Strategy

“ “It’s a rare moment in which the stars align in the skies of our country. In the world today, Italy is where to invest”

Guido Maria Brera

“ “It’s a rare moment in which the stars align in the skies of our country. In the world today, Italy is where to invest”

Guido Maria Brera

investment thesis

FOCUS ON B2B

We will deploy “agile” capital for “product-led companies”, offering new solutions to the enterprise world.

We will seek “rough diamonds” in categories not covered by SW incumbents, i.e. machine learning and productivity tools, business automation, e-commerce enablers.

SaaS and PaaS will be the distribution and pricing models which we will favour.

DEFENDABLE TECHNOLOGY ASSETS

We will only invest in startups which have tech/coding talent and product management at their core.

6 digital platforms are on our radar: AI, Analytics, IOT, Security, 5G, Cloud.

PROUDLY EARLY STAGE

Our “sweet spot” is between Seed and Series A, where Italian Angels today are making up for the loss in focus of domestic VC funds and for the lack of international exposure.

We believe we have the know-how to successfully interact with founders in this phase and contribute to the next stage of business and geographical expansion.

ITALY (+ SOUTH)

We will focus on startups committed to Italy, as the starting base or as a key milestone in their business journey.

A special attention will be given to Italy’s Southern regions, where we believe we can find unexploited talent pools and insightful projects.

OUR NETWORK

The Techshop is an “ecosystem player” able to catalyse inputs from 4 clusters:

acceleratori e incubatori

We typically partner with Angel Networks, Family Offices, Accelerators and Universities. Techshop has also natural access to serial entrepreneurs and innovation-driven Corporates.

Our domain experts panel with the help of our investors support Techshop team in every key step, from BP assessment to technology/IP diligence. The Techshop ecosystem is able to enhance the portfolio development and the value creation towards the exit stage.

Our global links will help catalyse our companies’ business expansion and M&A opportunities on overseas markets.