Relationships are personal, built in the good times and the not so good times spent working together.
We support the best startups to scale into large, category-defining companies.
We are generalist early-stage investors, meaning we have the flexibility and trust, to invest from seed to growth, across different tech sectors. Yet we stay disciplined and opinionated about our areas of expertise and interest.
We look to build relationships over the long term – resulting in serial founders that we’ve had the privilege to back more than once.
We believe great companies are built by great founders, not investors. We have never been the loudest venture firm. We don’t want to add to the noise of VCs making it about them – it is about the founders and the problems they are trying to solve.
We are in a privileged position to be agents of positive change and look to back founders that have a mission and values that goes beyond financials.
When we make an investment, we ask that each founder will, working on mutual trust and best effort, also agree to commit to ESG framework.
Our framework builds on our focus of ESG Principles, which entails:
Incorporating relevant ESG issues into our analysis and decision-making processes.
Seeking appropriate disclosures and assurances on relevant ESG issues from the entities in which we invest and their management teams.
Being active shareholders and incorporating relevant ESG issues into our ownership policies and practices.
We’re friendly and informal people.
We love what we do and match our founders’ passion, commitment and energy while having fun along the way.
We question everything.
We know that to truly understand, you must ignore the status quo, reduce the noise and put everything under the lens. We aim to strike the difficult balance between healthy scepticism and naive optimism.
The people we work with are important to us.
Our management team have worked together for 20 years, and it is a rule we all eat together once a week – so we know each other very well! Life is too short to work with difficult people. We look to invest in good people with shared values.
We value diverse teams.
The business case for diverse teams is exceptionally strong. When there is a gender balance, variety of backgrounds, and experiences, teams are more likely to solve problems and be innovative. They attract better talent, build a stronger culture and build better companies.