We're an early stage venture capital firm

that invests in software applications and infrastructure for the new economy. From Acumatica to Nginx to Zopa, we've invested in over 60 companies in 12 different countries.

We’re entrepreneurs who love backing scrappy entrepreneurs.

We invest early and our typical investment size is between $1M and $10M. We currently have $270M under management and are actively investing out of our second fund.

We invest in founders around the world who are building global businesses and we leverage our networks in three different continents, North America, Europe and Asia, to help.

Our Focus Areas

Deep tech like open-source infrastructure, AI/ML and AR/VR

Disruptive applications in regulated markets like fin-tech, healthcare, and education

B2B SaaS

ecwid

We Built...

Our founding partners co-founded two enterprise software companies that have both scaled globally to over $100M in revenue.

Acronis sets the standard for Hybrid Cloud Data Protection with backup, cloud storage, disaster recovery, and secure file sync & share solutions.

Red Bull Sponsored F1 Car Acronis Mobile App

Parallels Desktop for Mac lets you run Windows applications like they were made for your Mac.

Parallels running on macOS

How We Help

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Michael Howard

CEO, MariaDB

Empathy

“Runa offers more than just money and expertise. They're investors that truly care about the teams that they back and are willing to go above and beyond what is typically expected of an investor to ensure success for their entrepreneurs.”

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Jeremy Levine

Partner, Bessemer Venture Partners

Product knowledge

“Runa fully appreciates how to build products that satisfy customers - this makes Runa a truly special partner for any early stage technology company.”

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Ruslan Fazlyev

Founder and CEO, Ecwid

Business development

“Who needs money anyway? Money get pumped into banks at nearly zero interest rate. Runa’s investment is more than money. Their team is an amazing crew of seasoned professionals and entrepreneurs. Available when you need their expertise, out of your way when you don’t. Runa’s knowledge, network and trust has been a very important part of Ecwid success. ”

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Gus Robertson

CEO, NGINX

Operations

“Runa has partnered with Nginx from our very first investment round and has supported us since then in every subsequent round. Runa’s team assisted us greatly with corporate structure and insights into specific issues for non-American founders. They were involved day to day, in matters ranging from general operational issues to detailed constructive criticism of our fund raising pitch deck.”

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