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DMV Investments

With greater access to capital, technology, talent, big data and networks than at any other time in history, entrepreneurs exert an inordinate influence on our world. They have the power to shape our economies, our work, our leisure, and our values. Sadly, not all that cultural power has been stewarded for human flourishing and Kingdom impact.

How can we, as Christ-followers, seek to make a difference in this space?

We are looking to invest in Christian tech founders who want to build redemptive missional companies. Specifically, we are looking for entrepreneurs who are:

  • Spiritually mature, culturally astute, and in community with fellow believers.

  • Running innovative early-stage tech ventures with at least a minimum viable product and path to profitability.

  • Intentional about using their ventures to live out the truth and beauty of the gospel.

  • Willing to collaborate within the Body of Christ and use their technology to support frontier missions work if possible.

What can you expect from us as an investor?

  • We will treat you, the entrepreneur, as more valuable than your venture. Instead of deploying you as an instrument to create wealth or even impact, we seek to relate to you from our earliest interactions as a person made in God’s image and will seek to deepen our relationship with you as we become more involved in your venture. 

  • We will look for ways to love and serve you irrespective of our financial interest, recognising that founding a venture can be a lonely and challenging activity that provides extraordinary opportunities for personal and spiritual growth, as well as real dangers.

  • We seek to help you avoid the exploitative, master the ethical, and pursue the redemptive in your dealings with us, as well as through your venture as a whole.

  • We will prayerfully accompany you in ways that bring lasting personal transformation for you and for us, whatever the outcome of our investment.

DMV Pitch Days

​DMV organises pitch events for start-ups to pitch to potential investors, with three companies presenting during each session.

For Investors:

  • DMV enables accredited angel investors to find exceptional startups, make smart investment decisions, and support enthusiastic entrepreneurs as part of the broader DMV community.

  • Participants in pitch sessions benefit from access to a steady flow of investment opportunities in companies connected to DMV.

  • If you are interested in attending pitch sessions, please register here or send your contact details to info@digitalmissionventures.com

For Startups:

  • If you are interested in seeking investments from DMV members or affiliates, register here and send a summary proposal to info@digitalmissionventures.com. Proposals go through the following process:

    • Submission: Send a presentation deck to info@digitalmissionventures.com, with content including the problem, solution, target market, competitive advantage, sales & marketing strategy, revenue model, team, financial projections and exit opportunities.

    • Initial qualification by the DMV team: The team will review the submission and may follow up with email, a phone call, or a virtual or in-person meeting. 

    • Pitch: Start-ups selected to pitch will be notified at least 2 weeks in advance. The start-up presents to potential investors who are interested in learning about the opportunity. 

    • Due diligence. If there is sufficient interest, DMV will schedule a follow-up meeting to connect investors with the start-up for a due diligence process. DMV will then support follow-through on due diligence. 

    • Terms discussion and closing: If there is sufficient interest, investors would proceed to discuss investment terms with the company and work towards closing transactions.   

  • Presentations to potential investors are virtual via Zoom. Pitches are 10 minutes, with 5 minutes of curated Q&A. The DMV team can provide information about DMV and suggestions for the pitch, and we will provide feedback on the presentation.​

  • DMV and its members invest primarily in Southeast Asia. Along with opportunity for financial returns, we look to invest in Christian tech founders who want to build redemptive missional companies. Specifically, we look for entrepreneurs who are:

    • Spiritually mature, culturally astute, and in community with fellow believers.

    • Running innovative tech start-ups with a minimum viable product and path to profitability.

    • Intentional about using their ventures to live out the truth and beauty of the gospel.

    • Willing to collaborate within the body of Christ and use their tech to support frontier missions.

  • Key attributes of start-ups most often selected for investment include:

    • Customer value proposition that can profitably solve a real-world problem.

    • Differentiating technology and product or service that can be monetised and can scale.

    • Defensible competitive advantage, such as patents and/or other barriers to competition

    • Clear go-to-market strategy, with traction such as sales revenue, LOIs or MOUs. 

    • Clear and documented understanding of the competition and risks.

    • Clear path to profitability, the ability to generate $20 million in revenues within 5 years and a reasonable valuation. 

  • Kingdom and social or environmental impact. 

  • Raising a total of $500,000-$3 million, with a willingness to accept smaller check sizes.

Our Portfolio Companies

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goKampus is an edu-tech startup that serves universities and students with instant access to universities through a mobile app, one-click campus services, as well as providing automatic options to student financing.

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Gnowbe is a super easy-to-use authoring tool that empowers creators to design, digitize and scale shared learning experiences

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Kinobi is a cloud based campus management software solution to optimise the workflows, track students' journey, and achieve better operational efficiency.  Kinobi’s vision is to improve the college-to-career journey of 25M youths in Southeast Asia and become Asia’s largest career accelerator platform for the up and coming Generation Z workforce.

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Social Commerce Exchange (SCX) is a B2B platform that enables Indonesian resellers/ B2C players to source global inventory and create campaigns on different social media platforms, with a vision to level the economic playing field for people who traditionally lack access to education, opportunity and networks

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Custos is a Sustainability as a Service B2B platform that enables companies to incentivize their employees to reduce carbon emissions and also easily report on these carbon reduction activities in an auditable manner. Custos, derived from the Latin term for guardian, was established with a mission to be Earth's custodian and to ensure the well-being of future generations. The co-founders are Thomas and Jerel - with both being active members in the DMV community. 

Get in Touch

If you are an entrepreneur and our investment framework resonates with you, feel free to reach out to us. If you are interested in journeying with us to invest in redemptive missional entrepreneurs, we would also love to hear from you. You can email us at investments@digitalmissionventures.com to arrange a call.

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