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Y Soft Ventures

We invest in people who build innovative B2B hardware & software startups in Central and Eastern Europe. 
Y Soft Ventures

Our Funding criteria

HARDWARE & SOFTWARE
HARDWARE & SOFTWARE
Your solution combines hardware and software or is a key component in one of our technology areas of interest.
B2B
B2B

Your product or service is used by companies or businesses and governments.

 
 
GLOBAL
GLOBAL
Your solution is applicable in the global market.
MARKET VALIDATION
MARKET VALIDATION
You can demonstrate market acceptance of your solution, better yet, have achieved some revenue.

Technology Areas of Interest

Internet of Things

Internet of Things

Internet of Things represents the focal point of our investment strategy. We believe that combining hardware and software, and leveraging the value of devices connected through various networks, will fundamentally change the way we live, work and run businesses. The possibilities around IoT technologies are almost endless, but we are especially excited about their application in industry, retail, cities, offices and homes.
Some call it Industry 4.0, for others it is Smart Factory or Industrial Internet of Things. What we are looking for are solutions that disrupt the current approach to manufacturing and adjacent processes and create value by increasing efficiency and lowering costs of production.
When we talk about Smart Office solutions, we mean IoT technologies that build intelligent workplaces and allow employees to do their best work, boosting not only their productivity, but also engagement and satisfaction.
Digitization is definitely a key trend – and a challenge – in the retail industry. While there are many approaches to solve problems in this area, we are particularly curious about solutions that are built around hardware.
 
 
Even though there are many aspects of Smart Cities, we are mainly interested in ways Internet of Things technology can bring sustainable solutions to infrastructure problems and improve the quality of life for urban citizens.
 
 
Cyber Security

Cyber Security

Our interest in Cyber Security is closely tied with the development of Internet of Things. We are looking for complex solutions that respond not only to the present threats of the virtual world, but also to the new security challenges created by increasing penetration of IoT networks and devices.
Big Data & Analytics

Big Data & Analytics

As the advancement of IoT technologies leads to almost inconceivable amounts of data, we see enormous challenges – and opportunities – in the area of Big Data & Analytics. Solutions that help businesses efficiently process their data and fully leverage their value surely pique our interest.
Augmented & Virtual Reality

Augmented & Virtual Reality

In the area of Augmented & Virtual Reality, we are keen on hardware-based B2B-oriented solutions that take a different angle on challenges brought by Smart Office, Smart Factory or Retail 2.0 trends. Since B2C is not our cup of tea, we are not looking for consumer-facing applications of AR/VR.

Our Portfolio Companies

How We Help

We deliver real value by guiding startups in key business areas even before the investment closes.
Strategic Management
Y Soft senior leaders are here to help you tackle any strategic challenge you might face – you can meet them during quarterly board meetings or through one-on-one consultations.
Financial Management
We help you efficiently manage your finances to have all the information you need to make strategic decisions – and to comply with relevant best practices and regulations.
Sales and Support
Successfully bringing products to market globally and supporting customers all around the world, takes know-how and startups can benefit from our experience and contacts. You can also leverage our global presence when entering foreign markets.
Marketing
Not sure about your positioning and messaging and marketing strategy? Y Soft’s Silicon Valley marketing professionals will guide you through its development and execution.
Research and Development
Creating hardware is hard so we can make it a little easier by providing access to Y Soft’s prototyping and testing facilities, including environmental or electromagnetic test chambers.
Manufacturing
Y Soft manufactures its own hardware and is here to share its know-how and its manufacturing facilities, making your production effective, economical and agile.
Global Operations
We know that building a global business is no easy task – but we have been there and are ready to share the experience. Partnerships, logistics, certifications – you name it.
Legal
Creating the “Next Big Thing” is a complex enough task, so let’s not be distracted by legal issues. With the help of Y Soft legal department, you will have all the bases covered.

Ventures team

MILOŠ SOCHOR LinkedIn
Managing Partner
milos.sochor@ysoft.com
+420 725 177 259
LUKÁŠ KONEČNÝ LinkedIn
Financial Manager
lukas.konecny@ysoft.com
ONDŘEJ KRAJÍČEK LinkedIn
Chief Technology Strategist
ondrej.krajicek@ysoft.com

Ventures Advisors

VÁCLAV MUCHNA
CEO and Chairman of the Board
LUKÁŠ MAŇÁSEK
Chief Sales Officer, Board Member
ALEŠ NEVESELÝ
Chief of R&D & Customer Services, Board Member
ELKE HEISS
Chief Marketing Officer
MARCEL FEJTEK
COO, Head of Manufacturing, Board Member
MILAN FUJITA
CEO Y Soft Asia Pacific
SAAR MIZRAHI
Head of YSoft Israel
MARTIN STRNAD
General Counsel
NIKOLAY VELINSKI
Vice President Sales Latin America

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