fueling founders Building Deeptech software companies

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 founders creating software companies delivering 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!

Software is critical to accelerating and democratizing our progress as a collective society. Founders who choose to take this path are embarking on a journey to create a better future.

Apertu Capital is interested in speaking with founders whose makeup includes some of the following characteristics: 1) have pioneered and now lead thriving open source communities; 2) have experience working on highly technical problems; 3) and propose to bring to market deeptech solutions.

As a founder focused fund, we partner with founders and believe in adding strategic value in addition to capital. If you want to accelerate your path to success, speak with us today.

Meet Our Founders

Peter Wang

Anaconda was built by data scientists, for data scientists. More than 20 million people use our technology to solve the toughest problems. We offer the easiest way to perform Python/R data science and machine learning on a single machine.

Matej   |   Zrinko   |   Matija   |   Luka

Farseer is SaaS for financial planning and modeling for companies that have trouble maintaining their financial models in spreadsheets. It’s all backed by our custom-built in-memory database optimized for quick updates and model recalculation, processing millions of cells in seconds.

Bryan Costanich  |   Brian Kim

Wilderness Labs’ mission is to make hardware development as fast and easy as web or mobile development. Founded by former Xamarin executives and engineers, they’ve brought full .NET to the embedded world and are building a cloud to manage any device in the field.

Zander Matheson

Bytewax is a commercial open source software company born out of a desire to make real-time data processing accessible to all companies. Bytewax provides an open source Python stream processor as the core component of their platform, which enables a whole new segment of developers to build real-time data-powered products and features.

Peter Wang

Anaconda was built by data scientists, for data scientists. More than 20 million people use Anaconda’s technology to solve the toughest problems. Anaconda offers the easiest way to perform Python/R data science and machine learning on a single machine.

Matej   |   Zrinko   |   Matija   |   Luka

Farseer is SaaS for financial planning and modeling for companies that have trouble maintaining their financial models in spreadsheets. It’s all backed by Farseer’s custom-built in-memory database optimized for quick updates and model recalculation, processing millions of cells in seconds.

Bryan Costanich  |   Brian Kim

Wilderness Labs’ mission is to make hardware development as fast and easy as web or mobile development. Founded by former Xamarin executives and engineers, they’ve brought full .NET to the embedded world and are building a cloud to manage any device in the field.

Zander Matheson

Bytewax is a commercial open source software company born out of a desire to make real-time data processing accessible to all companies. Bytewax provides an open source Python stream processor as the core component of their platform, which enables a whole new segment of developers to build real-time data-powered products and features.

Alex Kasinec   |   Andrew Moakes

Evitado is revolutionizing the future of aviation by introducing modern software that automates airside operations. Evitado’s products, including solutions that include open source software, deliver for customers true innovation in airport operations. Evitado’s first product solution on the market mitigates the risk of collisions during airport ground operations and increases safety and efficiency while providing real-time data for optimizing operations.

Dominik Andrzejczuk  |   Kamil Hendzel

QDC is revolutionizing optimization by employing generative AI and scientific computing to automate the construction of mathematical models for solving discrete optimization problems. QDC’s quantum-ready products, including its flagship Hybrid Quantum-Classical Solver, unlock the power of quantum computing, enabling real-time and high-resolution solutions to large-scale combinatorial optimization problems. 

Zain Zaidi   |  Ali Zaheer

TransCrypts offers a blockchain verification platform that leverages the benefits of decentralization and security provided by distributed ledger systems. TransCrypts’ solution has relevance for a wide variety of applications and potentially can become a standard for sovereign, decentralized identity verification for many software products in many industry verticals.

Marin Smiljanic   |   Matej Ferencevic

There’s more to the world than words. Unlike traditional search solutions, Omnisearch’s AI-powered search makes any type of content instantly searchable, be it video, audio, images or documents. Omnisearch supports them all, making it the most complete and flexible search software today. Companies on five continents use Omnisearch to help their own users derive the most value from their content.

Max Kerr   |   Matt Lee

Talc is an evaluation platform that helps you set up testing for your LLM applications. No more manual test cases − Talc runs robust simulations on LLM applications, and embed learnings directly into your CI/CD. The product is critical to understanding how well language models are doing their job. Talc makes it easy for companies to launch reliable AI apps faster.

Chris Battarbee

Metoro is the AI-powered production debugger. Software Engineers can ask Metoro questions like “why is my webapp down?” and Metoro will investigate, producing a root-cause, bespoke dashboards, relevant metrics/logs and flagging suspicious code. Chris was previously a software engineer at Palantir, building and operating complex distributed systems. Metoro is the tool he wished he had to troubleshoot these systems.

Joshua Tanke   |   Caleb Van Dyke

LaunchFlow is the developer platform built for Python. LaunchFlow’s platform provides developers with the framework, tools, and infrastructure needed to build scalable, more reliable Python applications. Users can build their systems in record time. Most users productionize their system the same day they start.

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 startup or 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.