BRANDHAUS VENTURES

Brandhaus Ventures invest in forward-thinking businesses and founders, identifying unexploited niches and disrupting industries on their way to becoming future market leaders.
 
Through our extensive network and on-going research, our approach is to identify transformative global forces or what we call 'mega-trends' that we believe have the potential to dramatically change the world as we know it, displacing traditional business models and creating new ones along the way.
 
We identify early-stage companies well positioned to benefit from these mega-trends, and invest in their ability to create new ecosystems for their products and services, displacing big businesses and traditional go-to-market models along the way.

We also partner with and co-invest into leading accelerators, seed funds and syndicates who we see as leaders in the mega-trends in which we want to play. This brings not only deep domain expertise, but exclusive access to attractive deal flow.

Some of our recent investments in accelerators + seed funds include: 500 Start-Ups and 

Y Combinator S17.

Our recent direct investments include: Shelfie - an automated, intelligent robot for supermarkets. Yaypay - modern accounts receivable software that uses machine learning to automate interactions, predict cash, and streamline workflows for the order-to-cash process. Meya.AI- a platform to build, train and deploy bots, making it easy to automate customer service.

 

WHERE WE INVEST

Brandhaus Capital Partners holds a high-level of conviction in the following mega-trends and is actively looking for investments that straddle these key themes:

 

healthcare Re-imagined
Demographic shifts and unsustainable healthcare costs are fueling the need for reinvention via digital disruption.
 
Instead of being passive recipients of care, patients will become empowered consumers, with more information and control over their health decisions in an attempt to drive economic sustainability.
the future of work
History shows automation surprises with new sectors and forms of employment. Just as the first wave of digital disruption spawned jobs for web designers and app developers, the machine economy is likely to generate new and displace old jobs, companies and even entire sectors.
The next waves of digital disruption will be driven by AI, robotics, virtual reality, IoT and sharing economy platforms.
smart
cities
By 2050, at current rates of urbanisation, the world will be two-thirds urban and one-third rural.
 
This rapid urbanization is driving the necessity for governments to seek innovation across both physical and social infrastructure, including renewable energy, autonomous vehicles, urban planning via big data, IoT + sensors and security to name a few.
empowered consumer
Today's individual customers understand their commercial value, and can no longer be conveniently categorized.
 
In this culture of the niche, all interactions, products and services need to be personalized. Big data, AI/VR, supply chain automation, 3D printing and co-creation to name a few will become enablers of a differentiated customer experience.
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