3TS Newsletter October 2021

Dear Friends, No one expected the majority of 2021 to be impacted by COVID, but here we are. It seems everyone has adapted to new ways to thrive at work and in life. As in-person events are returning, we held a successful Tech Lounge in Helsinki. It is impressive and humbling to see how our[…]

3TS Newsletter September 2021

Dear friends, We hope everyone had a great summer and had a chance to re-charge. At 3TS, we reached a major milestone recently by having the First Close of our new Fund IV. Everyone at 3TS is thankful to the institutional LPs that continue to entrust their capital with our investment strategy. And equally pleased to see a[…]

3 Key Learnings from the New Investment in Tosibox

By Sever Totia This is a Big Market Indeed We focus on backing companies with unbounded market opportunities. By 2025, there will be 6x more IoT devices than people worldwide. While many innovations leverage IoT, the bulk of IoT devices are needed in industrial, building automation, manufacturing and utility sectors, which represent a majority of[…]

3TS Capital Partners Announces the First Closing of Its New Fund IV

Press Release Helsinki-Vienna-Luxembourg, 15 September 2021 3TS Capital Partners, a European technology-focused growth capital investor, announces the first closing of its Fund IV with a target size of €150m. The firm’s prior multi-generation funds totaling over €300 million have made a strong, positive impact on the innovation and technology ecosystem development across Europe, by investing[…]

3TS Newsletter May 2021

Dear friends, As you might now, 3TS Capital Partners has been helping companies to expand not only in Europe but very often also to the US. With an office in Washington, D.C., we brought 15 companies into the US over the years, out of which 8 are already exited and 7 are currently active in[…]

3 Key Learnings on Entrepreneurs’ Exit Mindset

By Alina Georgescu, Investment Manager Catalyst Romania Over the last 5 years with Catalyst Romania, I have had the opportunity to take part both in making new investments and in developing our portfolio companies. Further, I have also helped some of the companies through successful exit processes, which are one of the most important processes[…]

3TS Newsletter April 2021

Dear friends, We are glad to be able to share more good news from our funds and our portfolio with you this month. What we are most excited about is that Catalyst Romania has had the second closing of its second fund and reached the target size 6 months before the deadline. On our portfolio side, new[…]

3 Key Learnings about Diversity & Inclusion

By Jasmina Henniova, Communications & Investment Manager, 3TS Capital Partners The fact that diverse teams perform better is already a well-known fact. A 2019 McKinsey study of 1000 large companies found that those in the top quartile for ethnic and racial diversity in management were 36% more likely to have financial returns above their industry[…]

3TS Newsletter March 2021

Dear friends,The first quarter of the year has been a quarter of good news for 3TS and Catalyst Romania. We have started the year with a newly launched fund and accelerated discussions with many interesting companies in the region. We have exited two portfolio companies, Green Horse Games (read a short interview with the founder[…]

3 Key Learnings for LP/GP Relationship Management

By Andreas Huber, Partner and COO, 3TS Capital Partners As COO of 3TS Capital Partners, I am among others responsible for investor relations and the day-to-day communication with our limited partners (LPs). Before joining 3TS almost six years ago, I have been an LP for more than 10 years managing the private equity program of[…]

3TS Newsletter February 2021

Dear friends, we are beyond excited to share some major EXIT NEWS with you in this newsletter issue: It has just been publicly announced that Catalyst Romania has sold its stake in mobile games developer Green Horse Games to Tencent and generated spectacular returns. You can find more information and a link to the press[…]

3TS Newsletter January 2021

Dear friends, While being in full speed in the new year already, we would still like to wish you a successful 2021. It goes without saying that the most important wish this year is for everyone’s good health and we have high hopes that 2021 will be a good year when it comes to business[…]

3 Key Things I’d like to Point Out Entering 2021

By Sever Totia As we kick off 2021, we look back at highlights and notable learnings from 2020, as well as a few strategic enablers for this year. I would like to point out several great happenings among the portfolio companies, from funds raised, to amazing growth, to notable awards or recognitions they have received.[…]

3TS Newsletter December 2020

This Christmas we will continue sponsoring our three godchildren – Noraogo Sawadogo in Burkina Faso, Rakim Mohommed in Sri Lanka and Roger Josue Corrales Carcamo in Honduras – through “Plan Intermational”. Plan is a humanitarian, child centered development organisation without religious, political or governmental affiliation. (www.plan-international.org) Dear friends, 2020 has been a challenging and extraordinary year for everyone.[…]

3 Key Learnings From 2020

By Jasmina Henniova, Communications & Investment Manager, 3TS Capital Partners I spoke with many distinguished investors and entrepreneurs this year while moderating events, podcasts, and having other discussions. Based on these conversations and my own experiences, I put together 3 main learnings from this extraordinary year, which I want to take with me to the[…]

