Fikir Ventures partners with bold entrepreneurs obsessed with an audacious idea. 

 

MSI Lighting

MSi started more than a decade ago in the mining industry, and today is the world leader in solid-state lighting technology for miner’s cap-lights. MSI has provided hundreds of thousands of LED mine lighting products to the gold and platinum mines throughout the world.

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compose Labs

Compose Labs is a small group aimed at making the web a better place. Their first product, Commonlounge, enables people to have more meaningful discussions and form communities around content they are interested in.

Metric Gaming

Metric Gaming develops and provides live mobile sports betting software and support services. Its core business focuses on SuperLive propositional wagers, allowing end users to place bets on in-game events as they unfold in real time. Metric's betting platform allows users to wager on every snap, every at-bat, every stroke, etc.

Strong and motivated teams working on important problems

 

We parter with entrepreneurs at the earliest stages - often when it is just a group of people with an idea. 

We look for strong teams working on problems in hard technology, social media, gaming, and sportsbetting, though we're open to all verticals. We like teams that are obsessively motivated about what they're working on and mission driven.

Over the years, we've found that the most important predictor in the success of the company is the right founders working on the right things at the right time.

As investors, we try to help our teams succeed in whatever ways they need, whether it is through brainstorming product features, user acquisition channels, or introductions to various companies or domain experts.

 

 

Partners

 

Vivek Rajkumar

  Vivek Rajkumar  is Managing Partner at Fikir Ventures. He studied Computer Science at the University of Washington, graduating early at the age of 19. He's always been fascinated with leveraging technology for high impact and have had stints in both Microsoft and a YCombinator backed startup. In a former life, he also played tournament poker.

Vivek Rajkumar is Managing Partner at Fikir Ventures. He studied Computer Science at the University of Washington, graduating early at the age of 19. He's always been fascinated with leveraging technology for high impact and have had stints in both Microsoft and a YCombinator backed startup. In a former life, he also played tournament poker.

MARTIN DE KNIJFF

 Martin De Knijff is a General Partner at Fikir Ventures and also the director, founder and head of product development at Metric Gaming. He's a lifetime entrepreneur with over twenty years of sports handicapping experience as a professional sports bettor and consultant. He has extensive expertise in sports analytics. Responsible for the company's ongoing product innovation and development of new business opportunities.

Martin De Knijff is a General Partner at Fikir Ventures and also the director, founder and head of product development at Metric Gaming. He's a lifetime entrepreneur with over twenty years of sports handicapping experience as a professional sports bettor and consultant. He has extensive expertise in sports analytics. Responsible for the company's ongoing product innovation and development of new business opportunities.