EstVCA members and associate members are the most influential firms and decision-makers across the industry, comprising of leading Private Equity & Venture Capital, Mezzanine, Real Estate and Infrastructure funds, Family Offices, and institutional investors as well as various advisors active in the field. We also work very closely with all the key players in the ecosystem, listed in the "Collaboration Partners & Friends" section.
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BaltCap is the largest private equity firm in the Baltics focusing on buyout, growth capital, venture capital and infrastructure investments.
BaltCap has a strong presence in all three Baltic countries, Finland, Sweden, and Poland with local offices and an experienced team.
Since 1995, BaltCap has been managing several generations of private equity funds with total capital of over €650 million and has completed about 100 platform investments.
BaltCap is a member of Invest Europe (www.investeurope.eu
), Estonian Private Equity and Venture Capital Association (www.estvca.ee
), Latvian Venture Capital Association (www.lvca.lv
), Lithuanian Venture Capital Association (www.vca.lt
) and a signatory of the United Nations Principles for Responsible Investment (UNPRI) since 2008.
Operating out of two offices in Tallinn, Estonia and Warsaw, Poland, BPM
maintains strong presence in the target markets. BPM is an independent
investment company with no ties to any financial institutions. It is
managed by a team of four partners with extensive experience in
mezzanine investing and an established contact network in the target
region. BPM has capital commitments of EUR 70 million, supported by a
prominent investor base, which includes among others, the European
Investment Fund and the European Bank for Reconstruction and
A seed-stage venture capital fund based in the Baltic states, backing ambitious Baltic founders anywhere in the world. Typically invests up to $500k in technology startups with a preference for B2B and SaaS businesses.
Since our establishment in 1991 we have become the largest financial
investor in our region of operations which stretches from central Europe
to central Asia and the southern and eastern Mediterranean. With the
ability and willingness to bear risk on behalf of our clients, we help
their countries in the region to become open, market economies. We are
owned by 64 countries, the European Union and the European Investment
EfTEN Capital AS is an asset management company, founded in 2008,
specializing in real estate investments in the Baltic States. The
company is managing EfTEN Kinnisvarafond AS and Balti Kinnisvaraportfell
AS. The company also offers private commercial real estate portfolio
European Investment Fund
We are a specialist provider of risk finance to benefit small and medium-sized enterprises (SME) across Europe. We are part of the EIB Group; our shareholders are the European Investment Bank (EIB), the European Commission and a wide range of public and private banks and financial institutions.
We carry out our activities using either our own resources or those
provided by the European Investment Bank, the European Commission, by EU
Member States or other third parties. By developing and offering targeted financial products to our
intermediaries, such as banks, guarantee and leasing companies,
micro-credit providers and private equity funds, we enhance SMEs access
Iron Wolf Capital
Iron Wolf Capital is a seed stage VC fund from the Baltics investing in teams with disruptive technologies and with global mindsets. Our sights are firmly set on funding the most promising and ambitious startups in the New Nordics region. We match that with our own unique blend of hands on entrepreneurial and investment experience of building successful businesses and networks in many continents of the world.
Established in 2002, the Kaamos Group is an Estonian capital-based company which operates in the area of property development, construction and the timber industry.
Kaamos refers to the polar night – an exotic natural phenomenon which only occurs in the Nordic countries. It is beautiful to see and reminds us how important it is that we live in harmony with nature and act wisely and with commitment. This way of thinking also characterises the work of the Kaamos Group. Every step of the way, we try to follow the principle that the houses we build must be impressive to look at and blend harmoniously into the surrounding environment. Living or working in these buildings should be a real pleasure. To achieve this, we rely on traditions on the one hand, while on the other we always remain open to the most modern and smart solutions. We operate actively in three countries: Estonia, Latvia, Belarus. We are constantly looking for innovative ideas and promising companies in which to invest.
The Kaamos Group employs more than 270 people. The financial position of the group is strong – its total turnover in 2018 was 68 million euros, with a balance sheet total 160 million euros and equity base of 100 million euros.
Karma Ventures (karma.vc) is an early-stage venture capital firm, specialised in late seed and A round investments in Europe’s most promising tech startups. We back companies with strong ideas delivered with unique technology, customer traction and global ambition. karma.vc accompanies entrepreneurs in figuring out the path to growth in all aspects - commercial, strategic and technical. We believe in open and honest dialogue and the active hands-on-attitude.
