Let’s face it, we live in a world with so many grand challenges. At the same time, new technologies can disrupt the status quo. Yet, what the world needs most is entrepreneurs who understand they can change the world by solving hard, valuable problems using technology. Most people don’t dare dreaming big and fewer still are obsessed with truly, deeply improving our lives. As much as we can, at Expon Capital we seek to back entrepreneurs with a higher purpose, whose ambition to transform an industry on a massive scale can generate enormous value for all stakeholders, including the firm. Our advisor Salim Ismail calls this a Massively Transformative Purpose. That’s why we see ourselves as Impact Venture Capitalists [see our Manifesto].
For us, technology is a global phenomenon, not a local event. That is why we are connecting the worlds’ hottest innovation clusters (EU-Israel-US-China) and are open to ideas wherever they are born. Silicon Valley does not have a monopoly on good ideas and extraordinary talent. Disruptive technologies appear everywhere on the planet. And we strongly believe in the formidable new generation of European entrepreneurs. We love European founders because we share certain values like human dignity, freedom, solidarity, privacy, responsibility for weakest and our environment. We believe that these values are becoming more relevant than ever.
We look at deep tech: superficial approaches and me-toos look elsewhere. AI, Blockchain, Cybersecurity, Robotics and Space are the platforms we cover. We prefer software over hardware but are open to mature disruptive concepts. See more under Exponential Strategy and DTF Strategy.
We are entrepreneurs: having been there before, we know what it is like so it means something when we say we are your partners, focused on the success of your company. We participate in the equity alongside you, being closely linked to your development. We are not a passive investor/board member. This means our investment terms are primarily designed with your interest in mind.
We believe in the extended family concept and the community it creates: our limited partners, advisors, Expon angels, entrepreneurs are all part of the same circle and can reach and help each other. We believe that such a free flow can help make a difference.
Check out our Manifesto for more.