3TS Capital Partners Newsletter Special Edition

Catalyst Romania Launches Fund II with backing of 3TS Capital Partners, EIF and Private Investors We are delighted to announce that Catalyst Romania, sponsored by 3TS Capital Partners, had the first closing of its 2nd-generation technology focused venture capital fund for Romania and the neighboring countries. It builds on the success of Catalyst Romania Fund[…]

Investing After Covid – Growth Investor Playbook

 By Artturi Tarjanne, Partner Nexit Ventures This time we invited Artturi Tarjanne, Partner at Nexit Ventures, as a guest writer and we will be looking at his key learnings on how Covid-19 affected the investment landscape and where he sees the opportunities going forward. This article is based on his original piece on the Activist[…]

3 Key Learnings on B2B Sales in Difficult Market Circumstances – “When the going gets tough, the tough get going!”

By Thomas R. Werner, Business Angel and Business Development Advisor, Venture Partner at 3TS Being a serial entrepreneur myself, I’ve worked with a number of founders and managers supporting them in various areas including Sales and Business Development. For this blog post, I put together the key learnings about successful sales in B2B and complex markets relevant not only in the current difficult[…]

3 Key Learnings How To Prepare a Tech Company To Exit

by Katarzyna Pac-Malesa, Investment Director 3TS Capital Partners Exits are an exciting and gratifying moment for companies, and their management teams, employees and investors. For many founders, an exit is a once-in-a-lifetime event that could determine their wealth for many years or even decades. Exiting does not just happen, it’s a process like any other. Bearing[…]

3TS Announcing Promotion to Investment Directors

Vienna, 25 June 2020 – 3TS Capital Partners, a leading European technology focused private equity and venture capital firm, is pleased to announce the promotion of Katarzyna Pac-Malesa and Piotr Śliwa to Investment Directors with immediate effect. Katarzyna has significant private equity and corporate finance expertise. She joined 3TS in 2008 and has mainly worked[…]

3 Key Learnings About Running Good Board Meetings

Elbruz Yilmaz from 3TS Most entrepreneurs do not get the best out of their boards because they don’t have the experience to utilize the board or the discipline to set up a working platform.Or because their investors do not know how to be good board members, they mix shareholder matters at board meetings and some of them[…]

3TS Capital Partners Newsletter June 2020 Issue

Dear friends, Every time we send the next newsletter, we realize how fast the time is passing. Many positive things have happened within our portfolio and our industry in general, and we are happy to be able to bring you yet another issue digesting the most interesting news. In the past month, eyerim has successfully[…]

3TS Capital Partners Newsletter May 2020 Issue

Dear partners, investors, entrepreneurs and other friends, Another month has passed and with restrictions around the COVID-19 lockdown being slowly lifted in some countries, we see people returning to our Vienna office (equipped by sufficient amount of disinfectant of course). Depending on governments’ recommendations in various places, our team members will return to their offices[…]

3 Key Learnings About Scaling

by Todd Walrath CEO HomeCare.com, 3TS Portfolio Company We started HomeCare.com as a Gig Economy Marketplace in 2015 to disrupt the Home Care Agency space in the US first, then in other geographies. The idea was to connect caregivers directly with families, keep costs low, attract high quality caregivers with higher hourly pay rates and[…]

3TS Capital Partners Newsletter April 2020 Issue

Dear partners, investors, entrepreneurs and other friends, With another month of remote work and limited social life under our belts, there is hope that the measures taken have helped to control the spread of COVID-19 in some regions. Thanks to everyone’s contributions and sacrifices made on both personal and business level, various countries are slowly[…]

0100 Conferences and 3TS Podcast: Episode 4

About the Impact of Coronavirus on Sales and the Digital Media World With Bas Nawijn, Senior Vice President Sales – GM EMEA Piano and Elbruz Yilmaz, Investment Director 3TS Here is the fourth episode of the 0100 Conferences 3TS podcast. Below, you can find the key messages that Bas Nawijn, Senior Vice President Sales –[…]

0100 Conferences and 3TS Podcast: Episode 3

What entrepreneurs and VCs can do to survive the COVID-19 crisis? With Marcin Szeląg, Partner Innovation Nest and Elbruz Yilmaz, Investment Director 3TS Here is the third episode of the 0100 Conferences 3TS podcast. Below, you can find the key messages that Marcin Szeląg, Partners at Innovation Nest and Elbruz Yilmaz, Investment Director at 3TS[…]

3TS Capital Partners Newsletter March 2020 Issue

Dear partners, investors, entrepreneurs and other friends, In these difficult times with unprecedented measures being taken worldwide due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we hope that you and your families are safe and healthy. We believe everyone is doing their best to contribute to the efforts to contain the virus spread, making both personal and business[…]