Inflection backs dissident founders who

democratise access to markets and empower users

by leveraging open platforms.

 
 

THESIS

Our thesis is a high level expression of what matters most to us. It serves us as a living framework to organise ideas and focus on the right things at the right time. We are continuously iterating over it based on technological and societal inflection points we identify early on.

Inflection backs dissident founders who democratise access to markets and empower users by leveraging open platforms.

 

Dissident Entrepreneurs

We believe that fundamental innovation is driven by individuals obsessed with original ideas which are often dismissed as impossible or radical. Applying unconventional but realistic technological approaches to humanity's biggest challenges is what keeps us going day and night.

 

Access to markets 

We believe that equal access to markets and opportunity is a main driver of human flourishing and a balanced, open society. The Covid19 crisis led to unprecedented government interference around the world with severe implications for the economic and financial systems the world is running on. We expect these events to be a catalyst for the rise of an open cybereconomy which guarantees access to capital, education, talent, well being, data and knowledge for everyone with an internet connection. 

 

Empowerment of users

We believe that mass surveillance, censorship and data breaches are among the biggest threats for our collective mental and physical well being in the digital age. Only strong privacy and self sovereign data control in all areas of our lives allow us to defend free speech, to protect minorities and uphold human rights in cyberspace. 

 

Open platforms

Platforms are ecosystems that are bringing together multiple stakeholders to do business and operate. The value these platforms create is far bigger than the sum of their parts. We expect open source business logic to expand from software development into various industries to enable more reliable, secure, fast and cost efficient services. We consider design principles such as openness, trustlessness, verifiability, composability and interoperability as key value drivers for the next wave of computational platforms.

 

Many of our most recent investments fit into this thesis and we are excited about using it as a guide to shape our future portfolio. If you are building an open platform that broadens access to markets or empowers users, let’s talk.

 
 

ABOUT

We are a team of venture investors and entrepreneurs who worked together for several years. We are complemented by a network of experts with diverse backgrounds and shared values.

We take bold bets based on high conviction in very early stages (first check to pre Series A). We are covering European markets first but have a global mandate.

 

Providing the best possible long term support for entrepreneurs lies at the heart of everything we do. We value excellence, transparency and commitment to a bold but realistic vision of the future. "Which school did you go to", „You are too early“ or „Who else is investing“ are sentences you won’t hear from us.

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Alexander Lange

Partner

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John Zannos

Venture Partner

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Erik Voorhees

Venture Advisor

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Markus Ament

Venture Advisor

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