TechU Ventures 2018 Investment Thesis

2018 Thesis:

Patient, experienced early-stage capital focused on supporting category-defining teams building deep-technology platforms that will transform high-growth markets and create new business models.

In prior years, I took the opportunity to add focus markets that we will be targeting in the year ahead. I have decided to forgo that for the foreseeable future. In 2014 when we started our firm, we were at the forefront of investing in deep-tech startups (before the term “deep-tech” became a thing). We invested in space, blockchain platforms, IoT, artificial intelligence way before these areas heated up. We are not looking to focus on what’s hot today, but where the world will be 5 to 10 years from now. If you are building a deep-tech platform, have a strong team, operating in a growing market, and possess an informed opinion that goes against the grain, we want to hear from you and learn from your experience. We are particularly interested in hearing about your secret sauce and why you have an unfair competitive advantage.

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