The firm was founded in 2001 when we started as a corporate venture arm of Siemens Mobile named Siemens Mobile Acceleration. Back in these early days the short cut version – SMAC – already was established in the international VC market.
In 2006 the present management team established smac | partners together with the carve-out of the entire Siemens Mobile venture portfolio backing this with secondary private equity capital from Greenpark Capital and Co-Investor AG. smac | partners advised its first independent fund with initially more than 25 Tech and Telecom early-stage investments in the USA, Asia, Europe and Israel since then.
Already in 2007 smac | partners executed a tail-end direct secondary venture capital transaction by acquiring a portfolio from Vertex Venture Capital, Israel. This fund, smac | partners Fund II, comprises nine Tech and Telecom portfolio companies.
smac | partners established its third fund in 2008 with a second closing in 2010. smac | partners Fund III has acquired stakes in Tech and Telecom companies in Asia, Finland, Israel and USA and is still continuing to invest in follow-on opportunities.
smac | partners with its deep domain expertise and its impressive operational background including an exceptional global network provides all essential skills to build real champions in the industry. This model has been proven in all relevant regions of this world and many different industrial segments, e.g. SVOX (text to speech/Switzerland), Mobixell (rich media mobile internet/Israel), Motionbridge (mobile search/France), Rock Mobile (music-related service provider/China), Actelis (carrier Ethernet over copper/USA), CRF Health (electronic patient reported outcome/USA).