Viva Investment Partners
Approach & Strategy
VIP’s founders, founding shareholders, and principals spot emerging entrepreneurs, businesses and opportunities, and secure significant investment opportunities through establishing the right relationships, strategic approach, and deal structuring.
Equity Stakes, Pipeline
VIP developed a significant and proprietary deal flow, which includes co-investment opportunities from and for our portfolio funds. VIP’s focus on the Transportation and Mobility ecosystem led to a co-investment in DRIVE Software Solutions from Capital Innovators.
- In 2019 VIP acquired a majority position in DRIVE Software Solutions, a leading UK-based software firm in fleet management which had developed a SaaS application, ODO for which they required additional capital, a new CEO, and additional sales and marketing strength. VIP saw the market opportunity and led the Series A investment round. VIP is currently extending Drive’s investor base to include strategic investors from the industry who can help the company expand and develop a pan-European presence.
- VIP also secured an equity stake in IQ International, a Swiss company listed on the Frankfurt exchange that developed a proprietary battery technology.
- In Q4 2019, VIP acquired a 10% stake in DCG, a Milan-based artificial intelligence (AI) company, delivering data and technology solutions to corporations.
VIP undertakes selected business advisory and corporate finance assignments, allowing the firm to develop relationships that lead to additional opportunities in line with VIP’s business model.
Business Services – TenX
VIP’s developed TenX to expand its business services capabilities to support the firm’s direct- and fund investments. TenX stands for the 10x impact VIP strives to achieve with its investment portfolio.