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Why We Invested: Garentii

Why We Invested: Garentii

By Kate Fullen, Venture Investment Associate at Elkstone. The practice of paying a rental deposit puts renters in a cash-bind when signing a lease and leaves them out of pocket for the duration of the tenancy. Despite the obvious protections it offers a landlord, the administrative...

Why We Invested: Luminate Medical

By Kate Fullen, Venture Investment Associate at Elkstone. ‘Am I going to lose my hair?’ is often the first question asked by cancer-diagnosed patients. It’s a highly emotive question followed by a very difficult period of hair loss for many. The difficulty of this loss is...

Why We Invested: Output Sports

By Brady Acton, Venture Investment Associate at Elkstone. The global sports technology market is on the rebound. As sporting calendars and budgets return to pre-covid levels, the market is expected to grow 21% annually in the next four years to $42.6 billion. One company ready for...

The Elkstone Leader Lounge Podcast

[vc_row animate_rounded_tab="yes"][vc_column][vc_column_text]The Elkstone Leader Lounge Podcast brings you fascinating discussions with some of the top minds in the industry about their successful journeys to date, what inspires them and some of their pearls of wisdom for listeners. We hope you enjoy this inspiring and uplifting...

Why We Invested: Altada

By Kate Fullen, Venture Investment Analyst at Elkstone Artificial intelligence (AI) is a significant revolutionary force of the upcoming digital era – it’s changing what it means to be productive, how humans work, how systems operate and much more. The Elkstone Team has seen its power in...

Why We Invested: CroíValve

By Carl Murray, Venture Investment Associate at Elkstone. In the modern ESG landscape, impact investing has a number of formal definitions composed of ever-increasing technical requirements and standards that must be followed. While important in their own right, when assessing investments of this nature, we tend...

Why We Invested: Standard Gas

By Brady Acton, Venture Investment Associate at Elkstone. Every so often, we come across a team with the right combination of technical depth and visionary belief. Enter Standard Gas’s Ed Falkman, David Whitmarsh, and Laurence Sharrock. Ed has spent the previous 30+ years in senior level roles...

The Benefits of Diversification

Diversification vs Hedging Diversification and hedging are often interchanged, however, they have very different characteristics: Diversification is adding a return stream that is unrelated to your core portfolio. This means that as your core portfolio goes up or down, there is no direct relationship and the diversifying...

Why We Invested: Content Llama

By Kate Fullen, Venture Analyst at Elkstone From time to time, we come across companies solving unglamourous and complex back-end problems. These problems get us excited. When we met the Content Llama team that was building a content configuration solution for eCommerce, it was clear that the problem they were solving fit right into this category. Content Llama Co-Founder Karina Kelly saw beneath the...

Illiquid Alternatives: Fishing in a Smaller Pond

This research note is produced by Elkstone in conjunction with our hedge fund and cta manager database partner, Nilsson Hedge. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY In our view, hedge funds are not an asset class; they are an investment vehicle which can be utilised to bring in return streams...