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What makes us different

We use proprietary software (known as DIG) to discover, evaluate and support investments in the most promising European startups.

What we look for

The best fit between the business idea, the founding team’s DNA and the ability to execute on the product / technology.

How we work with you

With our extensive experience in strategy, product, technology and operations, we support you through the company building process.

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Portfolio

We invest in visionary, hard-working founders

Luc Dudler
CEO and Founder of jobpal
Berlin, Germany

From day one it was Andriy, Chris and Luc's goal to rethink the experience talent has when interacting with enterprise employers. Leveraging Natural Language Processing and conversational interfaces, jobpal not only achieves this but increases the efficiency of Talent Acquisition.

Miska Kaipiainen
CEO and Founder of Kontena
Helsinki, Finland

From networking ships, it was inevitable that Miska would found Kontena: the most user friendly open source container platform for orchestrating applications running on Docker.

Marc Fuehnen
CEO and Co-Founder of Loots
Berlin, Germany

Marc was a long time coder in ad tech, before rethinking the way influencers monetize in live streaming. At loots Marc and his team strive to alter the conventional cashflow and transform the live streaming landscape.

Murat Multu
CEO and Founder of Marvel
London, UK

Murat co-founded Marvel in the summer of 2013 as a simple way for designers to showcase interactive prototypes. Now Marvel has its sights set on helping the world bring digital ideas to life.

Andrius Šlimas
CEO and Founder of Oberlo
Vilnius, Lithuania

Having worked in e-commerce for years, Andrius, his brother Tomas, and co-founders are democratising drop-shipping for online store-owners all over the world.

Christopher Kahler
CEO and Founder of Qriously
London, UK

Chris and his team have always built companies that give superpowers to normal humans. At Qriously, they are working on predicting the future by serving questions to billions of people.

Eduardo Vilar
CEO and Founder of Returnly
Madrid, Spain

Eduardo founded Returnly in 2014 from a vision of a radically improved online marketplace. He's leveraging modern fin-tech to enable stores a simple and transparent way of processing returns.

István Csanády
CEO and Co-Founder of Shapr3D
Budapest, Hungary

István has been a massive CAD nerd for years. Finally he decided 'enough is enough' and built his own. Shapr3D is a new way of thinking and designing, and has become one of the flagship iPad Pro apps.

Carlo Gualandri
CEO and Founder of Soldo
Rome, Italy & London, UK

Carlo has successfully built and sold a number of companies in over 20 years of entrepreneurism. Now he's turned his attention to banking, with a passion to fundamentally change how companies manage their money.

Aaron Joyce
CEO and Co-Founder of Traitly
Stockholm, Sweden

Aaron co-founded Traitly. Traitly helps customer-facing teams find information across different knowledge platforms, all from one place.

Mark Hughes
CEO and Co-Founder of Tutorful
Sheffied, UK

Mark and Scott co-founded Tutorful in 2015 with the vision that technology could help improve the tuition industry. Since then, they've been on a mission to build a tutoring platform that enables parents to find trusted tutors.

Navid Razazi
CEO and Founder of YouPic
Gothenburg, Sweden

Navid is the founder and CEO of YouPic. At the age of 15 he created his first website and is now growing YouPic to be the destination for photographers that want to learn and inspire.

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Team

The skill set of the founding team matches the DNA of what we are building
Coming from an entrepreneurial base, we live as a startup: building technology and products to identify the best investment opportunities in Europe. We strive to be as responsive and supportive as possible. Our relationship with entrepreneurs is our primary focus.
John Mesrie
Co-Founder / Operating Partner

Former General Counsel at Balderton Capital (Benchmark Europe) and previously corporate lawyer at Taylor Wessing.

John is focused on the operations of the firm, including fund/deal structuring and investment execution.

Former General Counsel at Balderton Capital (Benchmark Europe) and previously corporate lawyer at Taylor Wessing. John is focused on the operations of the firm, including fund/deal structuring and investment execution.

Roberto Bonanzinga
Co-Founder / Investment Partner

Former Partner at Balderton Capital (Benchmark Europe) where he invested in companies including:

Banjo, Contentful, Depop, Friend.ly, Lifecake, Saatchi Art, StoryLane, Tictail, Vivino and Wooga.

Former Partner at Balderton Capital (Benchmark Europe) where he invested in companies including: Banjo, Contentful, Depop, Friend.ly, Lifecake, Saatchi Art, StoryLane, Tictail, Vivino and Wooga.

Ben Smith
Co-Founder / Technology Partner

Former UK Engineering Director at Yammer / Microsoft. Previously Head of Technology at Top10 and CTO at MetaBroadcast.

Ben is leading the development of the InReach platform, transforming traditional Venture Capital.

Former UK Engineering Director at Yammer / Microsoft. Previously Head of Technology at Top10 and CTO at MetaBroadcast. Ben is leading the development of the InReach platform, transforming traditional Venture Capital.

Ghyslain Gaillard
Data Product Manager

From his dual Masters degree, Ghyslain developed strong foundations in machine learning and business analytics.

Passionate about entrepreneurship, Ghyslain joined InReach Ventures to help transform the industry of venture capital through the development of our scalable investment workflow and automated proactive outreach leveraging data and artificial intelligence.

