men and women gazing at each other, laughing, and thanking each other..." Metro UK: "An opportunity to meet someone face-to-face in an honest environment without the endless messaging, game-playing and faux confidence.
We were thrilled to find out about the cooperation between ARIA Fund and Livespace in November 2017. Let’s talk to Kacper Bujalski – Partner at ARIA Fund – and ask him how he got a startup to follow in the footsteps of their investment projects.
We want to provide new technologies to global users.
Additionally, we invest in things that we understand.
IS: We recently heard about your investment in Livespace, which resulted from a speed dating meeting at info Share 2017. What makes you decide to spend 15 minutes with a specific company?
What triggers a positive decision about a meeting and what makes you turn down an invitation?
Sometimes we had too few chairs and this year we might come with a bigger crew, so watch out.
Unfortunately, some startups hadn’t prepared hard enough and 90% of the invitations were without profile descriptions, or they were incomplete or simply messy.
We invest in people who work on interesting projects which already exist and generate considerable income.
There are 3 scenarios of what might happen after the meeting: (1) there’s chemistry, we approach the startup again, keep talking to get more details; (2) the project is OK, we send an email 2 weeks after we return to office – something might come of it; (3) forget it.