Investor without Micro-Management
When dating with prospective portfolio companies, we often get asked about our role in our portfolio companies. How much hands-on are we? Do we interfere in the founder’s decisions? Our reply to that is: “As you wish“.
We are a team of entrepreneurs who have seen that and did that. We have deep vertical expertise in different areas, but we do not push anything. If you wanna go your way, fine with us. If you wanna ask for our experience (and then do it your way), even better :-). We seldom ask for extensive veto rights or Board seats. We believe in accountability of the founders and to be accountable, you need to be in the driver’s seat. Our central value is to support the founder: with finance, with experience, with contacts, with being someone they can trust.
Do all of our founders ask for help? Nope. About 20% prefer to be left alone. With the rest we try to help as much as we can.
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October 17th, 2020 • Michal Táborský
Most of our startups have tech background and when we are considering a new investment, my time comes and we chat with the CTO of the object of our interest about IT. I am trying to get a feel if the company can scale – both the team and technology.
January 30th, 2020 • Petr Král
We welcomed 2020 with a gathering of Reflex partners and founders of our portfolio companies. The goal was to trade experiences in informal setting with great food and get to know each other better.
December 23rd, 2019 • Zdena Macháčková
It’s Friday, just before Christmas, December 19th, 2019. I’m going to work, and the mighty Google reminds me again (?) of “How did you like the Dancing House?”… How many times have I been getting rid of these scary “services”? Where else is my data? BI is simply ubiquitous.
December 23rd, 2019 • Eduard Míka
Due diligence serves, or should serve, to identify the risks in the company (legal, financial and commercial). However, some investors use due diligence to get an extra advantage and a way not to comply with the terms agreed in the term sheet.