We are Armilar
We are Armilar Venture Partners (formerly known as Espírito Santo Ventures), an independent VC fund manager of more than 260 million euros of assets, represented by worldwide companies with innovative products and services that are improving our world, the way we live, and the way we do business.
We are the same team, with the same commitment, now with the independence needed to build our long-term vision of a value builder for the XXI century.
We believe in the power of new technologies to change the world. We follow a "deep-tech" investment theme, looking for exciting opportunities that are based in leading-edge technology across a range of sectors. We see many of them, and we're very selective.
First and foremost, we are a strong believer that an outstanding technology is not sufficient to drive a company's success, if it isn't led by the right people. We look for entrepreneurs who are not only very knowledgeable of their business and technology, but who also show the keen intellect and the necessary resilience and honesty to overcome the adversities that their company will surely be facing. By the way, we only invest in minority stakes of equity - it's your company, and we want to keep it that way.
Secondly, we believe that companies that only deliver incremental change cannot create a significant value. We will invest in a company if it is the best in its field, with a unique technology or technology-based business model that is a disruptive improvement or solution to a valuable problem.
We also believe that companies that address a local or a small niche market will remain local or small in their impact. The companies we support have a global mindset and their product has a global addressable market in the billions of euro.
Last but not least, we want to deliver a very strong return to our investors. Therefore, we will only invest in companies which we strongly believe offer an enormous valuation potential in the medium term.
We invest in technologies that create value in bridging individuals and organizations, across sectors, such as:
- Enterprise software
- Internet of Things / Industry 4.0
- Artificial intelligence / Machine learning
- Augmented / Virtual reality
- Computing & Cybersecurity
The increase in lifespan and the aging of the population are creating new healthcare needs. Technology advances, increase of an open data culture and higher levels of connectivity define the future of healthcare.
Focusing on HealthTech opportunities where data, digitisation and connectivity play a central role, we invest in technologies that play a role in delivering these new opportunities, such as:
- Digital Health / Digital Therapeutics
- AI / medical big data and analytics
- MedTech - Small devices
- Genomics / Bioinformatics
- Wellness and Nutrition
Global warming and economic conditions have raised awareness about the need to preserve and recover air, water and soil quality. Technology can help.
Focusing on CleanTech opportunities where data, digitisation and connectivity play a central role, we invest in technologies that can support a sustainable and environment-friendly development, such as:
- Smart cities and Mobility
- Smart / Clean industry
- Smart / Sustainable agriculture
- Energy storage and efficiency
- Water & natural resource efficiency
We are a member of:
It represents 700 member firms and 500 affiliate members.
It is the guardian of the industry’s professional standards, demanding accountability, good governance and transparency from its members.
The Club was formed in 2011 by 17 active European investors to service the need for better collaboration between all different kinds of investors throughout Europe.
The VC Community is an exclusive group of 9 founding VC investors that will be given privileged access to Ventures incubated by Innoenergy.