LUMO Program

Traction for the Intrepid. We invest from the very beginning.

To achieve optimal financial, social, and environmental returns, new pre-seed and seed portfolio companies are automatically enrolled in the custom LUMO program. This program is tailored to each company’s unique needs and progress.

Founding teams receive coaching from the LUMO leadership team, venture advisors, and external domain experts in areas such as Excellent Leadership, Storytelling, Product Market Fit, and securing Follow-On Investment.

We invest early, because we also know that pivotal innovation and game changing businesses can be lost, if the gap between bootstrapping and a full series A is too big (as often is the case).

Selection is key. But, for us, signing the term sheets is just the beginning. We’re in for the longer term. Our LUMO Program is how we support founders to lead and grow profitable, high-impact companies. It is also a means to mitigate the related risks.

We invest in the intrepid

The road from idea to market is full of challenges and pitfalls. We know, because we’ve been there, as entrepreneurs and as investors.

You need a compass rather than a map. (We actually don’t even believe there is such a map.)

Our LUMO Program for founding teams is about their using that compass and providing the support and area experts along the way for them to stay fit, keep going and determine the optimal course.

We cheer for the eager, fast and fearless who go the proverbial extra mile to make the world a better place while building a sustainable business.

We are supportive of our founding teams. However, we always speak our minds when necessary, even if it’s not comfortable to hear or even comfortable to say.

Besides encouraging the development of healthy business habits, the program is designed to reveal any by-chance or deliberate blind spots that may jeopardize a venture’s success. In this way, teams learn to fail fast and fix things before they get in the way of further growth.

Impact Program

Our Impact Program is embedded throughout the entire investment process, beginning from pre-investment and extending through the lifecycle of our portfolio companies. This comprehensive approach ensures alignment with strategic impact goals, continuous progress monitoring, and the sharing of best practices.

Once we invest, our portfolio companies onboard our Impact Program. We encourage founding teams to think ambitiously about their contributions to the SDGs. We focus on defining specific impact goals (What), identifying target populations (Who), measuring scale and depth of impact (How Much), assessing unique contributions (Enterprise Contribution), and managing potential risks (Risk).

The LUMO Program in a nutshell

In order to assess how fast and how far a founding team can take their IP or product, calls for a made-to-measure approach.

Andy Lurling

The program set-up forces you to look at every aspect and optimize it so that it moves you forward or at least not get in your way, to achieve its objectives.

Sven Bakkes

LUMO Program objectives

  • Shorten time-to-market
  • Shorten time-to-next investment round
  • Growing next-gen entrepreneurs with social impact focus
  • High success rate and ROI