We are V# Venture Studio

We invest in

What?

  • Logistics
  • E-commerce
  • Fintech

Stage?

  • Pre-Seed
  • Seed
  • Series A

How much?

  • Initial ticket up to 1M EUR

Where?

  • EU region with a CEE focus

We’re looking for talented founders for our studio projects

Interests?

  • Logistics
  • E-commerce
  • Fintech

Are you interested? Contact us

Portfolio

Detail

As a venture studio, we invest in – and co-found – a handful of carefully-selected projects a year, focusing on industries we understand deeply. Once we invest, we’re always actively involved – whether that means mentoring, opening doors to new customers, helping with marketing or IT, supporting our founders at all times.

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.

Deal!

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 a handful of companies – two, three or maybe four – a year – and focus all our energy on helping them succeed. Our goal is to – through helping the founders – meaningfully improve the chance that each of our invested start-ups 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 deeply, actively involved post-investment

    We 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 do not understand.

    Our focus is on the logistics, e-commerce and fintech industries; with a preference for B2B or B2B2C business models. We’ve built companies in these spaces ourselves before becoming investors and we’d rather have narrow, but deep industry knowledge and networks that we can offer up to you. We rarely stray from these industries – and if we do, it is always because of a specific unique insight or experience, never because a deal or a sector was hot.

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

    We don’t invest based on who else is investing – instead we love to be the first beliver – 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 industries

“I want to order my groceries, dinner, new mobile phone, wardrobe, washing-machine, and a couple of t-shirts and have them delivered – NOW!”

This is what logistics (and e-commerce) is all about nowadays.

People are quickly getting used to order online all kinds of goods and have them delivered not within days or weeks, but right away, in hours if not even in minutes, and seamlessly, at just a few clicks.

This may sound easy, but it is not at all! The challenge to move things around is unprecedently huge and complex. I am 100% sure that the holy grail of logistics lies in data-based efficiency and productivity orchestration; simply every (wasted) second counts.

And this is why I am looking for disruptive and smart solutions automating and digitizing processes across the whole industry (eg. in last-mile, long haul, fulfillment, incl. use of robots etc).

Faster than ever before.

Our e-commerce investment thesis is simple: Customers want everything available with a click of their mouse or a tap on the phone – and they want it now!

While most types of goods and services are available online in some form or shape, getting to our vision of the future will take the effort of many great companies – maybe yours is one of them!

It is still early!

I believe it is still early days in the digitalization of financial services – whether it is payments, banking, investments or crypto – and eventually, our financial lives will be seamlessly embedded into e-commerce, software and all of our daily lives.

And we are looking for the start-ups that want to make it happen – whether it’s embedding in e-commerce, SaaS, logistics or other products and industries.

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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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