Approach

We favour early stage businesses in asset classes which tend in their nature to be capital starved in their formative years in the belief that these will ultimately generate the highest returns.

In particular we seek investment opportunities in businesses that:

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Have the potential to make a significant difference to a very large number of people

2

Think hard about product market fit

3

Are led by highly motivated, extremely capable, flexibly minded individuals

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Treat Governance and fair treatment of all investors as a priority

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Are willing to communicate openly and transparently with investors

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Select an aligned investor base that is not necessarily rushing for an early exit

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Are not yet known to the main stream venture investment community

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Can visualise a route to a profitable exit in due course

Risk

Our approach to risk is through diversification and so have selected three categories of opportunity which have low correlation one to another:

  • Spin-outs from the research departments of UK Universities mostly in the medical technology and life science sectors;
  • Early stage businesses in Africa that seek to use the power of the digital wallet to formalise informal markets;
  • Software as a service (SaaS) businesses that drive productivity growth.
Funding

Perivoli Innovations is funded by the Perivoli Trust and has no third party investors. It plans to allocate divestment proceeds, other than those gifted to the Perivoli Foundation, to future investment opportunities.

Fees

Perivoli Innovations does not charge subscription fees, legal fees, annual supervision fees or any other fees to its investee companies.

Failures

Perivoli Innovations has made over fifty investments. They say that the lemons fall before the plums. A few are certainly turning a tad yellow. We are confident, however, that there will be enough plums to fund the aspirations of the Perivoli Foundation.