Private Equity

Proprietary investment process

Through our proprietary sourcing and diligence processes we evaluate investment candidates over long periods of time, carefully gauging risk reward levers, while ensuring alignment of interests amongst all stakeholders. We solely pursue exclusive and proprietarily sourced transactions with amicably engaged counterparties seeking mutually beneficial results.

Value acceleration

We invest in high quality businesses where we can help catalyze growth and transformation in key areas of value, driven by our strategic insight, operational support, and international relationships.

Long term outlook

We acquire durable businesses, with successful operating histories and experienced management teams that have an articulated long-term vision for the future of their industries. We seek exposure to industries facing favorable operating environments with secular growth trends and companies which have built robust balance sheets and defensible business models.

Mold making factory, a unit of Zeno Parnters’ majority owned portfolio company, Vangest

Growth Equity

Our combined expertise in both Private Equity and Venture Capital investing, affords Zeno unique capabilities to originate, evaluate and lead transactions within the greater universe of companies that are prime candidates for expansion capital.

Zeno Ventures

Backing exceptional teams

We invest globally into founder driven, product-centric businesses, built by exceptional individuals who are changing industry through persistence and sheer will. Our job is to find and support the most talented entrepreneurs solving the world’s most challenging and interesting problems.

Funding tomorrow’s companies today

Our companies leverage technology to create sustainable advantages within a broad array of sectors, while displacing incumbent businesses and creating entirely new product categories.

Going the distance

We seek to initiate our investment in companies at the early stages, while following their development with additional capital at key inflection points during their path to maturity. By backing our companies throughout their lifecycle, we build strong relationships while realizing capital growth alongside the founders that are transforming the global economy.

Clarissa Mariani, Investment Associate at Zeno Ventures, and Alessio Zolesi, Director

Our Portfolio

  • Series D United States Founded 2017

    Applied Intuition enables engineering and product development teams to safely develop, test, and deploy autonomous vehicles at scale.

  • Series B United States Founded 2017

    AvantStay is a premier next-generation hospitality platform that is setting the standard for the short-term rental industry, with over 1,000 properties across the United States.

  • Series B United States Founded 2017

    Mercury provides full stack banking services to startups – checking and savings accounts, cards, foreign exchange, and equity and debt financing.

  • Series C Canada Founded 2017

    Sheertex is the inventor, manufacturer, and distributor of apparel products utilizing its proprietary ultra-resilient sheer fabrics for garments, such as, indestructible pantyhose.

  • Majority Controlled Switzerland Founded 2002

    Tellco is a financial group with $8.5bn in AUM, providing banking, asset management, pension, and real estate services

  • Majority Controlled Portugal Founded 1986

    Vangest group offers integrated solutions in design, engineering, rapid prototyping, mold manufacturing, and injection molding.