AnD Ventures & VIVA Investment Partners team up, bringing a new approach to early-stage VC investments
VIVA Investment Partners AG (VIP), a leading multi-manager investment platform headquartered in Zurich with offices in Athens and London, and AnD Ventures Fund LP (AnD), an innovative Israeli venture capital fund based in Herzliya, have created a Partnership to scale AnD’s new model of venture capital harnessing their networks and expertise, and have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU).
This agreement aligns VIP and AnD in promoting AnD Ventures’ innovative “Studio” concept for start-up growth companies operating in a range of technologically driven industries. The Studio provides investee companies with a suite of services, all designed to improve their own promotion to potential investors. These services include financing, staffing, product and tech development, design partnership with corporates and scaling through Go-to-Market and a global network. VIP and AnD believe that preparation and knowledge are essential to the development of a sustainable, long-term business. The Studio is designed to prepare investee companies with this support.
With the addition of AnD, VIP now has four venture capital funds on its investment platform; AnD will join SPiCE Venture Capital, GEM Funds and ACE Fund.
VIP’s investment strategy is based on its proprietary Ecosystem Economics® — a specific focus on companies whose ethos and operations organize the economics of their ecosystems — and which is implicit in our selection of the opportunities that we target through these funds. Platforms are prevalent in every industry today and are likely to dominate in key areas., Through its innovative approach, VIP works to take the venture capital funds on its platform to scale with capital, deal flow, and best practices.
Lee Moser, Managing Partner, AnD Ventures said, “We’re looking forward to our partnership with VIP, working together we believe we can bring our innovative Venture model to global investors, corporates, and more.”
Said Julie Meyer, CEO of VIP, “We select emerging fund managers who have secured the first close, and partner with them once they have achieved that significant de-risking milestone, and take them to scale. We’re excited to support new ecosystems, jurisdictions, and business models through our company.”
VIP’s Multi-Manager Investment Platform brings an institutional investment grade solution to a cottage industry, enabling fund entrepreneurs to focus on their unfair advantage and VIP to leverage their investment firm for them. VIP’s Fund Stack™ is what fund entrepreneurs need to succeed and scale, VIP’s Platform offers large asset allocators diversification, early access, a service level agreement for compliance and an ability to secure liquidity when the returns are in. VIP’s direct investments include Arviem AG, DRIVE Software Solutions, IKON Exchange, and VASHI. VIP also manages the Follow The Entrepreneur Investor Summit in its 12th year, Keanaissance and the Entrepreneur Country Global network
ABOUT AnD Ventures
An Israeli venture capital firm, investing in pioneering early-stage startups and building them into companies that make a difference. We founded and managed acceleration programs for tech giants including Google, Microsoft, Amdocs, and Deloitte. We’ve deployed over $400M of VC funding, and built companies from Seed to Unicorn.
We believe founders can build better and faster, for their companies and for their investors. AnD Studio provides the expertise and growth opportunities that early-stage founders need for building rapidly scaling companies. It provides entrepreneurs with a founder-first value investment platform
Our expertise includes implementing real company builder Silicon Valley-standards and Google methodology to help our startups scale smartly and effectively while positioning them on an accelerated growth trajectory towards the right exit model. These exit strategies may also include corporate acquisition and secondary sales, enabled by our partnerships with leading corporates and growth funds.
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