KAYA

KAYA is an early-stage VC fund with roots in CEE, investing in intrepid founders across Europe since 2010.

4.2
(6)
Recommend to another founder 80%

Independent rating of KAYA VC fund

Overall rating:
4.2
(6)
Recommend to another founder: 80%
Team quality
3.9
Professionalism
Personal qualities
Integrity
Respect and decency
Experience
Relevant expertise
Investment process
4.1
Approachability
Clarity of the process
Speed of the process
Responsiveness
Ease of the process
Due diligence
Value add
4.8
Supportiveness
Value add beyond financing
Board activity
Terms
Founder friendly
Help with follow-up rounds
None

About KAYA VC fund

Founded:
2010
Number of funds:
3
Number of investments:
42
Number of exits:
5
Headquarters:
Organization type:
Venture Capital

How KAYA VC fund invests

Average ticket size:
9.43M USD
Smallest investment:
154K USD
Biggest investment:
65.6M USD
Would lead round:
Yes
Would coinvest:
Yes
Countries where invested:

Portfolio - latest investments by KAYA VC fund

Founders' reviews of KAYA VC fund

Team quality
4.2
Professionalism
Personal qualities
Integrity
Respect and decency
Experience
Relevant expertise
Investment process
4.8
Approachability
Clarity of the process
Speed of the process
Responsiveness
Ease of the process
Value add
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Team quality
3.0
Professionalism
Integrity
Respect and decency
Experience
Relevant expertise
Investment process
4.4
Approachability
Clarity of the process
Speed of the process
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Ease of the process
Value add
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not the sharpest tools in the shed
Pros
good reputation in CEE
Cons
not the sharpest minds, dismiss investment due to failure to understand business model after several hours of discussions
Advice for management
not the sharpest tools in the shed
Team quality
Not reviewed
Investment process
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Value add
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Team quality
5.0
Professionalism
Personal qualities
Integrity
Respect and decency
Experience
Relevant expertise
Investment process
4.3
Approachability
Clarity of the process
Speed of the process
Responsiveness
Ease of the process
Due diligence
Value add
4.8
Supportiveness
Value add beyond financing
Board activity
Terms
Founder friendly
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Kaya maximizes the potential of the founder and the company
Pros
Very serious and credible fund, The meeting was very fast, very deep analysis and an effort to get to know our startup
Cons
Sometimes they have a problem with atypical situations outside the standard tables
Advice for management
Keep doing a good job with the founders
Team quality
3.2
Professionalism
Personal qualities
Integrity
Respect and decency
Experience
Relevant expertise
Investment process
2.8
Approachability
Clarity of the process
Speed of the process
Responsiveness
Ease of the process
Value add
Not reviewed
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Mixing of the fund role and a private investment opportunities of some partners
Pros
Good reputation and successful track record in e-commerce including some nice exits
Cons
In my case - and this might be different for other founders - our case for Enern got mixed up with an interest of one of their partners to invest in us privately which was both confusing and unprofessional as I was not sure at which point he is representing himself and at which the fund. Also, I was not sure if a potential turn down from him would mean the end of our chances with the fund. That way he was sort of holding this over me (and maybe - and this is a pure speculation on my part - was trying to get better terms for his private deal like this).
Advice for management
Make some internal policy about how your partners can represent the fund and under what circumstances they can take the lead for themselves. And let this be known to the founders. Otherwise they will be confused and frustrated
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