We have a solid track record since our inception and have been able to generate consistent superior returns for our Partners in our 8-year history, both through secondary trades and strategic acquisitions.
We have been able to sell our complete stake and exit our investments with significant profits in the following companies:
Below, you’ll be able to see our active portfolio with a short description about each Startup business:
When investing in early-stage, innovative Startups, you must be prepared to fail. And you must learn from each failure.
Here you will find our less successful investments and the main lessons learnt from them:
Video games e-commerce platform.
Small tasks crowdsourcing platform.
Triathlon material e-commerce.
Home energy-efficiency device producer.
Pharmacy management software.
We are thankful for the experience gained through our work alongside Founders that, for different reasons, were not able to realise the value potential of their Startups. Most importantly, we are grateful to all of them for their attitude in these difficult situations, and in particular for their honesty and courage in trying to defend their investors’ and all stakeholders’ interests until the end, sometimes in extreme situations.
Our main learnings from these investments and our work with the Founders of these companies are:
At each board meeting and strategy review, you need to address problems first. Never try to solve them on your own. They will only get bigger and more difficult to solve. Talk to the people that have your best interests at heart, they may have alternative solutions and lend a helping hand. And you will build trust.
This is especially the case if you’re still testing different revenue models and distribution channels with extremely uncertain cash flows.
An investor that has led every round in a Startup sends strong signals to others in new rounds, and diminishes the merits of the Startup in the eyes of new investors. Try to diversify your investor base in your significant early rounds (>300k-500k) to increase your funding chances in subsequent rounds.
When embarking on medium-sized projects, assure quality, especially if these are your first important commercial projects. Success in these first projects will be your best commercial argument for more and bigger projects. However, failure due to time pressure etc., will impede your commercial development.
Make sure the holders of phantom shares schemes and stock options are honest, highly competent and committed to the cause of your Startup before making the bet to include them in your cap table.
Maximise product/service availability in a marketplace/e-commerce and sales diversification as soon as possible to increase company resiliency, even if it is operationally more complex.
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