MARINA VISION FAMILY OFFICE
The Marina Vision Family Office has been established after two decades of working with the core family business and learning from over 40 years of investing in industrial, social, and technology businesses. Our goal is to help entrepreneurs turn their own vision and ideas and help them execute with a globally sustainable plan. As a results-driven organization, we are constantly looking for ambitious and visionary partners with the drive and flexibility to take their company to the next level, regardless of their startup location.
We try to tick as many of the following boxes as possible:
Exemplary management track record in a vertical, or their pitch and actions portray a natural drive to build something visionary
Sector agnostic but wee go for strategic themes - Agtech, Consumer tech, SaaS , the next Middle Class, supply chain integrity, with companies that can benefit from all angles in that industry, not just a niche.
Can we explain the company's offerings and advantage in less than 10 minutes?
Scaleable across regions
There is a repeat revenue opportunity with growing pricing power over the long run
The sector doesn't go against our core values - we stay away from companies that harm environmental sustainability, promote animal cruelty, create products to harm others, & feed on addiction
Generally our commitments have a very wide range. Our largest tickets go after observation of the team's track record of consistently over delivering on goals and metrics, maintaining a spotless reputation, and level of respect and transparency towards all stakeholders.
We look for growth areas, not just trends. Platforms & ecosystems, high margin (antifragile), repeat customer models, self-cannibalizing R&D approaches, and teams that want to contribute to global sustainable growth. While that's asking a lot, 2020 has brought a long list who do just that, to our portfolio.
We manage a real estate portfolio that requires low maintenance, attracts a wider range of families and businesses, and where rents/leases run from 1-5 years. We don't look at Real Estate in Private Equity or fund/REIT formats.
We look for operating businesses where the management team look to make a majority of their income through performance incentives. Revenues of $3-20m, and EBITDA of $0.5 - $4m are our sweet spot. Low Capex and R&D are our favorite characteristics, but we won't shy away from businesses that have them.
SUSTAINABILITY, ENVIRONMENT, & RESPONSIBILITY (SER)
We look for businesses that create positive reputations not only in front of their traditional stakeholders, but also for the communities in which they operate. Energy efficiency, localizing supply chains, digitization, financial inclusion, are some of the factors on the top of our list when looking at investment targets.
ANGEL & VENTURE ROUNDS
We have invested in Angel rounds since the early 2000s. Over the last 20 years, we developed our methodology and grew our network to find companies who build processes and platforms that deliver high growth trajectories and momentum to deliver sustainable economic models.