"We have developed our own venture capital model, with ownership and management as a single team"
Year 1999: Our Beginning Bonsai Venture Capital came into being as a result of the entrepreneurial spirit of Javier Cebrian Sagarriga and as a diversification of the family office investments in Real Estate and Stock markets.
Our model integrates ownership and management. Managers own more than 60% of the capital stake.
First Online Investments Migration from offline content to online space became obvious and we wanted to invest in this transition. Since then we have focused on accelerating this change in the Spanish market, starting with online classifieds.
Present We invest in domestic internet companies with great mobile focus and global ambition
Investment 250.000 € - 2.500.000 € per company
Equity stakes 10% - 25%
Development stages Early Stage and Growth. Seed capital only when teams have solid track record.
Exit Criteria Flexible. Determined by the potential upside of the portfolio company, in harmony with the entrepreneur. 5 years has been our average permanence in exits during the last 12 years.
Target markets Mobile focus startups based on classifieds, e-health, games, payments, security, travel and other high growth sectors.
Entrepreneurs Complete commitment to their ventures, solid team, management skills and good synergy with our VC model.