Monday, July 18, 2011

Greetings from the dark side

It's not really news any more because we've already announced it a few weeks ago, and TechCrunch and Gruenderszene wrote about it already. But I haven't written about it on this blog up until now, so in case you haven't heard about it yet here you go: I've teamed up with Team Europe to create Point Nine Capital, an early-stage VC which will follow in the footsteps of the highly successful Team Europe Ventures fund, which I've been working together with informally in the last two years.

So in other words, after more than a decade in entrepreneur-land and three years in angel-heaven I'm now going to the dark side of VC-underworld. That's bullshit, of course, but I needed an excuse to make that "went to the dark side" joke (which is starting to get trite, sorry) and post that picture which I found googling for "the dark side". And in fact, I'm not leaving angel-land completely, since our goal at Point Nine Capital is to be "The Angel VC", as the tagline below our logo says.

What that means is that although we are a (small) VC fund, we're acting more like your friendly angel investor – no large committees, faster decision-making and importantly, simple and founder-friendly terms. At the same time, entrepreneurs partnering with Point Nine Capital will benefit not only from my personal expertise and network but also from the vast experience of my partners and colleagues.

More information about Point Nine Capital is available on our website, and feel free to email me if you have any questions!