KredEx is a financing institution helping Estonian enterprises develop
quicker and expand more safely to foreign markets, offering loans,
venture capital, credit insurance and guarantees with state guarantee.
AS LHV Group is the largest domestic financial group and capital provider in Estonia. LHV Group's key subsidiaries are LHV Pank and LHV Varahaldus. LHV was established in 1999, relying on the long-term investment and business experience of its founders. LHV employs about 470 people. LHV’s banking services are used by more than 221,000 clients, and pension funds managed by LHV have over 178,000 active clients. Additionally, LHV’s UK branch offers banking infrastructure to more than 120 financial service providers, that in turn intermediate LHV’s payment services to their customers around the world.
Livonia Partners is an investment team based in the Baltics. We
currently manage Livonia Partners Fund I, which is investing €70 million
of equity capital into companies in Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia. The
fund’s investors are domestic and international institutional investors
such as pension funds, insurance companies, and development finance
institutions. We identify investment opportunities with the most
potential, and provide the relevant resources and operational hands-on
expertise to realise growth. We value transparency and trust as we work
to nurture the growth of our portfolio companies. Our team is attentive,
approachable, and diverse in experience.
Perot Jain, LP is a Dallas-based early-stage venture capital firm founded by Ross Perot Jr. and Anurag Jain in 2014. We are committed to partnering with innovative entrepreneurs to build highly disruptive, industry-transforming companies. Our diverse team combines deep operating expertise within the technology sector along with extensive strategic advisory experience.
We are practical investors with patient capital and a strong desire to add value to our portfolio. Our unique ability to leverage our affiliated operating entities differentiates us from our peers and helps drive early customer traction and accelerated growth for our partners. We actively seek investments in information technology, big data analytics, artificial intelligence, machine learning, and other exponential technologies solving problems in the mobility, supply chain, real estate, and healthcare sectors.
Siena Secondary Fund
Siena Secondary Fund (SSF) provides liquidity for early investors, founders and employees of high-growth startups from the "New Nordics" (Baltic & Nordic) region. They target companies that are usually post series A, have a solid business model and are still in a high growth phase.
SSF investment criteria:
Siena Secondary Fund is managed by a seasoned team of startup ecosystem members and investment management professionals: Rando Rannus, Rain Tamm and Lauri Isotamm.
SmartCap is a state venture capital fund manager. SmartCap is managing a venture capital fund of funds, Early Fund II, that together with private investors invests in venture capital funds focused on early stage Estonian tech companies with great international growth potential. While implementing its investment strategy, SmartCap cooperates closely with experienced private venture capital teams, who have a good understanding of and capacity to invest in early stage tech companies in the region. In addition to investing in start-ups, these venture capital funds contribute to fundraising, mentoring, professional support and pave the way to success of early stage companies.
Specialist VC is a €50m venture capital fund, focusing on investments into promising tech startups from pre-seed to A-rounds, and also secondary deals in A+ rounds. The funds’ main focuses are on B2B, SaaS, fintech, platforms, software-enabled hardware, and deep tech, but is not limited to those areas. Specialist VC has invested in and built long-term relationships with over 45 brilliant teams building tech companies that are really changing the way the world works. Their LP base consists of some of the brightest players in the region such as founders or early employees of fast-growing tech companies – Veriff, Wise, Bolt, Slack, Pipedrive, F-Secure, Kilo.Health and Vinted.
Superangel is early stage investment fund and company builder. We invest
our time, experience and capital to help start and grow the next wave
of European technology startups, focusing on “from founder to founder”
concept where early stage capital is coupled with company building.
Swedbank Investment Funds
Swedbank Investeerimisfondid AS is an investment management company that stands out as the oldest
and largest in the Baltic states. We offer investment management expertise and products
to private individuals, financial intermediaries and institutions both in the Baltics
and around the world.
Tera Ventures is an Estonian venture capital firm investing in early stage born-global digital startups. Our goal is to discover world class founders tackling big problems and support them on the way to become the industry leaders. Estonia is our home market, we also invest in Denmark, Sweden, Finland, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland and Czech Republic. We have offices in Tallinn, Estonia; Los Angeles, California; and Helsinki, Finland.
