Velocity.Partners is an industry agnostic Venture Capital fund. Our mission is to fuel Greek entrepreneurs around the globe build world-class technology companies.
We invest in pre-Seed & Seed stages, typically up to EUR 500K, and follow up next rounds, helping our companies build their team, prove product-market fit, gain market traction and get ready for big-league VCs along the way.
Our portfolio gets instant access to a global network of industry experts, international investors and potential clients. We also offer lifelong operational support, strategic advice and mentoring as needed.
Experienced investment professionals, entrepreneurs, industry experts, scientists and technologists, backed by global-leading private organizations, institutional investors and the Found.ation, have joined forces to assemble Velocity Partners.
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.
He is best known as the Founder and Curator of TEDxAthens, the most impactful platform for ideas, dialogue and talks in Greece. Prior to his role as General Partner at Velocity.Partners, Dimitris co-founded Found.ation (a leading startup acceleration and innovation hub in the Balkans), TechTalent School (a coding school) and TechTalent Pool (a recruiting SaaS for developers). Between 2011 to 2013, Dimitris served as a Referrer for pre-seed investment Hamburg-based firm HackFwd, leading its pipeline in Greece and Southeast Europe. DKG holds a Law degree from the University of Kent at Canterbury and an LLM (Master of Laws) in Computer and Communications Law from the Queen Mary University of London.
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
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.
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.
Part Scientist, part Entrepreneur, Lampros launched several biotech startups leading them from concept to clinical application, having raised over $50M in VC funding for Hyalex Orthopaedics, Circadic, and Biomimedica. He is working with Evidation Health and Eli Lilly advancing Digital Health Initiatives and is an Adjunct Professor at Tufts School of Medicine. He holds a PhD from Stanford and a BEng in ME from Aristoteles University. He holds over 25 patents in biomaterials and medical devices and splits his time between the US and Greece.
Constantinos has been part of SeedLegals, a SaaS startup automating legal documents for other startup companies, working on the product development and customer experience side of the business. He has previously worked as a Tax Consultant for PwC advising on corporate taxation matters, and has extensively researched the regulatory aspects of cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology.
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.
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.
Chris is a genuine geek with brutal software engineering background, that gracefully (#not) transitioned to the dark side of strategic consulting. He has more than 12 years of experience in the broader ICT industry, building digital services & products and expanding relevant business ventures. Over this course, he has been involved with or led multiple startups to large organisations. When not working, you’ll find him trying to be a descent padel player, wishing to be playing board-games instead.
Filippos is a Managing Partner at Found.ation, a technology and innovation platform based in Athens. He is a technologist, a business developer and a strategist with an academic background in electronics and an extensive business development track record having been active in various sectors, from smaller-scale startups to larger corporations. He has worked as an electronic engineer in the neutron source proton accelerator of the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory in the UK, as a commercial director in the renewable energy sector and has developed several ventures in the web technology sector.
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