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Co-creating high potential cloud ventures


with ambitious entrepreneurs and teams 

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Co-creating high potential cloud ventures


with ambitious entrepreneurs and teams 

 

Zoosh Ventures work with early stage technology startups on the commercialisation, product build, entrepreneurial development and growth strategy thus increasing the value of the Venture through each step of the process.

 
 

We focus on European technology startups, primarily Cloud and B2B. We have offices in Ireland, Hungary and Finland.

We work with our Ventures on identifying blockages with the product-market fit and help address these issues using a network of highly skilled experts to support fast-tracking Venture development and efficient use of capital.

We invest through our network of angel investors via our Zoosh Investment Partnership (ZIP).

We partner with technology experts that help provide highly skilled Cloud design, system architecture and software development resources with a focus on usability, innovation and scalability of technology products.

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Startup


How we work

Startup


How we work

our Startup process

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Stage 1: Problem-Solution Fit (validation)

  • What problem is being solved by the proposed solution.

  • Building the technical assets required to on-board early adaptors e.g. Wireframes, Proof of Concept, Prototypes.

 

Stage 2: Product-Market Fit

  • Building MVP (Minimum Viable Products) based on outputs from Stage 1
  • On-boarding paying customers
  • Agile approach to MVP build and lean approach to market fit.

Stage 3: Building Customer Traction / Business Model Development

  • Executing Go-To-Market Strategy and building customer base.
  • Development of Technology Roadmap based on customer inputs.
 

our startup Approach

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    Our technology partner | zoosh digital

    A key differentiator between Zoosh Ventures and more traditional technology investment firms is our technology partnership with Zoosh Digital. Together with Zoosh Digital we form a multi-disciplinary team of business, design and technology experts to work in collaboration with your business. 

    Zoosh Digital

    • Designs and develops loveable products and services that are derived from an understanding of the business, the users and the technology building blocks
    • Follows a design thinking approach initially interacting with all stakeholders and conduct respective ethnographic study (e.g. interviewing, observing) to uncover hidden, yet important facts.
    • Takes a lean and customer-centred approach; experimenting, prototyping, and testing with end-users throughout the entire design and development process.
    • Designs, builds and operates scalable, secure cloud business applications on world class, market leading cloud platforms like Microsoft Azure, Amazon Web Services (AWS), and SAP Cloud Platform.
    • Technology is a tool to help build a solution and only prescribe the technology building blocks and platforms after we have gained sufficient understanding of the problems that need to be addressed.
     

    Investor


    Join our growing investor network

    Investor


    Join our growing investor network

     

    Zoosh Ventures is expanding our investor network through the introduction of the Zoosh Investment Partnership (ZIP) – a Limited Partnership structure.

     
     

    To date Zoosh Ventures have invested in our Portfolio companies along with a small network of European angel investors and public funding.  

    Our investments include

    1. Early Seed for MVP (Minimum Viable Product) Build and
    2. Mid-Seed or High Potential Startup (HPSU) investments for those Startups demonstrating customer traction post MVP build phase. These investment types can be co-investments with private investors are public bodies.

     

    The zoosh investment partnership (zip)

    The ZIP works with a number of early stage technology startups on the commercialisation, product build, entrepreneurial development and growth strategy thus increasing the value of the Venture through each step of the process.

    Investor benefits include

    1. De-risking a high risk sector by investing in a range of technology startups with a structured approach of highly skilled & experience Zoosh team.
    2. Venture club
    3. Due Diligence process – i.e. regular reporting on how each Startup is progressing through the process.
    4. Succession Planning – the ability to make follow on investments in subsequent rounds
    5. Deal Flow
     

