We are definitely interested in big ideas and we want to see some of how you put idea into practice. If you also believe that ICT is most valuable when it is used to offer people the opportunity to organize their activities for themselves, then we strongly advise you to reach out to us. Find some reasons below!
The funding may be financial. In that case the amount depends, amongst others, on the type of company, growth potential, high barriers to entry and exit possibilities. We also help you find your way towards new projects and we aid in subsidy acquisition.
But, beside the financial part, we are very strong in providing you with the latest research knowledge, experience and technology from the unique combination of high tech companies in the Almende Investments network.
Beyond funding, critical to a company’s success is an active and vibrant market in which a company operates. There are many indirect and direct players in the market that companies work with and through to build successful businesses. We provide this network, ranging from serial entrepreneurs to technology experts. Almende Investments is managed by a group of experienced businesspeople, to fund the greatest next generation of startup companies.
All the Almende research is related to the emergence of synergetics: the self-formation and self-organisation of complex adaptive hybrid agent networks.
Hybrid networks involve people, organizations, physical and virtual objects, but also climatological, biological, socio-economic and ecological systems. These networks are connected, monitored and coordinated by information, computing, storage and communication systems (ICT).
We take inspiration from successful self-organizing systems that one finds in nature, such as the human brain, insect colonies, and swarms of birds.
We’re very impressed by applicants who have a business plan to show us. This include the product (e.g. Alpha or Beta version, a prototype, or videos and screenshots), USPs, market, competition, strategy and financials.