Presto Ventures is a Prague-based VC firm focusing on early-stage B2B software startups and online marketplaces from the wider CEE region. Backed exclusively by private money, Presto serves as a vital link between the flourishing CEE tech ecosystem and major Western markets. Let's step it up a notch.
Most often, we enter the partnership in the pre-seed or seed stage (round size up to €3 mio) and continue investing in the follow-up rounds.
We invest in entrepreneurs from the entire CEE region, including the Baltics, Balkans, and Ukraine. Most recently, Georgia has joined the list.
At Presto, we focus on B2B tech startups that are built on solid technology and have the potential to scale up and succeed in a big market.
Presto is built by founders for founders. Our network is always ready to lend a hand in areas where it matters most – sales, marketing, and hiring.
We’re backed by successful entrepreneurs, exited tech founders, and family offices. They pack a punch when it comes to networks and opportunities.
We have the know-how and contacts to help founders structure their operations and get ready for follow-up rounds in Western Europe and the US.
Since 2016, we’ve already invested more than €35M from two funds, backing early-stage B2B SaaS and Marketplace startups across the extended CEE region.
Our portfolio companies have already attracted €200M in Series A+ funding from Western VCs, including renowned funds like Andreessen Horowitz or Point Nine.
Presto is backed 100% by private money from successful entrepreneurs, exited tech founders, family offices, and renowned private institutional investors.
Portfolio of 50 early-stage startups across two funds, and growing. Will continue to focus on volume and velocity, as diversification is key in our business.
In 2022 alone, we met 1,885 startup teams across the region and ultimately invested in 24 of them, thus becoming one of the most dynamic VCs in the region.
Every year, our team spends 300 days in 20 CEE+ countries, building close relationships with ecosystem partners and unlocking access to exclusive deal flow.
Adam is a marketplace where customers can select and connect with trusted local contractors to receive an instant price quote and get the job done within one day. First industry to tackle: interior painting.View Site
A SaaS platform that provides behavioral insights to maximize advertising performance. The automated process allows users to upload concepts, storyboards, and videos to be tested at any time. Results in under 5 days.View Site
Calypso Commodities deploys cutting-edge algorithms to bring AI solutions to trading desks in the LNG market. They build ready-to-use products for shipping and trading desks that are in line with the trading reality on the ground.View Site
Options automatic market maker and liquidity provider. The solution allows wider adoption of DeFi to traditional products by providing insurance against volatility and increasing liquidity of certain assets.View Site
Choice QR completely digitizes restaurant-customer interactions with QR menus and payments, no-waiter table orders, table reservations, loyalty features, a simple website builder, PoS integrations, and much more.View Site
First-in-region cryptocurrency payment system that helps businesses receive payments in cryptocurrency and convert them into fiat, making everyday crypto-payments accessible for everyone. Co-investment with Tether.View Site
SaaS cloud-based virtual phone system and PBX for sales and customer service teams. Currently the global sector leader for SME customers, Cloudtalk offers over 40 advanced calling features and integrations.View Site
A platform that simplifies the process of planning, creating, launching, evaluating, and optimizing online campaigns to provide e-retailers with a new source of high-margin revenue: the retail media.View Site
A simple bookkeeping tool for growing SMEs, Dillali focuses on business owners in Africa and other emerging markets. This Estonian-Nigerian startup helps companies manage their finances and customers in one place.View Site
An AI application that works like a ‘cognitive antivirus’ to protect users' minds while navigating the online space. Elin.ai supports mental wellbeing in the online world and helps defend against online stress.View Site
A cybersecurity solution that helps security teams reduce their alert overload, improve incident response, and target serious attackers who pose a real threat to their companies and customers.View Site
Cash-flow management software for SMBs that provides clear financial statements and real-time forecasting with an intuitive user interface. Finmap helps owners increase profitability and retain agile competitiveness.View Site
Getpin is an AI-based solution that helps multi-location businesses increase revenue and client satisfaction by automating the management of their online presence and communication on 3rd party platforms.View Site
A cloud-based transportation management software that allows shippers to make proactive decisions while sourcing and monitoring freight logistics. GoRamp optimizes supply chain, warehouse management, and dock scheduling.View Site
Solid, authentic connections lie at the core of Presto’s DNA. And that comes hand in hand with responsibility. For us, it’s a steadfast commitment towards our founders, investors, as well as each other. It’s what drives us to bring our best every single day – and we expect nothing less from those around us.
Talking to people smarter than us is the best part of our job. We love helping them change the game.
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Healthy growth. Madmonq reports record revenues and a new product launchView Article
There has never been a better time to invest in startups in the Czech Republic than now, says the head of Presto VenturesView Article
Georgian fintech CityPay boosts crypto payment solutions with €2M fundingView Article
Prague-based Outfindo secures €900k to make product selection easy with AI-driven shopping guidesView Article
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