We primarily conduct Seed and Series-A investments. Our initial investments are typically below EUR500K to be followed by larger checks up to EUR1-2M contingent upon successfully achieving technical and business milestones. We prefer to lead investment rounds, but also do syndicates with other funds and angels.
STRONG TEAM & ABILITY TO EXECUTE A GLOBAL VISION
We are looking for entrepreneurial teams with global vision, which are focused, inquisitive, pragmatic and committed to the execution of the business plan.
MARKET DEPLOYMENT POTENTIAL
The business plan built around the technology must be realistic and leverage technology’s competitive advantage within short time frame.
We require our investments to have a strong technology component that is unique with a concrete intellectual property right (patents & copyrights) or trade secret component upon which the competitive advantage should be based.
DCP has a generalist deep technology focus with an emphasis on biotech, green-tech, agri-tech, life sciences, materials & nanotechnology, IT, robotics and mechatronics. We will welcome submission in other tech areas as well; however, we do not invest in business model innovations.
Meetings begin with an initial call where entrepreneur(s) shares the pitch deck, business and financial plan. In these meetings, the start-up's future vision and objectives, technical and financial milestones are discussed. After a comprehensive screening and positive assessment of the investment committee, a term sheet will be signed, and the legal and financial due diligence process will start. Finally, SHA (shareholders agreement) will be signed, after successful completion of the due diligence process.
The industry includes companies in the areas of work of pharmaceuticals, medical devices, biotechnology and life systems.
The sector encompasses in everything related with information, computing, mobile and telecommunications.
AG-Tech, Materials & Chemicals
Companies develop new materials and chemicals to manufacture new goods and/or enhance already existing products.
This sector involves firms that produce packaged products (clothing, food & beverage, electronics), services and sell directly to average consumer.
Energy & Environment
The businesses in this sector tackles environmental problems with innovative alternatives including renewable energies, sustainability services, energy-saving solutions etc.
The companies that produce goods which are used by other enterprises to generate products to sale. The sector involves businesses engaged in industrial instruments, machinery, construction, aerospace and defense, waste management etc.