Earlybird is a European venture investment firm. It manages around US$1 billion in assets for an international investor base since 1998, focusing mainly on the technology and health technology sectors. The firm is one of the largest European venture and growth capital investors and the largest outside of the UK.
Earlybird’s investment philosophy is to focus on non-linear companies that disrupt large markets with a strong product or technology at their heart. Earlybird is particularly interested in companies that build engagement or network effects, and that reach proof points and scalability with a high degree of capital efficiency. Earlybird looks for investment opportunities with European DNA but global ambition.
Earlybird’s investments cover multiple stages of a company’s investment needs, with typical investment sizes between €1m and €20m.
Headquartered in Istanbul, the Earlybird Digital East Fund is focused on providing early stage equity capital to high-potential technology companies in Turkey and Central & Eastern Europe. The key interest areas of the fund are Consumer Internet, Enterprise Software and Tech-Enabled Services.