Whilst we consider the financial performance of our portfolio to be an important measure of our success as investors, we also invest because we want to give outstanding people with promising ideas the chance to create successful new businesses.
We also have a global network of contacts in our various fields of expertise as a consequence of having built numerous companies that continue to operate successfully. If you have developed an innovative new business idea, or want to take your successful business to a new level we look forward to support you.
A deciding factor for us when considering an investment is a skilled, committed management. We look for teams of entrepreneurs with a track record of leadership and performance . We also look at your team’s passion for and commitment to the new business idea, and your ability to inspire confidence among future stakeholders, including employees, potential customers, and investors. Founders & team are essential for our investment approach.
We invest in solutions and plans that demonstrate a strategy to claim sizeable market share or revenue in significantly large addressable target markets. Do you have an identifiable market segment? Is there a demonstrable and significant demand for your solution?
We look for companies that can grow quickly and manage the scale necessary to succeed. When evaluating prospective investments, one important criterion we consider is the growth and revenue model scalable? What is the cost of acquiring new customers? Are new bookings trending in the right direction? Is there an opportunity to up-sell and cross-sell new products or services? Is there are recurring revenue model?
We focus on start ups, small and middle-market companies, typically resulting in transaction sizes of EUR 0,5 million to EUR 10 million, because we believe that companies of this size are particularly well positioned to benefit from our synergetic approach.
Digital Media, FinTech, Travel
We have significant executive experience in a variety of fields. One of the benefits of working with us is the active coaching and a partner network we can provide. Access to industry leaders and cooperating partners as only one part of the benefits.
Your company should have some proprietary features that distinguish you from potential competitors or provide barriers to entry that prevent other companies from capturing your customers with a similar offering. Attributes that convey competitive advantage include intellectual property protection, key know-how, and scarce human resources (i.e. knowledge and skills). Have you identified potential competitors? Do you understand your company's differentiation points?
We prefer to invest in new ideas, and common products and services. The concept behind the technology must be proven and verifiable. Further, we avoid science projects that don’t demonstrate a clear path to commercialization.
Funds must be used to accelerate your company's achievement of key milestones that increase the company's value.