Ventures: Our investment arm

Apadmi Ventures is a strategic technology partner and investor to highly-scalable start-ups, providing technology direction and delivery, as well as boardroom advice and support to accelerate growth.

In our early years, we helped Shazam, Skyscanner and Audible grow, as a paid partner. We want to work with the next crop of global businesses, as an equity partner.

Supporting the start-up

Our involvement varies, but whether it’s money, time or people that we invest, the Ventures team will always draw on our broad expertise (20+ years in technology!) and share it where it’s most needed.

There’s no one sector or technology we go for – our recent investments span advertising, retail, music, property and travel. If we believe that a start-up has the opportunity to scale, the people to make it happen, and that we can make a difference, we’ll get involved.

Put simply – we invest in great people and ideas where we can help.

Working with investors

In our work with start-ups, the Ventures team has grown close to the investment community. We believe we offer something that no-one else does – a combination of deep technical knowledge and investment experience.

Our tech due diligence service is a good starting point for investors; we can go through the technology already in place or that’s planned by an investor, and serve as technical advisors. Further down the line, we can work as partners who co-invest time and money.

Our view is that great technology won’t guarantee business success, but bad technology will guarantee failure.