Posts tagged Investment
Our Investment in Teemo

Over the past year Benoit, François, Guillaume and team have been hard at work bringing their vision to life, and we are excited to be investing again in their Series A alongside Dom Vidal at Index Ventures. It is a “Criteo reunion” of sorts, with other Criteo alumni investing alongside us — Pascal Gauthier (COO) and Greg Coleman (President).

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Our investment in Nexar

Human fallibility (accidents, alcohol and so forth) is the root cause of massive loss of life on the roads, despite continuous improvements in auto safety technology. The annual tally of road deaths globally is over 1.25M, with millions more injured or maimed, lives altered, families destroyed. 

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Our Investment in Habito - bringing mortgages into the 21st century

We believe that trusted robo-advisors have a bright future. When it comes to supporting financial decisions for the average consumer, technology can deliver far superior advice than a human-powered service. With wealth management as the initial target for robo-advice - and Wealthfront and Betterment leading the charge in the US - who might be next in the firing line?

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Our Investment in Blockstream

At a time when sceptics are speculating about the demise of bitcoin the currency, and casting doubt on the viability of the “trustless trust” blockchain on which it’s built, it’s worth reiterating why we are long-term believers in this space, and the potential for Blockstream’s approach. We believe one of their key innovations, “sidechains”, could become an important solution to some of the structural and constitutional issues the blockchain will need in order to reach its full potential.

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Our Investment in Clue

We are entering the age of the “quantified self”. Low-cost sensors and smartphones mean we can sense, track and interpret aspects of our lives which would once have required teams of doctors. It’s now easy to input data, and share that data with physicians and family members with the peace of mind that the data is secure and private. 

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