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5 Leading Venture Capital Firms in Budapest

By 
Nicolás Cerdeira
 | 
Updated: 
November 9, 2022
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The venture capital ecosystem in Budapest has undergone major growth over the last decade.

In this article, you will find some of the top venture capital firms in Budapest investing across various sectors and industries.

5 Venture Capital Firms in Budapest

1) Enterprise Ireland

Enterprise Ireland

Enterprise Ireland is a government organisation that provides investment support and opportunities for founders looking to build their businesses in Ireland.

Details of the VC firm:

  • Country: Ireland, Germany, Hungary, Denmark, France, Netherlands, Italy, Sweden, Spain, Czechia, United Kingdom, Belgium, Poland, Brazil, USA, Canada, United Arab Emirates, Australia, China, Japan, Singapore, Vietnam, India, South Korea, Saudi Arabia, Nigeria, South Africa, Kenya
  • City: Dublin, Düsseldorf, Budapest, Paris, Amsterdam, Milan, Stockholm, Madrid, Prague, London, Brussels, Warsaw, São Paulo, Austin, Toronto, New York, Dubai, Sydney, Hong Kong, Tokyo, Singapore, Ho Chi Minh City, Beijing, Mumbai, Seoul, Riyadh, Lagos, Johannesburg, Nairobi, Shannon, København
  • Started in: 1998
  • Industries: Life Sciences, Industrial
  • Stages: Pre-Seed, Seed, Series A, Series B, Series C
  • Maximum check size: €50,000
  • Number of investments: 686
  • Number of exits: 78
  • Funds raised: €216,100,000
  • 3 remarkable investments: Profitero, Immersive VR Education, Invinity Energy Systems PLC

You can find their website here.

You can send them an email at equitydept@enterprise-ireland.com.

2) Hiventures

Hiventures

Hiventures is a multistage investment firm located in Hungary.

Details of the VC firm:

  • Country: Hungary
  • City: Budapest
  • Started in: 2017
  • Founders: Bence Katona
  • Industries: Media, Gaming, Big Data & Analytics, Consumer, Education, Fintech, InsurTech, Food & Beverage, Supply Chain & Logistics, Marketplace, Healthcare, Travel & Hospitality, Agriculture, SaaS
  • Stages: Pre-Seed, Seed, Series A
  • Minimum check size: €50,000
  • Maximum check size: €3,000,000
  • Number of investments: 280
  • Number of exits: 69
  • 3 remarkable investments: Briefly, Himoney, Edumarket

You can find their website here.

You can send them an email at rsid@hiventures.hu.

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3) Day One Capital

Day One Capital

Day One Capital is a Hungarian venture capital firm targeting CEE startups.

Details of the VC firm:

  • Country: Hungary
  • City: Budapest
  • Started in: 2011
  • Founders: Elek Straub, Csaba Kákosy, György Simó
  • Industries: Consumer, Gaming, Social, Healthcare, Robotics, SaaS, Cloud
  • Stages: Seed, Series A
  • Minimum check size: €300,000
  • Maximum check size: €1,500,000
  • Number of investments: 27
  • Number of exits: 8
  • Funds raised: €34,000,000
  • 3 remarkable investments: Gamee, On robot, Statzup

You can find their website here.

4) PortfoLion Capital Partners

PortfoLion Capital Partners

PortfoLion Capital Partners is a multistage investment firm for CEE startups.

Details of the VC firm:

  • Country: Hungary
  • City: Budapest
  • Started in: 2010
  • Founders: Andras Molnar
  • Industries: Fintech, Cybersecurity, Education, Internet & Mobile, Developer Tools, Supply Chain & Logistics, E-Commerce, Agriculture
  • Stages: Early Stage, Late Stage
  • Minimum check size: €500,000
  • Maximum check size: €30,000,000
  • Number of investments: 26
  • Number of exits: 9
  • Funds raised: €440,000,000
  • 3 remarkable investments: Talk-A-Bot, Deligo, Seon

You can find their website here.

You can send them an email at info@portfolion.hu.

5) Y Soft Ventures

Y Soft Ventures

Y Soft Ventures is a corporate venture capital financing enterprise hardware and software companies in CEE.

Details of the VC firm:

  • Country: Czechia, Hungary, United Kingdom, France, USA, Israel, United Arab Emirates, China, Japan, Singapore, Australia
  • City: Brno, Budapest, London, Paris, Grapevine, Tel Aviv-Yafo, Dubai, Shanghai, Kōbe, Singapore, Sydney
  • Started in: 2016
  • Founders: Václav Muchna, Martin De Martini
  • Industries: Internet & Mobile, Cybersecurity, AR & VR, IoT, Big Data & Analytics
  • Stages: Early Stage, Seed
  • Minimum check size: $350,000
  • Maximum check size: $2,000,000
  • Number of investments: 11
  • Number of exits: 1
  • Funds raised: $4,500,000
  • 3 remarkable investments: Dronetag, Nenovision, Sensoneo

You can find their website here.

You can send them an email at info@ysoft.com.

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