Saffron Hill Ventures
Offices: London, England
Saffron Hill Ventures is an early stage
venture capital fund. They were founded
in December 2000 by a group of investors
that collectively bring an international
network of relationships, financial resources,
and business expertise. Their typical investment
size is £500,000 - £2 million. The nature
of early stage investing requires frequent
contact with companies they invest in, but
several have a presence in the US.
Offices: Paris, France
The obstacles faced by mid-sized businesses
looking to grow generally result from their
lack of access to industrial investors who,
in addition to providing capital, can also
help them shape a medium- to long-term strategic
vision. As a shareholder, Sagard is positioned
to fill this gap. It focuses on investments
in mid-sized businesses operating primarily
in France and francophone Europe.
SAM Private Equity
Offices: Zurich, Switzerland
Launched in 2000, SAM Private Equity today
manages two funds as well as two mandates
all focusing on venture capital in the Cleantech
sectors, namely, energy, materials, water,
and agricultural technologies. SAM was a
pioneer in Europe and today, with EUR 148
mio under management, is one of the largest
players in Europe. SAM funds have a combined
committed capital of approx. EUR 90 mio.
SAP Ventures (SAP)
Offices: Palo Alto, California
With a geographic focus on the United States
and Europe, SAP Ventures has professionals
located in all major technology regions.
Like any venture capital investor, they
have five key investment criteria: management
team, market size, unique product/technologies,
valuation and exit opportunity. They never
lead investments. They always follow and
prefer the lead to be a new investor with
a proven track record.
Sator Private Equity
Offices: Rome, Italy & London, England
Sator Private Equity Fund aims at creating
value by pursuing restructuring and turnaround
opportunities in Italy, with a particular
focus on the financial services sector.
The fund’s team is predominantly a “spin-off”
of former members of Capitalia’s successful
management team, headed by Matteo Arpe who
led one of the most successful turnaround
and value creation stories in Europe.
Scottish Equity Partners (SEP)
Offices: Glasgow, Scotland & London,
Scottish Equity Partners was established
to provide venture capital to leading-edge
companies and at the same time contributing
positively to their growth and development.
They have substantial experience of investing
in a wide range of technology sectors. The
amount SEP invests typically ranges from
£500,000 to £5 million but they have the
flexibility to do both smaller and larger
investments of rounds up to £20 million.
Scottish Venture Fund (SVF)
Offices: Glasgow, Scotland
The Scottish Venture Fund invests £500,000
to £2 million, alongside private sector
partners, in company finance deals of between
£2 million and £10 million. The SVF will
typically invest through equity instruments
but also through mezzanine or debt instruments,
provided that the commercial terms are on
a matching basis with its private sector
partner. When deciding whether to invest,
we will carry out detailed due diligence.
SEB Venture Capital
Offices: Stockholm, Sweden
SEB Venture Capital is the venture capital
arm of Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken. They
invest venture capital and add competence
to and provide a network for companies with
substantial growth potential. Their focus
is on technology and healthcare. SEB Venture
Capital operates on an independent basis.
It has its own board of directors and an
extensive, in depth contact network within