Long Term Capital

We support the leaders
of 4th industrial revolution

Industry 4.0 seed fund

Typically, we invest around EUR 250K. If necessary, we are able to bring top-tier co-investors to the table if a bigger ticket is needed.

Founder-centric

Few VC's understand that founders are the ones that run the companies. We are there to help, not to replace.

Heavily networked

With contacts across the globe, we are the bridge between great companies from the CEE and bigger funds and clients from rest of the world.

Focused on CEE

In the upcoming years we will invest in around 40 companies in Central and Eastern Europe, with Poland being the main site of our investments.

Our vision

Everything will change in the long run.

The constantly progressing digitalization, new business models, big data and AI implementation, on-demand production and new cybersecurity threats. All of this will change the way we live, buy and consume goods. It will literally change the world as we know it today.

We want to find and support the future leaders of that change. With approximately EUR 12 million under management, we are going to invest into around 40 hand-picked teams at the pre/seed stage that we will support in the long run.

Our focus

Simply put - products/services that are the foundation of Industry 4.0

Core:

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • solutions based on big data
  • cyber-security
  • robotics, drones
  • digitalization
  • AR/VR



Additionally:

  • Internet of Things for business applications
  • smart city/smart buildings
  • smart grid
  • energy related technologies
  • circular economy
  • predictive maintenance
  • production on demand, mass customization,3d printing
  • solutions that improve logistics
  • new business models - like marketplaces, SaaS

Not what but who

Who we are looking for:

We invest in great teams. You might not know everything, you might still be looking for your product market fit, you might be at the MVP stage. But you must be a team willing to spend the next few years transforming your vision into reality through blood, sweat and tears.

Ability to listen

Socrates said "I know that I know nothing" - we value open-minded founders who listen to different arguments and are able to validate them fast as hypotheses. After all, it doesn't matter whose argument or idea it was. What should matter is if it works or not.

Commitment

In general we don't invest in teams that are running multiple ventures. Of course there are individuals able to run a few companies at the same time, but you can't build Google, Apple and Facebook simultaneously. WWe need you to commit your time and mind.

Lean attitude

It's almost certain that right now there are a few teams across the world which are building something very similar to what you are doing. You need to be able to put aside the backlog of 20 functionalities that you wanted to implement before going live and instead be able to check your assumptions as soon as possible. We love the pareto rule and lean approach. Great Example from buffer.com

Doers over talkers

The world is full of people who talk a lot about what they are going to do.

We like them, but we invest in people who, instead of talking, roll up their sleeves and get down to work.

Timeframe

We try to be as fast as possible.

Ideally, we would like to be able to either pass on an investment asap or - in case of being interested - invest within two months from the initial talks. Of course that could be different in specific cases - nonetheless, we try to act fast.

We value time - both yours and ours.

Our approach

Most important - we listen to you.

Believe us - it's a very rare ability among VCs. In order to help and support you, first we need to see your view, listen about the problems that you have and what solution you were thinking of. If you think that the VC will run your company and do things instead of you - you are wrong and we are not the VC that you are looking for. We will help you to be better, we will help your company to be better - by asking the right questions, looking for the answers with you, brainstorming about the quickest ways to validate your hypothesis and connecting you and your team with the right people.

We are your wingman. You lead - we support.

We add value through long-term commitment

Building great companies requires time - and we understand that. Although we invest at the pre-seed/seed stages we want to support you in the long term.

Our Investments

Companies and people behind them - we are proud to work with.

Pinio

Pinio

Pinio is a secure web-based solution complete with lock hardware and Admin panel which allows for remote access management to individual properties. System integrates with property channel managers and automates policies for better access control and service-delivery to the customer.

More to come


With more than 500 companies in our funnel, we are finalizing the investments with few of them.

We will announce them soon.

Our Partners

Movens Capital

Financial Partner

Movens Capital has put together a group of 20+ experienced tech- investors, entrepreneurs and experts, who contribute an extensive experience, network and own money to become Spiritus Movens of international expansion of carefully selected tech companies.
National Centre of Research and Development

Public Partner

National Centre of Research and Development is probably the biggest government agency in this region of Europe dedicated to support research and development.
Warsaw Univerisity of Technology

Scientific Partner

Warsaw Univerisity of Technology is not only the oldest, but also the best technical university in Poland. In the ranking of Polish universities, it has taken the first place in its category for nine years. Thanks to the people from the team responsible for commercialization of academia research - we have access to the world class deep tech experts in various fields of expertise.

PRESS ABOUT US

Most recent information about our fund

Puls Biznesu

"EUR 10 million for startups" - article on pb.pl and paper version. Puls Biznesu is the polish daily newspaper devoted to business and economic issues.

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MamStartup.pl

"LT Capital - new VC fund will invest EUR 10 million in Polish technology startups with international potential" - article on mamstartup.pl. MamStartup is the only website in Poland entirely dedicated to startups and innovative companies from the new technologies industry.

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JOIN OUR TEAM

We have tremendous big pipeline. We would like to check as many as possible of those companies in shortest possible time. That's why we are looking for another team member - junior researcher to our Cracow office.

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Get in Touch with Us

Headquarter:

LT Capital / 156 Capital sp. z o.o.
Bunscha Office building
Karola Bunscha 18
30-392 Cracow, Poland
Email: contact@ltcapital.vc
Warsaw office:

LT Capital
Metropolitan building
Piłsudskiego square 2, 1 floor
00-073 Warsaw, Poland
LT Capital is trademark of 156 Capital sp. z o.o.
156 Capital sp. z o.o as LT Capital is implementing the project "156 Capital Alfa" co-financed by the European Funds. The aim of the project is to support and finance product and/or process innovation projects in the Proof of Principle and Proof of Concept phase, as well as to support the commercialisation of research and development results and participate in their transfer to the economy. The value of the project is 50 000 000 PLN, the subsidy is 40 000 000 PLN.