Otium Capital is a sector-specialist VC focused on the leisure distribution markets founded by Pierre-Edouard Stérin and Antoine Freysz.
Our goal : find the entrepreneurs who will lead the evolution of the leisure markets and back them through the funding of companies with innovative business models and disruptive concepts (be it Internet, Mobile, Software, Social Networks, Offline).
Since 2009, we have invested €30 million in 7 companies and over 15 deals.
Our investment strategy focuses exclusively on the following 12 industries of the leisure market :
Otium Capital benefits from this specialization as it allows an in-depth understanding of the competitive environment, an easier identification of disruptive business models as well as a valuable leverage of the industry's best-practices and networks.
These mass market industries all have in common high growth rates coupled with predominantly traditional distribution structures.
Within those industries, we focus on the following business models :
We invest in startups as well as in growth companies or spin-offs.
Our investments are made at key times for the companies, such as :
Our investments range from seed funding (€0.3 million) to late-stage venture capital deals.
As a shareholder, we are open to both majority and minority stakes, either alone or alongside other investors.
After our first investment in a company, we look forward to taking part in the following rounds.
We invest worldwide in the leisure intermediation industry with a major emphasis on Europe.
Indeed, our current portfolio is made up of companies with a footprint in France, the UK, Belgium, the Netherlands, Spain, Italy as well as Australia.
Our investee companies usually have a strong bias towards a quick international expansion.