Venture Capital is essential to start and grow knowledge-intensive companies, together with entrepreneurial attitude and appropriate skills.
META is dedicated to creating and managing regional seed capital funds involving both public and private investors, typically regional governments, business angels groups, foundations, banks, institutional investors, industrialists and other local stakeholders.
The management of the funds is entrusted to Zernike Meta Ventures - ZMV, a joint venture between META Group and Zernike Group, operating internationally in the field of early stage finance.
Since 1987, Zernike and META have managed over 200 million euro fund dedicated to seed capital and made investments in over 250 companies with an average size of between 200,000 and 1,000,000 euro, more than 180 divestitures and a return on investment above the industry average in Europe.
Zernike Meta Ventures also offers portfolio companies with global business contacts and financial services through a worldwide network of offices with Zernike and META in the United Kingdom, The Netherlands, Slovenia, Italy, Australia, USA and Argentina.
Entrepreneurs and Investors
Knowledge-intensive firms must be able to quickly grow to seize the opportunities offered by the global markets, they need far-sighted investors who are able to immediately assess the potential of an idea so entrepreneur "can change the world."
Identifying the right investors from the beginning, determines the difference between total success and mere survival, if not failure, of the company.
European Commission, international institutions, regional and national governments
Access to financial resources is both an opportunity and a challenge for the development of knowledge-intensive companies, especially in the early years of their lives.
META is constantly engaged in the creation of new tools designed to meet the financial needs of the innovation chain. With years of experience in the field META has a unique ability to design and implement customised solutions for seed capital fund in partnership with international investors.
"Science©", "Angel©", “Ingenium©"and "Spark© "are the family of pre seed and seed capital funds designed and managed by META to invest in new businesses. As accredited member of international networks, such as groups of business angels and early stage funds, META also favours the matching with national and international private investors.
META also experience operational management of funds and is the partner of the public and private investors interested in accelerating growth and innovative companies.