February 21, 2018
111 Holdings Guest Editorial
111 began in 2007 with a focus on angel investments and early stage companies. We have added growth stage companies in 2012 and have backed a number of companies that successfully realised their value through an initial public offering or acquisition. Our team is predominantly made up of successful entrepreneurs. Our team guides entrepreneurs through the process of growing successful businesses, as we provide the necessary resources and help create the right team to build companies that change the world – or at least, their chosen industry!
We invest in high technology companies serving both consumers and businesses, together with companies creating disruptive solutions in the main areas of artificial intelligence, financial technology, additive manufacturing, intelligent transportation, clean energy, consumer entertainment, sustainable food production and medical technology.
Currently we are based in Malta and the UK and are continuously extending our network of contacts mainly throughout Europe, and to a lesser extent with North and South America. Our Malta location presents a number of advantages to investors with regards to efficient corporate structures, and also enabling us to find talent due to the increasing number of Fintech and Gaming companies setting up shop there.
We are committed to businesses with repeatable and scaleable profitable solutions. 111 Holdings is managed by 2 general partners, Angelo Dalli and Olga Finkel, and has a growing number of associates and partners. We are currently spearheading efforts in creating an investment ecosystem within Malta and building up the leading angel investment syndicate.
Angelo Dalli is a serial entrepreneur and super-angel has secured over 21 investments into his ideas from EU funds, Private Angel Investors and Venture Capitalists, propelling his companies into the international domain.
Since the late nineties Angelo has combined deep technical ability, stemming from his Ph.D. in Computer Science, with commercial acumen and good business sense. Angelo has been involved in four IPOs, one on NASDAQ in the US, two on NASDAQ OMX in Sweden, and the Oslo Borse with a total market capitalization totaling over €500 Million. In his role in Research & Development, he has authored over 23 conference papers in Europe and the US focusing on the application of AI, Natural Language Processing and Search Engine technology to a number of industry verticals and domains. Angelo has also represented Malta in various international events and one of his first international achievements was to win a bronze medal at the International Olympiad in Informatics (IOI) in 1995.
Olga Finkel is widely regarded and respected for her knowledge of gambling and technology law. She founded WH Law in 2006 which has progressed to become WH Partners. Olga provides advice on strategic, commercial and regulatory matters to businesses in the Gaming, ICT, Financial Services and Real Estate industries. Olga has both a law degree and also a Master of Science degree in IT and Economics, and is a member of various law and technology groups including SCL, ITLA, IMGL and IAGA.
Olga is listed by Who’s Who Legal as a leading IT lawyer as well as a leading Sports & Entertainment lawyer and has been ranked by Chambers & Partners as a leading Gaming & Gambling lawyer on a global basis.
111 Holdings has recently invested in Seedrs, one of the leading crowd-funding platforms in Europe, with Angelo Dalli joining on the advisory board. We believe that this will enable us to increase our reach and provide added value services to startup founders who want to go down the crowd-funding route. We have recently started using the Gust platform to engage syndicates in a better manner.
For more information, visit www.111holdings.com and check out our portfolio and additional information. Connect with us on LinkedIn or via our contact information for our partners. And if you are planning to visit the sunny island of Malta anytime soon, do get in touch – we love meeting our EBAN peers!