Cross-border investment – considering the big picture

Cross-border investment – considering the big picture

The VC industry has recently experienced a spike in international growth. In our ever-so-expanding globalized world, is it a good idea to get in on the trend, or just simply stick to domestic investments? This is a question many VC investors have been asking themselves over the past years. However, the answer, like most answers, is not a simple yes or no. In this article, we at DEPO Ventures aim to consider the main aspects of cross-border investments and perhaps shed some light on the industry itself, mainly utilizing information from academic sources.

The Engaged Investments conference welcomes angel investors and VC funds in Prague.

The Engaged Investments conference welcomes angel investors and VC funds in Prague.

The Czech startup investment scene may be off to a good start, however, compared to many other European countries they are still falling behind. Perhaps the reason might be that the interested parties lack general information about the market and their understanding of it is still often only superficial. The Engaged Investments conference aims to change this. The all-day event is not only for experienced investors but also those that are just thinking about their potential engagement. The conference and its program will have up to 20 hardened professionals mainly from foreign countries discussing their experiences and their expertise. The 4th consecutive conference hosted by the investment group DEPO Ventures is going to take place in Prague on October 10th.

The Bunch app helps you become a better leader. Investing in it was a no-brainer.

The Bunch app helps you become a better leader. Investing in it was a no-brainer.

Companies are spending billions of euros on training their employees. However, numerous classes and workshops often tend to be inefficient for many professionals. Bunch is a new tool, helping employees in a way that in-person classes and workshops could from a certain perspective never match. The app is an AI-powered pocket coach, which helps people to become better members of their respective workspace every single day. Its main specialty is to create new leaders and upgrade the skills of the already leading. This unique startup as of now managed to acquire 2.2 million euros. The most recent investment round was backed by the forefront of the European investment funds, among them the angel investor company DEPO Ventures.

Tomas Zrubecky

The end of job dissatisfaction. DEPO Ventures invests in a startup that completely changes job searc

Most often people resign at work due to unsatisfactory corporate culture. However, companies often do not examine the match between the needs of employees and their direction during recruitment. Startup Supertalent wants to change that. It will help people looking for work to find the company that best suits them. The company has now received two and a half million Czech crowns from DEPO Ventures. The Central European startup accelerator StartupYard also invested in the startup. The current investment round is not closed yet, other investors from Europe and the USA are in play.

Business Angels in The Czech Republic Research 2021 just came out!

Business Angels in The Czech Republic Research 2021 just came out!

Angel investors do not lose the desire to continue investing. About a quarter of them intend to significantly increase the amount of venture capital this year. Half want to invest a similar amount of funds in startups at an early stage of development as last year. In addition, they are proving to be gradually increasing the frequency of their investments.

DEPO Ventures investment strategy

5 Important questions you should ask yourself before investing in startup

Portfolio management involves selecting and managing an investment policy that minimizes risk and maximizes return on investments. There are many complexities which is why many people turn toward expert financial advisors to help them navigate the tricky waters of investing and the financial marketplace. Read below to educate yourself on the basics of portfolio management and importance of a portfolio management strategy. After reading the article you should be able to set up your own investment strategy.

Petr Sima a Michal Vajskebr

How not to fall victim to your own success

Managers in their fifties should not throw the towel in yet; startups are not just for young people. We are entering a period of fluid relations, headhunter Michal Vajskebr and startup investor Petr Šíma both agree.

Engaged Investment Conference

The Engaged Investment conference hosted important  faces, offered workshops and networking

Our annual Engaged Investments Conference brought many business angels and experts together. It was an amazing event and we were overwhelmed by the large number of our participants.


What is a Syndicate and how does it work?

Do you feel like you reached your professional growth? Do you feel you are no longer moving anywhere? If so, then this is a good time for you to start investing in startups. It is the best way to support the next generation. In addition, the startup world is extremely interesting. You can see new technologies and meet incredibly smart startup founders with a huge motivation and desire to change something. One way how to invest is through a syndicate. It's a great way to invest a smaller amount, so you can afford to invest in more startups and diversify investment risk. If you want to find out more about syndicate and its benefits keep reading.

DEPO Ventures, Angel investing

The most important things you should know about angel investing

Angel investing is undoubtedly one of the interesting ways to invest but it's not for everyone. To become an angel investor, first, you must have a correctly set "mindset". You need to be ready for the fact that investing in VC is highly risky and you can quickly lose your investment. On the other hand, you can help with your money, time, experience, and contacts, thus reducing the risk of failure of a given startup and you can participate in new technology development and the future. Does it feel like an exciting roller coaster ride? For sure, it is. Read the most important things you need to know about angel investing.

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