide expertise, contacts and pro-active mentorship to increase company value.
Kambourov & Partners – established back in 1988 with the very purpose to mark a difference in the practice of law. K&P is the bold and offbeat partner that today’s business climate calls for. We challenge the norm with visionary legal minds and a unique approach to the legalease. Cutting edge ideas and unconventional thinking define K&P lawyers as pioneers in their fields.
At a time when deals are getting ever more complex, new markets are emerging and competition is heating up, we are always there to support our clients and find the most practical, relevant and value-adding solutions. K&P brings together novelty, talent, solid industry knowledge and the right strategies to best serve clients’ needs and unlock promising business opportunities.
We are a high-ranked full-service corporate law firm well recognized in technology law, data protection, e-commerce, labor law, real estate, energy law, IP and consumer law. We have a traditionally strong expertise in the financial and payment services fields. Our related litigation practice has been increasingly successful with some prominent high-profile cases. We are a preferred go-to local advisor on global projects led by Magic and Silver Circle law firms.