We are hands-on investors with a focus on scrappy entrepreneurs building large scale tech-enabled businesses.
Runa is managed by successful serial entrepreneurs and seasoned executives with vast startup experience. Our founding partners have built several global software companies, including Acronis, Parallels and Acumatica.
This entrepreneurial experience enables us to better understand founders’ pain points and identify the best solutions.
Our investments span over 13 countries in North America and Europe. This robust transcontinental network allows founders to develop strategic relationships around the globe.
Runa is uniquely poised to help founders scale their businesses in both domestic and global markets. We pride ourselves on helping founders evaluate and enter different geographies, create competitive strategies and develop acumen on when, how, and where to scale.
Product and operational expertise
Strong expertise in technologies allows us to identify the best deep tech deals and to scale our portfolio companies. Our partners have built a few tech startups with $100M+ revenues and know how it works.
Partly because of this, Runa is a partner of choice for such open source champions as the most popular web server Nginx and a fast-growing database MariaDB.
Our operational experience allows us to provide insight and support for critical tasks such as recruiting, fundraising, growing sales, and instituting formal organizational structures to support a scaling business.
Runa predominantly invests in early stage startups at the Series A stage and also completes Seed and Series B investments. Our initial check typically ranges from $1M to $5M, and we continue investing in our portfolio companies as they scale. We offer flexible round structures, frequently leading rounds as well as co-investing with other firms.
We support founders who are building disrupting companies across three areas: B2B SaaS, deep tech (ie., middleware, open source platforms, machine learning, and cloud infrastructure), and software for regulated industries (ie., fintech, edutech, and digital health)