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Thoughts From Us

What is a moat?


People often talk about the moat of a product or company, but was is a moat?

Yannick Oswald

Summer Musings - a reflection of the past and future


I can’t emphasize enough how crazy the last 3.5 years have been. But, If we look at the big picture, things ahead don’t look so bleak.

Bringing TBOL to Luxembourg


As a shareholder of TBOL and a Luxembourg-based VC firm, we are proud to bring TBOL to Luxembourg...

Yannick Oswald

Back to Basics


The AI hype is in full swing. But we invest in business models leveraging technology, not the other way around...

Yannick Oswald

The Death of the Keyboard


The Vision Pro launch is much bigger than most anticipate...

Mark Tluszcz

A Story of Leadership


The modern ManCity Club is a story of Leadership, Talent, Stability & Smart Capital… Success like this does not come by chance.

Yannick Oswald

Funneling through: Reserves and Follow-ons.


Get a great venture firm on board asap. They will help you raise more capital and give you access to critical reserves, especially now.

Yannick Oswald

Sifflet: 5 reasons we invested...


When we first met the Sifflet team and led their seed round in 2021, it was immediately apparent to us that this team was special...

Yannick Oswald

Boards, your ‘6th player'


Several recent startup blow-ups could have probably been avoided had there been better board oversight. Let’s have a look at how founders should work with their board and leverage it as their ‘6th player’.

Yannick Oswald



Every great company works to the consistent beat of its 'own drum', keeping all stakeholders aligned. Having consistency as a business builds trust. Investors are searching for it in 2023, from the very early stages.

Nikolas Krawinkel

Why Most Startups Fail


One thing is clear: With the market correction in 2022, fundraising has become more difficult for startups. However, the reasons for running out of money are not exclusive to the current times.

Yannick Oswald

The Great Leap: 'Made by AI'


AI is hot again. It feels like a flashback to 2015. But this time, it is different. While still early days, AI is finally moving into its industrial age. What does this mean for startups, what is behind all the fuss, and why now?

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