A proven formula for successful early stage investing
Deal flow generation
By leveraging its extensive network and using its own expertise Bloc is able to access the right technologies and start-up companies. Bloc’s expertise at identifying and filtering opportunities, combined with the high level experience its team has gained working at Vodafone and ARM, enables it to assess whether an opportunity is real or imagined.
Bloc aims to assess the true potential of portfolio companies by ‘lifting the hood’ and conducting a thorough and detailed assessment of their team, their technology and their specific market. This approach has a dual benefit; Bloc’s team soon determines where it can leverage its experience and network to create value; target companies gain valuable insight to how value can be created with Bloc.
When assessing the potential of any early stage opportunity Bloc’s team’s operational, financial and technical backgrounds enable it to draw on its experience to set aside any hype and scrutinise the facts in the search for real value. Whatever the size or profile of a company it’s the same rigorous process.
Value add investing
Bloc aims to invest where it, and its shareholders, can leverage and can add real value to a portfolio company. It’s a fact that Bloc actively aligns the shareholder register with the specific strategic needs of the company. At this stage Bloc actively engages with tier one VCs and CVCs as syndicate partners.
Bloc has the operational experience to be hands on and actively manage its portfolio companies. This extends way beyond the industry norm of the boardroom. By leveraging its operational network Bloc can build the high quality management teams and the boardrooms, which can ultimately deliver competitive advantage and achieve global scale.