Vinci is a venture capital investment firm strategically funded by Inci Holding, a family-owned, industrial holding company active in manufacturing of wheels, car and industrial batteries, hotel equipment and logistics services.
We are a financial investor but beyond funding, we aim to add value by providing corporate resources, experience, and the long term view of a true strategic partner for small businesses.
Our lead investor, Inci Holding, allows us to provide hands-on support and actively contribute to the growth and prosperity of our investees.
Vinci is run by a team made up of Inci Board members and experienced venture capital professionals, who bring relevant know-how to support start-ups on their path to commercial success.
We are interested in markets and technologies with a strong future growth outlook, excellent teams and innovation to disrupt existing business models. While we focus on Seed to Series A rounds, we require applied concepts with a non-experimental, physical proof of concept or early commercial traction, especially if there is no IP defensibility.
We are predominantly looking for European companies in four key verticals:
Covers autonomous vehicles (including enabling hardware and software tech) to electric vehicle technologies to new business models
Sensors, artificial intelligence, blockchain applications to industry, big data, and robotics are all within our remit
SUPPLY CHAIN & LOGISTICS
Covers enabling technologies, novel modes of transport, marketplaces and new business models
ENERGY STORAGE & MANAGEMENT
Looking for battery technologies, new business models, novel modes of energy storage, and energy management software businesses
While not an investment prerequisite, we look to drive synergies with the Inci Group to assist our portfolio companies grow faster. Typical examples are piloting opportunities, access to commercial partners, and support in manufacturing excellence.
We reserve funds for follow-on investments, providing stability and continuity for the management teams that should be focusing on building a business as opposed to continously fund raising.
We believe in the strength of a diversified syndicate. As such, we are keen to co-invest with other parties. We do not need to lead a particular round to drive synergies with Inci Holding or follow our money in future rounds.
If you like our approach and feel that you fit our investment criteria, please contact us.