On a macro level they focus on social tides, not technology fads. Theydon’t believe a business has to necessarily ‘disrupt’, but it has to be innovative enough to carve out and defend a leading market position, ultimately adding value to all of the stakeholders.
Strategic mutuality provides their partner entrepreneurs with access to our deep international network to accelerate business development and recruitment. As a pragmatic management team they have plenty of useful experience navigating often complex corporate issues, structuring transactions and implementing strategic change.
How much do they invest?
They classify our target investment stage as “post product” and they tend not to invest at seed level – a target company should show early strengths with a proven product and business model operating in a sizeable market.
This makes a difference to them
Over their collective investment lives they have strategically shifted portfolio focus a number of times, though one factor remains universally important - people. They work with entrepreneurs that work with them as partners, who are open and upfront, who are there for the long term and don’t over-promise. They firmly believe it is not always the smartest who win but those that persevere.
Startups they funded
Billetto, Neteven, Pockit, PayasUgym, Prettysocial Media, Airsorted, Hckletree, Hypaship