SATUS is a group of entities managing seed and venture capital funds. The activity of SATUS concerns especially innovative companies in the earliest stage of development, which have the highest return on investment rate, but also involve the highest risk. Therefore, we focus on engaging all organisational and financial resources in order to minimise possible risk of investment. For several years, SATUS has been focusing on innovative activities from the ITC sector; and recently, from the biotechnology or engineering branches, which are a lot more challenging.
Completing financing of innovative projects without branch restrictions is possible only due to the synergy of actions between SATUS, scientific unities and investors. The group’s activity combines potential and advantages of closed-end investment funds, traditional business angels network and research and development institutions. As a consequence, SATUS is in charge of the entire investment process, from incubation, through commercialisation to the closure of the investment.
Careful selection of trustworthy cooperative partners guarantees successful investment. Together with some major institutions from the business sector SATUS established 3 accelerators – JCI Venture (accelerator supporting life science projects), Innovation Accelerator NOT (Akcelerator Innowacji NOT) and KPT Seed Fund (Fundusz Zalążkowy KPT) – supports projects involving advance technologies and transferring knowledge from universities to industry). In 2009 SATUS established a branch fund, which enabled establishment of an innovative mechanism of minimising risk for individual investors – FIZ AN Deweloperski Nieruchomości Komercyjnych SATUS. This fund invests in SPV companies which construct building for commercial purposes. Moreover, in 2011, together with the National Capital Fund (Krajowy Fundusz Kapitałowy), SATUS established a Venture Capital fund and began cooperation with the Innovation Centre Technology Accelerator of the University of Łódź (Centrum Innowacji Akcelerator Technologii Fundacja Uniwersytetu Łódzkiego).