We are not a traditional pre-seed
and seed venture capital fund.
We are a diverse team of founders, operators and investors with hands-on experience and skills that match and complement your vision and ambition. We bring value through immediate access to smart capital and talent together with life-long operational support and a global network of likeminded people.
We invest early, in pre-seed & seed, and we follow on our winners in future rounds. We have an industry-agnostic approach, while we believe that world-class companies and market defining products will emerge in industries Greece has a unique competitive edge.
MARITIME & BLUE TECH
Experienced investment professionals, entrepreneurs and industry experts have joined forces with Found.ation’s team to assemble Velocity.Partners.
Supported by leading organizations in strategic industry sectors and backed by established ecosystem players like incubators, pre-accelerators, and universities, Velocity.Partners has supreme access to startup ideas and teams.
Konstantinos has extensive senior experience in executive and investment roles, including, but not limited to, M&A transactions, IPO projects. His earlier investments portfolio mainly consisted of distressed cleantech and ICT ventures, while later investments include fixed income cleantech entities and tech ventures leading to successful exits. Konstantinos has assisted portfolio companies at pivotal junctions in making key transitions and managing growth and change.
Dimitris has been a mentor and advisor within several acceleration programs and competitions on a European scale. He is the founder & curator of TEDxAthens and has acted as a European advisor at TED Conferences. Dimitris is a co-founder of Found.ation and has been engaged in the Greek start up ecosystem since its inception. He has advised multiple start- up companies in their early stages and various mature organizations on their efforts to assimilate technology and engage in digital transformation activities.
Eric has acted as a mentor and advisor for several acceleration programs and competitions. He co-founded Startups and has been an investor and advisor of, among others, Pollfish, a dynamic Greek-founded startup. Having extensive award-winning marketing and digital transformation experience, he has served as head of digital at Leo Burnett Athens, The Newtons Laboratory and Tempo OMD working with multinational clients and is a visiting lecturer at Panteion University’s Ad & PR Communication Lab.
Achilleas has more than 15 years of experience in digital marketing under several different roles, from creating and leading OgilvyOne’s data analytics and digital media department to serving as the first COO of Thinkdigital, one of the leading digital marketing groups in central, SE Europe and MENA. As a consultant he has been assisting international clients to enter the Greek market and advising local ones to expand their businesses in the SE European region
Mary has 10+ years hands-on experience in managing multiple and rapidly changing priorities in fast-paced Venture Capital and Private Equity environments. Proven record of handling administrative functions requiring confidentiality, initiative and sound decision-making with minimal supervision.
Thanos is a startup founder himself and has participated in a number of accelerator and venture building programs internationally. He has been a mentor and advisor for several startups, with a focus on technology and business aspects, and often in the field of digital health. His corporate experience spans Europe and the USA and includes technical management and commercial strategy.
George combines extensive technical capacity with business acumen. He has worked as a robotics & automation engineer for large institution projects through the NTUA, he has been a two-time startup founder, in charge of product development and strategy, and has also worked in corporate finance; M&A, capital raising and strategic advice.
Vagelis is an attorney in Athens and in Brussels, co-founder of MPlegal, a niche technology law firm. He is also a professor in the Faculty of Law of the University of Brussels. Since 2016 he is an alternate Member of the Hellenic Data Protection Authority and prior to that he served as a member of the BoD of the Hellenic Copyright Organisation. He has taught entrepreneurship in the MBA programme of the University of the Aegean, and publishes regularly in all of the above fields.