July 02, 2020 Press

SMP advises Project A on investment in AI platform Pactum

Berlin - SMP advised the Berlin-based early-stage investor Project A on its investment in the software company Pactum. Project A led the seed financing round with a total volume of USD 3 million. In addition to the lead inves-tor, existing investors participated, including DocuSign. Project A was again legally advised by a team led by SMP partner Martin Schaper. Together with Martin Schaper's team, the U.S. law firm Buhler Duggal & Henry LLP and COBALT from Estonia provided legal advice. In the past, the venture capital company already trusted in the expertise of SMP in the context of various investments and exits as well as for the launch of several fund generations.

"With its investment in Pactum, Project A is paving the way for the automation of business processes through Artificial Intelligence and is thus further advancing the digitalization of our everyday work" says SMP partner Martin Schaper. "We are pleased to be able to accompany this important process as part of our work as legal advisors.

Project A
Project A is an international venture capital company. The early-stage investor and operational VC in digital technologies is headquartered in Berlin. The company was founded in 2012 and its portfolio includes compa-nies such as Catawiki, WorldRemit, Homeday, Spryker, KRY, sennder, Voi and Trade Republic.


Pactum, a software company founded in Estonia in 2019 by Kaspar Korjus, Kristjan Korjus and Martin Rand, has developed an artificial intelligence-based system that helps companies to autonomously offer personalized commercial negotiations. Pactum is located in Mountain View and in Estonia.

About SMP
SMP is a boutique law firm for tax and business law which is active in the core fields of Tax, Funds, Corporate, Litigation and Transactions. The attorneys and tax specialists at SMP represent a broad client base, which ranges from emerging technology companies and family-run SMEs to large corporations as well as private equity and venture capital funds. Founded in 2017, SMP has become one of the leading players for venture capital, private equity and fund structuring in Germany. The firm and its partners have been recognized na-tionally and internationally by JUVE, Best Lawyers, Legal 500, Focus and Chambers and Partners. Today, SMP has more than 50 experienced lawyers and tax specialists in three Offices in Berlin, Hamburg and Cologne.

Advisors Project A: SMP
Dr. Martin Schaper (Federführung), Partner
Daniel Grisar, Associate