We invest in founders with a compelling vision backed by disruptive technology and market validation, with outstanding business and industry acumen to ensure long-term sustainability.
Our geographical focus is S.E. Asia, China, and USA. For Asia, we will consider startups in the Greater Bay Area (Hong Kong, Shenzhen, Guangzhou and Macau), and all South East Asian countries. For North America there will be a particular focus on southwest USA (California, Arizona, Colorado etc).
Stage of Growth
Our target companies include Early-Stage and Growth-Stage startups characterized by evidence of business progress. A typical Early-Stage company have begun operations, achieved market validation and even generated some revenue with a beta version of their product but may not be at a fully commercialized size. At Growth-Stage, companies are typically experiencing rapid growing of either users or revenue and have a credible commercial version of the product.
We invest in technology companies leveraging a digital platform based on (but not limited to)： • AI & deep learning
• Technologies around Big Data
• Cloud & mobile applications
• SaaS and ERP Solutions
• Blockchain technology
• Core solutions surrounding software development
Elementz focuses on companies in both the B2B and B2C marketplace. Viable verticals include Fintech, Logistics, Enterprise (ERP), Digital Marketing (AdTech), InsurTech, HealthTech, Security, EdTEch, Consumer & Shopping/Ecommerce verticals as well as companies that focus on Sustainability. While vertical nuance is a strong consideration, we maintain a view that the strength of the team, model, technology and impact may override industry preferences.
We invest in disruptive companies that are breaking the mold of the status quo. They are capable and are positioning themselves to disrupt the marketplace with their innovative product or business model resulting in positive impact. It is critical that the company needs to show potential for market dominance or creation of a new market, typically defined through significant strength of a given solution, business model, service, or brand, relative to competitive offerings. The company ideally enables a greater number of people to achieve something in a way that is either new or significantly better than existing options.
We look for exceptional founding teams that dare to be different and can back it up with execution capability. Deep industry experience, previous startup outcomes or technology expertise are important considerations. Integrity and the ability to lead top-class teams are paramount characteristics, while being passionate and commercially astute is a rare combination we seek. True to our principle that exceptional founders can navigate between models, features and markets; there will be ample consideration towards what we consider core founder qualities such as resourcefulness, perseverance and the ability to learn and adapt quickly.