Polar Light Capital is a private investment company that invests in Technology and MedTech companies across Europe and beyond. We support building great companies and ventures and are a reliable long-term partner. Polar Light Capital’s proven investment strategy spans all stages of a company’s life cycle, from seeding innovations via start up and growth stages up to the top of market leaders.
Any stage of growth is the right stage to partner with Polar Light Capital. We add value and offer expert advice throughout a company’s lifecycle, regardless if the underlying idea is at its inception or has already progressed to be a viable reality. Together with exceptional management teams we establish international successful companies. Our firms have the potential to re-shape markets and change the world.
We act openly, transparent and with a dedication to success. We understand the challenges an entrepreneur faces and that the road to success isn’t always simple and straightforward.
Polar Light Capital has made a firm commitment to act in the global marketplace according to the following values. We expect that our partners, management teams, companies and anybody else involved with Polar Light Capital respects these principals as well. At Polar Light Capital we treat others as we wish to be treated ourselves and seek excellence in everything we are doing.
We strongly believe that these values are crucial for economical and personal success, especially in today’s fast moving environment. We at Polar Light Capital believe in “handshake quality” and stand behind our principles and values. We are convinced that the fundamentals of great businesses are fair and profitable structures for both involved parties.
We welcome great entrepreneurs to write history with Polar Light Capital.
At Polar Light Capital we keep the highest standards of integrity – loyalty and trust, both at work and in our personal lives. We focus on long-term commitments and invest in businesses with long-term potential. At Polar Light Capital we have a deep and sensitive culture of investing and our performance is driven by integrity, trust, hard work, patience and the ultimate commitment to a company.
Polar Light Capital is a pool of highly talented people and everybody is a leader. We take responsibility for our actions and build and maintain trust in everything we are doing. We share our success and support each other at all times. A clear vision, perseverance, persistence, teamwork and leadership skills are prerequisites for success.
Success in business is just the start. We enjoy the privilege of investing in ventures in order to shape and change the world around us to the better. Talent can bring us to the top, but only great character can keep us there in the long run.
“You cannot escape the responsibility of tomorrow by evading it today”
We love what we are doing and derive pleasure and joy from it. At Polar Light Capital we believe that the time and effort we spend, needs to be for something worthwhile. Real business excellence can only be achieved if people work hard, have a passion for what they are doing and have fun and a joyful spirit doing it.
Any phase of growth is the right phase to partner with Polar Light Capital. We typically invest in early stages of companies, and continue to support them throughout the various stages of their lifecycle. Polar Light Capital also invests in later stage rounds of financing for more mature businesses if we believe we can provide value and help them scale effectively.
For more than 15 years Polar Light Capital’s senior management has been successful in the venture capital business. In addition to our incisive analyses and methods, it is above all our knowledge and experience that our partners find so valuable. Intuition and a feeling for the essential are, for us, just as important as numbers, dates and facts.
Because of our flexible capital and long-term focus, we are also able to consider transactions that have extended payoff cycles and/or limited exit alternatives. We generally avoid opportunities which we perceive to be exogenous, event, technology or business model risk driven.
Polar Light Capital believes in the following industry-, company, – and management team characteristics.