Why direct investment

We operate with a direct investment method to focus on quality

Instead of investing in dozens or hundreds of startups like a traditional VC, we select and target companies which are in their growth phase. These are companies which already have solid market validations and generate revenue, and are generally in their Series C or D. We then operate as a business partner with the company we invest in in order to support their growth and support them in strategic decisions.

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Who we are

Lian is a private equity company focused on building tech market leaders.

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  • 400 Millions deployed

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  • 5 in-house ventures launched

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  • equity company

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  • market leaders

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What we do

We have three main type of activities, namely: deal-by-deal VC, liquid thematic investment products and we also operate our own ventures.

  • Deal-by-deal

    We carefully chose and select the best tech investment deals, and find exclusive opportunities in the domains of blockchain, cloud, agritech and other tech domains.

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  • Thematic 
investment

    We wanted to bring our tech and valuation expertise to public market. This is why we built EVOO, a company offering AMCs in key tech thematics, including blockchain and cloud computing.

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This bring us

  • Flexibility

  • Involvment in the deals

  • Complete transparency

The foundation focuses on three subjects:

  • Inter-faith dialogue

  • Digital Education

  • Environmental and Social Preservation

How

  • Targeted investments

  • 2-5 years horizon timeline

  • 3x targeted multiple

  • Co-invested with you

Case studies

Key facts on our directs investment operations:

  • 2.9x

    average multiple
  • $300M+

    deployed
  • 15%

    Private equity deals closed
  • 2-4 years

    investment scope
  • Rookout

    Cloud
  • Alto Pharmacy

    HealthTech
  • La Collection

    Blockchain
  • Alkira

    Cloud
  • Indigo

    Agritech
  • Curv finance

    Blockchain
  • BCB Group

    Fintech
  • Bitfury

    Blockchain
  • Zoom Video Communications

    Cloud
  • Spotify

    Cloud
    • In-House Ventures

      Other activity
    • Thematic inverstments

      Other activity

    Our 4 Business ventures

    Business

  • Cowa

    Europe’s largest blockchain infrastructure, running solely on renewable energy

  • Cheeze

    The future of dentistry in Switzerland

  • Anan

    High-tech data centers

  • Evoo

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  • Restake

    A staking solution

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    Offering you the best tech investmen opportunities

    About Lian Group

    LIAN Group is a specialized direct investment firm focused on building market leaders in the technology sector..
    Our in-depth sector expertise puts us in a unique position to identify, value and provide opportunities in the most prominent industries of our time.
    We offer direct private equity investment opportunities on a deal-by-deal basis and liquid thematic investments to family offices, private banks and institutional investors. We manage these investments on their behalf as a general partner.
    We have built a team of talented, dedicated professionals to provide our investors with attractive solutions that leverage deep expertise and experience, global industry relationships and local knowledge.

    Offering you the best tech investmen opportunities

    About Lian Group

    LIAN Group is a specialized direct investment firm focused on building market leaders in the technology sector..
    Our in-depth sector expertise puts us in a unique position to identify, value and provide opportunities in the most prominent industries of our time.
    We offer direct private equity investment opportunities on a deal-by-deal basis and liquid thematic investments to family offices, private banks and institutional investors. We manage these investments on their behalf as a general partner.
    We have built a team of talented, dedicated professionals to provide our investors with attractive solutions that leverage deep expertise and experience, global industry relationships and local knowledge.

    Offering you the best tech investmen opportunities

    About Lian Group

    LIAN Group is a specialized direct investment firm focused on building market leaders in the technology sector..
    Our in-depth sector expertise puts us in a unique position to identify, value and provide opportunities in the most prominent industries of our time.
    We offer direct private equity investment opportunities on a deal-by-deal basis and liquid thematic investments to family offices, private banks and institutional investors. We manage these investments on their behalf as a general partner.
    We have built a team of talented, dedicated professionals to provide our investors with attractive solutions that leverage deep expertise and experience, global industry relationships and local knowledge.

    Our investment philosophy is based
on 3 pillars:

    Philosophy

    • Market
 innefficiency

      We believe that skill and expertise can and will pay off for our clients, beating the market average.
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    • Benefit of
specialization

      Instead of tackling many niche, we decide to focus on specific tech deals for which we have a strong expertise.
      02
    • Complete
transparency

      We focus on company fundamentals and their potential, as these will be sole determinant of the company’s success.
      03

    History

    • 2017

      Creation of Lian Group

      After meeting at a crypto conference, Fiorenzo Manganiello and Nessim-Sariel Gaon decided to create a company together. They regretted the lack of tech expertise in Switzerland and wanted to found a company which would be the expert in the domain.
    • 2020

      Launching of Cowa

      Seeing the rapid rise of cryptocurency and more specifically mining, Lian decided to found Cowa. Aware of the critisicim of mining’s energy consumption, Lian created 100% green mining operations, located in Norway.
    • 2021

      Creation of EVOO

      The tech industry is fastest growing of them all. Lian wanted to use its technology expertise which previously only applied in private markets, and bring it to listed companies. Lian decided to launch 2 thematic AMCs under the EVOO brand: one in blockchain and one in cloud computing. The goal was to apply the same tech knowledge and expertise as in their investments and in-house ventures, but this time in focused strategies in the listed market. 2021 also marked the opening of our office in Tel Aviv.

    With a young and dynamic team whose average age does not exceed 30 years old, Lian wants to help young creators constantly push the limits and break conventions. We organize many types of events, and recently partnered with renowned entities such as the United Nations, Art Basel, Geneva’s Red Cross, la Haute Ecole d’Art et de Design (HEAD) Geneva and the City of Geneva.

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    • Geneva

      Rue Ami-Lullin 6 
1207 Geneva, Switzerland
    • Luxembourg

      Rue Ami-Lullin 6 
1207 Geneva, Switzerland
    • Milan

      Rue Ami-Lullin 6 
1207 Geneva, Switzerland

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