We are industry agnostic, we do have preferences based on what we have learned from our portfolio companies – eg we like Fintech, automation. We also develop themes – eg we have invested in AI/ML for more than ten years.
We are hands-on and founder-friendly, our goal is also to support portfolio companies across the early rounds with our follow-on investments. Over more than a decade, Tera team has had considerable success in assisting portfolio companies’ entry to the US, the UK and Japan, facilitating collaboration with international corporations, and raising additional capital from top-tier VCs. We are supported by a global advisory network also providing portfolio companies with access to expertise.
Trind VC is an industry agnostic tech fund based in Tallinn, Helsinki and Munich. We join founders based in EU at seed stage and aim to be helpful partners for the long term. We have made about 50 tech investments since 1999 and our entrepreneurial team has lots of "skin in the game".
United Partners Group is an investment company, active since 2003,
offering to its corporate clients financial advisory, investment and
asset management services.
Status: Focusing on investments in Health care, Media, Consumer brands, Real Estate and Cleantech Venture Capital
Up Invest is a privately owned investment company focusing on health care, media, retail, real estate and cleantech investments in all three Baltic countries and in Finland. Our current portfolio includes more than 15 investments with consolidated sales in 2017 of close to EUR 500 million. Portfolio companies range from mature market leaders (for example medical wholesaler/retailer Magnum, media group Eesti Meedia) to early stage growth capital (for example Skeleton Technologies). We invest our own equity and we do not have a fixed holding period.
Wellman is an investment company, always on the lookout for new opportunities. Wellman provides experience based insight into world of business for startups and wings for companies looking to expand their business globally.
COBALT is one of the largest full-service business law firms in Estonia that belongs to COBALT alliance covering 4 jurisdictions - Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Belarus – uniting approximately 200 lawyers. Our team is particularly experienced in VC investments and a well-known adviser of high caliber international M&A and PE transactions. We are awarded with the highest ranking for Financial and Corporate work in all Baltic countries by IFLR1000 2019 and according to Mergermarket league table report, we have advised the highest number of transactions among Baltic law firms in CEE region in 2019.
For example, COBALT has:
- advised the Berlin-based VC Project A on investment in Estonian start-up Pactum
- advised Change Ventures’ seed investment into Planet42 and investments in fintech startup askRobin and 99math
- advised Fortumo on selling its business to Boku
- advised the sale of fintech PocoSys to Opera
- advised Karma Ventures on follow-on investment in MeetFrank
- advised Salv on Raising $2 Million in Seed Funding
- advised Karma Ventures on investing in Infermedica, Commsignia and on series A round investments in Xolo and Sonarworks
- advised BaltCap Growth Fund on investing in Pihlakodu chain
- advised BaltCap on selling Fitek
- advised KJK fund on acquiring 50% stake in Tahe Outdoors
- advised European Diversified Infrastructure Fund II on investment in Utilitas, leading private Estonian energy group
- advised Luminor on EUR 1 billion majority stake acquisition by Blackstone
- advised the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) on investing into BaltCap Infrastructure Fund
- advised DiDi Chuxing in relation with an investment round of Taxify
- advised SmartCap on investing in the accelerator fund Superangel
- advised Ambient Sound Investment on sale of Ecofleet Holding
COBALT is awarded with:
- Baltic-wide Law Firm of the Year 2020 by Chambers Europe
- The Most Innovative Baltic Law Firm of the Year 2019 Award by IFLR
- The Baltic Law Firm of the Year 2019 Award by The Lawyer
- CEE Legal Matters Deal of the Year Award for Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania in 2019 and 2020
COBALT Estonia is the exclusive member for Estonia of Lex Mundi and World Services Group (WSG) – the world’s leading networks of independent law firms. Through close collaboration with Lex Mundi and WSG we are able to offer our clients high quality legal services by more than 21,000 lawyers worldwide.
Ellex Raidla is a leading pan-Baltic provider of legal services. The firm's „one-stop concept“ involves coordinated assignment handling to local, regional and international legal entities, including multinational enterprises, international banks and financial institutions. Banking & Finance, Capital Markets and M&A & Corporate Advisory teams at Ellex Raidla have specialized in complex cross-border financing transactions. The teams have advised financial transactions in connection with a wide variety of domestic and cross-border M&A transactions, private equity capital investments, as well as joint-ventures, private equity and management buy-outs and restructuring processes.
Eversheds Ots & Co
Eversheds Ots & Co is one of the leading law firms in Estonia. We provide legal assistance across many business areas of law such as resolving corporate law disputes, matters related to competition law, securities law, mergers and acquisitions, advising real property transactions and handling labour law issues.
In addition to providing access to top quality legal assistance in 28 countries of Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia, we are capable of carrying through extensive international projects, and take benefit of the international support and expertise available only to Eversheds.
We offer innovative and creative solutions tailored specifically to your organisation. We combine local and efficient activities with market related knowledge and skills from around the world, and therefore we are an appropriate legal partner to any ambitious entrepreneur.
EY is a global leader in assurance, tax, transaction and advisory services. More than 120 professionals equipped with deep industry knowledge in various market sectors are employed at its Estonian office. The transaction advisory team of EY, comprised of close to 30 professionals, is the largest of its kind in the Baltics with significant and recent financial advisory experience in major Baltic deals. The team has helped companies and industry groups across the Baltics with valuations and business modelling exercises, debt and equity capital raisings, due diligence processes, M&A advisory projects and other strategic issues related to raising, investing, optimizing and preserving capital.
is the first pan-Baltic new generation law office that provides advice in all
business law issues.
located in Tallinn, Riga and Vilnius.
Hedman is a new generation law firm for technology-driven and digital businesses. They are working closely with companies, entrepreneurs, and investors within the technology sector which has made them one of the leading law firms with the biggest expert team in this sector.
In particular, their team is highly competent in fundraising, corporate law, M&A, data protection and privacy, intellectual property, emerging technologies, and relocation of businesses (inter alia stock flips).
Leading global enabler of digital advertising
Httpool is an Aleph Group, Inc company, a leading global enabler of digital advertising, serving as a crucial link at the core of the global digital ecosystem by connecting the largest digital platforms with thousands of advertisers and billions of consumers in emerging and underserved countries.
Aleph Group, Inc has commercial and, in many cases, exclusive agreements with over 30 of the leading digital platforms, including Twitter, Meta, LinkedIn, Snapchat, TikTok, Spotify and Twitch. Through those relationships, they provide digital platforms with a sustainable and scalable way to monetize their advertising inventory in emerging countries at little additional cost and complexity. They combine these relationships with an extensive global footprint and an end-to-end digital advertising solution that enables advertisers in 90 countries across 43 different currencies to reach close to 3 billion consumers and maximize their digital advertising potential.
Key contacts for EstVCA members:
Executive search & advisory
Kaasik & Karolin
Kaasik Karolin Partners is an executive search and advisory firm founded by Avo Kaasik and Ott Karolin. We focus on recruiting C-level executives for small, medium and large companies. Our placements usually are CEOs and CEO´s direct subordinates, Chairmen and Non-Executive Directors at companies owned by entrepreneurs, private equity, venture capital funds or family offices. Based on our long-term personal experience and extensive network, we connect businesses with leaders.
KPMG offers a wide range of audit, tax, legal, bookkeeping, and business advisory services. We help organisations achieve their goals in changing economic environment by offering a personal approach and needs-based solutions. Involving private equity and venture capital investors in unlocking business growth is an opportunity with huge potential. We wish to contribute to the professional development and growth of the private equity and venture capital market and to creating new success stories. Through our international network with offices in 154 countries, we can help bring together growth companies and major corporations, facilitate global investments, ensure access to international markets, and support clients in building their innovation capacity. Profit sharing models are becoming increasingly popular and we ready for the challenge. You win, we win.
Luminor is the third-largest provider of financial services in the Baltics, with some 900,000 clients, 2,500 employees, and a market share of 16% in deposits and 18% in lending as of 31 March 2020. Total shareholders’ equity amounts to EUR 1.6 billion, and Luminor is capitalized with a CET1 ratio of 20.5%.
Luminor has a strong and capable team that is committed to achieving our strategic objectives. We are dedicated to supporting sustainable growth in the Baltic region by providing a long-term commitment to businesses and individuals.
Magnusson is an international law firm with established offices in the Nordic-Baltic area and business desks focusing on outbound services globally. We provide one-stop-shop integrated legal services. With our multi-disciplinary and integrated cross-border team, we can deliver both excellent transactional skills and specialist expertise. We advise clients on a wide variety of corporate matters, such as private and public M&A, disposals, demergers, joint ventures, restructurings, start-ups, as well as general commercial, compliance and corporate governance issues. Our capital markets team has a solid track record for listing companies in foreign jurisdictions and providing counsel in cross border capital markets transactions into Scandinavia and the Baltics. Magnusson is continuously recognized by international legal directories such as Chambers Europe and Legal 500.
NASDAQ OMX Tallinn
NASDAQ OMX Tallinn is the only regulated secondary securities market in
Estonia. Exchange brings together investors, listed companies wishing to
gain access to a host of capital resources and exchange's members,
mediating securities transactions of the investors via common electronic
We are a law firm with a Nordic profile and a global mindset. Our lawyers advise on legal matters and work as problem-solvers for clients, both nationally and internationally, from our six offices – in Aarhus, Silkeborg, Copenhagen, Riga, Tallinn and Vilnius. We offer advice in more than 30 areas of expertise, and we currently think, speak and cooperate in more than 25 languages among our 250 employees.
As a law firm, our principal tasks are to ensure that our clients obtain justice and to provide the help and advice they require. This must be done properly - with professionalism, knowledge and experience, and with respect for the client, the process and all parties involved.
Nordic CF Advisory
Nordic CF Advisory
is energetic and independent
Estonian investment banking company providing competitive financial
advisory services with individual approach and solutions. We are focused
on M&A advisory, business valuations and capital raising projects
regarding small- and midsize companies in Estonia.
Strong local knowledge and
industry expertise combined with global scale and connectivity, allow us to be
an industry leader maintaining the traditions of investment banking
across all Baltic States. Prudentia team focuses on local, regional
and cross-border transactions. Our commitment to clients combines industry
expertise with local market insight.
As a part of Global M&A Partners - one of the
world's leading partnerships of independent M&A firms, we have access
to over 300 colleagues in 54 offices around the world.
PwC Legal Estonia
PwC Legal offers a wide
range of legal services to support private and public sector in close
cooperation with PwC audit, tax and business advisory services. PwC Legal
operates within the global network of firms, uniting around 3,500 lawyers
working in 90 countries worldwide. This allows us to provide complex
professional services with wide geographical coverage through a single point of
contact. With its unique approach, PwC Legal offers a seamless service of the
highest professional standards across continents both in its legal services and
the related tax, advisory, consultancy and audit services. Although PwC Legal
offers a full range of legal services, we focus on mergers & acquisitions, corporate,
employment, real estate, insurance, banking & finance and restructuring
law. Our lawyers combine legal expertise with a practical business approach
based on our international experience.
RASK is a full-service business law firm that combines the finest features of traditional legal counselling and modern practice of the corporate world. Our team embraces the wisdom of three generations of lawyers (including the long term minister of justice and former chief justice of Estonia) and is driven by youthful ambition to set new higher standards on substance and way legal service is provided.
Sentio is an independent Estonian corporate finance firm with
Pan-Baltic, Scandinavian and other international network contacts. The
Company was founded in 2003 with an objective to provide fast, flexible
and professional corporate finance services. The Sentio partners have over 10 years of private equity investment,
corporate finance and consulting experience with medium sized companies,
which provide us outstanding contacts with business and finance leaders
in Estonia and in neighboring markets. The company is also
well-connected with different Nordic and Baltic private equity funds.
Four offices, one team
We are a leading fully integrated regional business law firm with offices throughout the region, in Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, and Belarus.
With 32 partners in our regional partnership and more than 200 lawyers and tax specialists, we have the resources to support our clients on all business law and tax issues involving the Baltic States or Belarus.
Founded in 1995, the firm has more than 80,000 cases on its track record, along with over 1000 M&A transactions to date.
We closely partner with businesses – local, regional and international – to fulfill our core purpose: to increase prosperity in the Baltic States and Belarus by helping clients succeed in business.
Superia Corporate Finance
Superia Corporate Finance is an independent advisory firm with offices
in Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania led by some of most experienced
investment banking professionals in the region. The firm provides
businesses, governments and investors with independent financial advice
on mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, capital raising and corporate
Tallinn Science Park Tehnopol
Tallinn Science Park Tehnopol is a science and business environment
for knowledge based companies. Today there are more than 180 companies,
Tallinn University of Technology and IT College in Tehnopol. Tehnopol provides a unique set of value adding business development
services, convenient infrastructure and international cooperation
opportunities for companies. Our Startup Incubator helps to boost new and
innovative business ideas.
Tartu Biotechnology Park
Tartu Biotechnology Park (TBP) provides physical infrastructure as well
as business development and consultancy services to companies and
R&D institutions in the fields of biotechnology, medicine and
veterinary medicine. It supports companies in finding cooperation
partners and is active in the establishment process of new companies. The aim of TBP is to create a favorable and developing environment for
the promotion of biotechnological entrepreneurship in Estonia.
Flexible working spaces
40 years of experience in Northern-Europe and 10 years in Estonia have made the Technopolis brand an internationally recognized creator of flexible working space.
Technopolis designs functional office spaces that are much more than just squares. Whether it is UMA Workspace co-working areas or business campuses in the capital cities of Northern Europe. Our services range from workspace design to reception, meeting, restaurant, and cleaning solutions.
Our obsession is client satisfaction, and we examine it at every opportunity to create ever-better working conditions for our customers. Our 16 campuses host 1,400 companies and 48,000 employees in seven countries within Europe.
Technopolis Ülemiste AS is one of the two real-estate developers of Ülemiste City
. For more than 10 years Technopolis has renovated several historic buildings at the Dvigatel factory area and developed new modern high-rise buildings that offer all the valued amenities, and much more.
Technopolis shares were listed on the Helsinki Stock Exchange from 1999 to 2019 but were delisted after the public tender offering by Kildare Partners in fall 2018.
TECH X LEGAL
TECH X LEGAL is one of the newcomers on the market focusing on the technology and law intersection and supporting startups and business angels with transactional advice. Our founder Anne Veerpalu is particularly experienced in venture investments and supporting technology companies from launch to IPO. We focus on optimisation of your legal needs through developing compliant processes and implementing these, conducting audits of processes and reviewing practises to take your company towards your business goal. We work well with high-performance leaders who wish to achieve quick and high-impact results.
TRINITI is a pan-Baltic commercial law firm with cross-border practice groups and a combined team of 50 people serving domestic and international business clients in Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania. TRINITI offices in Tallinn, Riga and Vilnius have the resources and legal expertise to serve clients across all core commercial activities specialising in M&A, real estate & construction, shipping ja aviation, energy, media law, IT and IP law, dispute resolution, public procurement and large infrastructure projects.
TGS Baltic is a top-tier commercial law firm with offices in Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania, employing 140+ lawyers across the region. We believe lawyers should be more than just experts in the law: the real added value for our clients comes from our ability to help them succeed in their business objectives.
VNTRS is a Startup Building Studio and a VC fund based in Tallinn, Stockholm and Malmö. Our mission is to maximize the likelihood to deliver successful digital products and services, with high quality. All this, while still offering flexibility to both entrepreneurs and corporations. The result so far is a door opening shared incentives sweat equity investment, consulting firm. We want to “sit in the same boat” and have the same goals as our clients.
WALLESS was formed in 2020 by the Estonian law firm Derling Primus, Latvian law firm Primus Derling and Lithuanian law firm WALLESS. The Baltic legal team of WALLESS units 100 lawyers in Tallinn, Tartu, Riga and Vilnius, and is managed by top-tier experts with many years of experience. The team provides full scope of specialized business law services, with particular strength in the areas of M&A, capital markets, banking and finance, fintech, commercial and regulatory, real estate, tax, dispute resolution and white-collar and government investigations. All three WALLESS firms have a shared vision of a modern law firm, based on earned client trust, openness, innovation and kept promises.
Collaboration Partners & Friends
Invest Europe – formerly the EVCA - is the association representing Europe’s private equity, venture capital and infrastructure sectors, as well as their investors.
Our members take a long-term approach to investing in privately held companies, from start-ups to established firms. They inject not only capital but dynamism, innovation and expertise. This commitment helps deliver strong and sustainable growth, resulting in healthy returns for Europe’s leading pension funds and insurers, to the benefit of the millions of European citizens who depend on them.
Invest Europe aims to make a constructive contribution to policy affecting private capital investment in Europe. We provide information to the public on our members’ role in the economy. Our research provides the most authoritative source of data on trends and developments in our industry.
Invest Europe is the guardian of the industry’s professional standards, demanding accountability, good governance and transparency from our members.
Invest Europe is a non-profit organisation with 25 employees in Brussels, Belgium.
Ministry of Economic Affairs & Communications
Ministry of Finance of the Republic of Estonia
The Ministry of Finance is the government’s expert in the implementation
of tax, financial and fiscal policies, and setting economic goals.
Estonian Investment Agency
The Estonian Investment Agency, a part of Enterprise Estonia, is a government agency promoting foreign investments in Estonia and assisting international companies in finding business opportunities in Estonia.
The best way to contact us is to use the unique personalised e-consulting service that will help you get answers to any questions you might have about doing business in Estonia.
Estonian Chamber of Commerce & Industry
Startup Estonia is a governmental initiative aimed to supercharge the Estonian startup ecosystem in order to be the birthplace of many more startup success stories to come. For that, we are working on making Estonia one of the world's best places for startups, partnering with and uniting the best of startups, incubators, accelerators, private and public sector.
Estonian Employers Confederation
Estonian Employers Confederation
We believe that private sector employers are the key to the development of Estonia and the welfare of its people. Realising this responsibility, we have intentionally taken an active role in improving life in Estonia. The Estonian Employers’ Confederation stands for a vital Estonia, being the voice of employers in Estonia and internationally.
Our mission is to contribute to Estonia’s economic growth and improve the standard of living of its people.
To that end, we:
- influence legislators and the government to take decisions contributing to economic growth and a better enterprise environment;
- provide entrepreneurs and their associations with knowledge to help them grow and achieve more;
- inform the public about the economy and the role of employers and entrepreneurs.
WHAT DO WE STAND FOR?
- knowledge-based economy
- legal certainty for the entrepreneur
- a fair taxation environment
- lower labour taxes
- flexible employment relations
- regular and proactive conversion training
- internationalisation of higher education
- vocational education of high quality and reputation
- an increased share of technical professions in higher education
- better reputation of entrepreneurs
- value-based public procurements
Estonian Business Angels Network ESTBAN
Estonian Business Angels Network, established in late 2012, is an umbrella organization for business angels and business angel groups seeking investment opportunities in Estonia and its neighboring regions with an aim to grow the quantity and quality of local seed-stage investments.
Estonian Founders Society
Estonian Founders Society
Estonian Founders Society was founded in 2009 to boost local startup community, strengthen direct relationships between founders, meet face to face in a social setting, share experiences and empower new young founders.
Estonian Service Industry Association is a voluntary professional
membership organisation representing more than 130 service industry
companies. ESIA purpose is to drive and support the development of
information, creative and professional services sector, emphaisze the
importance of highly competitive higher education system and improve the
local business environment to attract foreign capital.
FinanceEstonia is a public-private financial sector cluster organisation with the aim of supporting Estonian economy by increasing
member companies business opportunities through enhancing financial
sector internationalisation, supporting innovation and increasing
capital availability. FinanceEstonia works with members and
stakeholders to ensure an attractive and competitive environment,
especially for human and financial capital.
Latvian Private Equity & Venture Capital Association
Lithuanian Private Equity & Venture Capital Association
Finnish Venture Capital Association
FVCA is the industry body and public policy advocate for the venture capital and private equity investors in Finland. As the voice of the Finnish VC and PE community and the entrepreneurs they fund, it is their role to demonstrate the positive impact of the industry on the Finnish economy and to provide market intelligence, specialist training and more.
Norwegian Private Equity & Venture Capital Association
Latitude59 is the flagship startup and tech event of the world’s first digital society. Latitude59 is THE place to be for various networking opportunities, in-depth discussions with top international players, several pitching rounds for both startups as well as investors, and an overall chance to get together and reflect on the crazy strenuous months behind us and forge new plans for the future.
sTARTUp Day is the biggest festival in the Baltics, bringing together startups, traditional entrepreneurs, investors, innovators, and students. The aim of the event is to connect startup-minded people and celebrate entrepreneurship in the smart city of Tartu.
Swedish Private Equity and Venture Capital Association
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