DIventures is a venture capital firm, based in Zurich/Berlin/New York focused on accelerating FinTech and RegTech innovations and trends.
DIventures’ proven investment strategy spans all stages of a company's growth, from seeding innovations to funding early-stage companies to fueling the growth of market leaders.
We act as a lead investor and add value by providing expert guidance (eg IT, Finance, Legal, Business Know-how) throughout a startup’s lifecycle... whether the company's big idea is at its inception or has already progressed to be a viable reality.
Any stage of growth is the right stage to partner with DIventures.
DIventures has developed deep domain expertise and insight into our industries of focus. We channel that knowledge into investment we make - at any stage, in any location, around the globe.
Our responsible investment approach is deeply embedded in our overall investment process. We are fully committed to investing our clients' capital in a responsible manner and integrate environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors, alongside commercial and financial factors, into our investment due diligence and ownership.
DIventures invests in private assets, held outside capital markets. Our focus is on investing in high-quality companies and on creating value in our investments through active, long-term and responsible ownership.
DIventures generates growth during our holding period by actively working with management teams to improve the performance and strategic direction of a company or asset, carry out operational improvements and source complimentary acquisitions.
Our investment holding period typically lasts three to five years. Throughout this period, there is a strong alignment of interest between us as equity owners and the management team, as we are both focused on maintaining sustainable value creation and a stable ownership structure.
DIventures is pleased to offer the opportunity to invest in one or more of our portfolios. We are currently accepting a limited set of investors to the following portfolios:
- DIventures Conversational UI / NLP
- DIventures Video- / Online-Identification & Processing
- DIventures Payments
- DIventures Wealth Management
- DIventures Sentiment Analysis / Solutions
- DIventures RegTech
To learn more about our portfolio offerings, please provide us with some information about yourself and your interests. Our investor relations team will review your application and may contact you for further information. If you are selected, you will receive access to our investor presentation and related materials.
Digital Innovation Lab - supercharge your corporate innovation
Many organisations have increased their efforts regarding research and strategy in digital innovation, have a surplus of ideas but no environment to build up MVPs to verify their assumptions.
That's where our digital innovation lab helps corporations substantially with an ecosystem of technical, security and financial capabilities.
Execution is everything. With our seed program you'll get access to awesome mentorshiop and hands-on sessions with start-up experts.
Series A Program
After your business has shown some of a track record, our Series A funding helps in optimizing product and user base. Opportunities may be taken to scale the product across different markets. In this round, it’s important to have a plan for developing a business model that will generate long-term profit.
Series B Program
It's all about taking businesses to the next level, past the development stage. We help startups get there by expanding market reach. We help building a winning product and growing a team requires quality talent acquisition. Bulking up on business development, sales, advertising, tech, support, and other people which costs a few pennies.
Series C Program
In Series C rounds, we inject capital into successful businesses. Series C is about perfecting, and of course, continuing to scale fast and wide. One possible way to scale a company could be to acquire another.
The Bottom Line
We understanding the distinction between these rounds of raising capital which helps us decipher startup news and evaluate entrepreneurial prospects. The rounds of funding work in essentially the same basic manner; we offer cash in return for an equity stake in the business. Between the rounds, we make slightly different demands on the startup. Series funding enables us to support entrepreneurs with the proper funds to carry out their dreams, perhaps cashing out together down the line in an IPO.
What we are looking for:
We prefer technology-based, scalable solutions that help create barriers to entry.
We are looking for scalable, highly-efficient business models and a strong go-to-market strategy.
Management teams with domain expertise, execution experience and the passion to win will have a decidedly sharper edge.
For series A program we seek companies with developed solutions to critical problems that have established market validation.
We invest at any stage, in any location, around the globe.
We offer our services also to co-investors to help them to navigate today's complex FinTech and RegTech landscape.
We offer research and market insights in an ever-changing macro environment, convening some of the leading experts to discuss relevant global trends.
Our ability to understand and determine the value of a company is one of our cornerstones. We are not only using valuation to get a company value but also to valuate trends. Because of the valuation process is dedicated to the various quantitative methods we are using our own approach.
Our key target is to realize the full development potential of the companies we invest in on behalf of our clients. Active value creation is a core element of this aim.
We operate an Industry Value Creation (IVC) team. The team devises and implements operational value creation initiatives throughout the lifetime of an investment, aiming to create lasting positive impact.
Operational value creation initiatives vary, but typically focus on achieving certain strategic objectives such as expansion through an organic or acquisition-based growth strategy, improving operational effectiveness through a number of focused operational projects or through capital management. All strategic initiatives are guided by our high corporate responsibility standards.
Our team of industry experts is fully integrated into the investment process and specialized in the financial services sector.
Once our value creation objectives have been achieved at the end of the holding period, we aim to realize returns for our investors by selling our interest in the company or asset.