Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
WAIP is an alternative investment management firm that focuses on discovering and investing in high-potential, innovative, and disruptive startups in Europe and West Asia. Our goal is to assist these companies in growing their market reach and protecting and growing investor capital.
WAIP focuses on identifying and investing in innovative startups that are pushing the boundaries of what is possible through the use of cutting-edge technologies and creative solutions. We also prioritize environmentally aware technological development and socially responsible investment.
WAIP’s core principles include innovative approaches and solutions, environmentally aware technological development, socially responsible investment, and intellectual property adherence.
WAIP values diversity and inclusion, integrity, collaboration, and social responsibility. We aim to generate long-term value for our investors while making a positive impact on the world.
Our team of investment specialists have extensive experience and diverse skills across industries, including technology, healthcare, and more. Our diverse backgrounds and skill sets allow us to provide valuable insights and support to our portfolio companies. Some key members of our team include Dr. Bijan Khajehpour, Matthias Mäke-Kail, Boris Kirn, Shahram Sadeghi, and Dr. Alexander Schwartz.
Our areas of interest for investment include Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning, Healthcare Technologies, Software as a Service (SaaS), Internet of Things (IoT), and Clean Energy and Sustainable Technologies.
Our investment criteria include a strong founding team, disruptive technology, scalability, market size, and alignment with our fund’s focus areas such as AI, software, internet, mobile, and healthcare.
Yes, if you believe your company aligns with our investment criteria, please reach out to us for more information.
Our selection process begins with the review of a large number of business plans and executive summaries from startups across various industries and geographies. We conduct an in-depth analysis of the company’s market size, scalability, and potential for growth, and evaluate the quality of the founding team, the strength of the business model, and the company’s traction and revenue potential. We also conduct reference checks and speak with industry experts to gather additional information.
WAIP’s investment strategy focuses on making medium-term equity investments in companies in Europe and West Asia with the goal of helping these companies grow by entering new markets and expanding their market reach. We typically invest in late-stage growth companies with strong management, innovative business plans, proven revenue traction, and the goal of growing revenue and expanding across regions and markets.
WAIP is interested in investing in dynamic and innovative companies that have the potential to disrupt their respective industries, particularly in high-growth sectors such as technology, healthcare, and clean energy. We are also open to investing in companies that are expanding into new markets, whether it be regionally or globally.
In addition to providing capital, WAIP also offers strategic and innovative solutions beyond just investing. We provide growth capital and use our global professional network to assist the companies in which we invest.
Yes, WAIP is open to considering new opportunities and welcomes entrepreneurs to reach out to us with their ideas and business plans. If you are an entrepreneur with a disruptive and scalable business idea, WAIP would be interested in hearing more about it.