STRATEGY

AT TRANSAMERICA VENTURES,
WE HAVE A VERY SPECIFIC INVESTMENT THESIS.

TYPES OF COMPANIES IN WHICH WE INVEST

FIN-TECH /
FIN SERVICES

BIG DATA
AND ANALYTICS

DIGITAL MARKETING
AND SALES

SOCIAL
MEDIA

ENTERPRISE IT

CONTENT
AND PUBLISHING

MOBILE

Who We Back

We back only the top entrepreneurs of high-growth technology companies whose solutions are both unique and scalable. We look for true innovation and fund products that solve real problems and provide real value for their customers. We work with the leaders who are building tomorrow.

Types of Companies
Our focus is primarily on enterprise, although we will look at consumer companies if they have the right fit with Aegon and Transamerica. Specifically, we look at FinTech/FinServ, Big Data/Analytics, Digital Marketing and Sales, Social Media, Enterprise IT, Content and Publishing, Mobile and other B2B and B2B2C companies.
Round Size
We invest between 2 and 5 million per round, with the ability to invest more in the right situation. We most often participate alongside other VCs, but we can co-lead or even lead rounds as well. We generally do not take a board seat because we do not lead the company as a corporate VC, although we always want board observer rights.
Stage of Deals

We focus on Series B and Series C rounds, although we are open to investing in both Series A and later-stage deals. We generally do not do Seed deals.

Where We Invest

We invest primarily throughout the United States and in Europe, but we’re exploring other regions as well.

How We Work with Companies

When we invest in a company, we find the right business unit within either the Aegon or Transamerica organizations (or both) with whom to partner the company. Although those relationships are independent of our fund, we do everything in our power to help facilitate them and ensure that they are positive and mutually beneficial.

A Note on NDAs
Like almost every VC, we do not sign NDAs at the outset of our discussions. We see too many similar deals, so the opportunity to accidentally share something is too great. However, once we’re past the first few conversations and we’re deep diving into highly-sensitive information such as financial data, product extensions or future plans, we’ll happily sign an NDA to protect ourselves and the companies with whom we’re dealing.