We support businesses facing the challenge of the first expansion. Your product has already been tested at least on pilot customers or projects. You need to grow, and that requires investment into sales, marketing, production base, or further product development.
We can best help companies who target the corporate clientele. The most preferred target sectors are utility, banking, transportation, retail, smart city, and telco.
Your solution brings a fundamental innovation to your customer’s business model, business proposition, or business process. You use your own technologies (AI applications, big data analysis, IoT solutions, SW integration, nanotechnology, robotics, etc.), or a unique know-how. You have the ambition to grow and serve customers beyond the Czech Republic in the future.
One of our key criteria when deciding whether to enter your project will be the quality and the commitment of your team. Your team is the one who has the technical and business know-how needed to deliver the service to the end customer.
Our sweet spot ranges from 50 to 800 thousand EUR, however, we will also consider larger volumes of funding.
We choose projects in which we can help the company grow in other ways than providing the funding – by opening doors to target clients, connecting with partners, consulting the business model and strategy. For the given investment, we usually team up with relevant people with a strong background in the particular field or customer segment and include them in as co-investors.
If the project makes sense and we feel good about the people working on it, we act quickly and without unnecessary paperwork. We believe that trust gives our partnership a solid ground, and we are ready to offer it.
Our first investment should secure the growth of the company over the horizon of 1-3 years. Nevertheless, we will be happy to stay with your project for as long as needed. We can certainly help with consecutive rounds of financing, either using our own resources or other partners’.
The moving force behind the group, connector, advisor, and project manager. He led major “mission-critical” corporate projects, launched new business ventures and start-ups, but also a humanitarian organization's development program in Afghanistan. Today, he leads Opero, Prague's business hub, and a consultancy GROWTHGARAGE.
One of the most successful Czech entrepreneurs, in the top 30 Forbes ranking, owns and leads the global pet food company VAFO. An investor into start-up projects and established companies. Great strategist, businessman, and leader. Also a snowboarder, biker, yachtsman, supporter of truth and love, and a friend.
The man of numbers, banker, financial director of the year, investor. Luboš has had a successful managerial career, especially in banking. For the past ten years, he has been investing and helping to develop projects in every economic field conceivable. Triathlete, golfer, and a cyclist with a subtle blend of wit and charm.