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Velocity Partners at Open Coffee #96


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Η παρουσίαση των Κωνσταντίνου Μαύρου, Δημήτρη Καλαβρού-Γουσίου, Eric Parks και Αχιλλέα Πετρόπουλου συνιδρυτών και εταίρων του Velocity Partners στο Open Coffee #96

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Velocity Partners at Open Coffee #96

  1. 1. Pre-seed & seed VC Fund
  2. 2. Why the heck are you even listening to us? • Why are we doing this? • Who are we and what do we do? • What are we looking for? • What do we think are our strengths and what do we offer?
  3. 3. Why are we doing this?
  4. 4. Why are we doing this? Because this is a once in a generation opportunity Because we believe in the potential of Greece and Greeks Because we know startups. We’ve founded them, invested in them, helped them
  5. 5. Greece is the right place Greece ranks top3 in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics) graduates in Europe, and despite brain drain still has the highest density of developers in SE Europe Greece’s lower development and go-to-market costs mean moderate valuations, thus making subsequent investments in Greek startups appealing for foreign VCs Greek entrepreneurs often outperform European counterparts in startup skills, human capital, process innovation and internationalization making them attractive candidates for acquisitions
  6. 6. Who are we and what do we do?
  7. 7. Hands-on team of founders and operators Konstantinos Mavros General Partner Dimitris Kalavros-Gousiou General Partner Eric Thanopoulos Parks General Partner COO, Partner Achilleas Petropoulos Konstantinos Mavros Entrepreneurial, Large Deal experience, Serial investor, Governance Dimitris Kalavros-Gousiou Found.ation founder, TEDxAthens curator, Accelerator knowhow, Ecosystem player Achilleas Petropoulos Operational excellence guru, Strong analytical skills, Gatekeeper, Financial & Reporting Eric Parks Has founded startups, Knows the process, Business development and Marketing knowledge
  8. 8. Our investment stage Pre-seed Seed & Start-up Early stage Growth BuyoutReturns Amount raised 30x 15x 5x 3x €10k €50k €100k €200k €400k €600k €1M €2Μ €3Μ €5M €10Μ €20Μ €30M €50Μ €100Μ Grants Friends & Family Bootstrapping Angel investors Accelerators Venture capital Private equity Equity markets 2x Social Financial institutions Velocity.Partners fills the gap between pre-seed & seed funding
  9. 9. What are we looking for?
  10. 10. What are we looking for ? Competent teams with entrepreneurial skills and tech talent Evidence of existing or potential customer demand with high growth potential Have or can produce disruptive ideas / product / service / technology Identifiable vision / roadmap for exit International mindset and global ambition Speed of movement / execution Capital efficiency technology startups
  11. 11. Our investment focus Athens Outside Athens Actively recruit regional teams & facilitate repatriation Geography FinTech Tourism /Travel Tech Maritime Tech HealthTechRetail/ Logistics AgroTech ICT Sector B2BMobileIoT Vertical Industries In principal sub-sector agnostic, however initial indicative areas of focus are expected to be: AI
  12. 12. What do we offer?
  13. 13. Our foundation and legacy • 300+ events, more than 10,000 attendees • 900 hours of community engagement • Hosted numerous hackathons, design-led sprints & educational workshops • Established 2013, privately owned • 2,200 m2 own space • One of the first co-working spaces in Greece • Startup acceleration and innovation hub
  14. 14. Wide array of partnerships and synergies Corporate Partners* offer first costumer pledge, real-life validation, industry insights and access to domain experts * More partnerships to follow Unparalleled partnerships with ecosystem players* and access to specialists & mentors
  15. 15. Operational value for our companies Talent Acquisition ◉ TechTalent ◉ Network effect Mentor Network ◉ Tier 1 / Local mentors ◉ Tier 2 / International mentors ◉ Corporate Partners mentors Access to Corporate Partners ◉ Technology / API access & data ◉ Industry insights & mentoring ◉ Distribution and first customer pledge Access to Media ◉ 24 Media partnership ◉ Found.ation media network ◉ Media training (as part of the acceleration program) Speed of (next) investment ◉ Post-acceleration programs access: EIT Digital, Microsoft accelerator ◉ DEMO day ◉ Velocity.Partners follow-on deal Value Creation Partners Ongoing hands-on support: technology development, sales, financial planning Acceleration Program Amenities ◉ Office space ◉ Microsoft bizspark+ program, amazon azure + stripe atlas ◉ Startup friendly legal & accounting support
  16. 16. Finally,
  17. 17. YOU US
  18. 18. Contact info