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Invest in Europe's leading startups

We leverage proprietary artificial intelligence to find the most promising early-stage startups for our investors

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Invest in future growth

BlackWood Capital Partners was founded by experienced financiers who saw the need to help European startups gain access to smart capital and high-caliber board members. We connect startups with our exclusive network of investors who leverage their capital, networks, and expertise to make an impact.


Since our establishment in 2020, we’ve partnered with 30+ leading incubators, accelerators, and universities across Europe to help exciting startups that are doing great things in their respective fields. When it comes to investing, there’s no such thing as approaching us too early. In fact, the earlier we get in touch, the better.

Value proposition

400+ investors

30+ partnerships

Proprietary AI

Selected partnerships

Visionaries. Builders. Investors.


Ernst & Young

As a proud partner of Ernst & Young and a Jury member for their Startup Academy, we review all the exciting startups that have applied to be part of this intensive program.

The EY Startup Academy is unique, as it offers a great program with more than 30 workshops to improve founders’ business models and a strong partner network consisting of large corporates, investors, and other actors from the startup ecosystem.



With a global reach, offices in Amsterdam, Copenhagen, and Bogotá, Rockstart is on a mission to empower founders to drive positive change on a global scale.


Rockstart provides proven fast-track scaling solutions for purpose-driven founders operating in Energy, AgriFood, and Emerging Technology. Since its inception, Rockstart has invested in more than 250 startups and its alumni value to date is €750m.


Abbey Road Studios

Abbey Road Red is the incubator of the world-famous Abbey Road Studios in London and is Europe’s first incubator focused on music technology.

Established in 1931, Abbey Road Studios has pioneered advances in recording technology, and is the home to recordings from artists including The Beatles, Pink Floyd, Frank Ocean, Kate Bush, Ed Sheeran, Oasis, Kanye West, Lady Gaga and Adele.



Voted #1 German startup lab in 2020, 2019, and 2018 by Capital Magazine.

SevenAccelerator is the early-stage startup investment vehicle of the ProSiebenSat.1 Group – one of the largest media corporations in Europe. It supports startups with advertising and mentoring with the goal of raising the startups' brand awareness and help to secure follow-on funding.


Katapult Accelerator

Katapult Accelerator is an Oslo-based accelerator program that aims to fast-track solutions to global problems within both environmental and societal domains.

It supports startups that can address these problems using some form of exponential technology, particularly artificial intelligence, blockchain, VR, augmented reality, and IoT.

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InsurLab Germany

InsurLab Germany is an innovation hub and think-tank for insurance firms, consultancies, associates, universities, and start-ups, which promotes digital transformation in the insurance sector.

The initiative is also the first Insurtech-Hub initiative to be included in the de:hub network of the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy.