… where exceptional founders build

We invest time and money in


  • Seasoned entrepreneurs
  • First-time founders
  • Idea-makers, creators, builders


  • Idea
  • Pre-Seed
  • Seed

How much money?

  • Initial ticket up to 1M EUR

From where?

  • EU with a CEE focus

As a venture studio, we invest in – and co-found – a handful of carefully-selected projects a year, focusing on industries we can understand deeply. Once we invest, we always seek where and how we can be helpful to the founders. We are ready to help in various ways based on specific needs of our portfolio companies. For instance, we can take active part in formation of strategy, open doors to new customers, or help with marketing or IT.

Matej Zabadal

Managing Partner

Investment process

You will talk to the decision-makers right away!

First meeting

You will talk directly to one of our partners from the very beginning – and he will lead the whole process personally.

Deep Dive

The lead partner will get into a deep discussion about your business with you – the product, business model and, of course, the team.

Partners’ meeting

The final step of our decision-making process – after the few initial meetings – is your presentation to all of our partners at the partners‘ meeting.


If you get a yes from us, we‘ll put a simple and transparent term sheet on the table.

Let’s talk

How we work

We do…

  • Invest in a small number of well-selected companies per year

    We’re happy to back only a handful of companies a year – and focus our energy on helping them succeed. Our mission is to – through helping the founders – meaningfully improve the chance that each start-up that we partner with will survive and thrive. That can only be done if we can dedicate ourselves fully to each one of our investments and maintain our sharp focus.

  • Get involved based on the needs of our founders

    We are able to support our portfolio start-ups across all dimensions of the business – whether that means advising on strategic decisions, opening doors to new customers, hiring, improving the product, sharing technical knowledge or simply being a sounding board for the founders during brainstorming. Our founders ALWAYS come first – we don’t see a reason why we should be looking for new business, until we’ve done everything we can for the companies we’ve already backed.

  • Put our money where our mouth is – investing purely our own capital.

    We’re investing our own money – that we made as founders, entrepreneurs and investors. While we have a clear investment strategy, we have no artificial institutional limits on what we can or cannot do and face no external pressures – thus we don’t shy away from more complex situations or non-consensus investments. We are always happy to talk about a great opportunity and we will never pass just because we filled our quota for the year.

We don’t…

  • Invest in industries, problems and companies we cannot understand.

    Before making an investment, we always make sure that we either lean on our previous knowledge or spend enough time to understand a market that is new to us. Thus, we do not invest to sectors that are far from our current domains as our goal is to be a prepared and thus valuable partner to our investee companies. Our roots are in logistics, e-commerce and fintech; with a preference for B2B or B2B2C business models.

  • Outsource our conviction and analysis – and we are happy to be the first “yes”!

    We don’t invest based on who else is investing or whether a deal or a market is “hot” – instead we love to be the first believer – the first institutional investor, the lead investor in your next round, the first one to say yes even if we’re not leading your round. Even if you’re not sure whether you’re ready for an investor, don’t hesitate to reach out – we’ll give you our honest opinion and guide you forward.

  • Ever stop helping our founders – even if the going gets tough.

    Don’t take our word for it – just ask any of our founders or ask for an intro to one (or all) of them.

Our initiatives

Life doesn’t unfold linearly. There are easier and more difficult phases, and it’s not always an easy decision to commit to a rough idea in your mind to develop it into a clear business opportunity. Often, it might be financial reasons that hold you back from following your visionary idea.

We designed V# Foundership to aid you in this kind of situation. To select founders, we offer finances covering their living costs that allow them to turn their idea into a fundable startup. Along with the finances, we offer methodological support, as well as access to our know-how and network. In ideal scenario, the Foundership ends with a proper investment from us to kickstart your company.

Czech startup ecosystem navigator

StartupBeat helps people better navigate the Czech startup ecosystem. It aims to be a signpost that directs you to all relevant actors and information in the space in Czechia and beyond.

Our purpose with StartupBeat is to level the information for everyone and thus contribute to the growth of the community. We believe StartupBeat can make life easier for the community veterans too.


News feed

V-Sharp Venture Studio Michala Menšíka a Zdeňka Šoustala podpoří německou digitální platformu Tapline několika miliony korun. Stane se tak hlavním venture investorem v tomto kole. Celkem zahraniční startup v kombinaci s dluhovým financováním obdržel investici v hodnotě 31,7 milionu eur, tedy bezmála 800 milionů korun. Cílem Tapline je pomoci softwarovým firmám se SaaS produktem získat peníze potřebné na vývoj, a to už do 48 hodin
Vysoký finanční obnos umožní berlínskému týmu proniknout na exponenciálně rostoucí trh SaaS, jehož objem transakcí by měl v roce 2028 dosáhnout 720 miliard eur. Kromě toho využije startup investici na vylepšování své služby a na rozšíření marketingového a produktového týmu.
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Tapline secures $31.7m pre-seed as it rises out of stealth
The €1.7m equity round was led by V-Sharp Venture Studio and saw participation Black Pearls VC, Antler, 365 FinTech, Depo Ventures, Impetus Capital and several angel investors. The €30m debt funding was provided by Fasanara Capital.
Do své největší akce se pouští startupové V-Sharp Venture Studio. Investiční vehikl miliardářů Michala Menšíka a Zdeňka Šoustala vloží dvacet milionů do startupu Vocalls, vyvíjejícího konverzační umělou inteligenci a automatické hlasové asistenty.
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Networking has always been a fundamental part of startup society and business success 🙏. That’s why we are really glad that we had a chance to organize another great event with Microsoft for Startups with Siesta Labs. Many thanks to Vladimíra Činčurová, Karolína Krámková, Mikoláš Belec for hosting this party where you had the opportunity to meet our portfolio companies Advanto and Ydistri and friends from Nation 1 VC, J&T VENTURES and HitHorizons.com…
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About V# Ventures

V-Sharp was founded in 2015 and have developed several own businesses and start-ups since then. In 2021 we created V-Sharp Venture Studio actively helping other start-ups with their funding and development.

As we have walked along the start-up path by ourselves, we have got founder’s DNA and deeply understand all ups & downs every founder must cope with.

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