Meet us at the Alpine High-Tech Venture Forum in Lausanne

Come and meet our Managing Partner, Dweep I. Chanana, at the upcoming Alpine High-Tech Venture Forum on 22-23 October 2018 in Lausanne, Switzerland.

The Alpine High-tech Venture Forum (AHVF) is a unique event for the most innovative entrepreneurs and investors operating in Switzerland and its surrounding regions in Italy, France, Germany, and Austria, focused on Life Sciences, Clean Technology and Information Technology. This year in its 7th edition, the event presents to the world leading innovative companies, including those spun-off from the leading technology hubs of Lausanne, Zurich and Southern Germany.

Dweep is a member of the Selection Board and Jury of the High-Tech Venture Forum. Some 40 early-stage companies active in the high technology sectors will be selected to present at the Forum by the Selection Board, who will assess them on the basis of their business potential, technology merit, competitive position, investment interest and team experience. Dweep focused on evaluating companies in the industrial, communications and IT sectors.

Santiago Tenorio joins Anchor Group’s Industrial Innovation Partners team

Anchor Group is pleased to announce the expansion of its Industrial Innovation Platform into the UK, with the addition of Santiago Tenorio as Venture Partner based in London. An entrepreneur and investor, Santiago brings over 10 years of experience investing into or advising family offices on early-stage technology startups, with a particular focus on AI, robotics, mobility, and digital assets.

Santiago was previously Head of Investments at a multi-billion dollar family office, where he launched Rewired, a $100 million thematic investment vehicle focused on Robotics, AI and mobility. He has also led a Global Partnerships & Innovation team at American Express’ Commercial Payments division and worked at Blackrock and at BAML’s Technology, Media & Telecom Investment Banking group. A successful entrepreneur, he is currently a founding sponsor of Aguadulce LNG, an energy infrastructure project in development in Colombia and has previously co-founded or led multiple startups in the FoodTech, F&B and social gaming sectors in the UK.

“The UK is a major innovation hub for industrial and high-tech startups. We are delighted to have Santiago join us to drive, in particular, our engagement with early-stage technology startups and with industrial families in the UK, EU and in Latin America. He brings a unique mix of entrepreneurial, corporate, and investment experience and a network of early-stage startups critical to further develop our investment platform,” said Dweep Chanana, Managing Partner.

“Bridging collaborations – whether through investment or partnerships – between industry incumbents and technology innovators has been one of my main drivers for most of my career. There are world-class technologists and inventors coming out of the European tech ecosystem and a growing interest from FOs and family-owned businesses to tap into that innovation through investing in early-stage tech. I am excited to join forces with the team at Anchor Group to expand the reach and impact of the Industrial Innovation Platform to new markets”.

The Industrial IoT platform wars continue

If you follow the evolution of industrial IoT, September started with two significant M&A transactions – MunichRe bought Relayr and Nemetschek SE acquired MCS, a leading IoT platform for building management.

Over the past 2 years I have evaluated over 50 such platforms and over 200 analytics companies – and have been exposed to many more. For our clients, we have prepared a detailed overview of the market, its value chain, and vertical specific market maps.

These two transactions represent an acceleration of the consolidation of the industrial IoT platform and analytics landscape. Read the full article here.

The future energy landscape – implications for M&A and investing

Rapid advances in technology are accelerating change in the staid utility sector. To survive, utilities – and companies that operate within the energy and power value chain – must change their business models and capabilities. To a large extent, this is already happening – with substantial M&A focused on renewables and on new technologies such as blockchain, analytics, and energy storage.

This article takes a closer look at the transformation of the energy sector and its implications for those investing into or building businesses in this space.