Navigator Entrepreneurship Charter - Project Criteria

Investment Project Criteria

Navigator offers early-stage investment support to start-ups and entrepreneurs which leverages our core competencies in such fields as business planning, business start-up, information and communication technologies, and financial planning and support.

We use the following criteria to select and support projects:

  1. Ventures that make a transformative impact on a business sector or segment, a business function, or a specific region or professional community;
     

  2. Focus on service-based industries or applications, or ones in which services count for a high share of the value-adding proposition of the investment;
     

  3. Leveraging Web 2.0 and social media as a core part of the investment, particularly in the development of productivity applications such as professional networking, e-learning, e-marketing, e-CRM, online databases and similar aspects;
     

  4. Emerging deeptech technologies such as artificial intelligence, machine learning, virtual reality, augmented reality, Internet of Things, data fusion and related areas;
     

  5. International business potential which include a European Union headquarters, but with services offered internationally;
     

  6. Ethical business segments and sponsors: we will not support ventures dealing with online gambling, money laundering, escort services or dating, trade in endangered species or illegal substances, or similar activities.

Examples of the types of projects we are interested in supporting include:

  • Online business intelligence platforms;

  • Innovative professional networking and communities;

  • Software and web application development;

  • Next-generation Central Reservation Systems (CRS) and Customer Relationship Management (CRM) systems including yield management systems for hotels and hospitality;

  • Application of virtual reality and augmented reality to areas such as tourism and property; 

  • Innovative environmental technologies and approaches, such as intelligent buildings, clean energy, energy efficiency, energy monitoring and energy efficiency systems.

We are particularly interested in sectors such as tourism and travel, marketing intelligence, food & drink, industry & manufacturing, and related fields.

Financial amounts invested are typically between EUR 10,000 - EUR 150,000 per startup. In addition to the financial investment, we provide: 

  • Furnished office space in our Limassol office; 

  • Company registration and management, including accounting, legal and audit services; 

  • Support for strategic growth, including business planning and financial modelling; 

  • Support for digital marketing, including website and commerce development; Amazon.com store development; content marketing; SEO; digital advertising; 

  • Support for corporate governance; 

  • Fundraising, grant management and investment rounds. 

If you have a project idea or would like to learn more about our services, or have a specific project to success, contact us.