The software powered investment firm
focused on early stage European startups

What makes us different

We use proprietary software 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

Having worked with hundreds of startups over the years, we have developed extensive experience in strategy, product, technology and operations.

We are passionate about sharing our learnings with you and supporting you during your company building process.

Our Portfolio

We invest in visionary, hard-working founders

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.

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 instead of lifeless, static mockups. Since then the vision has grown and 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 all over the world on their smartphones.

Eduardo Vilar

CEO and Founder of Returnly

Madrid, Spain

Eduardo founded Returnly in 2014 from a vision of a radically improved online marketplace where all constituents have aligned interests. He's leveraging modern fin-tech to enable stores with simple and transparent ways of processing returns and accelerate the resulting credit issuance to shoppers.

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, the self-learning solution for recurring revenue driven companies. Traitly predicts when customers are going to leave and why. Companies can create custom messages and on-boarding flows based on each of their users’ predicted behaviour.

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, without the hassle.

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.

About Us

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 its innovative deal structuring and investment processes.

Roberto Bonanzinga

Co-Founder / Investment Partner

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

Banjo, Contentful, Depop, (acquired by Facebook), Lifecake (acquired by Canon), Saatchi Art, StoryLane (acquired by Facebook), 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.

Ghyslain Gaillard

Data Scientist

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

Passionate about entrepreneurship and finance, Ghyslain joined InReach Ventures to help transform the industry of venture capital through the development of predictive models.

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

Karolina Kukielka


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

Senior Machine Learning Engineer

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

At, Luca lead the development of the most used Translation Memory service in the translation industry, serving eight billion translations at a rate of over 300M queries per month.

As part of this he proposed and delivered Modern Machine Translation, an EU-funded research project to develop the world’s first Neural Adaptive Machine Translation.

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

Kass Schmitt


Kass is an experienced developer with a talent for designing and building systems which transform data into knowledge, supporting decision making.

Kass holds a BSci in Computer Science from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

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.


Partner AI

DIG replaces the need for venture firms to hire associates and principals. Using AI to find top European companies to invest in, DIG aggregates the exploding mass of data that people and organisations leave behind and structures it into prioritised, qualified deal-flow.


“DIG is the biggest geek you will ever meet.” - Roberto Bonanzinga

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