U-Start is a professional advisory firm structuring club deals through a club of private investors working alongside VC funds in series A to C rounds in digital and tech companies across Europe, Israel and US.
We drive venture capital investments for a wide array of private investors - family offices, high-net-worth individuals, business angels - thanks to three basic principles:
We offer the opportunity to invest in a diversified portfolio, with companies at different stages and across all sectors within digital and consumer tech. Thanks to our extensive network, we have a deep understanding of the industry dynamics and a privileged access to hot deals in the market.
We crave to build a mutually beneficial liaison between investors and entrepreneurs. We bring value to companies through our extensive network of family offices and high net-worth individuals with diversified background, expertise and connections into some of the most representative European industries, such as fashion, media, energy, retail, food and industrial manufacturing.
We are eager to invest alongside other VC funds from Europe, Israel and US, to turn the VC market competitiveness in opportunities of collaboration to drive value for both companies and investors.
THE U-START CLUB HAS INVESTED IN 7 COUNTRIES ACROSS 11 DIFFERENT SECTORS
INVESTED BY U-START CLUB
COMPANIES FROM 8 COUNTRIES
“We are extremely satisfied by U-Start’s rigorous and consistent selection process, as well as the top level quality of the deal flow they’ve presented to us. In the Venture Capital industry it is very hard to find companies with such an extensive outreach to the best players in the digital ecosystem worldwide operating with the professionalism of U-Start.”
Raimondo Zanni, U-Start Club Member
“We have had the pleasure of working together with the U-Start team on several occasions and remain impressed with their ability to screen and understand cases even if build on complex merits. They’re in-depth analysis makes case discussion a process with high quality. Further their extensive high quality network brings both funds and competences to the table for the benefit of the companies. Finally their straightforward and balanced approach makes the deal making process easy and efficient while representing the interest of their investors in a highly professional manner.”
Thomas Tofte, Managing Partner at Tofte & Company
"U-Start epitomises the growing trends of innovation, intelligence and collaboration in the start-up ecosystem, driven by the characters of the team. This ethos matches ours, making for a great working relationship that benefits not just us but the broader community"
Rogan Angelini Hurll, Partner at Profounder Capital
"U-Start has been instrumental in many of our transactions, starting early-stage. I have always appreciated how hands-on their team is and the speed at which they execute. They are a very interesting partner for any company with European goals."
Stephen Leguillon, Co-Founder and CEO at La Belle Assiette
"Maximizing return, minimizing risk, diversifying… When it comes to value investment people tend to forget the point! With a unique screening process, a constantly growing network and an incomparable deal flow U-Start allows its members to not only participate meaningfully to the real economy, but also to innovate and shape its future"
GD, U-Start Club Member
"Thank to U Start I had the opportunity to further extend my deal flow on American and European Companies. U-Start is a perfect partner for a web entrepreneur"
Alessandro Rivetti, U-Start Club Member
"U-Start is a great team of professionals with a strong network of VCs and Angel Investors across Europe, the United States and Africa. This gives U Start members access to top quality deals for seeds, growth and late stage investments."
Giuseppe Trettenero, U-Start Club Member and Advisor
23rd June 2016
16th February 2016