Philosophy

"The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore, all progress depends on the unreasonable man”
- George Bernard Shaw

Having the right partner and guide at the formative early stage can be the difference between success and failure, or at least determine how quickly success comes around. And “right” means more than just money, and more than just “right now”.

Target Global was built to be that partner, and since 2012 our unique combination of capital, expertise, operational experience, and network has enabled us to support some of the most extraordinary European startup success stories - we were the first institutional investors into DeliveryHero, Wefox, Flink, Rapyd, Copper, and countless others.

We systematically identify and nurture the most promising founders from all corners of the European ecosystem, with a sharp focus on sectors in which our partners’ prior operational experience - and our decade of successful investments - enable us to best support founders. We invest generously at the early stage to set up future backing at every subsequent stage as companies grow. We combine this with our deep sector focus, drawn both from our experience and our view of the wider ecosystem, to ensure the best possible foundations are laid for future success.

Shmuel Chafets, Executive Chairman and Founder