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Our Startup network

We work with over 5,000 technology startups on our own platform. This provides us with unique insights into emerging technologies before they enter the mainstream. We invest in technology startups and accelerate them to Series A through a unique programme at Google Campus.

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Corporate visionaries

We help corporate business leaders to understand the complex startup landscape by connecting them with visionary founders. We provide a unique insights into the technology startup world and support companies with corporate venturing and delivering accelerator programmes.

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Our Investor Community

We have built deep relationships with over 1,000 European technology investors. This includes our own network of angel investors in addition to VC firms and family offices. We leverage this network to provide deep expertise and capital into emerging startups.

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Universities and Experts

We work closely with Europe’s top universities to identify the most promising technology advances. We also run the Dreamstake Academy with the support of Google Campus providing entrepreneurs with high-quality resources to accelerate commercialisation of their innovations.

We identify the most promising technology startups and accelerate them to series A by providing capital and expertise.

About us

Working with inspiring founders, using frontier technologies, to solve big challenges.

Dreamstake Ventures connects visionary startup founders with corporate leaders, investors and universities to build a brave new world where technology makes a positive impact on our lives. Corporations and other large organisations find it impossible to innovate. They watch with envy as smaller, more nimble startups, disrupt their establish business models. The next phase of the internet will be all about partnerships. Big challenges demand a new approach. We help corporates to understand what is happening in their sector by engaging them with established technology founders and emerging startup talent.

  • We identify the most promising startups from our platform and work with the founders to accelerate their ventures to Series A. We achieve this by providing access to a programme of workshops, expert mentoring and capital investment.

  • Frontier technology companies will increasingly need access to a broader pool of scarce technical resources such as data scientists and engineers. We are able to provide access to these resources through our own network. The UK Government is very supportive of technology companies and provides funding for eligible projects through the highly effective R&D tax credit scheme. Dreamstake have submitted over 200 claims on behalf of clients. We help write the narrative and complete the calculations.

  • We help organisations to tap into our network of over 5000 technology startups with a view to investment or future acquisition. Dreamstake run accelerator programmes on behalf of corporate clients and other organisations helping them to access disruptive startup innovation.

  • We support organisations with a monthly insight service. This provides knowledge of what is happen in the technology world and the impact it is having on specific industry sectors.

OUR TEAM

We have over 40 years experience of the technology sector

Paul Dowling

Managing Partner
Paul has spent the last 5 years working with founders and investors in the European eco-system. He is a regular speaker at international startup events and mentors for several leading accelerators. He has over 20 years experience of working in tech and has a strong knowledge of startup funding.

Marina Atarova

Partner
Marina is an entrepreneur with 5 years experience of working with early stage tech companies. Marina has been involved in running marketing campaigns and created a global network of startup leaders. She runs Dreamstake Academy and has presented at European conferences and accelerators.

Ralph Stenzel

CTO
Ralph has a wealth of startup experience having worked with FilmDoo, PropertyTribes, Quickclass and Shopitize. Prior to this he was leading tech teams and projects at Deloitte, Siemens and Lexis-Nexis (Reed Elsevier). Ralph also supports Berlin Startup Weekend as mentor, is a hackathon judge and workshop tutor and advisor.

Tone Rosingholm

Venture Partner
Tone joined us with many years of experience from UBS and JP Morgan where she was a senior investment banker. She has also invested in several technology startups. She brings rigour to our operation and adds value to founders by reviewing their business plans and helping them with their funding strategy.

Veronica Morozova

Investment Analyst
Veronica has been building and managing our investor database. She is also responsible for identifying potential investors for specific investment opportunities.

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