About INVESTIN INVESTIN is a Polish private company focused on seed investments with internal accelerating & incubating programs related to start-ups stemming from business and science. The very diversified business, financial and fundraising experience gained since its origin in 2002 makes INVESTIN today capable and qualified to search for the best technologies in Poland and Europe, continuously extending deal flow base and develop high-tech ventures in partnership with the original founders.
INVESTIN key activity areas
Acceleration of revolutionary, scalable high-tech projects and ideas with global market potential We introduce innovative projects to the market, taking responsibility for technology assessment, Intellectual Property strategy development, selective Intellectual Property protection, patent due diligence, alliances facilitation (searching for partners and fostering negotiations), market launch support, financial and business modelling, sales channels identification, designing and recommending paths for technology commercialization, establishing initial customer contacts, negotiating contractâ€™s terms, technology projects management and evaluation. In order to support the transfer and commercialization of technology, INVESTIN has created the MilestoneHero entrepreneurship platform â€“ a space to work on new ideas, establish business development teams and develop innovative projects.
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Providing access to investment funds INVESTIN engages capital in new and universally unique technological undertakings, particularly in the domains of natural sciences, health protection, energy and environment protection (Clean Tech) along with material technologies or information and communication technologies (ICT). In 2013, INVESTIN has concluded an agreement with Pitango Venture Capital establishing the Polish-Israeli joint VC Fund ($ 70M) consisting of Pitango Venture Capital & INVESTIN Group (P&I Partners). The Polish government will significantly support the fund supplying about 50% of its investment capital and providing both downside protection and upside incentives to the investors. The fund will provide global business perspective as well as initiate and enhance multinational cooperation leading to successful new high-tech ventures originating primarily from Poland. This endeavour is sponsored by Polish BRIdge Venture Capital Program operated by the National Centre for Research and Development (NCRD).
Support services for innovation technology businesses INVESTIN draws on the knowledge and expertise of its consultants, whose skills span a wide range of capability in business and innovation development. INVESTIN has developed a set of efficient training and advisory services for innovative SMEs, research institutes, universities and public organizations. Advisory and consultancy services include: Market Analysis of Technology, Valuation of Technology, IPR Valuation and Management, Business Modelling, Recommendation of the Financing Methods, EU Project Development. Training courses that we offer cover the following specific areas: Market Analysis of Technology, Business Modelling, Management of the High Risk Projects According to Agile Methodology, Legal and Tax Aspects of Research Results Acquisition, Valuation of Intellectual Property in Innovative, Technology Projects.
Building innovation ecosystems INVESTIN’s strategic approach is to build ecosystem that can serve the needs of growing start-up and high-tech community in Poland and abroad. Relentless and consequent efforts resulting in high recognition that INVESTIN receives from various directions have helped INVESTIN to build connections with the largest Polish and European companies as well as R&D institutions.
INVESTIN is a strategic partner and co-organiser of the Intel Business Challenge Europe (part of Intel Global Challenge) – a worldwide Intel and UC Berkeley technology business plan competition for university students, graduates and young entrepreneurs, organized annually since 2005.
E(x)plory Festival is another strategic event organized by INVESTIN along with its sister organization – High Tech Foundation. A competition for young scientists presenting their research projects constitutes the main part of the festival. The authors of the most innovative entries will receive cash prizes. First prize winners will go to Phoenix, Arizona, for the world finals, Intel ISEF (Intel International Scientific and Engineering Fair). © 2013 INVESTIN Ltd. All rights reserved.