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[…]

3 Key Learnings about Steering Course Amidst Crisis

By Piotr Sliwa, Investment Director 3TS Capital Partners As investors, we have the privileged position of supporting the entrepreneurial leaders of the growth companies in their endeavors and pursuits. From the board level, we observe the struggles and extend a helping hand when possible. As co-shareholders, we stick around in good and bad times, and[…]

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[…]

0100 Conferences and 3TS Podcast: Episode 2

The World of Limited Partners   With Pete Flynn, Founder and CEO Candela Capital and Elbruz Yilmaz, Investment Director 3TS Here is the second episode of the 0100 Conferences and 3TS podcast. Below, you can find the key messages that Pete Flynn, Founder and CEO at Candela Capital and Elbruz Yilmaz, Investment Director at 3TS[…]

3 Key Learnings About Building (SaaS) Companies

by Grzegorz Błażewicz, CEO SALESmanago, 3TS portfolio company Me and Konrad Pawlus founded SALESmanago in 2012 and with 200 people on board and €10M ARR, we are striving to become the European marketing automation champion. There have been thousands of learnings throughout these years and trying to describe this is a feeling similar to when[…]

0100 Conferences and 3TS Podcast: Episode 1

Building and Managing Distributed Tech Teams With Andrew Schafer, CTO Entelo and Elbruz Yilmaz, Investment Director 3TS In February 2020, we have launched a new podcast series together with 0100 Conferences. If you are not a big podcast fan or you are more of a visual person, below are the key messages in a form[…]

3TS Capital Partners Newsletter January 2020 Issue

  EIF Co-Invests in Safesize alongside 3TS Earlier this month, a 3TS portfolio company Safesize announced it has raised an additional €3.65m funding from EIF using resources from its dedicated co-investment mandates for both Slovenia with SID Banka, and the Netherlands with Invest NL as well as the European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI). The funding comes as[…]

3TS Capital Partners Newsletter September 2019 Issue

  Entelo Acquires ConveyIQ Earlier this month Entelo announced acquisition of 3TS portfolio company ConveyIQ, the leading provider of candidate engagement solutions. The combined business will be the first in the HR tech industry to offer end-to-end management of all candidate interactions from source-to-hire. Additionally, the combined company’s powerful AI-based targeting and candidate re-engagement capabilities[…]

NEXD Raises New Round to Fuel Global Expansion

  NEXD, leading creative advertising technology company, has raised a new round of funding led by NEO Ventures to fuel further international expansion. Tallinn, Estonia – Following a 4 year period of consecutive growth and solidifying its market position, NEXD is now planning to scale up faster and for this has raised a new funding[…]

3TS Capital Partners Newsletter May 2019 Issue

  3TS Acquires Majority in Combostrike and Appoints new CEO 3TS initially led the $9m Series A in Combostrike in 2014. Since then, ComboStrike continued to grow globally working with some world class clients such as Tencent, InnoGames, Wargaming, Travian Games, Konami and Epic Games. Now as the Company enters its next phase of growth,[…]