Our purpose

Empowering groundbreaking tech startups through long-term partnerships and strategic support

Our track record

Innovation backed by experience

Since our inception, we have worked diligently to support our portfolio companies at every stage of their journey to achieve fast and sustainable growth, as well as scale their operations globally.

Value Created
€11Bn

aggregated valuation of our portfolio companies

Investments
186

participated investment deals

Founded
17

years from our inception

Exits
45

exited companies

Portfolio
29

active companies in our portfolio

Follow-on investment
6x

average capital raised after our initial investment

Our investment thesis

Investing in technology today for the innovations that will shape tomorrow

We are a tech-focused Venture Capital fund investing in early and growth-stage startups across Europe and the US.

Our mission is to scout and nurture visionary entrepreneurs with audacious ideas that have the potential to create a lasting impact.

Pre-seed to pre-series A

€0.5 - 3M initial ticket size

B2B SaaS and Deep Tech

Visionary, fully committed, and international team

Competitive advantage and defensibility come from strong technology or IP

Geographic focus in Europe and the US

Series B and C rounds

€5 - 20M initial ticket size

B2B SaaS with market-tested solution and proven technology

Visionary, fully committed, international, and strong management team

Competitive advantage and defensibility come from strong technology or IP

Geographic focus in Europe and the US

Early

Pre-seed to pre-series A

0.5 - 3M € initial ticket size

B2B SaaS and Deep Tech

Visionary, fully-committed, and international team

Competitive advantage and defensibility come from strong technology or IP

Geographic focus in Europe and the US

Growth

Pre-seed to pre-series A

0.5 - 3M € initial ticket size

B2B SaaS and Deep Tech

Visionary, fully-committed, and international team

Competitive advantage and defensibility come from strong technology or IP

Geographic focus in Europe and the US

Pre-seed to pre-series A

0.5 - 3M € initial ticket size

B2B SaaS and Deep Tech

Visionary, fully-committed, and international team

Competitive advantage and defensibility come from strong technology or IP

Geographic focus in Europe and the US

Our manifesto
FAQs

Some questions people usually ask us

Do you lead rounds?
Yes

In order to add value and be hands-on on our investments, we typically lead or co-lead rounds. In growth, we typically co-lead deals, but we can be more flexible.

What’s your relationship to CriteriaCaixa and its shareholding participations?
Criteria Venture Tech is the VC fund of CriteriaCaixa

Criteria Venture Tech is a VC fund of CriteriaCaixa that invests in technology. We have a broad network with the companies invested by the holding in sectors such as financial institutions, telecommunications, infrastructure, and technology, especially with the departments and teams that work in security, AI, and data teams within those organitzations.

Do you have a geographical restriction?
No

We’re based in Barcelona but we don’t have any geographic restriction. We are actively investing in the best founders across the world, with special focus on Europe and the US.

What is CriteriaCaixa and what's its mission?
An investment holding with €26B AUM

CriteriaCaixa is the investment holding of ´´la Caixa foundation´´ one of the largest foundations of the world, who provides funding to welfare projects related to health, education and other social initiatives. Over the years, CriteriaCaixa has built an asset portfolio that combines significant shareholdings in strategic international sectors like Banking, Industrial Services, Real estate and Technology, with a growing portfolio of diversified investments.

Are you a Corporate Venture Capital (CVC) or part of Caixabank?
No

We are the VC fund of CriteriaCaixa.

Latest news

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Enline · Seed

Jan 18th, 2024 - Enline raises a €3.5M Seed round led by Criteria Venture Tech

Criteria Venture Tech

Jan 15th, 2024 - Unveiling Criteria Venture Tech, our new evergreen fund

Barbara · Milestone

Oct 17th, 2023 - Barbara has been named a Cool Vendor in the 2023 Gartner® Cool Vendors™ in Edge Computing report

Codee · Seed

Sep 19th, 2023 - Codee raises €5M seed round led by Swanlaab with the support of Criteria Ventures

Inari · Seed

Sep 8th, 2023 - Inari raises $5.2M seed round led by Criteria Ventures to transform Insurance Infrastructure market

Argilla · Milestone

Jul 2nd, 2023 - Argilla partners with Hugging Face and launch Argilla on Hugging Face Spaces

Travel Compositor · Exit

Jun 3rd, 2023 - Travelsoft acquires Travel Compositor to expand booking software service and will now transact €5bn bookings annually

Amelia Virtual Care · Merger

Apr 4th, 2023 - Amelia Virtual Care merges with a US player, XR Health, to become the leading VR Mental Health software provider

iPronics · Milestone

Feb 17th, 2023 - iPronics delivers first reconfigurable photonic microchips

Build38 · Series A

Feb 7th, 2023 - Shift left critical to app security; Build38 raises €13M Series A led by Tikehau with the support of Criteria Ventures

Argilla · Pre-Seed

Jan 25th, 2023 - Argilla raises a $1.6M Pre-Seed round co-led by Criteria Ventures and Zetta

3D Digital Venue · Seed

Dec 22nd, 2022 - 3D Digital Venue raises a €2.5M seed round

vLex · Exit

Sep 9th, 2022 - vLex receives a Private Equity investment led by Oakley Capital

iPronics · Seed

Jul 27th, 2022 - iPronics raises a €3.7M Seed round led by Amadeus Capital Partners with the support of Criteria Ventures

Zinklar · Series A

Jul 13th, 2022 - Zinklar raises €5.5M Series A led by Criteria Ventures and Beacon Capital

Amelia Virtual Care · Series A

Jun 28th, 2022 - Amelia Virtual Care raises a €7M Series A led by Criteria Ventures and ENDRA

Kit-AR · Seed

Jun 23th, 2022 - Kit AR raises a €2M Seed round led by Criteria Ventures and Armilar witht he support of NOS and Sintef Ventures

Photoslurp - Merger

Jun 15th, 2022 - Photoslurp merges with Flowbox, a leading finnish UGC company

Barbara · Seed

May 11th, 2022 - Barbara raises a €2.5M Seed round led by Criteria Ventures with the support of Iberdrola

Kompyte · Exit

Mar 1st, 2022 - Semrush acquires Kompyte

Rover · Exit

Aug 1st, 2021 - Rover takes the IPO route and starts trading on NASDAQ

Build38 · Seed

Jan 19th, 2021 - Build38 raises €3M seed round led by Criteria Ventures and eCapital and the support of G+D Ventures

Vilynx · Exit

Oct 27th, 2020 - Apple Inc. acquires Vilynx and establish an AI research center in Barcelona

Nautal · Exit

Jul 29th, 2020 - Click&Boat acquires Nautal

Codee · Pre-Seed

Feb 28th, 2020 - Codee raises €1.8M pre-Seed round co-led by Criteria Ventures, Armilar and K Fund

Playgiga · Exit

Dec 19th, 2019 - Meta (Facebook) acquires Playgiga

Validated ID · Seed

Jul 29th, 2019 - Validated ID raises €2M Seed round led by Criteria Ventures with the support of Randstad and Cuatrecases Ventures

Zinklar · Seed

Apr 20th, 2019 - Zinklar raises 1M€ Seed round led by Criteria Ventures, Inveready and Sabadell VC