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Y Soft Ventures

We invest in people who build innovative B2B hardware & software startups in Central and Eastern Europe. Working on something that helps businesses run smarter? Let's talk!

What We Are Looking For

Your solution helps businesses run smarter. It can be hardware, software or a combination of both.

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

Your solution is applicable in the global market.
You can demonstrate market acceptance of your solution, better yet, have achieved some revenue.
We are always on the lookout for exciting projects. In Y Soft Ventures Startup Studio, we provide support to those which might be too early-stage or not a perfect with with our focus, but can benefit from our know-how. Get in touch if you want to learn more!

Technology Focus

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 all technologies, hardware or software, that build intelligent workplaces and allow employees to do their best work, boosting not only their productivity, but also engagement and satisfaction.
Retail is an ever-changing industry shaped by many trends - and challenges. While there are many approaches to solve problems in this area, we are particularly curious about solutions that are helping retailers to run more efficiently and provide their customers with better value.
Even though there are many aspects of Smart Cities, we are mainly interested in ways new technologies can bring sustainable solutions to infrastructure problems and improve the quality of life for urban citizens.

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

As the advancement of new 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

In the area of Augmented & Virtual Reality, we are keen on 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.

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.

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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.

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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.
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.
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.

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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.
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.

The Employee Equity Handbook was developed by the Y Soft Ventures team as a guide about employee shares in the Czech Republic for startup entrepreneurs. It helps answer questions such as ‘Why should I start an employee equity program, how should it be implemented, what are the key parameters and how can I talk about it with my colleagues?’ While it was originally created for the startups within Y Soft Ventures’ portfolio, we are making it available to anyone looking for an effective tool to attract, retain and motivate their employees through an employee equity program.

The handbook is intended for Czech readers, as it maps the Czech legal and tax frameworks. Therefore, it is available only in the Czech language.

You can now download the handbook’s second, updated edition, which reflects the changes in tax legislations effective from 2024 and incorporates experience gained since publishing the first version.


Ventures team

Managing Partner, Y Soft Ventures
+420 725 177 259
Junior Partner
Chief Technology Strategist (CTS)

Ventures Advisors

Global CEO & Chairman of the Board
CEO, Asia Pacific
Chief Operating Officer (COO)
Managing Director of YSoft Israel
General Counsel
Vice President of Sales, Latin America

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