Recessionary fears are growing, valuations are down this year vs last, and growth stage funding seems to have slowed in recent months…

But not everything is as it seems.

Investors attending SaaStock in Dublin this October are actively searching for exciting SaaS companies like yours.

Here are some of the investors and VCs who want to meet YOU 👇




Allied Advisers is a global technology-focused boutique advisory firm focused on investment banking for entrepreneurs and investors.

The Silicon Valley-based firm, with a presence in Los Angeles, Israel, and India, serves entrepreneurs and investors of technology growth companies globally on strategic advisory including M&A and capital raises.

🌟 Notable Success story:

Invested in Minjar which exited to Nutanix, and Estate Assist which exited to Docusign – both at good returns.

💼 Current portfolio companies:

  • Lifesize – Co-invested in this collaboration software company with Marlin Equity and several other high profile VC.
  • ScaleGrid – Co-invested in this database software company with Spotlight Equity
  • – Invested in its Seed round (last round was led by Softbank)
  • Oloid – Invested in Seed round (last round investors include Honeywell, Dell)
  • Torpago – Invested in Seed round (raised $80M plus of debt funding)
  • Cordial – Invested in last round


Who are they?

Beringea is a transatlantic VC with more than $800m under management across its funds in the UK and the US.

💼 Current portfolio companies:

Zoovu – Beringea first invested in 2017 as part of its €5m Series A, providing further funding in its $19m Series B in 2019 before partially exiting in June 2022 as part of Zoovu’s $169m growth round.

CreativeX – Founded by Anastasia Leng, the business raised $25m in its Series B in June 2022, led by Guggenheim Partners.

WiredScore – Beringea led WiredScore’s $15m Series B in June 2022.


Who are they?

Founded in 2000, btov Partners is one of the most experienced venture investors in Europe with an unparalleled network of business angels, bringing unique expertise and support services to its portfolio companies. The firm is an early-stage investment firm, from pre-Seed to Seed, and prides itself on recognizing disruptive ideas early, supporting founders with dedication, determination, and loyalty.

Our team focuses on startups primarily in the fields of data analytics, AI, fintech, SaaS, logistics, digital health, and digital marketplaces. We pride ourselves on our curiosity and finding category-defining, non-obvious business models early, as well as our loyalty, backing founders from the very beginning and working hard to ensure their global success.

The most well-known investments include SumUp, DeepL, Raisin, Facebook, Foodspring, Volocopter, and XING.

🌟 Success stories:

Our portfolio company Procuros recently raised a $9 million Seed round in April with Creandum, Point Nine, and Paua Venures, after btov supported in the Pre-Seed phase. Decentriq recently launched their Data Clean Rooms utilizing AMD’s brand-new Confidential Computing technology (AMD SEV-SNP), was named Microsoft’s Startup of the Year in Switzerland, and secured a $15 Million Series A in March.   

💼 Current portfolio companies:

  • Ledgy
  • Procuros
  • LatticeFlow
  • Nelly
  • Decentriq


Who are they?

Founded in 2003, Cipio Partners has been backing European growth stage technology companies for 20 years. They are providing growth capital to resilient, growing technology companies in sectors such as software, software-enabled businesses and deeptech.

Cipio Partners are looking to invest €5-20M in companies with €10-50M in revenue.

🌟 Success story – BrightPearl:

Cipio Partners exits Brightpearl to Sage Group, who acquired the remaining 83% stake in the cloud retail management system .for £255m.

💼 Current portfolio companies:

  • Agora Pulse
  • Nuki
  • Vitafy
  • Wire
  • Zappi


Connected Capital

Connected Capital is a leading European B2B SaaS growth and buy-out investor with investment philosophy centered around partnering with world-class entrepreneurs in scaling mode. Connected Capital is a team of investors, operators and entrepreneurs that focus on providing capital and expertise in pure-play SaaS to entrepreneurs to accelerate the growth of their businesses.

