WHO WE ARE
SmartCap is a KredEx subsidiary and the manager of the state venture capital fund Early Fund II
The SmartCap-managed Early Fund II operates as a fund of funds and invests into Estonian venture capital funds, which in turn, together with private investors, invest into early-phase Estonian technology companies with high international growth potential.
The sole unitholder in Early Fund II is the Republic of Estonia.
SmartCap’s mission is, in cooperation with private sector professional fund managers, to create a vital venture capital ecosystem and fertile ground for development in Estonia. Together with the finest risk capital fund managers and experts in Northern Europe, we do our part to actively contribute to development of the capital market and, through supplying capstone investment, the rise of new fund management companies.
Estonian venture capital funds in which SmartCap has a holding help early-phase companies raise capital, investing together with private investors. They support the success of start-ups, offering multifaceted support and professional advice.
In carrying out our investment strategy, we rely on experienced fund managers in the venture capital sector who have an interest, the experience, and the capability to invest capital into early-phase technology companies.
SmartCap’s role is to ensure the best seed and growth-funding opportunities. The state-driven fund of funds model promotes development of the venture capital market. Through the making of capstone investments into private fund managers, barriers to entering the venture capital market are lowered for private investors.
SmartCap invests into other venture capital funds together with private investors. In doing so, we organize open tenders to attract professionals with a solid business background whose experiences, business networks and institutional capacity support success in the field of venture capital.
Siia on kogutud SmartCapi uudised ehk uudise pealkiri ja otselink uudisele, mis asub KredExi veebis uudiste alajaotuses.
Tera Ventures trust
The Tera Ventures team manages the direct investments into technology companies made in the past by the Estonian Development Fund and SmartCap and takes responsibility for managing continuing investments. Tera Ventures is a venture capital investment fund and has a capacity of 27 million euros.
For more information, visit the Tera Ventures website.
Superangel One trust
Superangel One is an early-phase investment fund whose aim is to invest into 40 early-phase techs in the next 10 years. The fund’s team invests its time and capital to help to create new tech companies and support their growth. In 2018, the fund managers created a start-up accelerator called Alpine House. The fund has a total of 12 million euros, with SmartCap’s share being 4.2 million euros.
For more information, visit the Superangel website.
Eesti riik investeerib SmartCapi poolt valitsetava Early Fund II kaudu 10 miljonit eurot kõrgtehnoloogilistesse iduettevõtetesse, millede toote või teenuse arendus ja ärimudel põhinevad suuresti teadus- ja arendustööl ning sellega seotud intellektuaalsel omandil.
Investeering tehakse vastavalt SmartCapi varase faasi fondifondi strateegiale ning riigieelarvest eraldatud 10 miljoni euro paigutamiseks leitakse sobiv fondivalitseja avaliku konkursi käigus.
Peamiselt teadus- ja arendustööle keskenduvate toodetesse ja teenustesse investeeriva fondi loomine on Eestis esmakordne ning konkursi ettevalmistusteks on praeguse ajakava kohaselt planeeritud üheksa kuud.
Konkursi tingimuste väljatöötamine hõlmab turuolukorra kaardistamist, erinevate osapooltega konsulteerimist ja rahvusvaheliste praktikate kaardistust ning selle raames läbitakse ka tavapärased investeeringu ettevalmistamise etapid.
Investeeringu ettevalmistamise etapid: