Warsaw Equity Group

Investment criteria

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Investment Criteria

Our main investment activities are projects in the area of innovative B2B solutions - automation and efficiency improvement, as well as sustainability.

Stage of development
Investment size
Industry
Geography
Venture Capital

Stage of development

post-product and post-revenue (ideally +€50K MRR or €50K per month first margin) with revenue growth rate +100% year-on-year

Investment size

first investment of €1-5M with the possibility to participate in follow-on rounds

Industry

any*, with our focus on B2B SaaS and hardware in the area of automation & efficiency improvement and sustainability

Geography

Central & Eastern Europe (CEE)
Private Equity

Stage of development

growth, with positive EBITDA with still growing recurring revenues

Investment size

first investment €2.5-10M

Industry

any*, with our focus on B2B SaaS and hardware in the area of automation & efficiency improvement and sustainability

Geography

Poland
Fund of funds

Stage of development

VC funds investing at pre-seed and seed stage

Investment size

€1-3M

Industry

none, but preference for funds investing in B2B SaaS startups

Geography

Europe, with a preference for the CEE region

Industry  we invest

B2B automation & efficiency

Big Data

Big Data is a term used to describe large, variable and diverse data sets the processing and analysis of which is difficult but - at the same time – valuable. This is because it can lead to increased knowledge on a given subject.

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AI and ML

Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning are terms used to describe technologies that utilize “learning” which can draw conclusions based on provided data. Machine Learning is part of Artificial Intelligence.

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Cybersecurity

Cybersecurity is broadly defined as technologies which protect networks, devices and data from unauthorized access or criminal use as well as those solutions which ensure the confidentiality, integrity and availability of information.

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System Integration

System Integration is the vertical and horizontal integration and exchange of data between information systems. Its relevance is growing along with the current increase in the number and complexity of information systems used by companies.

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IoT

The Internet of Things (IoT) is a combination of physical objects (hardware) with a set of systems and applications, transmitting information to each other in real time, mainly through wireless technologies. The key components of these ecosystem are sensors (equipped with cameras), platforms for aggregating and processing data and technologies that enable data transmission.

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Robotics

Robotics (robotyka) to interdyscyplinarna dziedzina łącząca zagadnienia inżynierii mechanicznej, elektrotechniki, automatyki i informatyki którego celem jest tworzenie robotów oraz sterowanie ich ruchem.

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B2B automation & efficiency

Simulations

Simulations are technologies utilized in the development of exploratory models used to optimize decision-making as well as designing and operating complex, intelligent manufacturing systems. Simulations can, among others, help companies assess risks, costs and implementation barriers

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Software Houses

When it comes to projects that involve private equity WEG also invests in software houses and digital agencies with their own products.

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Sustainability

Smart Cities

A city is considered "smart" when it makes investments in human and social capital as well as communications infrastructure which actively promote sustainable economic development and a high quality of life – including the wise management of natural resources.

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Recycling

The goal of recycling is to reduce the consumption of natural resources and waste. Recycling involves recovering raw materials from „used” products and utilizing them to produce new, sought-after goods.

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Alternative Energy

Alternative energy sources and carriers that reduce carbon footprint - including everything related to Renewable Energy Sources (RES) and also the electrification of transportation, hydrogen cells and biofuels.

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We treat every business venture as a partnership. We are entrepreneurs which is why we understand the challenges this group faces so well.

Additional criteria

What do we look at when deciding how attractive a business is?

Growth phase

We help companies that are in a rapid growth phase and need support in scaling up production, entering new markets, acquiring the right resources or establishing a business model/strategy that will help them succeed.

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Validated product

We invest in companies that have developed, quality products which generate revenue and provide actual added value to customers.

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Clear competitive advantages

We are looking for projects with unique and innovative solutions that have the potential to become leaders on their respective markets.

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Strong team and organization

We’ve been working with many of our portfolio companies for years. That’s one of the reasons why the “human” aspect is such an important part of how we evaluate investment projects. A strong and single-minded team is the foundation of a successful business.

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Positive EBITDA or super close to it

We invest in companies that have already managed to achieve positive EBITDA or have realistic prospects of doing so within the next two years.

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Projects from the CEE region

We focus on investments based in Poland but we are also on the lookout for interesting projects in Central, Eastern and Southern Europe.

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