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
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.
83North joined the IronSource journey in 2016 when IronSource and SupersonicAds merged to create the powerhouse it is today when it comes to monetization technologies for the most engaged media properties in the world. 83North were the first and largest investors in SupersonicAds.
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 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.
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 2019 at a $2.5B valuation.
From the first meeting with Renen, when he had only a few slides, we were impressed by his vision and plan to innovate and change a 30 years old storage industry. We have been close partners ever since. Vastdata raised its last round in 2021 at over $3B valuation.
We build long-term relationships
Former CEO of Just Eat and Venture Partner at 83North
David was the CEO of JustEat, where 83North was an early investor. Through operational excellence and a series of global acquisitions, he consolidated its market leadership and took it public into what is now a 7B$ market cap leader in food delivery. After leaving Just Eat David joined 83North as a Venture Partner.
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 is now a Venture Partner with 83North, co-investing with us in many companies and sitting on some boards. He splits his time between NYC and Switzerland and is considered a world expert in enterprise SW.
7. 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.
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 $153M. Later Måns co-invested with us and sat on the Board of Hybris. Today Måns is a partner at Zobito, investing in and advising tech companies.
We have known Boaz for over 20 years, from his first senior position in the storage industry. In 2011 we teamed up with Boaz as his core investors at ScaleIO and served on the board of the company until it was acquired by EMC in 2014.
We recently teamed up again as core investors in his new company.
Managing Partner, Grove Ventures
Dov is one of Israel’s most famous entrepreneurs. He invented the USB drive and sold his company Msystems for 1.6B$ 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.
Co-CEO of Ebury and Venture Partner at 83North
We have known Juan since the early days of Ebury, where he is co-founder and co-CEO. Ebury is one of Europe fastest growing fintechs with revenues in excess of $100M. Ebury is now 50% owned by Santander (sold for approx. $1B valuation). Prior to Ebury Juan was CEO of Beam.ty (a digital distribution network sold to Carlyle private equity). Juan was also a consultant with Mckinsey & Co. in London. Juan is angel investor in over a dozen tech companies across UK, Europe and the US. He is also a venture partner with 83North, specifically helping & co-investing in fintech related companies
"It's a real pleasure to work with 83North, and to have them on our board.
Their approach is always full of humility, constructive and supportive.
They have a rich experience and a real understanding of entrepreneurs’ issues and challenges for fast-growing start ups."
“A lot of funds can bring capital to the table, but very few will be a real support in the CEO major decision junctions. Look for funds like that”
"No entrepreneurial journey is ever a straight line. It is very important to have the right people in your corner, partners that support you, with their eyes on the long term. Picking the right shareholders is one of the most important decisions for every entrepreneur, and many aspects are easy to overlook when fundraising. 83North has always been a great partner for us at Celonis and it is great to work with them!"
“83North was intrigued and excited about our vision to revolutionize payments for mobile devices. We all knew this would be a long and hard road, but they supported us at every step.”
“Finding the right partners is challenging and most crucial for start-up success. As second timers, we had the privilege to better understand what we look for in partnerships. Trust, support and faith are the fundamentals we will always be evaluating when raising money”
"Choosing the right investor, is more than getting the funds, it will be the partner that will go with you in the good and bad moments. Make sure you choose the right one, that can give you valuable advice and support."