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We’re proud of our portfolio, here’s a preview into why we invested into these companies.

Reinventing Partnerships Between Brands to Revolutionize the Way Ecommerce Acquire Customers

We are very happy to announce that Samaipata is leading Sqwad’s $3m Seed round, alongside top business angels from the industry. As we welcome them to the Samaipata family, we wanted to share this note about our investment thesis on Sqwad.
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Why We Invested in Vivla

We are very happy to announce that Samaipata is leading Vivla’s $30m pre-seed equity and debt round, backing the company alongside top notch institutional investors like FJ Labs, Fasanara Capital, Extension Fund and numerous business angels.
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Why We Invested in Karmen

Yesterday, Karmen announced their €22m Seed round, and we are very excited to lead the round alongside Fasanara Capital and outstanding business angels such as Edward Lando, serial angel investor with Pareto Holdings and Guillaume Prince, ex-head of Stripe Southern Europe.
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Deporvillage: Our First Investment, Our First Home Run & Some Learning Curves

Whether as an investor, an entrepreneur, or in everyday life, luck plays an important role. I think this is one of those strokes of luck.
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For Founders

Being a Founder is tough from finding product market fit to building up a killer team. We’ve rounded up the most frequently asked topics and written our take on them here.

Part 2 - How to work with your investors at early stages

One of our goals as investors is to help our portfolio companies be as successful as possible. As such, we see Investors Relations (i.e. the management of reporting documents, boards, and monthly calls) not only as a way to ensure legal compliance and our fiduciary duty to our Limited Partners, but also as a way to ensure information alignment between us and our portfolio companies.
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Part 1 - How to work with your investors at early stages

One of our goals as investors is to help our portfolio companies be as successful as possible. In addition to financial commitment, we strive to be helpful. Typically, the more information you share with us, the better we are able to understand your business and give relevant advice. To us, communication is the only way to drive alignment.
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B2B Sales: How to think about compensation for your B2B Sales team

Your product’s in place, your sales team (mostly) in place, now how do you add more fuel to the fire to really motivate your sales team? We’ve dedicated this episode to this juicy topic of how to think about compensation for your sales team, especially as your team scales. Get it right and it’ll be worth a million bucks (literally!) but if not, it can become a tricky trap to get out of.
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A Complete Guide to Nailing a Seed Announcement

So, you’ve raised some money, that’s great! But now what? I know just what you’re thinking. I don’t just want to be another seed announcement. With the acceleration of seed funding over the last few years, you don’t believe raising seed is news. Well, I’m here to tell you you’re wrong.
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Investment Thesis

We invest in digital busineses with network effects and we can’t wait to tell you why.

The Founders Q&A

As we strive for transparency at Samaipata, we want to shed some light on our investment thesis and on some of the key questions entrepreneurs often ask us. If the answers laid out below fit with what you’re looking for from a potential VC investor, please send us your deck! We review all opportunities sent to us.
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The Hive, or How We Are Building a Portfolio Support Plaform at Samaipata

A product is often said to be at the intersection of business needs, UX and engineering. In the case of a VC Platform, we are at the intersection of boosting fund returns (the Business) by building value-adding solutions for our founders (the UX) while finding scalable ways of doing it (the Stack/Engineering). Yes, Platform owners are Product builders.
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How to Create & Measure Network Effects (Part 2)

So hopefully we can all agree now that network effects (nfx) are precious, as a powerful source of defensibility and value creation. The real question then becomes: how to trigger them? And how to measure them?
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What Are Network Effects and Increasing Returns? (Part 1)

This article (Part 1) is an attempt to explain how we understand increasing returns and network effects at Samaipata. Part 2 is deep-diving into how to create network effects, how to measure them and what the future holds.
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Market Perspectives

Innovation and the market is always changing and we find it helpful to pause and reflect to understand what’s really happening.

Generative AI and FTX, The Buzz This Quarter

This quarter at Samaipata we dive into Generative AI and the downfall of FTX, we highlight snippets from our portfolio, current market conditions and writings from the Samaipata team.
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A Brave New World [Part 2]

Below we recapitulate on some of the key themes that saw major developments in 2021, which will shape the new world and open up enormous opportunities for building and investing into digital platforms — our overarching theme at Samaipata:
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A Brave New World [Part 1]

We started 2021 cautiously hopeful. We thought the worst of the pandemic was behind us, we were assured by plans for rapid vaccine roll-outs and above all, at least for us, we were curious how this new world would look like.
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