Yolo Investments targets expansion with new sub-fund
Yolo Investments has launched a gaming and fin-tech sub-fund, and is now searching for investment opportunities across the gaming and financial verticals.
The main fund – Yolo Investments, launched by Tim Heath in 2020 – assumes all the assets and holdings of the previous fund, Vereeni Investments. This includes investments in more than 50 companies, split across four funds, with an AUM of more than €200 million.
Yolo’s new sub-fund is focused on seed- and A-stage investment opportunities across gaming and fintech. Previous investments include casino content studios OneTouch and Green Jade Games, fintech disruptors coins.io, Credis Bank and Yeahka, and new live casino concept the Bombay Club.
Tim Heath, who until last year was CEO of the Coingaming Group, had invested the last couple of years in gradually stepping away from operationally managing the existing crypto-casino and sports betting operator he founded 10 years ago, to fully dedicating the time and effort to set up Yolo Investments as a licensed venture capital entity.
Alongside Heath, Julian Buhagiar, Steve Tsao and Ragnar Toompere will be General Partners in the Fund, whilst Jaan Lainurm and Maarja Pärt will sit on the board.
Although still relatively new in the VC space, Yolo Investments recently announced its first successful exit, notably a 6x return on its investment in Estonia-based gaming operator Coolbet – which was acquired by GAN Limited in December, as well as a successful public floatation on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange of one of its fintech assets.
The IPO and exit of Yeahka – a leading payment-based technology platform in China providing payment and business services to merchants and consumers, has continued to raise awareness surrounding the increase in numerous Asia-Pacific based unicorns in the fin-tech space.
Tim Heath, GP at Yolo Investments, said: “These new sub-funds in Yolo Investments will continue the fantastic work of Vereeni Investments over the last couple of years. We have already assembled a diverse portfolio of high-growth companies across gaming and fintech and are now looking to build specialised sub-funds to specifically focus on these verticals.
“As well as capital, we are now in a position to provide significant upside to our investments via our network. With more than €200 million AUM, we are actively searching for disruptive businesses to which we can add value and open for investment from Limited Partners.”