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
ironSource (NYSE: IS)
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.
Via's SW powers many public transportation services around the world. The company began as a direct B2C service. Later, Daniel and Oren used the technology as the foundation for a B2B service, becoming the category leader in public transportation SW. Via raised its last financing round in 2020 at a 2.2B$ valuation.
Ebury is one of the market leaders providing financial solutions to SMEs to simplify international trade. We led the Series A when there were offices in 2 cities. Ebury now operates in 20 countries and Santander acquired 50% of the business at approx 1B$ valuation in 2020, to help further accelerate its growth.
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.
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.
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 $2.2B.
We build long-term relationships
Former CEO of Just Eat and Venture Partner at 83North
David was the CEO of JustEat, where 83North was an early investor. Through operational excellence and a series of global acquisitions, he consolidated its market leadership and took it public into what is now a 7B$ market cap leader in food delivery. After leaving Just Eat David joined 83North as a Venture Partner.
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.
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. $1B valuation). Prior to Ebury Juan was CEO of Beam.ty (a digital distribution network sold to Carlyle private equity). Juan was also a consultant with Mckinsey & Co. in London. Juan is angel investor in over a dozen tech companies across UK, Europe and the US. He is also a venture partner with 83North, specifically helping & co-investing in fintech related companies
Nati Davidi and Uri Alter
Co-Founders of Vdoo
We know Uri and Nati since 2011. They founded Cyvera and grew the company all the way to its acquisition by Palo Alto Networks. Uri and Nati chose to work with us again when they founded VDOO which was successfully acquired by Jfrog in 2021. They are part of 83North’s extended family. This partnership goes far beyond financial investments. Uri and Nati help us assess new opportunities, invest with us and formed personal friendships with us.
Issy Ben Shaul
CEO of Velostrata
Velostrata was the third time we served on the board of a company founded by Issy. All three were acquired, Actona by Cisco Systems, Wanova by VMware and Velostrata by Google. We are looking forward to his next one.
Managing Partner, Grove Ventures
Dov is one of Israel’s most famous entrepreneurs. He invented the USB drive and sold his company Msystems for 1.6B$ 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.
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.
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“Contrary to most VCs, 83North didn’t make big promises. Contrary to most VCs, 83North delivered big. We found we could lean on their experience and pattern recognition, and that they’re great people. A lot of VCs waste your time. 83North doesn’t.”
"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."
“83North — they are the real thing. If you are lucky enough get the chance to have them as your investors, you should take it. You'll understand why later.”