About Us

Formed in 2016, Utilis Capital is a technology-focused micro venture capital fund that backs and empowers start-ups that seek rapid yet sustainable growth. The fund will typically invest in start-ups Post Angel Rounds and Post Early Revenue; we intend to be the First Institutional Investor in these start-ups. We address a very critical funding gap for fast-growth start-ups at a very crucial stage of their lives (Pre-Series A Stage).

With a typical investment of around $1m ($500k-$1.5m), we help our investee companies get moving in the direction. Swift and intelligent growth is needed in the early stages of a start-up, considering they have limited capital to thrive. Hence, we provide a structured environment with knowledge banks, professional mentors, industry connections, innovation, and IP experts to help navigate the start-ups to the best chances of success.

The name ‘Utilis’ comes from Latin, meaning ‘Useful, Beneficial, and Advantageous’. It conveys everything that we aspire to be for our investee companies as well as our Investors.The logo signifies a successful interlinking and cohesive work between all stakeholders in the startup ecosystem for win-win outcomes. The colour brown portrays reliability and support, two essential ingredients of our partnerships.

Our Core Values

We at Utilis see start-ups as unique enterprises with their own novel ideas and noble intent to make the world better. To do this, we never pigeonhole or commonly classify our investment opportunities we take every start-up on its own merits.

Provide Intelligent Capital

Create a Supportive Eco-System

Ally to the Entrepreneur

Maintain Start-up Autonomy/Flexibility

OUR INVESTMENT PHILOSOPHY

When we first formed our investment firm, our main aim was to make sure we were driven by the right intentions outside of profit. Before making an investment, we make sure we have the energy, passion, and willingness to see it through the end. This commitment is why we only work with individuals that we can feel a genuine professional connection with and only invest in projects that we believe are fruitful to all stakeholders involved.

By evaluating the abilities of everyone involved in the process, we always look to work with those with the sharpest minds, the fastest hands, and the strongest hearts who are willing to take a stand.

Some key attributes
we believe are important

How We Operate

Utilis Capital is involved in the industry to help make passionate entrepreneurs with good ideas successful. By helping to put into place the building blocks that allow them to be genuine successes, we work as a strong ally in everything from investment to decision making and planning.

While we are investors, we don’t see ourselves as just the people writing the cheques. We are successful business minds who understand what it takes to succeed, meaning that we help to inject more than just finance into the project.

If you need suitable asistance and support from someone who knows your industry and understand your business model alongside investment, then our way of working is just what you need.

We create an environment with a group of mentors, industry veterans, successful founders and professional business minds that have the experience and nous to enable the start-up entrepreneur to succeed.

How We Operate

Utilis Capital is involved in the industry to help make passionate entrepreneurs with good ideas successful. By helping to put into place the building blocks that allow them to be genuine successes, we work as a strong ally in everything from investment to decision making and planning.

While we are investors, we don’t see ourselves as just the people writing the cheques. We are successful business minds who understand what it takes to succeed, meaning that we help to inject more than just finance into the project.

If you need suitable asistance and support from someone who knows your industry and understand your business model alongside investment, then our way of working is just what you need.

We create an environment with a group of mentors, industry veterans, successful founders and professional business minds that have the experience and nous to enable the start-up entrepreneur to succeed.

The Investment Decision Making Process

We understand that you probably want an answer from us as soon as possible regarding our decision, and that’s fine. By engaging with you from an early stage into the investment, we hope to find common ground early on that allows the decision to be as clear and effective as possible.

Our investment team will meet up with the founding team as often as we can to ascertain and understand the vision, values, and goals for the long-term. This learning typically involves a four-step process that allows us to understand the start-up’s needs thoroughly. We then combine our knowledge with your needs to see if we are the correct fit to uncover and reinforce your individual and collective strengths.

As much as we evaluate start-ups, we also evaluate ourselves to identify if we are capable of propelling the venture.