Investing in high-tech Startups
At 808, we bridge the gap between Investor and Investee that we feel is a common theme in early-stage venture funding; offering a unique solution for investors that addresses the rapidly changing landscape of high-tech opportunities.
High-tech is thriving
In the world of technology, the mantra "innovate or die" is truer for organizations than ever. With technology continuing to disrupt traditional sectors, it is projected 40% of incumbent established market leaders will be gone in the next 5 years. On the other hand, new industries such as Google, Facebook, Uber, Airbnb and PayPal are thriving.
This poses several challenges for investors, both institutional and individual: How does one find these new high-tech opportunities before they are mature and become overpriced? Even if found, how can an individual invest? How does one know if an investment has a chance? At what stage should one invest?
808's mission is clear
To bring together successful experts and leverage their experience to forage through the plethora of new ventures seeking funds, and create investment opportunities for everyday people who want to participate in this new exciting and pervasive investment phenomenon.
808 Tech Venture Fund
Who's it For?
808 is focused on bringing a unique approach to early-stage investment. The 808 Tech Venture Fund 1 invests at the most lucrative early-stage of technology companies that are scalable and have exceptional growth prospects.
We source quality teams to work with, adding as much value along their journey as possible to maximize the potential ROI for our investors.
We provide investors with access to high growth early-stage global businesses and portfolio diversification normally reserved for institutional investors.
We strive to ensure our portfolio has demonstrated technical and commercial validation to offer a reduced risk of failure and the best prospects for high growth.
We identify, evaluate, negotiate and acquire the opportunity at the right phase of a company business cycle and the right price (valuation).
An investor, small or large, may invest in a Managed Account as a Premier or Prime Investor:
Investing in good people doing good things
The 808 TVF-1 Investment Strategy
Our investment strategy is executed by a highly experienced team. What we look for when we invest in:
truly awesome people that we like spending time with
market challenging innovation with scalable technologies
potential for $100M+ valuations and strong returns on investment
ability to invest for influence not control
An investment in the Fund involves a high degree of risk, including the risk that the entire amount invested may be lost. The Fund may invest in individual investments which may decrease in value due to specific company issues not related to the broader market. The Investment Manager may not be successful in investing in transactions that generate a sufficient return or any return, and may lose part or all of the capital on any investment the Fund invests in. Investments in early-stage private companies should only be part of your overall investment portfolio and those investors who cannot hold an investment for the long term (at least 5-7 years) should not invest.
Our international team background is hands-on delivery in the trenches. We’ve built and led companies, we’ve experienced exits, and we’ve experienced failure; bringing the benefit from efforts and lessons learned along the way. We collectively source and screen deals from around the globe in executing our investment process.
Manage Your Risk – with 808 as your technology investment specialist.
Our global network and local experts bring access to startup investment opportunities from around the world. Ready to invest?