Experienced VC and angel investor. Led over 20 investments into early stage tech businesses with associated non-exec experience in rapidly scaling startups and scaleups.
CIO, CFO and Exec Director for Forward Partners over their 2021 IPO.
A network of PE professionals across Europe support Tikto's transactions and help to implement strategies for profitability and later stage growth.
They provide a potential off-ramp too as PE, alongside trade, are naturally interested in our portfolio of companies.
Tikto has selected a number of Tech Operators, all with successful businesses and exits under their belts, to work closely with our businesses post-investment.
They help to deliver the next stage of growth to our portfolio of companies.
We do full buy-out and majority ownership transactions. We also look at minority transactions where there is a clear path to majority ownership.
Much of our investment goes into the purchase of ownership but a significant incremental amount is invested post-transaction which is used for investments in growth, profitability and people.
In some cases we may use debt though this is not essential. If a debt burden could get in the way of our growth objectives it makes no sense to us.
We work with businesses ready for the next stage in their growth journey: providing finance and support for tech companies that want to endure and prosper and are excited by that vision.
In many cases existing founders, management and shareholders will realise some, or all, of their investment in their business to date.
We're in for the long term. We aim to provide a reliable off-ramp to private equity or trade within a 5-10 year horizon but we have a flexible structure so can and do hold investments in perpetuity.
We've developed a world-class playbook for growing tech businesses rooted in our experience of operating and investing in tech companies.
We consider the areas of product-market-fit, acquisition and growth, profitability, management-governance-monitoring, and people to identify high-conviction interventions to deliver on our shared growth objectives.