Vela Partners is an investment firm, composed of five partners supported by technology and legal advisors. The main focus of the firm is in software companies, with investment sizes spanning angel to VC levels.

Focused on B2B and deep learning

Vela invests in disruptive technologies, innovative ideas and most importantly in promising individuals.

Vela has two active funds. The first is a stage-agnostic B2B fund. The second is an early-stage fund investing in deep learning startups.

Hands-on support to portfolio companies

Vela’s presence and network in San Francisco, London and Istanbul benefit their investments in a number of ways. Mainly, they are able to aid their portfolio companies in recruitment, sales, partnerships, M&A, product development and distribution. Additionally, Vela helps secure subsequent rounds of funding through their network.

The firm has a deliberate policy to carry a compact investment portfolio which enables it to focus on the specific needs of each portfolio company.

Experience from startups to large companies

Vela brings decades of experience from both startups to large technology companies. The team members are well versed in creation of software products, businesses with successful exits, investment banking and fund management both in developed and emerging markets. You can read more about the team’s background here.

Enforcing a strict policy on purpose

Vela not only funds innovation that positively impacts economy and society, but also creates and contributes to programs that support underserved communities. See Vela’s programs here.