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Data Ventures is a boutique venture capital firm focused on big data technologies. We are based in Warsaw, Poland but operate globally. We are concentrated on AI, Blockchain, Cybersecurity, DevOps, Fintech, HRTech, IoT and SaaS sectors.

Our mission is to empower technology entrepreneurs to make a mark on the world thanks to better understanding of data. Our company’s core strengths are strong operational team and long-term strategic view on investments. 

We run a concentrated Portfolio of early-stage B2B startups and aim to be actively involved in day-to-day operations by implementing best practices in the areas of product development, integrated sales&marketing, technology and global roll-out of business. Our further target is to spread the best practices across Investment Portfolio and generate synergies between Portfolio Companies.

About

No small ideas.
Built to last.

We set several rules which distinct us from all other VC firms:

  • We invest in disruptive ideas which can completely change economic landscapes in the chosen industries.
  • We invest in seed and growth stages. We prefer post-MVP projects.
  • We only invest in our areas of competencies (technology - driven B2B companies).
  • We invest in great products and unique technologies not in business plans and Excels.
  • We aim to invest in CEE region with possible global roll-out.
  • We invest 0,25 to 1 mln EUR but we can consider investing smaller/larger amounts in interesting ideas and technologies.
  • We actively search for synergies between our portfolio companies.
  • We are open to club deals and joining forces with other VCs and business angels.
  • We invest permanent capital and don’t focus on exiting from the investments in foreseeable future.

  • We build companies to last.

Sector coverage

Artificial Intelligence

About

Data processing stands for the main competitive advantage for most of the businesses in the years to come. Companies started to analyze massive amounts of data and derive predictive insights to beat their competitors.

Why now

Accelerating adoption of Big Data technologies by a broader set of companies, ranging from medium-sized to the very largest multinationals.

Areas of interest

Hadoop/Spark/No-SQL DB/Graph DB/MPP DB tools, data integration and visualisation, machine learning, real-time analytics, deep learning, search, industry application of analytics tech

Blockchain

About

Bitcoin the digital currency was the first successful application of blockchain. The technology allows disintermediation of business models by eliminating trusted 3rd parties from value chains.

Why now

Now, innovative startups are using blockchain technology to provide greater efficiency, transparency and security in all sorts of industries.

Areas of interest

smart contracts – digital rights, ecrow, wagers; record keeping for ownership, voting, ownership, compliance; digital currencies – payments, value transfer, remittance, P2P lending

Cybersecurity

About

The growth of cybersecurity into a global industry is the result of the weaponisation of code. It will continue to grow on an exponential curve because it’s going to follow the Internet itself.

Why now

With the evolution of more of our life into zeros and ones and the rise of the internet of things, cybersecurity needs to be accounted for as a central feature in all products being developed and commercialised.

Areas of interest

endpoint security and anti-viruses, network security, application security, cloud security, IoT security, transaction security, advanced threat protection, threat intelligence, SIEM, mobile security, identity and access management, biometrics

DevOps

About

DevOps is the practice of operations and development engineers participating together in the entire service lifecycle, from design through the development process to production support.

Why now

DevOps is a term for a group of concepts that have catalyzed into a movement and are rapidly spreading throughout the technical community.

Areas of interest

tools for microservices, provisioning, CI, monitoring, cloud IaaS/PaaS, build/config management, release management, deployment, logging, repo management, software testing

Fintech

About

Financial Industry was for years one of the the least vulnerable for disruption in the economy. FinTechs are a group of startups aiming for disintermediation and defragmentation of traditional financial business models.

Why now

Now it’s perfect time to get off the bench: over 20% of Financial Services businesses are at risk to FinTechs and the industry is growing at exponential pace.

Areas of interest

digital and mobile payments, roboadvisors, smart insurance solutions, new generation brokerage servies, financial market data, B2B lending and receivables, alternative equity financing, alternative assets, anti-fraud

HRTech

About

The fusion of technology, organisations and HR is gathering momentum. This ‘new world of work’ requires innovation from HR leaders – but it also creates the opportunity for truly high impact HR.

Why now

Globalisation and demographic shifts are shaping modern HR industry, where the emphasis is towards employees who are more connected, tech savvy, and expect services to be ‘always on’.

Areas of interest

recruiting marketplaces and tools, freelance/contractors management, HR Insurance/Benefits, applicant tracking, performance management, talent management, training management

IoT

About

The Internet of Things will transform companies and countries, opening up a new era of economic growth and competitiveness. This is also a great opportunity to create unique consumer products and build completely new business models.

