What sectors does Aster Capital invest in?
Aster Capital invests in start-up companies founded by inspiring entrepreneurs and led by outstanding management teams developing innovative solutions. We focus on the areas that help build the industries, buildings and cities of tomorrow.
What support can entrepreneurs expect beyond money?
What's special about us is the close relationships we entertain with our industrial sponsors. We actively leverage our networks inside (and outside) those companies to help entrepreneurs find partners and new business opportunities. With a diverse set of experiences and nationalities, the Aster team will step in and help through our extensive network and support startups during their journey until they become successful companies.
Is Aster Capital a corporate venture firm?
Not exactly, our model is rather different from purely corporate venture arms. We are a truly multi-corporate venture firm, combining the independence of financial investors with the deep sector expertise of corporate VCs. We are independent in our governance, and our goal is to build successful companies allowing good financial returns!
In which geographies are we active?
Thanks to our four office locations, we are active in Europe, North America, Israel and Asia. These are not only the geographies where we look for investments, but also the ones where we can leverage our networks to support our portfolio companies.
At what stages do we invest?
We have the flexibility to invest between early and growth stages. What really matters to us is for companies to be built around great teams and to have demonstrated product-market fit by winning customers in large markets.
What is the typical investment size?
We typically invest between €1m and €5m as a first investment, with the ability to follow up to €10m in later rounds.
What are the investment criteria?
Because our mission as investors is to help entrepreneurs achieve great success with their companies, we look for passionate and committed founders, able to demonstrate their vision and ambitions. Then, the important criteria we look at are a different and unique insight about a market or a problem and thus a new value proposition to address them. We need to be convinced about the addressable market size, and by a sounding business model to take advantage of that. We are enthusiast about companies that are working on innovative products and business models that have the potential to change the game in their market.
How do I get in touch with Aster Capital and what materials should I send?
We appreciate well targeted approach, and politely persistent! We’ll be happy to get in touch during startup events and forums, through our team members
and through our website at firstname.lastname@example.org
. If you are in the process of raising funds, an introductory slide deck is always welcome to help prepare the first meeting!