VIP was established in July 2018, to seize the market opportunity with the following core objectives:
- To acquire minority stakes in the General Partners (GPs) and Management Companies of well positioned venture capital and private equity funds, with the goal to take the underlying funds to scale.
- To source, structure, and lead direct investments.
- To provide business services to VIP’s portfolio companies and funds.
VIP’s founders and founding shareholders are uniquely positioned to source, structure and consummate such opportunities as evidenced by their successful track record as founders of a number of institutional investment funds and venture-backed companies.
VIP founders and founding shareholders have extensive experience in building businesses and launching investment funds. The acquisition of Pelion Pension Advisors SA, Geneva, enabled VIP to accelerate time to market out of the gate with the following initial acquisitions:
- Ariadne Capital Group, backed by Europe’s leading entrepreneurs
- EntrepreneurCountry, a community of entrepreneurs who are building digital businesses
- Follow the Entrepreneur Investor Summit
- Ecosystem Economics® Digital Playbook
- General Partner of the Ariadne Capital Entrepreneurs (ACE) Fund
VIP is uniquely positioned to build a scalable AUM investment platform over the next two to three years.