Red River West was created to bring active support to outstanding European Tech Companies that have something unique to bring to the US market and transform them into US and Global successes. Within the team, we all share a track record of building and backing start-ups which became global leaders through EU to US expansion.
We see our mission of backing European talents into US and Global successes as of strong impact. Europe is indeed home to a talented, driven pool of highly educated engineers and creative entrepreneurs. But the unfamiliarity with the US market means that too many promising European start-ups do not realize their full potential. US success doesn’t just mean bigger scale and more capital: translating Europe-based talent into US success requires expertise, commitment, and a deep understanding of the different business cultures.
Narrow, hands-on portfolio strategy
In the way we operate as investors and partners, we fully align with the success of the entrepreneurs we back. We have indeed a narrow portfolio strategy : we invest in only circa 10 companies per fund. It makes it possible for the 6 full-time seniors of our team to dedicate a disproportionate amount of time to the success of each entrepreneurs and truly provide game-changing hands-on support on both continents. This approach is really unique in VC and those differentiated foundations have been driving and fuelling our operating and ESG approach since day 1.