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[mar|kɑːʊ] noun, Romansh (from lat. ‘mercatum’)

1. market, 2. trade

Where entrepreneurial investors meet founders


Marcau Partners is an investment advisory boutique offering «Venture Capital as a Service» to entrepreneurial investors. We connect investors with inspiring startup founders and help navigate in the vibrant European innovation ecosystem.


Carefully selected investments for our clients

EXIT 2020


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23 June 2022
It’s time to make some noise as we welcome @sendtrumpet founded by @SadlerRory, @pitchdeckpod and @andrewwebster11…

Simplifying the SaaS buyer journey: Why we invested in trumpet

We are more than excited to announce our investment in the UK-based company trumpet alongside Triple Point, Haatch and Anamcara and a number of high-profile angels 🙌 Learn more about our thesis and experience for yourself why we believe Rory, Nick and Andrew are going to revolutionize the way[...]
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2 June 2022
On July 6th, @thuyl_nh together with other VCs will offer virtual office hours on #futureofwork to give advice and…

Transitioning from Consulting to VC: Things we wished we’d have known

Co-written by Marcau/ Lightbird’s Thuy-Linh, Keen Ventures’ Djoni, No Such Ventures’ Sophie, Headline’s Anna and Paua Ventures’ Charlotte In autumn 2021, after working 3 years in strategy consulting, I (Thuy-Linh) was starting a new chapter of my professional journey as a VC investor at Marcau Partners /Lightbird, full[...]
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3 August 2021
The move provides Chairish with a more competitive global shipping network, among other marketplace perks Despite the uncertainty of the pandemic’s early days, what at first may have seemed like a dire moment for the design industry, ended up ushering in quite the boom for vintage marketplaces—a trend accelerated[...]
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21 April 2021
Swiss insurance company la Mobilière is strengthening its position as a startup investor and has founded Lightbird Ventures AG. La Mobilière assigns Marcau Partners with the mandate as exclusive investment manager of Lightbird Ventures. Marcau Partners supports companies in establishing and operating their own venture capital units (“VC[...]
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