INVESTORS IN DIGITAL
Who we are
D is for Digitally Disruptive. The innovator's leveraging technology to pioneer new and better ways of serving customers and disrupting traditional business models along the way.
Tribe is a team of like-minded individuals with similar behaviors and anchored around a core set of common beliefs and values.
D-Tribe is a venture capital firm headquartered out of Singapore, backing bold entrepreneurs building the future through technology. At our core, we are defined by respect for the entrepreneur and the entrepreneurial company building process; we know what it’s like to be in the founder’s shoes, having successfully built, scaled and exited several companies ourselves.
Our core belief is that innovation is the key to growth, we therefore seek to capture long-term growth and capital appreciation that can be generated through disruptive innovation. We define disruptive innovation as the introduction of a technologically enabled new product or service that has the potential to change an industry landscape, creating simplicity and accessibility whilst driving down costs.
Where we invest
D-Tribe's investment process is to leverage our extensive network and on-going research to identify the fundamental social, economic, environmental and demographic trends that are expected to impact global markets in the future. Demographics, transformational socioeconomic and political developments as well as technological and scientific progress all help to shape our investment strategy.
We are stage agnostic and invest in seed to late-stage technology companies across the following key themes of disruptive innovation:
Payments / Blockchain / Crypto / Lending / Wealth / Insurance / Regtech /
Neo Banks / Marketplaces
Big Data & Analytics / Genomics /
Imaging & Diagnostics /
Providers & Concierges / Telehealth / Therapeutics / Wearables & Devices
Autonomous Transport / Robotics & Automation / 3D Printing / Energy Storage / Space Exploration
Cloud Computing & Cyber Security / E-Commerce / Big Data & Artificial Intelligence (AI) / Mobile Technology and Internetof Things / Social Platforms
D-Tribe was founded by Martin Berry, a global tech and financial services executive who has successfully led large international businesses for the likes of HP, Citibank, Barclays and Standard Chartered.
Having served his time in the corporate world, Martin went on to chase his entrepreneurial dreams successfully building, scaling and exiting several businesses over the last 5 years with corporate values in excess of $US500M.
One of his most famous business to date was launching the tea brand 'Gong Cha' into the Korean market and then going on to partner with private equity to acquire the brand, and then scaling it to become a global category leader, operating in excess of 2,000 stores in over 20 countries. Martin continues to be an investor and board member of the Gong Cha Group.
In addition to board responsibilities with the Gong Cha Group and NZX listed automotive group Turner's (TRA:NZ), Martin now focuses his full time efforts on running D-Tribe and supporting those he believes will be the next generation of leaders, pioneers and disruptors who are changing the world through technology.