1. Investors

Our philosophy

A positive impact

Our basic investment philosophy can be summarized in three words:

People, planet, and profit.

We invest our intellectual capital, corporate network, and funds in early stage startups with potential to make a positive impact on the world – by solving problems that help people and the planet on which we all depend. And, of course, with the ability to capture a part of the value created.

Approach

Co-investment opportunities

We’re not a traditional venture or seed capital firm, and we’re not traditional consultants. We’re an innovation company with an investment capability. Leveraging our extended innovation ecosystem, we identify and shape unmatched investment opportunities and create de-risking deal flows for angels, VCs, and corporate investors.

We work with different categories of forward thinking investors through a variety of investment models, providing opportunity to co-invest directly into select cases as well as to take part in syndicated pools and other risk sharing vehicles.

Impact

Value creation

From a pure investment perspective, our unique partnership driven model offers a superior risk/return proposition. Whether an idea is conceived outside or inside the corporate walls, it forms the basis of what eventually becomes a startup executed in a de-risking corporate partnership setup.

Investment philosophy

Our basic investment philosophy can be summarized in three words:

People – Planet – Profit

We invest our intellectual capital, corporate network, and funds in early stage startups with potential to make a positive impact on the world – by solving problems that help people and the planet on which we all depend. And, of course, with the ability to capture a part of the value created.

Sector focus

We are sector agnostic but have a strong focus on finance, health, sustainability, education, and personal leadership related business models. We believe these domains in particular hold the keys to improving the quality of life for people.

Profile

In our search for great problem solvers, we are looking for these intrinsic characteristics:

  • A mindset of co-creation
  • An incomplete business and/or scaling model
  • A potential for corporate partner leverage
  • A unique asset or edge (talent, technology, insight, etc.)
  • An international scaling potential
  • A realistic and pragmatic approach to valuation

Impact

Value creation

From a pure investment perspective, our unique partnership driven model offers a superior risk/return proposition. Whether an idea is conceived outside or inside the corporate walls, it forms the basis of what eventually becomes a startup executed in a de-risking corporate partnership setup.

Booklet

New Practice Leadership

To not only survive but also thrive in an increasingly exponential world, a new kind of leadership is needed. New Practice Leadership is about having the inner strength, mindset, and vision to lead with impact in times of uncertainty and accelerating change.

Hong Kong
  • 3-5 Pat Tat Street
  • +62 813 3966 9200
  • San Po Kong Kowloon
  • jek@kring.com
  • Hong Kong
Denmark
  • Ragnagade 7
  • +45 70260755
  • 2100 Copenhagen
  • info@kring.com
  • Denmark
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