    The ZIP structure

    • Zoosh Investment Partnership (ZIP) is Zoosh’s first external fund – focused on High Net Worth individuals, family corporate vehicles and wealth management companies.
    • Zoosh Investment Partnership (ZIP) is structured as a limited partnership with the investors (as limited partners) pursuant to the Limited Partnerships Act 1907.
    • The ZIP will provide Early stage funding for High Potential European Technology/Cloud Startups
    • It provides exposure to a diverse portfolio (target 8-14 separate startup investments)
    • Portfolio approach offers high potential diversification to investors.
    • Zoosh’s experience, hands-on approach and wide range of skills helps de-risk and improve the potential returns through active portfolio management.
    • No annual management fees – profit share only after return of initial investors capital.
    • Returns will be realised over a period of 5-6 years through sales of the Partnership’s equity investments (these returns may comprise both cash from sales & pro-rata equity stakes in some portfolio companies).
    • Offer ZIP LPs the right to make follow-on investments in subsequent funding rounds for Portfolio companies where practical.
    • Legal Advisors Mason Hayes & Curran (www.mhc.ie)
    • Corporate Finance Advisors RBK (www.rbk.ie)
     

    De-risking and efficient use of investor capital

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    De-risk by focusing on:

    • B2B Cloud (SaaS) Startups
    • Learning early about Product, Market and Entrepreneur/Team – through milestone based process
    • Domain Expert/Commercial Founders
    • Constant Validation
    • Problem-Solution Fit (Feasibility)
    • Product-Market Fit (building the right product)
    • Scalable Business Model
    • Milestone Based Investments
    • Deliverables around traction – paid pilots through proven customer acquisition model
    • Increasing Company valuation through each Phase
    • Efficient use of funds by phased & parallel focus on Commercials & Technology
     

    Zoosh team


    Zoosh team


     

    The Zoosh Ventures team and advisors have been leading substantial international high-tech and manufacturing businesses and operations with several hundred million to several billion of turnover per annum as well as being involved in the incubation and commercialization of tens of start-up high-tech companies.

     
     
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    David Brophy

    Chairman & Investment Advisor

    Bert Farrell

    Chief Executive Officer

    Gábor Kocsis

    Investment Advisor
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    Mervyn Graham

    Managing Partner & Technology Advisor

    Kimmo Arppe

    Managing Partner, Nordics
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    Balázs Bakos

    Managing Partner, Central Eastern Europe
     
     

    Our Ventures


    Our Ventures


     

    We are proud to present some of our established partner companies. While from very different sectors, they each have the common goal to to stand out from the crowd, to deliver only the best in class products and experience and ultimately make a difference.

     
     
     IDASO  Data Collection & Analysis made simple. IDASO (Innovative Data Solutions) is a pioneer in the area of services and software driven data analysis, supported by computer vision & machine learning technology. Predominantly supporting the Traffic & Transportation analysis industries to date, IDASO have developed a suite of software services and platform to collect, process, analyze and store up to date and real-time crucial data for their clients in a more effective streamlined manner.    www.idaso.ie

    IDASO

    Data Collection & Analysis made simple. IDASO (Innovative Data Solutions) is a pioneer in the area of services and software driven data analysis, supported by computer vision & machine learning technology. Predominantly supporting the Traffic & Transportation analysis industries to date, IDASO have developed a suite of software services and platform to collect, process, analyze and store up to date and real-time crucial data for their clients in a more effective streamlined manner. 

    www.idaso.ie

     TIXSERVE  Secure & Interactive tickets direct to phone. Tixserve is a paperless ticket fulfilment platform that offers ticket sellers and fans the most secure, convenient, fastest and cost-effective means of delivering live event tickets to smartphones. Tixserve helps it ticket selling clients replace outdated paper tickets and remove the problems that are associated with them such as High back-office and distribution costs for sellers, Consumer inconvenience, Large-scale unauthorised re-sale of tickets  and fraud      www.tixserve.com

    TIXSERVE

    Secure & Interactive tickets direct to phone. Tixserve is a paperless ticket fulfilment platform that offers ticket sellers and fans the most secure, convenient, fastest and cost-effective means of delivering live event tickets to smartphones. Tixserve helps it ticket selling clients replace outdated paper tickets and remove the problems that are associated with them such as High back-office and distribution costs for sellers, Consumer inconvenience, Large-scale unauthorised re-sale of tickets  and fraud   

    www.tixserve.com

     VENDIT  Delivering In-Store experience online – Turn Customer support into Sales. Vendit offers an Integrated Shopping Desk and Video Chat Service to support Consultative Sales Online. The benefits of the Vendit solution include the motivation and measurement of the online sales team, up & cross selling, and increase customer confidence with their purchasing decisions.  www.govendit.com

