Start-up Investments as a service.
As an early-stage investor you give innovative companies the chance to grow. However, the following figures show, how difficult success is for investors in the early phase: out of 10 investments, on average about three companies file for insolvency after three years, with four investments investors lose between 50% and 90% of their investment sum, two companies double their value and one company manages to multiply its value.
You can increase your chances of success, by improving your investment approach.
With our 4-phases investment-management as a service approach, we support you to successfully build and manage your start-up portfolio.
Phase 1 Setup & Scouting
- Development of your Investment Strategy
- Derivation of congruent scouting profiles
- In & Outbound Deal-Flow screening
- Pre-Term-Sheet Highlights & Red-Flag reports
Phase 2 Investment
- Due Diligence Support
- Access to industry & tech experts
- Access to public & private co-investors
- Negotiation & SPA Support
Phase 3 Management
- Strategy and business development
- Corporate relation development
- Investment controlling & board membership
- Fundraising support
Phase 4 Exit Readiness & M&A
- Exit strategy development
- Exit Readiness preparation
- Teaser & Information Memorandum
- M&A Process
Concepts2Capital is a founder-operated consulting company providing services for private and institutional early stage investors. Our services are based on ten years of experience in scouting, investing, managing and divesting of high tech companies.
The Founder Eligiusz Skwara (40) is a former Investment manager of Leonardo Venture – a Germany based, publicly traded High-Tech Venture Capital fund with EUR 25 Mio. under management. He joint the company with the mission to support the team with the management of the current portfolio and the delisting process of the fund. He stayed at Leonardo for 3 years.
Before he joint Leonardo, Eligiusz worked at Ernst & Young for five years in the transaction advisory department providing due diligence and M&A services to a variety of corporations.
Eligiusz holds a Business Administration Diploma from the University of Mannheim and a Master of International Business degree from the Macquarie University in Sydney receiving also the Macquarie University Prize for Investing in Emerging Markets in 2005.
After leaving Leonardo, Eligiusz founded Concepts2Capital. Based on his experience Eligiusz developed the start-up value bridge – a method for a goal-oriented and structured way to lead companies through the stages of
- Business Modelling & Product Market Fit
- Investor Readiness & Fundraising
- Execution & Growth
- Exit Readiness & Sale
For his clients Eligiusz scouts start-ups on a pan-European stage having a deal-flow of about 1.500 start-ups per year and currently supporting investors with the management of 15 companies.
How we work
We have access to a great deal pipeline, feeding from a mix of reliable sources, including corporations, accelerators, universities, business angels and industry experts and the start-up community – on a pan-European scale
We create value by providing great tech companies with capital, strategic guidance and internationalization support into the DACH region. For each of the investments, we will agree on a set of working principles up-front with the Investee Company’s management team and structure strategy sessions to review progress.
We work closely and in partnership with the management team throughout the life-cycle of the Investee Company’s business especially focusing on management support around strategy and business development, corporate relation development, fundraising and the preparation of a successful exit.
We will be happy to advise and accompany you becoming an even more successful investor.