Summer has ended with another great investment for Capitalia Co-Investment Fund - the fund has concluded an investment deal with an Estonian startup Xolo OÜ in the amount of EUR 150,000. The lead investor for this investment round was Karma Ventures and this is the 10th investment for Capitalia’s Co-Investment Fund which was founded in autumn of 2021.
Capitalia invests EUR 150,000 in a Danish start-up Scratcher together with a Finnish venture capital fund Innovestor. Scratcher.io is a marketing company, which uses gamification elements to turn the industry upside down.
Capitalia invests EUR 150,000 in a Lithuanian startup Aispeco in its seed financing round led by a Finnish venture capital fund Superhero Capital.
When a company is in a rapid growth stage, additional financial liabilities can create a burden on the development plans and even make the business spend all incoming cash flow on covering monthly payments. In order to avoid financial liabilities and keep control over the business, venture capital can be a convenient tool to reach the desired development goals.
Capitalia received the award for the most environmentally friendly investment of 2021 in Latvia. The recognition was awarded for the investment in Aerones - a fast-growing startup based in Latvia that manufactures drones for wind turbine maintenance.
Last year, Capitalia issued more than 20 million euros of debt financing to more than 200 businesses in the Baltic States. For the third year in a row, more than half of funding was allocated to Latvian companies, while Lithuania and Estonia share the remaining part equally. To increase the attraction of funding for companies in the Baltic states, Capitalia has launched two alternative investment funds and made its first venture capital investments.
Capitalia has invested EUR 250 thousand in an engineering simulation and modeling startup Cenos. In this financing round led by Startup Wise Guys, in total, the Latvian-based company raised EUR 1 million.
In 2021 Capitalia reported turnover of EUR 1.19 million and profit of EUR 174 thousand. The Company reported a very strong financial results in the last quarter of the year because of very high interest in business financing. In addition, as an important milestone, Capitalia raised another alternative investment fund in this period, a feeder fund for Change Ventures.