Ghyslain holds an MSc in Engineering Sciences from École Centrale de Lyon and an MSc in Business Analytics and Finance from the University of Southampton.

Karolina Kukielka
Investor

Prior to joining InReach Ventures, Karolina was an entrepreneur developing an ecommerce business, built from a simple idea she was passionate about. She began her career at Dresdner Kleinwort in Frankfurt & NY, an investment bank where she worked in Capital Markets.

Karolina has an MSc from Copenhagen Business School in Applied Economics & Finance.

Luca Mastrostefano
Lead Machine Learning Engineer

Luca has built his career applying Machine Learning to problems at global scales.

At Translated, Luca led the development of the most used Translation Memory service in the translation industry and he proposed and delivered Modern Machine Translation, the world’s first Neural Adaptive Machine Translation.

Now he leads the development of DIG’s intelligent core, the backbone of the investment infrastructure.

Marina Pritchard
Investment and Marketing Analyst

Marina studied Modern Languages, and has developed a keen interest in culture, language and the arts. Marina is fluent in Spanish, Italian, English and French.

At InReach, she is responsible for the initial interaction with entrepreneurs, helping the investment team manage the process and control the quality of DIG’s data.

Arthur Francois
Web Developer

Arthur holds a double MSc in Telecommunications Engineering and Strategy and Innovation from UPC and Télécom Paristech. He is fluent in English, French, Spanish and Catalan.

Arthur is a young Front End developer passionate about technology and entrepreneurship, with a strong belief that by building the right tools he can help disrupt the VC industry.

Sean Burtenshaw
Front End Web Developer

Sean previously worked at Canon/Lifecake where he focused on building their web application for tens of thousands of users.

Striving to create beautiful front-end applications with a keen eye for detail, Sean is driving the development of DIG’s user-experience and InReach’s entrepreneur-facing products.

Namita Shenolikar
Investment analyst

Namita is a recent MSc Management graduate with a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering. She has previous experience in strategy consulting, technology and financial services.

At InReach Ventures, Namita participates in initial interaction with entrepreneurs, data cleaning and evaluation of investment opportunities. Namita is passionate about entrepreneurship and working with start-ups to disrupt the global technology landscape.

News

InReach Ventures, the ‘AI-powered’ European VC, closes new €53M fund

InReach Ventures, the so-called “AI-powered” venture capital firm based in London, is announcing the first closing of a new €53 million fund targeting early-stage European technology companies — surpassing the original fund target of €50 million, apparently.

Here's How AI Is Changing VC Funding
Venture capital firms are using machine learning to make their investment decisions. Here's how to use AI for better business insights and better access to funds.

Any current discussion of artificial intelligence in the workforce centers on how it will impact -- or outright replace -- certain departments or even employees.

The VC Game Is Changing: 5 Ways To Compete

VC polarizes people. Depending on who you ask, it can be described both as toxic capital and as a golden ticket to crushing competition and becoming the next unicorn. The reality is, while definitely not suitable for everyone, VC is the top option available to high-risk startups chasing hypergrowth – one that has enabled the rise of the tech industry as we know it today.

Artificial intelligence is guiding venture capital to start-ups
Firms are using algorithms to uncover potential investments

One of the biggest challenges for venture capital companies is finding interesting investment targets before anyone else. It is often a laborious, travel-intensive job. But machine learning and predictive analytics are starting to transform how an investor puts a portfolio together.

This tech VC firm has software that it thinks can create hundreds of thousands of jobs

In the US, if venture capital investors or tech company founders need to find each other, they go to one of two places: Silicon Valley or New York. Companies that need tech workers, and the media that follow them, eventually relocate or open offices in one of those two areas.

Blog

The importance of market analysis for early stage entrepreneurs & VCs

When assessing investment opportunities, one of the most frequent questions I ask entrepreneurs is about market analysis. Although it is a crucial element of the conversation we have, I have a feeling its relevance is often neglected (to be honest, I’m not sure what the reasons are, but that is another topic of discussion).

Written by Karolina Kukielka
The Full-Stack Venture Capitalist

There is an emerging trend towards the use of data and software to evolve and develop the existing venture capital model.

Written by Roberto Bonanzinga
InReach Ventures: The Next Phase With A New €53m Fund

Today we are announcing the first closing of a new fund of €53m, targeted at early stage European technology companies.

Written by Roberto Bonanzinga
Budgeting and Planning for Startups

A Framework for Founders and Funders

Written by Roberto Bonanzinga
Selling shovels in a gold rush: building a SaaS product for cryptocurrency enthusiasts

Since joining InReach Ventures as a Data Scientist I have been learning a tremendous amount about entrepreneurship and what it takes to build a company. In the following post, I develop how I applied my learnings while working on my latest side-project: a SaaS product for cryptocurrency enthusiasts.

Written by Ghyslain Gaillard
Hunting v/s Farming: A Founder Friendly Evolution of Venture Capital

Technology entrepreneurship is fuelled by the relationship between founders and funders. The question for both is: how to engage with each other to build an effective relationship?

Written by Roberto Bonanzinga
InReach Ventures` Tech Stack

Christoph’s post a while ago on Point Nine’s Tech Stack was a great read. I love it when people pull back the curtain to demystify what can be quite an aloof industry.

Written by Ben Smith