Argento Ventures is an emergent, early-stage investor focused on Pre-Seed, Seed and Series A. We operate on a rolling fund basis, so we can create tailored rounds using smart capital at early stages. Hence we’re comfortable writing a $500k check for Pre-Seed or orchestrating a round for $30M
Argento invests in startups using DeepTech or Frontier technologies - purchased by larger enterprises where we can use our sales expertise to help grow their sales rapidly too. Within that we are vertically and horizontally agnostic but we have solid expertise gained over years in:
We're about nurturing, developing and scaling a range of emergent critical technologies from talented founders that will tackle the major issues of today. We look for a compelling vision, defensible IP and laser-focus on market execution. We assess opportunities on a case-by-case basis offering open-ended investment horizons to maximize value.
We invest in disruptive technologies that can be applied to multiple market adjacencies, ideally generating multiple revenue streams at little extra cost, thus improving ROI and reducing risk. Our open-ended investment structure allows us to maximize these by managing the funding cycle and not forcing exits early.
We deploy smart capital to accelerate firms to become scalable, sustainable enterprises with worldwide impact. We offer professional investors of all sizes the possibility of leveraged investing across all phases. We can lead, invest or arrange rounds typically:
We use an operator-focused model to curate deals for 6-12 months, by strategically partnering with founders to advance their opportunities through first revenues. We develop these to a point in their lifecycle where they have proven product-market fit and are hitting a market inflection point for accelerated growth.
We create unique investment optionality for long-term investors like family offices, endowments, foundations, private equity, capital managers, angels and high net worth individuals to participate in co-investment opportunities throughout our capital process selectively.
While we can invest at pre-revenue - assuming founders have market validation, we are equally at home leading larger rounds in growth-stage or scaling companies. We find the earlier we engage, the more we can help founders accelerate their growth using our Argento IGNITE platform.
We’re focused on founders who bring unique technical or domain expertise to the table. We work hard to support founders through our Argento IGNITE platform or Accelerator program - but the key to success is often the unique insights into a market that only founders can bring. Our mission is helping founders successfully cross the Atlantic and build their vision globally.
While it’s possible to build a great business in a large local market, we’re focused on backing founders pursuing global opportunities that can really make a different. That means for European firms a focus on US market entry, and for US firms deeper local market penetration or overseas expansion into Europe, LATAM or the Gulf.
We’re firm believers in the value of barriers to entry. The founders we work with have a clear pathway to establish sustainable barriers to entry, often grounded in technical depth. We back companies that sell products and services to other companies, as we’re well-positioned to help them across our Argento platform.
Argento led their first major external round and secured committed value-based sector investors for the long term. Simultaneously we helped improve their product, tech platform, sales and market approach securing first major brand customers at scale – current valuation $2.4 billion.
Argento is an early-stage investor in this innovate new smart materials start-up which is aiming to become a market leader in Sports, Gaming and Health Therapeutics segments as they gain well-known brand partners – current valuation $110 million
Argento led the Pre-Seed and Seed rounds with long-term trusted smart investors. Re-positioned the market approach to high value but under served market segments and helped close initial Pharma deals, whilst boosting their industry profile – current valuation $270 million.
Argento led the Pre-Seed round for this highly market-driven B2B Telecom industry provider. We worked intensively with the founding team to create a viable MVP, sales and financing propositions to validate it with enterprise customers and ensure good product market fit.
Invested into forming a new JV with South America’s leading Health Data provider and developed their sales, marketing and delivery systems to fulfill large-scale customer requirements across the region. Argento is deepening its commitment to long-term healthcare solutions for all.
Argento led in their first external Seed round and worked intensively gaining nationwide sales distribution partners and client sales almost from the outset, from leading Health & Wellness, Medical, Govt, Insurers and Employers across the US.
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