We invest in pre-seed to early-stage rounds in physical products designed for sustainability. If you are a physical product startup innovating at the intersection of physical and digital, talk to us. We are an extended team and partner ecosystem of ex-Motorola/Google product experts. We apply hands-on design and engineering throughout our technical diligence, culminating post-investment in a 6-week Residency to mitigate product-related risk.
There’s a tremendous amount of craftsmanship in between a great idea and a great product.
We live in a physical world where our experiences are increasingly interconnected with the digital
Amazing new products and services are being introduced in this space
Venture capital needs to invest in this next wave of opportunity
What’s wrong with Venture Capital?
Traditional Accelerators and VC do not go far enough in supporting startups that are at the intersection of hardware and software. Operational experience in VC is often missing but can improve outcomes.
US Venture Capital too concentrated
Focus on software is missing opportunities. Many great products are not getting funded.
Technical skillsets missing from VC
Complexities of creating physical products require startups to not only have access to capital, but also design and engineering support.
US Center/Midwest underfunded
Most funding is concentrated on the coasts. The underfunded gap is even more pronounced in the US Midwest.
Our Unique Methodology
Dipalo Ventures de-risks investments by incorporating hands-on product design and engineering reviews in our due diligence process. Our technical diligence identifies gaps that are mitigated post-investment via a hands-on 6-week Residency program.
Who We’re Looking For
Dipalo Ventures is looking for amazing startups that have
• Big disruptive ideas
• Human-centered physical products
• We need to have a prototype available or in progress
• Technical team
• Sustainable Design & Engineering in your DNA
• Teams that can execute based on geographies outside Bay Area, NYC, and Boston
• Articulate where we can help you