Established in early 2020 by Arowana, Alicorn Global Ventures is a London headquartered venture capital group that applies a unique investment strategy focusing on secondaries in top tier tech enabled companies, coupled with bespoke primary rounds.
In a market where valuations and returns have shifted from public market to private markets, and capital inflows to VC are driving record competition for access, Alicorn seeks to leverage proprietary access to secondaries to invest in harder-to-access, late growth, VC-backed, private companies.
Alicorn was established, under Arowana’s strategy to unlock value by:
- Leveraging proprietary access to VC secondaries through the senior team’s relationship, involvement and/or investment with VC-backed companies, VC and corporate VC managers and employees or stakeholders;
- Unlocking value through investments in secondaries into harder-to-access, under-the-radar companies at a late stage of growth with a clear pathway to profitability, avoiding the largest, covered names; and
- Assessing these against proven investment criteria with a focus on companies the senior team have extensive prior knowledge or involvement with to leverage information asymmetry.