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Innovation Nest

Investor type Micro VC
Founders Marek Kapturkiewicz Piotr Wilam


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Total investments 72
Average round size
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Portfolio companies 54
Rounds per year 6.00
Lead investments 7
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Exits 3
Key employees 6
Stages of investment
Early Stage Venture

Areas of investment

  • Software
  • SaaS
  • Information Technology
  • Advertising
  • Internet of Things

Innovation Nest is the famous VC, which was founded in 2010. The leading representative office of defined VC is situated in the Kraku00f3w. The venture was found in Europe in Poland.

The current fund was established by Marek Kapturkiewicz, Piotr Wilam. We also calculated 6 valuable employees in our database.

The typical case for the fund is to invest in rounds with 1-2 participants. Despite the Innovation Nest, startups are often financed by New Europe Ventures, LLC, Digital Garage, Caixa Capital. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are Caixa Capital, Ridge Ventures (Formerly known as IDG Ventures USA), Rafau0142 Sonik. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by EASME - EU Executive Agency for SMEs, Ridge Ventures (Formerly known as IDG Ventures USA), Mansour Salame.

The fund has specific favorite in a number of founders of portfolio startups. When startup sums 5+ of the founder, the probability for it to get the investment is little. Among the most popular portfolio startups of the fund, we may highlight Infermedica, Growbots, HCM Deck. Besides, a startup needs to be aged 2-3 years to get the investment from the fund. For fund there is a match between the location of its establishment and the land of its numerous investments - Poland. Among the most successful fund investment fields, there are Mobile, Software.

When the investment is from Innovation Nest the average startup value is 1-5 millions dollars. Speaking about the real fund results, this VC is 4 percentage points less often commits exit comparing to other organizations. The fund is constantly included in 2-6 investment rounds annually. The high activity for fund was in 2013. The usual things for fund are deals in the range of 1 - 5 millions dollars.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation


Information Services
Information Technology
$10M13 Sep 2022 Poznań, Greater Poland Voivodeship, Poland


Small and Medium Businesses
$2M02 May 2022 Berlin, Berlin, Germany

$16M19 Apr 2022 San Francisco, California, United States


$615K18 Jan 2022 -


Communication Hardware
Information Technology
$11M06 Dec 2021 Portugal, Portugal


Artificial Intelligence
Health Care
$2M20 Aug 2021 Krakow, Lesser Poland Voivodeship, Poland


Artificial Intelligence
Big Data
Business Intelligence
Cyber Security
Fraud Detection
Risk Management
$6M15 Jul 2021 Warsaw, Masovian Voivodeship, Poland

Brink Commerce

E-Commerce Platforms
$2M28 Jun 2021 Stockholm, Stockholm County, Sweden


Employee Benefits
Human Resources
$6M25 Jun 2021 San Francisco, California, United States
Cardiomatics bags $3.2M for its ECG-reading AI

– Cardiomatics, a Poland-based health tech AI startup, raised $3.2m seed funding.
– The round was led by Central and Eastern European VC Kaya, with Nina Capital, Nova Capital and Innovation Nest also participating.
– The seed raise also includes a $1m non-equity grant from the Polish National Centre of Research and Development.
– The startup sells a cloud tool to speed up diagnosis and drive efficiency for cardiologists, clinicians and other healthcare professionals to interpret ECGs — automating the detection and analysis of some 20 heart abnormalities and disorders with the software generating reports on scans in minutes, faster than a trained human specialist would be able to work.


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