    VENDIT

    Delivering In-Store experience online – Turn Customer support into Sales. Vendit offers an Integrated Shopping Desk and Video Chat Service to support Consultative Sales Online. The benefits of the Vendit solution include the motivation and measurement of the online sales team, up & cross selling, and increase customer confidence with their purchasing decisions. www.govendit.com

     PROFILE90  Smart Scouting. rofile 90 is a smart scouting platform that integrates scientific insights taking traditional scouting to a new level. It covers the four key cornerstones of scouting; hysical, Tactical/Technical, Psychological and Social, in the most objective way possible. Profile 90 is the first platform to give you a 360 view of a player, before you sign them.   www.profile90.com

    PROFILE90

    Smart Scouting. rofile 90 is a smart scouting platform that integrates scientific insights taking traditional scouting to a new level. It covers the four key cornerstones of scouting; hysical, Tactical/Technical, Psychological and Social, in the most objective way possible. Profile 90 is the first platform to give you a 360 view of a player, before you sign them.

    www.profile90.com

     FRISBEE  Is the latest technology framework being spun-out from Zoosh. This IoT framework Retail supports retailer in capturing  instore customer behaviour using sensors &  intelligent locators.

    FRISBEE

    Is the latest technology framework being spun-out from Zoosh. This IoT framework Retail supports retailer in capturing  instore customer behaviour using sensors &  intelligent locators.

     XTRACT  Unlocking Telematics data. Xtract is a Connected Claims Platform for the connected vehicle that captures, analyses and delivers valuable insights from IoT crash data. The Xtract data analytics platform focuses on crash reconstruction and is device agnostic facilitating the capture and analysis of event data from any connected IoT device. Through the proprietary models developed by Xtract, the platform capture’s generic telematics data at FNOL, creating an interactive claim that delivers contextualised insights to a claims handler in real time.     www.xtract360.com

    XTRACT

    Unlocking Telematics data. Xtract is a Connected Claims Platform for the connected vehicle that captures, analyses and delivers valuable insights from IoT crash data. The Xtract data analytics platform focuses on crash reconstruction and is device agnostic facilitating the capture and analysis of event data from any connected IoT device. Through the proprietary models developed by Xtract, the platform capture’s generic telematics data at FNOL, creating an interactive claim that delivers contextualised insights to a claims handler in real time.  

    www.xtract360.com

     KYZENTREE – Measuring productivity, downtime and quality losses more precisely and efficiently in manual assembly environments. Kyzentree supports businesses in defining and delivering continuous improvement. Features of the Kyzentree LineMaster solution include Real-time information capture on manual lines, automated trending and mobile connectivity.  www.kyzentree.com

    KYZENTREE – Measuring productivity, downtime and quality losses more precisely and efficiently in manual assembly environments. Kyzentree supports businesses in defining and delivering continuous improvement. Features of the Kyzentree LineMaster solution include Real-time information capture on manual lines, automated trending and mobile connectivity. www.kyzentree.com

     SKYCAT  Always land on your feet. Skycat develop and produce parachute deployment systems that protect drones from 1 to 103KG. The parachute is launched when an electric current is conducted through the patented SKYCAT FUSE® trigger assembly, making Skycat one of the most reliable systems on the market.  www.skycat.pro

    SKYCAT

    Always land on your feet. Skycat develop and produce parachute deployment systems that protect drones from 1 to 103KG. The parachute is launched when an electric current is conducted through the patented SKYCAT FUSE® trigger assembly, making Skycat one of the most reliable systems on the market. www.skycat.pro

     
    Their expert software design and development teams deliver fantastic products by turning abstract thoughts into real solutions, whilst their senior management team offer practical strategic guidance along the perilous journey that every Start Up company must take.
    — Ian Kerr - Chief Executive Officer at Idaso
    The platform build is on schedule to go live with our first customer just eight months after Zoosh came on board. Thanks to the ingenuity of the Zoosh team, the project is bristling with defensible IP that will be a source of competitive advantage for Tixserve.
    — Patrick Kirby - Managing Director at Tixserve