- Partnership will explore European early stage growth company opportunities
- Collaboration captures Go Beyond’s investment expertise and value of Bamboo’s network
- Go Beyond would provide the investment team and access to deal flow and Bamboo will provide overall fund management in addition to impact measurement to select investments
Go Beyond Investing (“Go Beyond”) and Bamboo Capital Partners (“Bamboo”) have today announced a strategic partnership that will see the firms combining expertise to target early stage growth businesses across Europe, with some exposure to US and Israel based companies.
The partnership seeks to capture the market opportunity of European early stage growth businesses, using technology as a core part of their operating model, and the frequent gap between angel investors and Series A & B investment.
With its excellent track record and unique business angel community, Go Beyond has established itself as one of Europe’s preeminent early stage investors across Fintech, Healthcare, Consumer/Retail and B2B Services. Go Beyond has invested €23m in European and US startups since 2008. Today, the firm has over 70 active portfolio companies.
Founded in 2007, Bamboo has established itself as a pioneering impact investor and has a particularly strong network of family offices across Europe, Middle East & Africa. Bamboo’s sector expertise spans financial services, energy and healthcare and backs companies leveraging technology to provide key services to those in underserved markets.
Moreover, as a typically later stage investor than Go Beyond, the partnership will provide Bamboo with possible deal flow in the future. The collaboration also results in geographical synergies of the two companies with a combined global presence.
Christopher Rolfe, CEO at Go Beyond Investing, said: “At present, there is an untapped opportunity in the European market to invest in early stage companies that have the potential to grow significantly if given the necessary and appropriately timed investment. Through our partnership with Bamboo, we are aiming to capture these compelling opportunities and to increase the capital available to entrepreneurs.
“I look forward to making further announcements about the partnership in due course.”
Florian Kemmerich, Managing Partner at Bamboo Capital Partners, said: “Bamboo has always been a pioneering firm that has sought to push the boundaries, with the partnership with Go Beyond another example of this. We will bring value to the partnership through access to our network of family offices, whilst also providing the overall fund management and select impact measurements. We look forward to working with Christopher and his team and are confident that our partnership with Go Beyond will be a long and fruitful one.”
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