3TS Capital Partners Newsletter September 2017 Issue


3TS Invests in eyerim, Fast Growing Online Eyewear Retailer

3TS led the Series A round in eyerim, one of the fastest growing online eyewear companies in Europe. Bratislava-based eyerim offers, a comprehensive range of directly available designer sunglasses, prescription glasses, and ski goggles at attractive prices. The Company is currently operating in 15 countries covering Nordic, Central European and Eastern European markets. eyerim’s customers enjoy significant cost advantages of up to 60% compared with traditional brick & mortar retailers.  This investment will accelerate eyerim’s regional expansion, and help launch its private label product line. 3TS will initially provide €1.5 million of financing and existing investor Neulogy Ventures also participated in the round.



Piano Launches New Office in Philadelphia

Piano Philadelphia Office3TS portfolio company, Piano recently launched its second US office in Philadelphia, PA to add to its New York base.  The new office will improve Piano’s ability to support company’s growing number of customers in the US. Piano is an industry leader in digital content monetization and audience intelligence solutions and works with world’s most sophisticated publishers and media companies including Business Insider, Gannett, AOL, The Economist, and NBCUniversal. In total Piano employs, around 100 people across offices in the US, Europe and Russia. Learn more…


WeXelerate Accelerator Announces First Batch

wexelerateVienna based regional innovation hub and accelerator, WeXelerate, recently announced its first group of startups. The batch comprises of 52 companies from 14 countries including 23 Austrian startups and the rest from the US and across Europe. The selected companies have already raised funding of over €23m in total and focus on verticals such as media, banking, insurance, energy and industry 4.0.  During the 4-month program, they will have a chance to work closely with corporate partners of WeXelerate such as Uniqa, Volksbank, Palfinger, Wien Energie and Wüstenrot as well as leading investors in the region. Learn more…


Parsek Expands Sales Team to Meet Increasing Demand in Western Europe

3TS portfolio company, Parsek, provider of the Vitaly healthcare collaboration and telemedicine platform, strengthened its team with two new hires. The company welcomed David Duscher as DACH regional sales manager and Melanie Gratzl as sales engineer and project manager. The new team members, operating out of the Vienna office, will be responsible for driving the company’s continued growth among Western European customers. In response to increasing demand for its Vitaly platform, Parsek will be further expanding its team. You can learn more about career opportunities at Parsek at this link.

CEE Private Equity and Venture Capital Investments Highest Since 2009 

A new report by Invest Europe reveals that private equity and venture capital investments into companies in the Central and Eastern Europe region reached a total of €1.6 billion in 2016 — the highest amount since 2009. In 2016, total private equity fundraising in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) reached €621 million, a 62% year-on-year increase. This was in line with the wider trend across all of Europe, where fundraising rose by 38%. In 2016, the amount of venture capital (VC) funding continued on the 2015 level with 233 CEE companies receiving VC backing. Learn more…


Headquartered in Poznan, Poland, H88 was founded in 2002 and later merged with three established web hosting companies to create the current H88 group.  In addition to domain hosting, H88 provides a portfolio of other services such as shared hosting, VPS, managed VPS, dedicated servers, colocation services and cloud hosting. H88 also supports its SME and individual clients with value added services such as SSL certification, backups, website creator tools and e-marketing services. Next to the main brand Hekko, services are also offered under Ogicom, Biznes-Host, SuperHost and Domeny.pl brands. Learn more…