Argento Partners is a venture capital firm providing investment, sales growth, fund raise, accelerator & advisory services to startups & investors. Founded in 2001, we assist founders by introducing capital, customers and partners to accelerate market growth, funding or exits.
Argento Ventures invests from early-stage to Series A. We operate on a case by case, tailoring rounds by bringing smart capital at the most impactful stages. We’re comfortable writing a check for Pre-Seed, leading a Seed round or orchestrating a Series A.
Our Sales teams across the US, Europe, MENA and LATAM fast forward clients by executing winning market strategies, partnering with big brands, entering new markets and accelerating sales growth or marketing effectiveness. We go 'all-in' with ambitious clients to exit.
Our Investment team customizes investment for startups and scale-ups, via equity, growth capital, debt & financing. With our network of investment partners we lead, raise or co-invest with angels, private equity, capital managers, venture capital or family offices.
Our Advisory team offers full audit & evaluation services to better prepare founders journeys - we can prepare business plans, build investor cases, propose equity preserving investment strategies or develop a range of exit options from M&A to IPO.
We partner with founders, investors and corporate partners to build, fund and scale ambitious start-ups. We invest early in world-class founders tackling global markets trying to solve the 'big issues' – using frontier technologies.
Our Advisory team was initially engaged to help raise our client’s first external round, $5M Seed. But as we realized the universal applicability and potency for their life-saving solution, our Sales Growth team quickly pivoted their market approach, product roadmap, company positioning and client proposition to enhance their sales and investor attractiveness.
This quickly led to much bigger and higher value sale deals with big brand healthcare providers with national reach across the US. Sales grew from $4.9M in their previous year to closing over $1 Billion sales ARR - over 200X times increase in a single year.
Meantime we secured a $50M Term Sheet from aligned and committed US Family Offices along with later arranging financing and liquidity options to improve cash-flow and working capital usage.
As part of our client transformation, we transitioned the product platform from 'analogue to digital' surpassing competition - reducing delivery costs by 45% and creating a new Enterprise 4.0 delivery platform – developing proprietary advanced diagnostic AI algorithms, with a highly interactive Cloud patient database utilizing an array of Edge Computing connected devices - dramatically transforming the quality, access and speed of patient care.
Our Sales Growth team continues to work to expand our client's sales reach, accelerate strategic growth across multiple axis, raise their company profile and deepen market penetration and open up brand new market segments.
This recent client example showcases some of Argento's skills and capabilities that led to those client benefits - in terms of improving their business overall, raising their market presence, securing smart investment and accelerating their product development - while at the same time expanding their sales and profitability dramatically.
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Argento got all the big calls right - bringing strategic clarity, restructuring our business, pivoting our market proposition to drive more profitable, stronger revenues - all combined to raise our Series A within months.
- David Dunne
A natural leader, David builds teams, coalitions and business partnerships with grace and ease. David coached and challenged me constantly, to raise our game, to close deals, to externalize, to concentrate on strategic “value-add” activities.
- Richard Scott
I would recommend David not only for his abilities, which are genuinely exceptional, but also for his loyalty and dedication to the project. Working with David, you are about to have an enlightening, intense, challenging and profitable experience – as we did.
- Jim Hyland
His insight, energy and expertise were immensely valuable in assessing and initiating decisive opportunities. David is that rare combination of excellent salesman, coach and marketer. His work had great impact on our business globally.
- Graham van't Hoff
CEO Shell Chemicals
David has been a truly inspirational mentor to our company in the past 8 months. David’s ability to focus down to the core issues which most affect our sales and profitability, then drive these to new heights has been immense.
- Enda McDonagh
I was impressed with David’s ability to identify and communicate the root of issues, even in complex market situations and offer insights to our executive team. He displayed a unique ability to build deep, trust-based relationships to affect organizational change
- Peter Lorenz
CEO UniRac Inc.
Our IGNITE Platform team assists all our startups and investors - from creating market strategies or refining 'product-market fit' to closing better sales deals and new market entry support. Argento’s business units and Global Partner Network focus on 2-4 transformative levers – the ones that move the needle.
At Argento we don’t try to do everything ourselves. We believe passionately in the ‘network effect’ and the 'Power of Partnerships' – which is why we developed our global Partner Network. We have assembled an extensive support network from founders to VCs, Big Tech to Blue-chip Consulting, Digital gurus to product sales specialists.
For our investors, we facilitate intelligent introductions to clients raising capital. Our objective is to connect promising startups to appropriate sources of capital. Our partners have broad experience as founders with several exits, DeepTech expertise, deep CxO connections or Wall Street expertise. We work with all types of investors across Europe, US, UK and the Gulf.
As one of our founders, you’ll be able to tap into our Global Partner Network, as well as our sectoral experts to harness a wealth of collective experience and knowledge. Learn from industry heavyweights and fellow founders, as well as our library of resources and share your own insights through every stage of your journey.
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