Why now

The connected hardware space has undoubtedly gone through a renaissance over the last years, it is today largely at this inflection point where “the future is already here but it is not evenly distributed”

Areas of interest

UAVs, robotics, Industrial Internet and automation, IoT for enterprise application, AR/VR, beacons, hardware connectivity, 3D printing, sensors, M2M, processors/chips

SaaS

About

SaaS is the essence of whole cloud computing idea. Services delivered over the Internet have no technical limits to make a global impact.

Why now

All companies fit into one of two buckets: either becoming a software company or being disrupted by one. Every industry is being fundamentally altered by software.

Areas of interest

vertical SaaS products for enterprise, horizontal SaaS products for SME, data-as-a-service, platform-as-a-service, analytics-as-a-service, APIs, sales and marketing automation, tools for SaaS apps administration

About

Data processing stands for the main competitive advantage for most of the businesses in the years to come. Companies started to analyze massive amounts of data and derive predictive insights to beat their competitors.

Why now

Accelerating adoption of Big Data technologies by a broader set of companies, ranging from medium-sized to the very largest multinationals.

Areas of interest

Hadoop/Spark/No-SQL DB/Graph DB/MPP DB tools, data integration and visualisation, machine learning, real-time analytics, deep learning, search, industry application of analytics tech

About

Bitcoin the digital currency was the first successful application of blockchain. The technology allows disintermediation of business models by eliminating trusted 3rd parties from value chains.

Why now

Now, innovative startups are using blockchain technology to provide greater efficiency, transparency and security in all sorts of industries.

Areas of interest

smart contracts – digital rights, ecrow, wagers; record keeping for ownership, voting, ownership, compliance; digital currencies – payments, value transfer, remittance, P2P lending

About

The growth of cybersecurity into a global industry is the result of the weaponisation of code. It will continue to grow on an exponential curve because it’s going to follow the Internet itself.

Why now

With the evolution of more of our life into zeros and ones and the rise of the internet of things, cybersecurity needs to be accounted for as a central feature in all products being developed and commercialised.

Areas of interest

endpoint security and anti-viruses, network security, application security, cloud security, IoT security, transaction security, advanced threat protection, threat intelligence, SIEM, mobile security, identity and access management, biometrics

About

DevOps is the practice of operations and development engineers participating together in the entire service lifecycle, from design through the development process to production support.

Why now

DevOps is a term for a group of concepts that have catalyzed into a movement and are rapidly spreading throughout the technical community.

Areas of interest

tools for microservices, provisioning, CI, monitoring, cloud IaaS/PaaS, build/config management, release management, deployment, logging, repo management, software testing

About

Financial Industry was for years one of the the least vulnerable for disruption in the economy. FinTechs are a group of startups aiming for disintermediation and defragmentation of traditional financial business models.

Why now

Now it’s perfect time to get off the bench: over 20% of Financial Services businesses are at risk to FinTechs and the industry is growing at exponential pace.

Areas of interest

digital and mobile payments, roboadvisors, smart insurance solutions, new generation brokerage servies, financial market data, B2B lending and receivables, alternative equity financing, alternative assets, anti-fraud

About

The fusion of technology, organisations and HR is gathering momentum. This ‘new world of work’ requires innovation from HR leaders – but it also creates the opportunity for truly high impact HR.

Why now

Globalisation and demographic shifts are shaping modern HR industry, where the emphasis is towards employees who are more connected, tech savvy, and expect services to be ‘always on’.

Areas of interest

recruiting marketplaces and tools, freelance/contractors management, HR Insurance/Benefits, applicant tracking, performance management, talent management, training management

About

The Internet of Things will transform companies and countries, opening up a new era of economic growth and competitiveness. This is also a great opportunity to create unique consumer products and build completely new business models.

Why now

The connected hardware space has undoubtedly gone through a renaissance over the last years, it is today largely at this inflection point where “the future is already here but it is not evenly distributed”

Areas of interest

UAVs, robotics, Industrial Internet and automation, IoT for enterprise application, AR/VR, beacons, hardware connectivity, 3D printing, sensors, M2M, processors/chips

About

SaaS is the essence of whole cloud computing idea. Services delivered over the Internet have no technical limits to make a global impact.

Why now

All companies fit into one of two buckets: either becoming a software company or being disrupted by one. Every industry is being fundamentally altered by software.

Areas of interest

vertical SaaS products for enterprise, horizontal SaaS products for SME, data-as-a-service, platform-as-a-service, analytics-as-a-service, APIs, sales and marketing automation, tools for SaaS apps administration

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Data Ventures

Head Office
Rozbrat 6/17
00-451 Warsaw, Poland

HQ
Wloclawska 161
84-100 Torun, Poland

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