Kockázati tőkealap kezelő/Vespucci Partners Capital kockázati tőkealap

"We support globally minded founders who dive into the unknown and make history by being the pioneers of change"

Our Purpose and Vision

Vespucci Partners aims to find and support those Central European startup teams that have a truly disruptive product and are capable of achieving success in the global market. We believe that this market can produce unicorns as well, and we want to be the investors who help grow these potential startups get closer to that stage. We think that success depends on a lot of other aspects next to financial support. So we give our startups more than just money, we provide smart capital with portfolio management experts from all areas, guidance and contacts for a successful international expansion.
FUND SIZE
41 M EUR
Deal size per startup
600k - 4.5 M EUR
Target stage
Seed - Series A
Target number of investments
20

What we are looking for in startups

Products / services that provide a solution to a real need
Products / services that provide a solution to a real need
International growth potential with a plan to expand towards the US or high growth Asian markets primarily
International growth potential with a plan to expand towards the US or high growth Asian markets primarily
Proprietary technology that provide a competitice advantage
Proprietary technology that provide a competitice advantage

Investment Process

Application for financing by registering into our data room.

Application

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The teams fill out a questionnaire, upload their one pager and lean canvas. The startups will be evaluated based on these by our analysts.

Questionnaire + One Pager + Lean Canvas

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Questionnaire + One Pager + Lean Canvas
Two analysts meet with the startup teams in person. They listen to their pitch and then ask questions to have a better understanding of the project. At this point, they mainly focus os assessing the abilities of the team and getting answers to the arising questions.

Personal Meeting: Pitch

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Personal Meeting: Pitch
The startups upload all of the required documents, so that we can run a deeper analysis and decide whether we find their business plan to be sound and viable. For the list of required documents click on "More Information".

Uploading documents into the data room

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Uploading documents into the data room
The startups pitch again and the screening team with experts from different areas will ask questions based on the materials requested.

Q&A interview with the experts

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Q&A interview with the experts
Under the guidance of the Investment Manager, the experts perform the respective analytical tasks for the project (eg. market, competitors, team, etc.) and decide whether it is worth presenting the project to the Investment Committee. If so, they put together a proposal about the startup and the investment opportunity.

Screening for the GO - NO GO decision

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Screening for the GO - NO GO decision
The Investment Manager presents the startup and the investment opportunity to the Investment Committee. The Committee will make a decision about whether they consider the project worth investing in and thus starting the Term Sheet negotiations and Due Diligence process.

GO - NO GO proposal and decision

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GO - NO GO proposal and decision
Negotiating the investment terms and coming to a final agreement.

Term sheet negotiations

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Term sheet negotiations
Legal, technology, tax and accounting due diligence of the startup. In addition, a deep screening of the risk points of the project identified during the screening process up until this point.

Due Diligence and deep screening

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Due Diligence and deep screening
If the due diligence process has a positive result then the lawyers will write an investment and syndicate contract based on the signed term sheet. This document will provide a guideline for the operation of the startup once the investment is made.

Writing the investment and syndicate contract

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Writing the investment and syndicate contract
The Investment Manager presents the startup to the Investment Committee once again, but in this round including all the Due Diligence results and the negotiated investment terms. The Committee will decide whether to invest in the startup and disburse the money to them.

Investment Committee's decision about the disbursement

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Investment Committee's decision about the disbursement
Signing the Investment Agreement and disbursing the money to the startup.

Contract Signing and Disbursement

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Contract Signing and Disbursement

Steps of creating a Hybrid Startup

Team

Julia Sohajda
Julia's cross continent experiences played a big role in realizing the arbitrage possibility and shaping Vespucci Partners’ investment strategy. She is responsible for our constantly widening partner network, as well as making sure that the Vespucci brand always shines bright and is well known in th
Peter Macher
Peter is our in-house technology expert. After a short look at any technology he can tell whether the project truly has something proprietary or not. He is also responsible for Vespucci's organizational and process management.
Levente Zsigmond
Levente is our ears and mouth towards the startups. All incoming deal flow goes through him and he is the one keeping in contact with them and helping them along the investment process.
Andras Huszar
Challenger. Devil's advocate. Calm, when the room gets excited. Excited, when the team gets relaxed.
Bruno Verebes
Having worked and studied throughout Europe, Bruno possesses strong finance and business knowledge. He helps us identify those startups that are truly disruptive and will have the highest potential to succeed.
Dora Emese Kabacs
Dora is the marketing angel in our team. She is constantly working on our brand to be well-known not just in the CEE region but in the US. If you find us on any social media platform, or if you see any PR announcements you can be sure, she is in the background.
Balint Gyarmati

Advisory Board

Laszlo Horvath
László is our team member on the US side of Vespucci's bridge. He is in Silicon Valley and he analyzes each incoming startups potential from a perspective of whether they could succeed in the US market. Once a startup is in our portfolio, he works closely with them to
Imre Sivó
Imre has been a succesful, internationally known executive manager of Zwack Unicum Plc, MOL Plc and Taurus Rubber Works. He has been a leadership consultant and executive coach at leading Hungarian companies for 18 years. We use his senior experience in our investment decisions, leadership challenge
Gabor Vadasz
Gabor has acquired managerial experience at local and international ICT companies like Montana, KFKI Group and Amadeus IT Group, but has also a track record of leading client projects at management consulting companies. Gabor was responsible for the execution of nearly 20 tech startup investments du


Portfolio
Take a look at our portfolio companies. They are the ones who are solving existing challenges of the world and adding value for our investors.
Advisors
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Partners
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