Decacorn

 

Decacorn is the new buzzword of the start-up world.

Coined by Bloomberg in 2015, Decacorn refers to the new breed start-ups that are worth US$10 billion or more.

In late 2013, only Facebook was in this category, but as of today SpaceX, Palantir, Lyft, Uber, Airbnb, Ant Financials, WeWork, and a dozen others have made it to that list, while some early entrants headed out from there for their IPO.

 

Tech startups worth US$1 billion are often referred to as Unicorns. Today, there are more than 200 of them around and fast increasing, creating wealth for their founders, early employees and investors like never before.

Unicorns and Decacorns might be imaginary, but this new generation of disruptive technology start-ups with rapid innovation cycle led adoption curves is not a myth, but a reality – the new normal - changing for good the way we live, work, and play on this planet .

 
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Our Story

Decacorn Capital is a cross-border venture funding initiative, centred around game changing start-ups, enabled by innovative use of technology and led by high-caliber, resourceful founders who are out there with the mission to either create a true delight or solve a real problem.

Our journey in this exciting world of start-ups is often on roads seldom traveled. In these lonely roads we love to co-invest with bell-wether investors, pioneers and in high impact startups that disrupt large market opportunities with the aim to make our planet shades better than what we inherited from our parents.

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Differentiator

At Decacorn Capital, we seek to curate - from key destinations around the world - startups that are rare gems and have crossed an inflexion point in their life cycle.

We aspire to stitch a string of pearls consisting of the next Apple, Google, Amazon, Alibaba, Tencent by betting on SpaceX, Palantir, Lyft, 23andMe, Zebra, Kenna, BioCatch and the likes thereof carefully curated.

Our endeavour is to connect half the world population of underserved consumers in South East Asia, South Asia and China with pioneering, deep-tech work in America and Europe, thus unlocking superior returns for our portfolio investments and our investors.



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Approach

We look to invest in game changing businesses that are run by resourceful founders who use technology as the key driver to harness rapid innovation cycle led, clear pathways to monetisation.

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At Decacorn we have adopted a bar-belled approach of investing in start-ups that are in the Early/Mid stage of their life cycle - offering a large multiplier effect on a low valuation - as well as in Late stage players with a long hill of opportunity yet to be harnessed, offering a big margin of safety due to their proven business model.

Our sweet spot hovers between US$500k to US$ 1 million, with US$100k to US$ 2 million being the outliers, usually in a co-investment round with stalwart and angels, bellwether VC funds, accelerators and incubators.

Our Team

Debneel

Louis

Abhijit

Elan

Narayan

Donna

Sylwia

Manon

Tom

Richard

Fredrik

Adi

Portfolio

Partners

 

Funding

If you wish to seek funding from us then submit a brief presentation to funding@decacorncapital.com. In order to make it easier for us to evaluate you, consider structuring your presentation on the following lines:

  • Funding required and use of funds

  • Founding and management team

  • Cap table and current investor profile

  • Threats and weaknesses

  • End game

  • The idea and the opportunity

  • Competitive landscape

  • Monetization plan

  • Journey this far

  • The road ahead (next 1-3 years)