V# Venture Studio Investments

Ydistri

Founded 2017 Invested 2020
Ydistri is a redistribution tool powered by AI that monitors your inventory and reallocates unsold items to your other locations where they can be sold at full price.
Ydistri

Advanto

Founded 2019 Invested 2021
Advanto is a smart app that allows employees to withdraw their earnings anytime, instantly and with a few clicks on their mobile phones. It helps companies improve recruitment, reduce turnover and increase employee loyalty.
Advanto

Aimful

Founded 2019 Invested 2021
Aimful redefines the meeting culture for the new normal.
Aimful

Vocalls

Founded 2016 Invested 2022
The AI-powered telephone bot
Vocalls

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.

Connecting our partners

  • Microsoft

    Due to our technological excellence, V-Sharp has been recognized as a Microsoft Gold Partner for many years. This partnership ensures that all our projects receive technical and business support, further helping them get ahead of the competition.

  • xPORT VŠE Business Accelerator

    xPORT helps B2B startups from idea-stage to seed round. With 2000 m² of modern office space and experienced mentors, it’s a place to settle if you welcome assistance with attracting investors, managing effective sales, and handling growth.

  • Inveo

    Inveo is an e-commerce expert and part of the market since 2009. If you are inventing a new brand identity, looking for marketing services or web development, Inveo is going to be a great partner on your journey. They focus on starups as well as on already well-established companies and are able to move their business several levels up.