The Blue Chilli VCF invests in businesses that emerge from the BlueChilli accelerator programme.
BlueChilli works with non-technical entrepreneurs who have a deep market and business understanding. It has a process which identifies key characteristics commonly found in successful entrepreneurs and uses this to filter over 200 ideas pitched every month.
Each startup is then provided with a product team through Blue Chilli’s integrated digital agency that provides services leveraging the ChilliSource framework.
Blue Chilli holds investments in all of its portfolio startups. Risk of failure during the 156 step accelerator programme is mitigated through deep engagement in each business, via the supply of development services, founder training, mentoring and support through the BlueChilli incubator.
The Blue Chilli VCF is mandated to invest in portfolio companies, matching funding raised by the founders, when they have completed the accelerator programme. Fund investments to date include: