Who We Are?
Established in 2012, LAUNCHub is a seed fund supporting the most promising digital startups in Southeastern Europe. We invest in micro-seed and seed stages, tickets ranging from 30 000 to 200 000 Euro. Our investments are granted in exchange of equity. Since 2012, LAUNCHub has invested over 3 million Euro in 41 startups from 7 countries in the SEE region, including Bulgaria, Romania, Macedonia, Croatia, Greece, Slovenia and Ukraine.
We have welcomed nearly 100 founders in our portfolio family and for less than two years we have managed to attract over 3 million Euro of co-investment funding for our companies, seeing through a couple of next rounds, including two Series A and a few joint rounds with participation from angels and other seed investors.
LAUNCHub’s focus and expertise lies within the Digital Tech Sector and our investments are mainly in dev tools, edtech, healthtech, entertainment, cloud infrastructure and enterprise software.
What We Offer?
The LAUNCHub team works with our founders to provide assistance in many ways, other than the investments granted. We act more like a team member and an engaged partner. We offer our startup teams access to a network, consisting of experts, tech vendors, successful entrepreneurs and investors. We sit together on advisory boards to elaborate together business and product development strategies.
On a strategic level LAUNCHub is partnering with Seedcamp and Mozilla WebFWD. LAUNCHub operates under the Entrepreneurship Acceleration and Seed financial instrument of the JEREMIE initiative of the EIF and EC.
What We Are Looking for?
Our application run is aimed at companies targeting seed financing - our investments vary of up to 200 K Euro. Together with co-investors we have participated in seed rounds of up to 400 K Euro. We are targeting companies and startup teams with a completed product and with some initial traction.
Other than that we aim at working with cohesive and committed teams, showing a good understanding of the markets and consumers they are addressing. Our teams are able to communicate their concept and business model in a clear and sound way. Relevant feedback, customer reviews and metrics are always welcome. Successful teams we have worked with so far have proved to be creative and passionate, good listeners and responsive to feedback on their way to achieving traction and growth.
The LAUNCHub funding opportunities are open also to teams having already participated in accelerator programmes or raised angel money. Intros and recommendations from other startup founders, accelerators, business angels and industry peers are more than welcome to support your application for seed and micro-seed investments with LAUNCHub.