Established in 2011, Practica Capital is one of the most active and leading VC firms in Lithuania and the Baltics. We are a dedicated Baltic generalist VC investing in ventures and high-growth SMEs, which have an ambition to become regional, international, global players or target leading position in their national markets.
We focus on investments in the Baltic (Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia) and Baltic-origin (e.g. Baltic diaspora in Europe and beyond) innovation- and technology-driven ventures (startups, scaleups) and SMEs (later stage tech-driven businesses on a path of or reaching sustained growth). We also invest in ventures in the neighbouring Central and Northern Europe and from the Eastern neighbours (e.g. Belarus, Russia, Ukraine, other Eastern Europe), relocating to the Baltics to use them and their start-up visas as a springboard to the EU markets and beyond.
We invest and follow-on from €100k to €2m+ in venture seed (seed, late seed), early stage (pre-A, A), later stage follow-on (post-A, B follow-on) rounds and in tech-driven SMEs in need of later stage expansion, scale-up and growth capital.
Practica Capital provides equity and equity-related investments targeting minority positions and takes an active investor role with an aim to achieve long-term value growth and interests clearly aligned between us, portfolio company founders, other shareholders, investors and management. We are Baltic VC partners with hands-on approach to investee management who roll up their sleeves and work closely with entrepreneurs and management teams. We provide value-added advice on strategic, operational, daily level, identify gaps and connect to our relevant network for specific expertise and advice. We bring value-added advice on strategic, financial and operational level. We can identify gaps and connect to our relevant network for specific expertise, advice and additional capital.
Practica Capital is a generalist Baltic VC investor focusing on backing great teams behind Baltic, Baltic-origin and neigbouring European tech-driven businesses delivering on a regional, international, global or local opportunity in a broad range of sectors, verticals and business models.
We are also the most active Baltic syndicate partner leading, facilitating, backing investments and follow-on rounds with local, regional, international VCs, corporates and angels, including BaltCap, Change Ventures, Döhler Group, EBRD Venture Capital, Intel Capital, Inventure, Karma Ventures, Kima Ventures, Midform, Nextury Ventures, Octopus Ventures, Revo Capital, Vostok Emerging Finance and others.
Practica Capital manages Practica Seed Capital and Practica Venture Capital funds from the 2012 vintage with €24m under management. The funds were launched under the JEREMIE initiative in Lithuania, which is administered by the European Investment Fund (EIF), Ministry of Economy, Ministry of Finance and funded from the EU Structural Funds under 2007-2013 Economic Growth Operational Programme of Lithuania. They are financed by the EIF-managed JEREMIE fund-of-funds, our team and a number of other investors. Currently, we are raising our third fund, Practica Venture Capital II, targeting up to €50m in commitments from INVEGA advised by the EBRD, other existing and new investors. We expect the fund to start investing in the second half of 2018.
As part of the Practica Seed Capital fund, we run Startup.lt accelerator, which helps startups build an MVP, gain initial traction and growth.
To date, Practica Capital has made over 40 investments, 13 exits, incl. Gaudrė (light engineering) to Würth (Germany), NanoAvionics (spacetech) to AST&Science (USA), TableAir (officetech) to Midform (Denmark), TrackDuck to InVision (USA), other break-even, small-scale exits.
Our portfolio includes CGTrader (world’s largest 3D model marketplace co-invested with Intel Capital, Karma Ventures), Trafi (world’s first urban mobility as a service co-invested with BaltCap, EBRD Venture Capital, Octopus Ventures), TransferGo (another money remittance scaleup in Europe and beyond co-invested with Revo Capital, Vostok Emerging Finance), other ventures and SMEs expected to be exited near-to-mid-term.
We are an independent team of investment professionals and advisors with long-term pan-Baltic VC&PE, investment banking, other advisory experience in our firm, BaltCap, CA IB, Evli Bank, Hanseatic Capital, MP Investment Bank, SEB Enskilda, Summa Advisers as well as former entrepreneurs who exited their businesses. We are one of the most experienced teams in the region with 59 investments (current and previous), €39m invested, of which 19 exited for €89m, incl. exits to a NYSE-listed Moog and on Nasdaq Baltic.
We have accumulated know-how. Know-how coming from practical experience. Our team has diverse backgrounds, an extensive track-record in a range of stages, verticals and types of financing with full cycle experience both in success and failure, leading and/or syndicating investments, including entrepreneurial experience.
We know what it takes to build a success story from the Baltics.