Investor Focus: Week 13
Welcome to another week of our Investor Focus series of blogs as we introduce you to five more funders searching for a next big investment. With over 750 investors to choose from at Match Capital, we’re sure you’ll find your perfect match. Just sign up today to preview your matched investors.
This week’s spotlight investors are interested in everything from early – to expansion – stage companies across a diverse range of sectors. Let’s introduce this week’s investors…
Toronto-based Omers Ventures focuses on investments in the technology, media and telecommunications sectors in Canada and the US, although it does make selective European investments on a case-by-case basis. Although it specialises in adding value at the early stages, Omer Ventures likes to partner entrepreneurs throughout the company’s lifecycle, participating in every investment round. Typical seed investments range from £400,000 to £1.5million, while larger growth capital investments can reach £25million.
The Randstad Innovation Fund was set up to invest in early – to expansion -stage companies which are strategically relevant to Randstad’s world of work – the global HR services market. The fund typically invests £400,000 – £4.5million and prefers to work with other venture capitalists or investors. Particular areas of interest are: online platforms; recruiting via social media; candidate search and interviewing tools; talent and referral communities; mobile solutions; and applicant tracking tools.
With bases in London, Barcelona, and Boston, Nauta Capital targets Series A and B investments along with a targeted number of seed opportunities. Initial investments can be as low as £400,000, growing to £5million over the complete lifecycle of a company. Average first investments range from £1million to £3million and usually fall within the ICT sector, with a strong emphasis on B2B software.
Breega Capital adds to the international feel of this week’s Investor Focus blog as the first European venture capital fund to be based in France. It specialises in making investments of between £400,000 and £2million in highly promising technology startups. As well as providing the capital, Breega acts as an active business partner, providing plenty of industry and operational expertise to help early-stage businesses grow.
Founded in 2006 and based in Mauritius, Helion Venture Parnters is an early- to mid-stage venture fund focused primarily on the Indian market. Helion invests in fast moving, technology driven sectors such as ecommerce, online services, mobility, enterprise software and outsourcing. Investments start at a minimum of £400,000 and can stretch to as a much as £10million over the lifecycle of the business.