For Entrepreneurs

FOR ENTREPRENEURS

WE'VE BEEN THERE...
We know how difficult starting a company is. The risk, the emotion, the stress. Late nights, set backs, ever changing business models - all of your free time and spare cash.

We also realise that Venture Capital can be too costly, risky and out of touch with real life business; that Angel investors have limited means, skills and power, so they can end up throttling your business growth by restricting later rounds.

That's the reality of what you're going through and we've decided to do something to help. We invest in people. And we know the people who can help you. We've created a world class community of key industry stakeholders who can, and want to support the next wave of tech leaders.

HERE'S THE DEAL...
Sure, we provide cash - but you can get that from a whole host of places. Our approach is based on much more than money. Expect speedy response times, founder friendly investment terms, an unrivalled network of industry contacts and game changing introductions. Oh, and if required we can also inject outstanding talent into your team; we have partnered with one of Europe's top headhunting firms to make that happen. For free.
WHAT WE LOOK FOR
INVESTMENT STAGE.
Technically we are stage agnostic as our members have different investment strategies and financial means, but we typically favour early stage rounds as this allows for a more balanced portfolio.
We generally do not back pre-product companies.
We can lead rounds and/or syndicate investments with other investors including Venture Capital funds.

INVESTMENT SIZE.
Typically €100,000 - €750,000, with the capacity to invest significantly more on an adhoc basis when we syndicate.

WHAT SECTORS WE INVEST IN.
TMT only. Particular interest in SaaS & Subscription business models, internet commerce (E-/M-/S-commerce, marketplaces, tools & platforms), Mobility and mobile enabled services, lifestyle enhancing tech/services, apllied big data and finance 2.0

WHAT WE DON'T INVEST IN.
Semiconductors, BioTech, Cleantech, MedTech, Life Sciences, and generally any business that is not cash efficient.


HOW OUR INVESTMENT PROCESS WORKS
No two companies are the same, and similarly no funding process is totally identical to another.

The step process below is a typical example of an early stage investment round - it is provided for illustration purposes only, with no guarantees whatsoever as to its accuracy or any changes made to it without any notice.

INVESTMENT PACK & FIRST CONTACT
Use the form on this page to enter your full details and an application for investment, including full details of the business, along with your investor documentation / pack. We will typically review and revert within 48 hours (2 business days).

TELEPHONE CALL & INTRO MEETING.
If interested in pursuing the conversation, we will then arrange a call and/or a meeting to review your documents and data points together. Our Analyst will use those to run through our internal Due Diligence process and assess a potential fit, which shall take a few days (the better detailed the documentation pack the quicker he can complete this stage).

Should the analysis prove positive we will produce an internal investment sheet, contact our members and seek confirmations of interest. You may expect another round of meetings and/or investor presentations as they may wish to see you and your team in person.

TERM SHEET
Upon receiving positive feedback from investor member(s) we will prepare and produce a formal TLC term sheet. Our template has been especially designed to be entrepreneur-friendly, written in plain English and void of all common rogue VC nasties.

INVESTMENT PROCESS.
Once agreed and signed, the term sheet will be circulated and counter-signed and circulated to our members for investment. Depending on the number of investors in the round and the complexity of the agreement a final signature of all documentation and payment can be expected can be expected in a few weeks (days for very small transactions).

NEED INSPIRATION?
There are plenty of great resources online to guide you and help you. Here is one that seems to have a rather exhaustive list. No endorsements whatsoever are made. We hope to meet you soon.