You are invited to a road-show dedicated to the 3 most successful Romanian Venture Capital funds (Gecad Ventures, GapMinder and 3TS-Catalyst Romania). This event will showcase the investment opportunities in the Romanian start up scene that recently saw its first unicorn unfold: UiPath – robotic automation. It will also cast a light on the most successful venture capitalists and serial entrepreneurs in Romania as well as introduce them to Luxembourg network of private investors, business angels, venture capitalists, fund of funds, private bankers and family offices. We propose this event in partnership with LPEA (Luxembourg Private Equity Association) and Startup Grind Luxembourg Chapter.
Romania has a distinctive technological ecosystem being the third global market for quality and speed of Internet connectivity. Currently, Romania is also the fastest growing European country. The funds invited are the most fruitful ones in Romania with successful exits like: Vector Watch sold to FitBit, Rav Antivirus sold to Microsoft, Coinzone acquired by Coinify, Avangate sold to Francisco Partners but also with active investments in elefant.ro, leading Romanian e-commerce platform or typingDNA, a behavioural biometrics SaaS.
- Gecad Ventures invests in hi-tech companies from CEE with meaningful prospects of scaling internationally, including verticals like Cybersecurity, Fintech, AI/ML, AR & VR and IoT.
- 3TS Capital Partners provides expansion capital and buyout funding for small and medium-sized businesses in growth sectors including Technology & Internet, Media & Communications and Technology-Enabled Services. Investors in the current and past 3TS funds totaling over €300 million include EIF, EBRD, Cisco, OTP, Sitra, 3i and KfW among others.
- GapMinder is a Venture Capital Fund, targeting IT Software and Services start-ups in Romania and Central Eastern Europe. In a dynamic and growing start-up ecosystem, GapMinder is committed to support passionate and thoughtful founders to become global entrepreneurs and to rewrite the place of Romania in the global tech arena.
ROMLUX Asbl was created in 2007 to encourage the development of economic, cultural, scientific and diplomatic relations between Romania and the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg. The REN (The Romanian Entrepreneurs Network in Luxembourg and in the Greater Region) is one of Romlux’s most important initiatives in recent years. The REN series was launched in 2013 to support the Romanian entrepreneurship in Luxembourg and in the Greater Region. The main goal is to create and maintain a communication and collaboration platform dedicated to entrepreneurs in order to support each other and to promote the businesses based on Romanian capital, values or human resources.
18h00 Registration at Novotel Kirchberg
18h20 Kick-off of the event – Welcome from the President Romlux Asbl
18h30 Keynote speech – Private Equity and Venture Capital in Luxembourg by Luxembourg Private Equity Association (LPEA)
18h40 Romanian Venture Capital Funds presented: Gecad Ventures, GapMinder and 3TS-Catalyst Romania
19h40 Startup Grind round table moderated by Steve Glangé featuring Romanian Venture Capital Funds partners and questions from the public
20h10 Networking cocktail