Smok Ventures seeks to invest in tireless entrepreneurs who have a proven leadership track record, deep industry knowledge, and a culture fit with the firm. The company looks for founders who have a history of successful exits and have a deep understanding of the industry they are trying to disrupt. Smok aims to be a supportive, founder-friendly investor that helps startups achieve global domination.
The firm’s portfolio includes several successful startups, and 80% of follow-on funding for Smok’ startups comes from Silicon Valley, Western Europe, and Asia. Smok Ventures’ mission is to help early-stage startup founders build global software enterprises from CEE, and the firm is always on the lookout for innovative startups with disruptive potential.
Smok Ventures is committed to transparency and responds to every quality email from founders, acting fast when interested and letting founders know when they’re not. The firm requires the same level of transparency from its founders and values long-term partnerships with its investees. For startups that are not yet ready to apply for funding, Smok provides tips on improving their chances of being accepted.
Smok is a venture capital firm that invests in early-stage startups in CEE with the aim of helping them build global software enterprises. The firm’s focus on transparency and founder-friendliness, along with its managing partners’ successful track records as former founders, make it an attractive option for startups in the region.