1991 Ventures is a London-based seed venture fund investing in mission-driven CEE and Ukrainian founders, which benefits from the self-funded network of the 1991 Accelerator in the CEE.
1991 Ventures is empowering mission-driven founders from emerging markets of CEE with funding and tailored (bespoke) mentorship.
1991 Ventures is built on the extensive and affluent legacy start-up program
of 1991 Accelerator, which was managed by SocialBoost since 2016
Originally built as an impact investing program,
1991 generated a pipeline of over 200 companies and aided them to raise over $10m in VC grants following Demo Days
With impact in mind, the expertise of 1991 stretches across multiple sectors,
all connected with data and deep tech via govtech, civic tech, cybersecurity, fintech, mobility, smart city
Donor, governmental & corporate support, aided with industry connections in the CEE,
makes 1991 a recognised ecosystem player with an exhaustive pipeline and unrealised potential for investments and new ventures
1991 stands for ESG standards regardless of the specific startup sector or fraction of the business startup is involved with.
We follow SDG priorities combined with the biggest challenges of a modern day navigating the signals from the market, government, and international organizations.