Startup Wise Guys

Startup Wise Guys is the leading B2B startup accelerator in Europe.

4.9
(16)
Recommend to another founder 97%

Independent rating of Startup Wise Guys VC fund

Overall rating:
4.9
(16)
Recommend to another founder: 97%
Team quality
5.0
Professionalism
Personal qualities
None
Integrity
Respect and decency
Experience
Relevant expertise
Investment process
4.7
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 Startup Wise Guys VC fund

Founded:
2012
Number of funds:
2
Number of investments:
231
Number of exits:
5
Headquarters:
Organization type:
Accelerator, Micro VC

Portfolio - latest investments by Startup Wise Guys VC fund

Founders' reviews of Startup Wise Guys VC fund

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Recommend to another founder 90%
Within 6 months by non-portfolio founder
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Great accelerator program
Pros
I enjoyed accelerator program and value + batch managers + networking + other startups. The only drawback is ticket size.
Cons
Too small ticket size
Advice for management
Increase tickets
Team quality
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Recommend to another founder 100%
Within a year by non-portfolio founder
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Team quality
5.0
Professionalism
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
Due diligence
Value add
4.4
Supportiveness
Value add beyond financing
Board activity
Terms
Founder friendly
Recommend to another founder 100%
Older than a year by portfolio founder
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Great, professional team, highly recommended for all Eastern European startups
Pros
Very professional team, very supportive, you feel like you're part of a family
Cons
Not much, acceleration program might be set up slightly differently but they know more about this then me
Advice for management
N/A
Team quality
5.0
Professionalism
Investment process
4.2
Approachability
Speed of the process
Responsiveness
Due diligence
Value add
5.0
Supportiveness
Value add beyond financing
Board activity
Terms
Older than a year by portfolio founder
Round: Pre-Seed
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Could be More Than VCs
SWG is a great option. They go far beyond the business, they go for the humans behind the project. I felt supported as never had been before. All of the team is great.
Team quality
5.0
Professionalism
Investment process
4.5
Approachability
Speed of the process
Responsiveness
Due diligence
Value add
4.8
Supportiveness
Value add beyond financing
Board activity
Terms
Older than a year by portfolio founder
Round: Pre-Seed
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Gerry & the Wise Guys
Once they said: you will never walk alone. That's exactly what we experience right now. We got much more than just a funding. We got an ally. Reliable, patient and wise ally.
Team quality
5.0
Professionalism
Investment process
5.0
Approachability
Speed of the process
Responsiveness
Due diligence
Value add
5.0
Supportiveness
Value add beyond financing
Board activity
Terms
Older than a year by portfolio founder
Round: Pre-Seed
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The Beginning
Very supportive, from the day one.
Team quality
5.0
Professionalism
Investment process
4.5
Approachability
Speed of the process
Responsiveness
Due diligence
Value add
5.0
Supportiveness
Value add beyond financing
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Terms
Older than a year by portfolio founder
Round: Pre-Seed
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A Revolutionary Ideology
There is a fundamental concept that SWG has understood and practices compared to other accelerators: a healthy, sustainable, and resilient business is made, among other things, of people with different talents and intelligence.  This means working to understand who these people are, on what and how they can shine, and help them in the transformation to entrepreneurs, who are nothing more than managers of chaos. The quality of the mentors, network, and educational process are entirely adapted and focused on this concept, and you won’t find a similar approach anywhere else. This is the accelerator of facts, and I couldn’t be more proud to have been part of it.
Team quality
5.0
Professionalism
Investment process
5.0
Approachability
Speed of the process
Responsiveness
Value add
4.7
Supportiveness
Value add beyond financing
Terms
Older than a year by portfolio founder
Round: Seed
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Put it all on the table
They are very direct and transparent in how they work and what they bring to the table, they were very upfront where they can provide value and where they might come short so the relationship was off to a constructive start.
Team quality
5.0
Professionalism
Investment process
4.5
Approachability
Speed of the process
Responsiveness
Due diligence
Value add
4.5
Supportiveness
Value add beyond financing
Board activity
Terms
Older than a year by portfolio founder
Round: Pre-Seed
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Excellent
Very approachable, responsive and genuinely willing to help founders
Team quality
5.0
Professionalism
Investment process
5.0
Approachability
Speed of the process
Responsiveness
Due diligence
Value add
5.0
Supportiveness
Value add beyond financing
Board activity
Terms
Older than a year by portfolio founder
Round: Pre-Seed
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More Than Just a Bunch of Wise Guys
Startup Wise Guys builds a close-knit community, and provides value and personal commitment to founders from beginning to end, even when they move to subsequent ventures. They also have a broad choice of mentors that make their best to help startups during and after the acceleration programmes
Team quality
5.0
Professionalism
Investment process
5.0
Approachability
Speed of the process
Responsiveness
Due diligence
Value add
5.0
Supportiveness
Value add beyond financing
Board activity
Terms
Older than a year by portfolio founder
Round: Pre-Seed
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Pleasing to see them doing well
SWG invested in CENOS within B8 and later followed up several times in angel rounds. While for us, it was the journey from nobody-understand-what-CENOS-is-doing to the solid business with the customer portfolio in 14 countries, SWG and Cristobal Alonso personally trusted our disruptive technology and non-standard go-to-market strategy. While many VCs were not ready to take an effort to dig deeper into the opportunity, Cristobal committed himself as the chairman of advisory board and helped us raising angel rounds. SWG and Cristobal personally is the best, the most valuable pre-seed investor in Europe, he invests in solid teams and exceptional persons, and help them grow personally and business wise, without taking too much in return. Now, I'm very happy to see SWG is putting step into the seed stage as well with their opportunity fund, even leading the deals for their best portfolio companies.
Team quality
5.0
Professionalism
Investment process
4.0
Approachability
Speed of the process
Responsiveness
Due diligence
Value add
4.0
Supportiveness
Value add beyond financing
Terms
Older than a year by portfolio founder
Round: Seed
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Don't Let Them Pass By
Being with Startup Wise Guys is very valuable. But be sure to be proactive, don't wait and grab the value they can offer.
Team quality
4.0
Professionalism
Investment process
3.5
Approachability
Speed of the process
Responsiveness
Due diligence
Value add
4.5
Supportiveness
Value add beyond financing
Board activity
Terms
Older than a year by portfolio founder
Round: Pre-Seed
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Powerful
Super energetic group, beyond investors and will help you all the way
Team quality
5.0
Professionalism
Investment process
4.8
Approachability
Speed of the process
Responsiveness
Due diligence
Value add
5.0
Supportiveness
Value add beyond financing
Terms
Older than a year by portfolio founder
Round: Pre-Seed
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Good for Noobs
Startup Wise Guys is an excellent crash course for a founder with no previous experience. They taught us the ropes of the quick-growth business environment + relevant startup lingo. We came in with something that resembled a product and two clients. We raised our seed round a few months after graduating.
Team quality
5.0
Professionalism
Investment process
5.0
Approachability
Speed of the process
Responsiveness
Due diligence
Value add
5.0
Supportiveness
Value add beyond financing
Board activity
Terms
Older than a year by portfolio founder
Round: Pre-Seed
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Good to Have the Resource
Having them as the first investor has helped us greatly. From support then, to support now that we feel everyday/whenever we ask. As a first time founder it's great I have a lot more brainpower and experience behind me that I can lean to when in need. Very recomended.
Team quality
5.0
Professionalism
Investment process
5.0
Approachability
Speed of the process
Responsiveness
Due diligence
Value add
5.0
Supportiveness
Value add beyond financing
Board activity
Terms
Older than a year by portfolio founder
Round: Pre-Seed
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Meet Expectations
Fast, close to subject, adequate. Help when needed.
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