Our investment thesis

Who we are

We are a venture capital investment holding focused on supporting visionary founders at the early-stages of company foundation and growth.

What we look for

We seek emerging, innovative technology and technology-driven founders who create and lead companies in fast growing-markets.

How we invest

We invest early and lead seed rounds, and selectively participate at the pre-seed stage. We make initial investments in the range of €250.000 to €700.000.

ABOUT US

We are a venture capital investment holding focused on supporting visionary founders at the early-stages of company foundation and growth. We seek emerging, innovative technology and technology-driven founders who create and lead companies that will thrive in a fast growing-market.

 

We have crafted a disciplined investment process that aims to reduce risk and produce better and more consistent returns. All investment decisions are evaluated using a process that aims to avoid cognitive biases, identify key drivers of risk and uncertainty, streamlining due diligence, and calculate the probability weighted return for any investment.

When we invest, we commit extensive resources beyond just capital to help companies move from the Pre-Seed and Seed stage through to following rounds and to further development. After we invest, our team works actively with founders on strategic, financial and business development matters to boost growth.

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WHAT WE LOOK FOR

Often investing early in the life of a startup, we take risks on brilliant people with the right value proposition in a high potential market. We seek Founders-Market-Innovation fit, where a team of skilled and ambitious people in a large or fast growing market has developed an innovative and scalable solution to succeed. 

 

We are anti-thematic and we focus on startups seeking to disrupt existing, large industries, or invent new market categories. We invest when we think a founder is going to build a long-lasting highly successful company and we welcome young or first-time founders who are technical or domain experts in their field.

 

Lastly, we rarely invest in ideas and we ask for evidence of early market traction.

HOW WE INVEST

We invest early and lead Seed rounds, and selectively participate at the Pre-Seed ora at the Series A stage. We invest at fair terms and make initial investments in the range of €250.000 to €700.000.

 

We like to be active partners supporting our founders to execute on successful business models, and offer advice on how to most effectively deploy capital. Our support extends to key areas of early stage company building, including:

 

  • Business development;

  • Strategic support;

  • New market identification and development;

  • Accounting and budgeting;

  • Financial modeling;

 

 

We have also cultivated a group of investors that have the networks and influence to actively contribute to the success of companies we back through customer introductions, meaningful connections and more.

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Ulixes Capital Partners

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