While our companies are all about scale, our own operation is more of a boutique. Consciously focused on helping our companies, we are a small partnership and avoid raising large funds. With an average of one deal per year per partner, we believe we’re positioned to be entrepreneurs’ closest partners.
Global Category Leaders
JustEat (AMS: TKWY)
We invested in Just Eat in 2011, in the early days of online food delivery, when the company’s revenue was less than £20m. Just Eat grew to be the market leader in Europe and Brazil, and IPO’d on the LSE in 2014, at revenue run rate of over £100m and valuation of £1.5B, which grew to over £5B.
We met Carsten in 2007, invested personally in Hybris and joined the Board. Later, 83North invested. SAP acquired the company in 2013 for over $1.5B, by which time Hybris was one of the dominant ecommerce s/w vendors in the world.
Celonis was founded by Alex, Bastian and Martin, and spun out of TUM in 2011. It was bootstrapped until we co-led the Series A in 2016. The company has gone on to become the category leader in big data process mining. Celonis raised its last round in 2021 at a $11B valuation.
Payoneer (NASDAQ: PAYO)
The Payoneer payment platform is trusted by millions of customers worldwide and chosen by leading marketplaces. 83North were the first institutional investor in the company and a close partner to its management team from 2007 when it raised its seed round.
iZettle was founded by Magnus and Jacob in 2010. We invested early in the company’s trajectory to revolutionize mobile payments with the world’s first mini chip card reader and software for mobile devices. iZettle was bought by Paypal in 2018 for $2.2B.
After months of analysis of food delivery in small-mid sized cities, we met Miki and his team at Wolt. They had built unique technology and a company culture, that ensured delivery economics could work in smaller and less competitive cities. in 2021 Wolt completed a $530M growth round.
We build long-term relationships
Founder of Hybris
We have known Carsten since 2007. He built Hybris from a start-up to a leading ecommerce s/w platform vendor, when it got acquired by SAP for over 1.5B$ (just before going public). Carsten then led SAP Hybris, SAP CRM & Commerce businesses. He has co-invested with us in many companies and sits on several boards. He splits his time between NYC and Switzerland and is considered a world expert in enterprise SW.
Issy Ben Shaul
CEO of Velostrata
Velostrata was the third time we served on the board of a company founded by Issy. All three were acquired, Actona by Cisco Systems, Wanova by VMware and Velostrata by Google. We are looking forward to his next one.
Nati Davidi and Uri Alter
Co-Founders of Vdoo
We know Uri and Nati since 2011. They founded Cyvera and grew the company all the way to its acquisition by Palo Alto Networks. Uri and Nati chose to work with us again when they founded VDOO which was successfully acquired by Jfrog in 2021. They are part of 83North’s extended family. This partnership goes far beyond financial investments. Uri and Nati help us assess new opportunities, invest with us and formed personal friendships with us.
Partner at Zobito
We met Måns in 2003 when he was CEO of Qliktech. He was CEO 2000–2007, and Chairman between 2004–2009, the years that defined QlikTech’s strategy and momentum, leading to a very successful IPO in 2010. During Måns´ tenure as CEO, QlikTech’s sales grew from $2M to $153M. Later Måns co-invested with us and sat on the Board of Hybris. Today Måns is a partner at Zobito, investing in and advising tech companies.
Managing Partner, Grove Ventures
Dov is one of Israel’s most famous entrepreneurs. He invented the USB drive and sold his company Msystems for 1.6B$ in 2006. Our relationship with him started in 2001 during that ride. Dov is now the managing partner of Grove, an early stage VC firm, and we invest and look at deals together. We also meet for coffee at the same cafe for many years where we tell each other the same jokes for almost 20 years.
Former CEO of Just Eat and Venture Partner at 83North
David was the CEO of JustEat, where 83North was an early investor. Through operational excellence and a series of global acquisitions, he consolidated its market leadership and took it public into what is now a 7B$ market cap leader in food delivery. After leaving Just Eat David joined 83North as a Venture Partner.
We have known Boaz for over 20 years, from his first senior position in the storage industry. In 2011 we teamed up with Boaz as his core investors at ScaleIO and served on the board of the company until it was acquired by EMC in 2014.
We recently teamed up again as core investors in his new company.
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