Who are the Startup Wise Guys ?

In a nutshell – Startup Wise Guys is a global accelerator fund for passionate B2B startup founders.

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Startup Wise Guys is one of the most active accelerator funds in Europe and Africa, with 440+ investments in early-stage startups in SaaS, fintech, cybersecurity, XR, sustainability, Web3 and Proptech in more than 60 countries. Startup Wise Guys manages vertical-focused accelerator programs from offices in Tallinn (HQ), Milan, Bilbao and Malaga, with strong representation in countries such as Denmark, Romania, Turkey, and others. With a significant additional presence in the Nordics, Spain, Poland, Ukraine, Portugal, Africa, and the Balkans, Startup Wise Guys aim to become the go-to accelerator program and investor for any B2B startup looking to scale globally. 

Startup Wise Guys was named Hottest Accelerator at the 2021 Europas Startup Awards, listed among the most active European seed stage investors by PitchBook (2021, 2022), and among the top 5 accelerators according to the opinion of European VCs as published in Sifted article.

There’s more, but what we ourselves are the proudest of:

  • Our portfolio startups have created more than 4000 jobs.
  • Startup Wise Guys is driven by true #girlpower – we have 5 Female fund partners and the management team is 90% lady-driven. Moreover, 31% of companies invested in 2022 had a female co-founder or C-suite employee.
  • The power of community and the fact that some of our alumni are becoming our investors
  • In 2021 we launched our non-profit arm – Startup Wise Guys Foundation aimed at youth education that has already supported 600 people in their journey towards entrepreneurial mindset and economic recovery.

And it all started back in 2012 in Estonia after Skype’s success and with a dream to empower future generations of successful global tech entrepreneurs…


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