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Smac Partners

Investor type Private Equity Firm
Founders Dietrich Ulmer Ingo Potthof Oliver Kolbe


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Total investments 26
Average round size
The average size of a deal this fund participated in
Portfolio companies 22
Rounds per year 1.24
Lead investments 4
Follow on index
How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
Exits 15
Key employees 1
Stages of investment
Early Stage Venture
Late Stage Venture
Private Equity

Areas of investment

  • Mobile
  • Software
  • Information Technology
  • Telecommunications
  • Manufacturing

Smac Partners is the famous VC, which was founded in 2001. The leading representative office of defined VC is situated in the Unterhaching. The fund was located in Europe if to be more exact in Germany.

Among the various public portfolio startups of the fund, we may underline Actelis Networks, Exit Games, Dblur Technologies Among the most popular fund investment industries, there are Semiconductor, Information Technology. For fund there is no match between the country of its foundation and the country of its the most frequent investments - United States. Besides, a startup requires to be at the age of 6-10 years to receive the investment from the fund. The fund has no exact preference in some founders of portfolio startups. If startup sums 4 or 5+ of the founder, the chance for it to be financed is low.

Opposing the other organizations, this Smac Partners works on 28 percentage points more the average amount of lead investments. The fund is constantly included in less than 2 investment rounds annually. The top activity for fund was in 2008. The real fund results show that this VC is 5 percentage points less often commits exit comparing to other companies. The usual things for fund are deals in the range of 5 - 10 millions dollars. The increased amount of exits for fund were in 2018.

The typical case for the fund is to invest in rounds with 3-4 participants. Despite the Smac Partners, startups are often financed by Apax Partners, The Carlyle Group, StageOne Ventures. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are Intel Capital, Siemens Mobile Acceleration, Next47. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by Intel Capital, Oak Investment Partners, Menlo Ventures.

The fund was created by Dietrich Ulmer, Ingo Potthof, Oliver Kolbe. Besides them, we counted 1 critical employee of this fund in our database.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation

Mobixell Networks

$10M13 Dec 2010 San Jose, California, United States

Oversi Networks

Enterprise Software
$4M18 Oct 2010 Israel, North District, Israel


Product Design
01 Jan 2010 New Taipei, Taiwan

Actelis Networks

$10M09 Sep 2009 Fremont, California, United States


Electrical Equipment
Industrial Supplies and Parts
$10M26 Jan 2009 United States, Hillsboro

Mobixell Networks

$6M08 Jul 2008 San Jose, California, United States

CRF Health

Emergency Medicine
Health Care
Information Services
Information Technology
Medical Device
01 Jan 2008 Pennsylvania, United States

Augmented Reality
Digital Entertainment
Online Games
Virtual Reality
$4M01 Mar 2007 Germany, Baden-Württemberg, Germany

Medical Device
01 Jan 2007 North District


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