In 2022, we launched bValue Growth Fund with the mission to invest in more mature companies often as a first investor. We realized that our well tested approach of capital + good advice on seed stage can be further developed and well applied on later stages where we see much less capital available. At bValue Growth, we invest between 5m eur to 15m eur in single company usually for minority holdings positions.
Ideally, we want to be main outside pool of capital along with management team and have relevant voice. We like capital efficient, profitable businesses which see further growth potential in their relevant markets. Our capital is predominantly delivered to fuel faster growth but sometimes is also used to buy-out passive investors or leaving co-founders. Our key principle is to find the full alignment of interests with active founders and the management team.
With bValue Growth, we want to invest in no more than 12 companies, which means that our fully dedicated investment team will be able to better contribute to portfolio growth. In addition to that we are doubling down on the capital+ good advice bundle and that is why we established the bValue Bench, which is a group of committed experts and advisors that are actively involved in value creation projects in our growth portfolio. Our bValue Bench includes over 50 experts in 2 thematic pillars: Go-To-Market and Operations. Under the Go-to-Market pillar, we gathered top experts that help with Strategy & Pricing, Sales & Customer Success, Marketing and Growth. Under the Operational pillar, we focus especially on: Talent Acquisition & Development, Technology, Finance & Operations and Data Analytics. Our experts are seasoned successful entrepreneurs, CEO’s, consultants and vetted professionals in their domains, and are often invested in our funds and are aligned to build value in our portfolio.
We are backing companies that have a proven business model in their core markets, which means there has to be a certain level of profitability indication. We won’t step into a situation where unit economics aren’t proven from day one. At the same time, the Company should have a consistent growth trajectory which can be further strengthened with our capital. The vast majority of our investments are un-levered which means that we don’t finance them with debt. That is why the Company’s growth is a main contributor to shareholders value and this is our main focus.
We work predominantly with European companies from growing sectors such as: b2b software and services, Energy transformation, e-commerce tools and ecosystems, consumer goods and services.
We’re excited to become long-term partners with the companies that we back as they scale for years to come.