Commencing with electro-mechanical instrument design and manufacturing in the early 70’s, the UniDEL Group ventured into automation, engineering and technology businesses, climbing up the value chain each time with a differentiated business model. In that process the Group has built businesses from the ground up, blending entrepreneurial capabilities with strong operational processes to create organizations of enviable value.
UniDEL Ventures believes in the power of technology enabled disruptive business ideas and recognizes their need for specialized backing through a long term vision, aided by operational expertise and patient capital. In laying the seeds of an enterprise, UniDEL Ventures brings in its own financial capital and seeks co-investments from individuals and firms who can share their vision and add value to the growth and development of the business.
UniDEL Ventures builds the management team for its businesses and forges a partnership with them over the long term to develop close understanding, shared values and a spirit of working together for a common goal.To strengthen its businesses, UniDEL Ventures continuously identifies strategic opportunities to step change growth for the business and its people while accelerating value creation for its shareholders.
Investment Strategy & Approach
UniDEL Ventures’ core theme is built around investing in businesses that apply new age technologies to traditional bricks and mortar industry segments. UniDEL has evolved from its engineering roots into a disruptive software group across industrial, financial and educational technology domains. UniDEL’s differenciation lies in its ability to connect the dots in new and disruptive markets and fund its own ideas right from an angel investment all the way through to a typical Series A round. Our companies become profitable through this journey and are ripe for co-investments from like-minded investors.
Entrepreneurial & Operational Capabilities
UniDEL believes that value is created for all stakeholders by diligently applying knowledge gained from its many man-years of entrepreneurial, business and operating experience. UniDEL has consistently generated innovative and profitable business ideas. UniDEL’s unique skill lies in identifying high growth market opportunities combined with an ability to deliver superior execution all managed with a measured risk taking appetite.
UniDEL applies its time tested business management system developed over the years to each of its ventures right since inception. This allows risk mitigation early on with the minimal burn of financial capital combined with the optimal use of human capital. The UniDEL Business System embodies the key tenets of the Balanced Score Card approach fine tuned for early stage ventures.
Since 1973 UniDEL has incubated and backed several ventures producing a 40%+ IRR . Two unsuccessful outcomes have provided us with invaluable lessons in early stage investing. We continue to apply what we learn from all our experiences toward our new businesses.
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