Ikigai Ventures

We are
Ikigai Ventures.

A seed-stage venture fund of industry insiders investing in the most promising founders in gaming, esports, blockchain, fintech, and psychedelics.

Mission

Iki:Life
Gai: Purpose

At the centre of your talents and passions, your vocations and your value, is Ikigai. The purpose of life. The place where the world and the individual are in perfect balance.
We built Ikigai Ventures to focus our skills and passions, as well as those of our founders and partners, towards generating wealth and a better world, through the balance of ikigai.

Who we are

curious about our culture?

We’re an agile group of industry insiders, builders and operators.
We’re here to help others create and scale transformative companies.

general partner

eman pulis

Eman brings with him a wealth of experience in igaming and blockchain, having founded SiGMA and AIBC conferences. His business network exceeds 10,000 related companies and C level executives.

general partner

irina heaver

Irina is and active investor into Web3 economy supporting crypto and DeFi projects. She is a leading cryptocurrency and blockchain lawyer based in Dubai and Switzerland, she also serves as a Board and Council Member.

venture partner

tugce ergul

Tugce is a Silicon Valley veteran with 10 years of experience building and managing venture capital funds. She brings with her extensive industry experience to support Ikigai as a deal partner for direct and fund investments.

cfo

clive terribile

With over 20 years experience in finance, Clive has extensive experience in group reconciliation and financial due diligence.

general partner

eman pulis

Eman Pulis brings with him a wealth of experience in igaming and blockchain, having founded SiGMA and AIBC conferences. His business network exceeds 10,000 related companies and C level executives.

general partner​

irina heaver

Irina is and active investor into Web3 economy supporting crypto and DeFi projects. She is a leading cryptocurrency and blockchain lawyer based in Dubai and Switzerland, she also serves as a Board and Council Member.

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venture partner

tugce ergul

Tugce is a Silicon Valley veteran with 10 years of experience building and managing venture capital funds. She brings with her extensive industry experience to support Ikigai as a deal partner for direct and fund investments.

cfo

clive terribile

With over 20 years experience in finance, Clive has extensive experience in group reconciliation and financial due diligence.

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How we help

Ikigai brings operating experience, a diversified network and strong relationship to every investment.

 

Capital
We lead early. Ikigai Ventures is often first institutional check that a startup or a founding team sees. However it’s what we deliver once the capital is deployed that makes us unique.

Operating Experience
We are a team of industry insiders, founders and builders. We want to leverage our experiences and perspectives to help founder at the earliest stage.

Community & Events
Ikigai hosts both small and large events bringing together people from our portfolio and community. We also have regular founder dinners and happy hours to build camaraderie in the portfolio so that our family of entrepreneurs can easily turn to each other for advice.

Advising
Partners meet with portfolio founders regularly to give advice. The highest leverage advice is usually making sure that the founders are focused on the right things that can provide great growth. We also help them figure our their capital situation, how much money to spend, and on what.

Sectors

Gaming

eSports

Blockchain

Fintech

Frontier Tech

Psychedelics

gaming

Gaming

eSports

Blockchain

Fintech

Frontier Tech

Psychedelics

Portfolio

We're just getting started,
here's who we've partnered with so far

Strategic Partners

We rely on these strategic partners to accelerate the startups we invest in.

Contact us

Are you a startup seeking seed investment and support accelerating? Are you a seasoned investor or advisor from within those verticals? We’d love to hear from you.