on open source
Early Stage Venture Capital Fund
Apertu Capital is an early stage venture capital fund that invests in deep tech software startups, from pre-seed to Series A stages of fundraising. The fund focuses on software companies creating new products essential for artificial intelligence, cloud, and developer tools. We very early on cultivate strong relationships with software founders, including engaging with founders from the beginning, this may include charting a launch strategy. We invest in founders who understand technological roadblocks intimately and have built new software solutions that solve the biggest problems. Our fund has a strong and active relationship with open source and other avid software communities. Because of our experienced team and our history of working with startups, founders trust us for advice on building a business around innovative software. This access provides us an advantage when capturing value and driving returns for our investors.
We prioritize opportunities where our founders demonstrate rare talent for pushing the margins of software innovation. Our deeptech investments improve programmer productivity and solve the hardest problems outstanding in software.
A Call to Founders!
Apertu is the imperative form of the Esperanto word aperti. Whereas aperti means “to be open,” apertu commands the listener to “Open!”
In the context of Apertu Capital, apertu represents a call to startup founders, asking that they formulate companies around the free software projects they love. To us, freedom extends to software, which is why we believe that open source is critical to accelerating and democratizing our progress as a collective society.
Our fund invests in founders who have pioneered and now lead prominent open source communities. When founders are ready to take the transition from an open source project to a fully-functioning company, we will step in and assist the founders in developing the business model and strategy around their innovative software.
Meet Our Founders
Matej | Zrinko | Matija | Luka
Bryan Costanich | Brian Kim
Contact Us Today
We want to work with you from the beginning as it’s never too early to talk to us. We have an open-door policy with engineers, entrepreneurs, scholars, and students. Together, let’s examine the best path forward to develop your open source project into a successful company while protecting the interests of the community that you have built from scratch. At Apertu Capital, we’re always open for business; reach out to us today.