Based in Amsterdam and backed by institutional investors, Connected Capital operates across Europe with over €200 million of assets under management. For more information, please visit

🌟 Success story – OneWelcome:

  • Headquartered in the Netherlands, OneWelcome, the European leader in Customer Identity and Access Management (CIAM), provides cloud-based customer identity and access management for highly regulated industries, empowering them to securely connect customers as well as business partners to their online services. OneWelcome protects tens of millions of European identities for lighthouse customers like Malakoff Humanis, PostNL and the European Central Bank.
  • Since our initial investment in 2017 the company tripled in size and has grown to become the leading European SaaS vendor in identity and access management protecting tens of millions European identities.
  • In July 2022, OneWelcome was acquired by Thales to further strengthen its leading position as a global cybersecurity player, and a leading provider of secure and trusted digital identities.

💼 Current portfolio companies:

  • Foleon (Interactive web publishing)
  • Speakap (Internal communication for corporates)
  • Omnia Retail (Dynamic pricing for brands and retailers)
  • UpCloud (High-performance cloud hosting)
  • ChannelSight (E-commerce intelligence)
  • SurePay (Confirmation of Payee)
  • RiseUp (Corporate learning)
  • CHILI Publish (Creative automation)
  • Brella (Event planning platform)
  • Eurora (Compliance and customs services)
  • Orgvue (HR analytics)


DPlus PartnersWho are they?

We are B2B tech investors focused on investing in growth-stage companies with best-in-class technologies, and scaling them into global category leaders.  

We take an active approach, plugging them into our corporate network, and providing operational expertise to accelerate growth. Notable initiatives include supporting with strategy and technology roadmaps, identifying and onboarding senior management talent, and evaluating strategic M&A opportunities. 

Founded in 2015, our team has more than 75 years of growth equity experience, 35 years of strategy consulting experience, and 100 years of relevant sector experience.

🌟 Success story – CleverConnect:

Recently, CleverConnect announced the acquisition of Talentry, a Munich-based provider of talent relationship management solutions, building a European champion in Candidate Experience Management.

💼 Current portfolio companies:


Who are they?

At DTCP, we are a European Growth Equity Fund with a global footprint and teams and investments in Europe, Israel and the US.

Since 2015, we exclusively invest in B2B SaaS, from Series B to pre-IPO. Out of our fresh Fund III, we typically write tickets between €5-50m.

💼 Current portfolio companies:

  • Pipedrive (acquired by VEP)
  • Signavio (acquired by SAP)
  • Auth0 (acquired by Okta)
  • LeanIX and Aircall, who we first met at SaaStock & who recently joined the Centaurs club by surpassing $100m in ARR.


Who are they?

Eight Roads Ventures is a global venture capital firm managing $11bn of assets across offices in the UK, China, India, Japan, and the US.

Eight Roads Ventures’ sweet-spot is scale-up stage startups who have reached product market fit– we typically invest between Series A and Series C.

💼 Current portfolio companies:

Together with our associated funds, including our US sister fund F-Prime Capital, our 50-year history of investing includes partnerships with over 300 companies such as:

  • Alibaba
  • AppsFlyer
  • BlackDuck
  • Cazoo, Chewy
  • Devoted Health
  • Flywire, Fireblocks
  • Gloat
  • Hibob
  • Icertis
  • Juro
  • Neo4j
  • Spendesk
  • Paidy
  • Ping Identity
  • Toast
  • Wallapop


Who are they?

Forestay is an early-growth stage technology fund based between London and Geneva. We invest in visionary teams reaching growth inflection points and partner with them to create future category leaders. We support Enterprise, SaaS and Data & Automation start-ups at Series A-C with investments between $10M and $20M in Europe, Israel and opportunistically on the East coast of the US.

🌟 Success story – Nexthink:

One of our recent success stories is Nexthink, a Swiss digital employee experience management platform, which reached unicorn status early 2021. Nexthink’s Series B was Forestay’s first investment, and since, we continued to believe in and back the team, taking part in three further financing rounds.

💼 Current portfolio companies:

  • Nexthink
  • Scandit
  • Wasabi
  • Manta


Who are they?

henq invest in B2B software companies across Europe at Seed & Series A stage and are sector-agnostic. henq are investing from their 4th fund (€80M in size).

henq are deeply committed investors that aim for a 100% hit rate: no spray and pray with them, you will be 1 of the 3 companies they invest in each year. A shareholder that dares to say “I don’t know” and lets you run the business in the way you see fit. No pushing for influence or of bad ideas. When henq do something, they do it well: the best support in hiring, fundraising & target setting.  

