We are a multi-stage investment firm backing outstanding entrepreneurs building transformational products for people and businesses and benefiting from strong and structural market changes.
To date we have funded over 25 companies across several sectors, including fintech, deep tech and augmented reality, digital media, consumer and sports, biotech, water infrastructure and natural resources.
01 Shared Vision
We invest in ideas we truly believe in. We support entrepreneurs who have a strong focus on execution and the ability to scale their businesses globally.
02 Growth Acceleration
We are experienced operators and active investors. We help accelerate businesses by getting involved in growth strategy and strategic business development efforts.
03 Unparalleled Network
Our principle asset is our network. Our access is at the highest level and can offer unprecedented opportunities for our portfolio companies.
04 Powerful Partners
We collaborate with founders on the delivery of ambitious plans and we are committed to supporting our investments every step of the way.
Nick Candy – a British entrepreneur first invested in Candy Ventures back in 2015. Best known for his background in luxury real estate and for co-founding world-leading interior design firm Candy & Candy. The company’s most high-profile project was the globally celebrated One Hyde Park residential development in London, which revolutionised the property market worldwide and set unparalleled new standards in luxury design and living.
In 2015, Nick diversified his interests outside of real estate and established Candy Capital; a family office based in London to manage his personal business interests and companies.
Candy Ventures is run by Steven Smith from its offices in Luxembourg.
After achieving an honours degree in Commerce from the University of Liverpool, Steven qualified as a Chartered Accountant at BDO and subsequently as a Chartered Tax Adviser whilst at KPMG. He lectured in Taxation at FTC for four years and then held a number of senior financial positions at large Public and Private Groups culminating in him being appointed as CFO of a FTSE 250 company.
For the last 18 years Steven has been a close adviser to Nick Candy and he currently runs Candy Ventures Sarl from its base in Luxembourg.