Greete-Kristiine
Kuru
Senior Associate / Estonia
 
about

Greete-Kristiine Kuru is a Senior Associate at COBALT Estonia. She mainly advises on venture capital investments, other financing transactions as well as fund formation matters and mergers and acquisitions. She has advised several international and local venture capital funds on investing in promising startups in Europe, the USA, and elsewhere. 

Greete-Kristiine is experienced in all types and at every stage of venture capital transactions, from an angel, seed, and other early-stage investments, through late-stage investments and mergers and acquisitions. She also advises on various corporate matters, investor-startup relations and provides general counseling for startups.

 
recognition
  • Banking, Finance, and Capital Markets - Rising Star, Legal 500 2021
 
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Languages
Estonian, English

Education & membership
  • Master of Laws (LL.M.) in European Law, Stockholm University, Faculty of Law, Sweden (2013)
  • Master of Arts (M.A.) in Law, University of Tartu, Faculty of Law, Estonia (2013)
  • Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Law, University of Tartu, Faculty of Law, Estonia (2011)
  • Member of the Estonian Bar Association (since 2014)
 
experience
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  • 2020 — 07 — 16
    COBALT advised Karma Ventures and byFounders on investment in Lucinity
  • 2020 — 06 — 22
    COBALT advised Change Ventures’ seed investment into Planet42
  • 2020 — 05 — 07
    COBALT advised Change Ventures on investment in fintech startup askRobin
  • 2020 — 02 — 04
    COBALT advised Change Ventures on investing in 99math
  • 2020 — 01 — 20
    COBALT advised EIB on giving EUR 50 million venture debt facility to Bolt
  • 2019 — 12 — 06
    COBALT advised Karma Ventures on follow-on investment in MeetFrank
  • 2019 — 09 — 30
    COBALT advised Luminor, Nordea and DNB on closing transaction with Blackstone
  • 2019 — 07 — 15
    COBALT advised Karma Ventures on series A round investment in Xolo
  • 2019 — 06 — 06
    COBALT advised Karma Ventures on investment in Infermedica
  • 2019 — 05 — 20
    COBALT advised Karma Ventures on series A round investment in Sonarworks
  • 2019 — 02 — 11
    COBALT advised European Investment Bank on EUR 12 million loan to Elcogen
  • 2018 — 11 — 02
    COBALT advised on the merger between Ha Serv and Thermory
  • 2018 — 07 — 04
    COBALT advised Karma Ventures on investing in MeetFrank
  • 2018 — 05 — 31
    COBALT advised Morgan Stanley in connection with the financing of the acquisition and takeover bid of Olympic Entertainment Group shares
  • 2018 — 05 — 23
    COBALT advised Karma Ventures on its investment in Realeyes
  • 2018 — 03 — 27
    COBALT advises HHLA on acquiring Estonia’s biggest terminal operator Transiidikeskuse AS
  • 2018 — 02 — 26
    COBALT advised Rubylight on investment in Sweatcoin
  • 2017 — 12 — 14
    COBALT advised Karma Ventures on its investment in CGTrader
  • 2017 — 12 — 13
    COBALT advised Karma Ventures on its investment in Sonarworks
  • 2017 — 11 — 28
    COBALT advised Change Ventures on investing in Festivality
  • 2017 — 11 — 27
    COBALT advised Ekspress Grupp on investment into Zlick LTD
  • 2017 — 11 — 24
    COBALT advised Karma Ventures on its investment in Minut, Inc
  • 2017 — 10 — 20
    COBALT advised Karma Ventures on its investment in AppGyver
  • 2017 — 10 — 13
    COBALT advised DNB on the creation of Luminor – largest ever transaction in the Baltic banking market
  • 2017 — 07 — 12
    COBALT advised venture capital funds Creathor Venture and MTIP (MedTech Innovation Partners) in financing the Finnish startup Blueprint Genetics.
  • 2017 — 06 — 13
    COBALT advised Rubylight on follow-on investment in Berlin-based social newsfeed app Jodel
  • 2017 — 05 — 30
    COBALT advises Change Ventures on fund formation as well as on their first investments
  • 2017 — 05 — 29
    COBALT advises Karma Ventures on its investment in SpectX
  • 2017 — 05 — 08
    COBALT advised Estonian Development Fund and SmartCap on transfer of venture capital portfolio to private fund manager Tera Ventures
  • 2017 — 05 — 05
    COBALT advised Karma Ventures and Creathor Venture on investment in Swedish high-tech startup Adaptive Simulations
  • 2017 — 04 — 12
    COBALT advises Karma Ventures on its investment in Plumbr
  • 2017 — 04 — 04
    COBALT advises the sale of successful start-up Teleport
  • 2017 — 01 — 25
    COBALT advised Rubylight on investment in Tandem
  • 2016 — 09 — 20
    COBALT advised Ekspress Grupp in acquisition of Babahh Media
  • 2016 — 07 — 22
    COBALT advised Ekspress Grupp on acquisition of 50% of Linna Ekraanid
  • 2016 — 02 — 22
    COBALT advised Rubylight on investment in Jodel
  • 2015 — 04 — 06
    COBALT advised on the purchase of egg producer Koks Munatootmine
  • 2014 — 12 — 18
    COBALT advised Rubylight on investment into Taxify
  • 2014 — 08 — 06
    COBALT advised on the creation of the biggest egg production company in the Nordic countries
  • 2014 — 04 — 09
    COBALT advised Alexela Energia on receiving merger clearance for the purchase of Kiviõli Keemiatööstuse Varad