🌟 Success story – Sendcloud:

Sendcloud, who were ready to claim as much of the online eCommerce shipping market when COVID entered our lives and who have now become the #1 shipping platform for eCommerce across Europe.

💼 Current portfolio companies:

  • Sendcloud
  • Mews
  • Parkdepot
  • Cloudtalk
  • Stravito
  • Orderchamp
  • Zivver


Who are they?

KKR Tech Growth is KKR’s dedicated growth equity platform backing leading technology companies across North America, Europe and Israel. 

We have been investing in technology at the growth stage for over a decade, with a focus on Enterprise Software, Consumer Internet, FinTech, and Cyber Security, among other areas.

We act as partners to the management teams we back – making the full breadth of the KKR platform available to our portfolio in support of ambitious growth objectives.

💼 Current portfolio companies:

  • Darktrace
  • KnowBe4
  • OutSystems
  • Feedzai
  • Wolt
  • GetYourGuide
  • ContentSquare
  • OneStream
  • o9
  • Reliaquest
  • Qonto
  • +Simple
  • Paddle


Who are they?

Prime Ventures is a pan European growth stage venture fund that has raised over 850m EUR since 1999.

We look to invest 5-25m EUR into European businesses at a series A, B or C round that have shown good product market fit and are on their scale up journey. We take a high conviction and very concentrated investment approach investing in only a small number of companies each year and working with the founders to help them scale to become global tech companies of tomorrow. 

💼 Current portfolio companies:

  • CybelAngel
  • Terrapay
  • Vitesse
  • Qover
  • Orderchamp
  • Blueground
  • Holidu
  • Recharge
  • Zappi
  • Slimpay


Who are they?

R22 is a public-listed holding led by a mission of unlocking the digital future for businesses of all sizes and sectors.

Today, we are supporting more than 300k clients and 2m users worldwide by providing a wide range of digital-enabled products and services covering such areas as digital presence, business process automation, communication, marketing and sales. Our portfolio includes scalable services offered in the SaaS model, operating along the entire value chain.   

In our 20-year history we have executed 2 IPOs (R22 in 2016 and Vercom in 2021) and over 50 investment and M&A deals. Most recently the acquisition of MailerLite, one of the largest Polish tech acquisitions in recent years – 100m USD).

We are entrepreneurs ourselves, therefore we want to team up with entrepreneurs who share our vision of building customer-centric global products. We are looking for B2B SaaS investment opportunities, with a focus on e-commerce solutions (eg. ERP, OMS) as well as dedicated software for hotels, restaurants, and real estate. We are looking for fast-growing companies delivering over USD 50k MRR.

🌟 Success story – Vercom:

Vercom, a technology company providing cloud solutions in the CPaaS model grew more than 50 times in the last decade, and rescale its operations to new sectors and regions. In 2021 Vercom completed a successful IPO (WSE: VRC) and became the CPaaS leader in the CEE region.

In 2022, Vercom made a spectacular entry into the global market by acquiring MailerLite, a global provider of tools for e-mail communication. The acquisition will enable Vercom to nearly triple the number of clients and ensure its presence in more than 100 markets. The transaction value amounts to around USD 100m, making it one of the largest acquisitions in the Polish technology sector in recent years.

💼 Current portfolio companies:


Who are they?

Sapphire is a leading global technology-focused venture capital firm with more than $10 billion in assets under management and team members across Austin, London, New York, Palo Alto and San Francisco. 

For more than two decades, Sapphire has partnered with visionary management teams and venture funds to help scale companies of consequence. Sapphire has invested in more than 170 companies globally resulting in more than 30 IPOs and 45 acquisitions. 

Having had a presence on the ground in Europe for over a decade, in 2020 the firm opened its first office in Europe to double down on its ability to back the growing number of exciting innovators emerging on the European tech scene. This team, based in London, has quickly grown to 10 people and is focused on backing growth stage B2B businesses.

🌟 Success story – Matillion:

There are so many exciting things happening amongst our portfolio at the moment. I’m really excited about the momentum behind Matillion, a platform HQ’d in Manchester which provides enterprises with a cloud-native data transformation solution.

They reached unicorn status last year and have since been going from strength to strength. This has included opening an office in Denver and significantly expanding their US presence, as well as launching a new Engineering Center of Excellence in Madrid.

💼 Current portfolio companies:

  • Adverity
  • Contentful
  • Cazoo
  • Feedzai
  • GitGuardian
  • Kaltura
  • Matillion
  • Tesseract
  • Unmind
  • Verbit
  • Yapily
  • Zesty


Who are they?

Scottish Equity Partners (SEP) is a technology focused growth equity firm.

We look for product-focussed software and data businesses in attractive markets and have significant experience in supporting companies as they scale. SEP has been investing in Europe for more than 20 years meaning we have successfully weathered multiple technology cycles. Current SEP portfolio companies generate more than $1B of revenue and employ more than 5,000 people.

💼 Current portfolio companies:

Recent software investments include: regulatory compliance software provider and B Corp FundApps; financial data and regulatory reporting software provider AutoRek; API management software business Tyk; and DevOps and testing software for SAP systems specialist Basis Technologies. We were also the largest shareholder in enterprise scientific informatics SaaS provider Dotmatics before it was acquired by US based Insightful Science in 2021.


Who are they?

We are a Nordic SaaS investor on our third fund (70m). We invest across seed-A but our sweetspot is pre-A, with some revenue traction and a round size of $1-2m.

Initially, Vendep was a vehicle to found own companies and invest in startups with own equity. After a dozen-or-so own startups it turned into an accelerator/investor, and eventually in 2013 we become a VC fund investor and raised our first pure SaaS fund primarily from angel investors.

🌟 Success stories:


Who are they?

Verdane is a specialist growth equity investment firm that partners with tech-enabled and sustainable European businesses to help them reach the next stage of international growth.

Verdane can invest as a minority or majority investor, either in single companies or through portfolios of companies, and looks to deploy behind three core themes; the Digital Consumer, Software Everywhere and Sustainable Society. Verdane funds hold over €4 billion in total commitments and have made over 140 investments in fast-growing businesses since 2003.

Verdane’s team of over 100 investment professionals and operating experts, based out of Berlin, Copenhagen, Helsinki, London, Oslo and Stockholm, is dedicated to being the preferred growth partner to tech-enabled and sustainable businesses in Europe.

🌟 Recognition:

Verdane is pre-nominated in the 2022 Private Equity Exchange Awards for Best European Growth Private Equity Fund (fourth consecutive year) and in the Best Fundraising & Investor Relations. Winners will be announced on October 19th, 2022.

💼 Current portfolio companies:

  • Apoteka
  • Centra
  • Cleanwatts
  • eduhouse
  • Hornetsecurity
  • inriver
  • meister
  • Papirfly Group
  • Parkopedia
  • Press Ganey
  • Voyado


Who are they?

VI Partners is one of Switzerland’s oldest running VC funds, managing over $350m across multiple funds. The firm was launched in 2000 through a collaboration between ETH, McKinsey and ten blue-chip Swiss companies, who were looking to increase the amount of venture investment into the Swiss ecosystem. 

Today, we invest into Switzerland and Europe, where we are particularly interested in b2b SaaS companies that are at Series A stage and help the digitalisation of the corporate. 

Our investors include global blue chip leaders in robotics, consulting, engineering, production, insurance and finance. ABB, Buhler, Credit Suisse, ETH, Hilti, McKinsey, Nestle, Schindler, Sulzer, Suva and ZKB. We are not a CVC but jokingly call this network our “unfair advantage”, as these partners give us insights and have become customers of some of our portfolio companies.

🌟 Success stories:

  • Sequoia’s first investment into Switzerland was our portfolio company Ledgy.
  • SumUp continues to be a giant global fintech success story.
  • Unique is revolutionising the way remote sales organisation operate, which Picterra and Acodis are classic “deep tech” Swiss companies solving real problems around complex data.


Our return to Dublin will bring with it many ways you can connect with likeminded people and peers in SaaS. Find out 10 ways how we’re facilitating human connections (not just meetings) at SaaStock 2022 in Dublin. Read our blog post.

Get your tickets to SaaStock 2022 in Dublin this October, to experience:

“The best SaaS conference for SaaS founders, VCs and execs in Europe. Period.” – Christoph Janz, Managing Partner, Point Nine