SoftUni Synergy Fund
We Help Businesses Grow through Partnership
The SoftUni Synergy Fund is a special investment organization in the SoftUni ecosystem, which helps small companies to grow by providing human capital, funding and know-how.
The SoftUni Fund finances small companies with a proven track record, high synergy with SoftUni, and strong ability to grow. The fund targets the tech industry, where SoftUni has significant know-how, market positions, and added value.
In these investments, SoftUni typically takes a 20-50% share of the companies in its portfolio while helping them grow rapidly in a sustainable way.
SoftUni Synergy Fund is not a venture capital fund and does not invest in early-stage startups. It finances businesses with proven success in their field, with ability to grow fast and high synergy potential with the rest of the SoftUni ecosystem.
Some of the most important investment criteria are: synergy with SoftUni ecosystem, high growth potential and positive cashflow.
Synergy / Strategic Value
The fund’s target companies should have a strong long-term synergy with SoftUni. For the partnership to be sustainable, we can offer the target company strategic value in the form of:
Hire top talent from SoftUni: qualified junior developers, IT professionals, marketing or creative experts.
We are in a position to share know-how for the target company’s business, e.g. in the B2C education.
The SoftUni brand and its market reach could prove critical for the success of the business.
We have vast experience in managing organizational processes, human capital, financial planning, etc.
We have a large course catalog with high-quality teaching content for individual instructors and organizations.
The target company might benefit from other types of strategic value that SoftUni ecosystem can provide.
The Fund is looking for companies with high growth potential that can benefit from SoftUni’s resources in order to accelerate the growth process, e.g. by hiring hundreds junior developers from the top SoftUni graduates.
In the best scenario, the target companies should be financially stable and profitable or demonstrate the potential to become profitable soon. Otherwise, we should fund their operations until they become cash flow positive.
The SoftUni Fund Portfolio
As of mid 2022, the SoftUni Fund has the following companies in its investment portfolio:
The Finance Academy (https://financeacademy.bg) is a leading education organization for finance and investment in Bulgaria. It provides high-quality, practical, expert-driven education with focus on personal finance, crypto and DeFi, real estate, stocks, and bonds.
The synergy with SoftUni enables the growth of Finance Academy though:
SoftUni Light (https://svetlina.softuni.bg) is an innovative high school for digital skills in Bulgaria. It offers government-licensed professional high school education in Programming, Cybersecurity, Design and UX, Motion Design, Digital Business, Digital Marketing, and E-commerce.
The synergy with SoftUni is based on combining the strengths of the two co-founding companies: