We have been an active investor in the evolving venture capital landscape for more than two decades. Our diversified venture capital strategy aims to achieve capital appreciation by investing in a global portfolio of high-quality, established managers complemented by highly promising emerging managers, as well as a selection of category-winning growth stage companies through co-investments and secondary transactions.
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IPOs in our venture capital and growth portfolio
What we do
As an experienced investor in the venture market, we work with General Partners to build portfolios of high-conviction funds and high-quality technology-driven companies. We use proprietary information to source opportunities through our local teams in Europe, the US and Asia Pacific – leveraging LGT Capital Partners’ global private markets platform.
Our approach – why partner with us
As an active investor in the venture capital market since 1997, we have nurtured long-term relationships with a wide network of contacts among more than 400 venture capital managers globally, fostering continued deal flow. We have built a large and diversified portfolio of more than 12,000 underlying companies and closed deals across direct co-investments and secondary transactions. Our broad platform enables us to leverage the insights and expertise of our team to source, analyze and monitor investments across all the regions where we invest.
Our track record of performing across different market cycles demonstrates our ability to consistently deliver returns to investors – drawing on our key strengths and experience, including:
- Integrated team and platform – Our Venture Capital team leverages the reach and relationships of LGT Capital Partners’ entire platform to source, evaluate and execute on the full spectrum of transactions. This includes fund commitments, diversified portfolios of Limited Partner interests, co-investments and direct secondary transactions in promising companies in venture and growth.
- Consistent and disciplined investment approach – Our rigorous bottom-up due diligence process relies on proprietary information gathered continuously through formal and informal interactions with our global network. In-depth analysis is complemented with market and trend insights from industry experts in our General Partner network.
- Exceptional market visibility – Our ability to invest in early-stage seed funds, as well as global multi-stage platforms at scale, makes us a partner for niche and global managers alike, enabling us to access attractive companies worldwide. Our global perspective and the deep experience of our team are key drivers of our market position.
Team – experienced and diverse professionals
Our core Venture Capital team consists of investment professionals located in Europe, across both US coasts and the APAC region. The Investment Committee includes senior professionals with an average tenure of over 20 years at LGT Capital Partners.
The firm values intellectual curiosity
"I joined LGT Capital Partners after university and was immediately impressed by how the firm values intellectual curiosity. The global venture team has always encouraged young professionals to be inquisitive about the various strategies and sectors we invest in. Although LGT Capital Partners has grown substantially since I joined, I am thankful for the close and collaborative culture that the firm fosters. Beyond my personal experience, I have also witnessed how LGT Capital Partners is a true solutions provider, both for LPs and private equity managers."
Invest in the most promising start-ups of our generation
"Having been a direct investor since 2003, I could not imagine any better place than our current VC platform for sourcing opportunities to invest in the most promising start-ups of our generation. Since 1998, LGT Capital Partners has built a global network of carefully selected tier-one VC managers that gives us unmatched access and expertise and a clear information advantage in the innovation ecosystem. These partnerships with VC managers have grown even stronger as we extended the range of capital solutions we can offer them, reflecting the sophistication of our clients."
Dynamic journey with new opportunities every day
"Since joining LGT Capital Partners in 2016, my experience on the venture team has been exhilarating. Leveraging our global platform and expertise in alternatives, I am immersed in the fast-paced world of technology. On the ground in San Francisco, I help LGT select top VC fund managers and invest in groundbreaking tech companies. It is a dynamic journey, where every day holds new opportunities, innovation is contagious, and being part of this powerful VC hub is more than just a job. We have a thrilling front-row seat when it comes to shaping the future of technology and investment."