Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning
We believe that AI has the potential to revolutionize industries and create new business models. We are interested in investing in startups that are leveraging AI to solve real-world problems and drive growth in their respective industries.
We are always on the lookout for startups that are working on breakthrough technologies that have the potential to improve human health and wellbeing.
Software as a Service (SaaS)
We understand the importance of software in today’s business landscape and are always interested in investing in startups that are developing innovative SaaS products and services.
Internet of Things (IoT)
IoT has the potential to transform industries and create new opportunities for growth. We are interested in investing in startups that are working on IoT-enabled products and services that have the potential to disrupt traditional business models.
Clean Energy and Sustainable Technologies
We believe that sustainable technologies are the future of energy and are committed to investing in startups that are working on clean energy solutions and sustainable technologies.
Our investment criteria include:
Strong founding team: We look for teams that have a clear vision, a track record of success, and the ability to execute on their plans.
Disruptive technology: We invest in companies that are using cutting-edge technology to solve real-world problems and have the potential to disrupt their respective industries.
Scalability: We look for business models with the potential to scale and generate significant returns on investment.
Market size: We prioritize investments in markets with a large addressable market and significant growth potential.
Alignment with our fund’s focus areas: We are particularly interested in companies operating in fields such as AI, software, internet, mobile and healthcare.
If you believe your company aligns with our investment criteria, please reach out to us for more information.
At WAIP, we understand that finding the right startup to invest in is a challenging task. That is why we have a thorough selection process in place to ensure that we identify the best opportunities and support them as they grow and succeed.
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 look for companies that have a clear vision, a track record of success, and the ability to execute their plans. We also prioritize investments in companies that are using cutting-edge technology to solve real-world problems and have the potential to disrupt their respective industries.
Once we have identified a promising startup, we conduct an in-depth analysis of the company’s market size, scalability, and potential for growth. We also evaluate the quality of the founding team, the strength of the business model, and the company’s traction and revenue potential.
In addition to our analysis, we also conduct reference checks and speak with industry experts to gather additional information on the startup and its team. We also hold meetings with the startup’s management team to further understand the company’s strategy and plans for the future.
Once we have conducted a thorough evaluation, we make a decision on whether or not to move forward with an investment. If agreed to invest, we are open to leading or participating in later rounds as well.
We understand that investing in startups is a high-risk, high-reward endeavor, and we are committed to doing our due diligence to identify the best opportunities. We believe that by following this process, we can identify the most promising startups and generate strong returns for our investors.
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. We provide growth capital and use our global professional network to assist the companies in which we invest.
In addition to providing capital, WAIP also offers strategic and innovative solutions beyond just investing. Our investment strategy focuses on building a diversified portfolio for long-term value, while also focusing on capital preservation and risk mitigation. We have decades of market expertise, investment knowledge, regional know-how and a strong global network. We believe in high standards of integrity and ethical decision-making as a core for strong and long-term success.
WAIP is actively seeking investment opportunities that align with our strategic focus of leveraging our access to technology and markets to gain a competitive advantage. We are particularly interested in ideas that have high barriers to entry, such as proprietary technology, patents, strong brand recognition, or exclusive partnerships. 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.
Our Ideal Partner
At WAIP, we are always on the lookout for dynamic and innovative companies that have the potential to disrupt their respective industries. Our ideal partner is a team of passionate and dedicated entrepreneurs who have a clear vision for their business and are committed to making it a success. We look for companies that have a strong management team, a well-structured business plan, and a proven track record of revenue traction.
We are particularly interested in companies operating 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. Our goal is to provide not only financial support but also strategic guidance and access to our global network of industry experts. We believe that our partners’ success is our success, therefore, we strive to work hand-in-hand with management teams to reach their goals with ambition, and to achieve long-term value for all stakeholders.