Technology Investment Fund

FAQ

frequently asked questions

IS MAZARINE A CLEANTECH FUND?

Yes.  Mazarine Partners manages a water technology investment fund and water technology often falls under the larger category of clean-tech along with alternative energy and advanced materials.  Cleantech refers to technology that places an emphasis on environmentally friendly products, services, or practices and is an area that includes everything from electric cars to high-capacity batteries and technologies to harvest energy from new sources such as waves and tides.  However, Mazarine Partners only invests in water-tech.

 

IS THIS A PROJECT OR INFRASTRUCTURE INVESTMENT FUND?

Neither.   There are many ways to invest in the water industry from buying publicly traded stocks in water utilities, water equipment and water chemicals companies to water rights to water infrastructure.  Mazarine Partners does not invest in these areas but instead focuses on finding private water technology companies that develop useful products and services for the large water and wastewater infrastructure owners which are largely municipalities and industrial companies.

 

is mazarine partners a venture capital firm?

No.  While we do make investments in venture stage companies, Mazarine is considered private equity. 

 

HOW DOES MAZARINE WORK WITH THE PORTFOLIO COMPANIES?

We are active investors and take board seats with all of our portfolio companies.  As we only invest in water-tech, we have a deep and wide network across the water industry which we leverage for the benefit of our portfolio companies.

 

HOW MUCH DO YOU INVEST? AT WHAT STAGE?

We typically invest $2.5-7.5 million in our portfolio companies and are all-stage investors which means that we'll look at investment opportunities from early stage venture though buyouts. 

 

Is mazarine an open-ended or closed fund?

Mazarine is an closed-end fund, please contact us to discuss participation. 


TECHNOLOGY COMPANY FAQ

 

WHY SHOULD I CHOOSE MAZARINE OVER OTHER VENTURE FIRMS?

If you wish to have exposure the water industry, which is $655 billion globally and growing 5-8%, we believe that investing in private companies is one of the best ways to do this.  There are other venture firms that will consider investing in water technology companies but only a very few globally that are solely dedicated to investing in water-tech.  

 

besides investment capital in our company, how else will you support our growth and expansion? 

Each individuals in our leadership team has a minimum of 10 years in water-tech, translating into a global rolodex of contacts in this industry, including technology companies, consultants, investors, and end-users that our portfolio companies can leverage for business success.   Additionally, our experience on clean-tech company boards has given us first-hand experience in resource allocation, compliance, and board composition 

 

WE ARE RAISING SERIES C AND HAVE A COMMERCIAL-READY SOLUTION? WILL MAZARINE BE INTERESTED?

Yes, absolutely.

 

DO YOU EXPECT US TO DO ALL THE HEAVY LIFTING FOR TARGETING NEW MARKETS?

Mazarine Partners has venture partners in several different markets around the globe so we can assist with market entry strategy and implementation.

 

WHAT IS THE PROCESS AFTER I SUBMIT MY COMPANY INFORMATION?

We will do a first pass on the investment opportunity in order to see if it fits our investment criteria.  If it does, we will be in touch shortly and will request further information from you.

 


INVESTOR FAQ

 

Does MAZARINE have a valid investment thesis? 

When determining what investments to enter/exit, Mazarine's decision-making is informed by our understanding of current and future end-user needs, and recognition of industry trends. Mazarine will deliver superior returns to our investors due to our ability to invest in water/wastewater technology companies have already built a successful business; however, lack the capital to realize their next chapter of growth. A Mazarine investment is the beginning of each partner company's next chapter, which is a chapter called "Growth".

 

WHAT IS MAZARINE'S HOLDING PERIOD AND EXIT STRATEGY?

Mazarine Partners holds investments for 3-5 years and exits to either a financial or strategic investor.    

 

DOES THE MAZARINE TEAM HAVE ENOUGH EXPERIENCE for this fund to realize the mission? 

Yes.  We have decades of combined experience in the water industry, advanced materials, and investment banking. 

 

WHAT ATTRIBUTES ARE IMPORTANT FOR YOUR INVESTMENT DECISIONs?

While many attributes are important, the key to success is having the right team, including getting the most out of the existing team and bringing in outside expertise where needed. 

 

WHY DOESN’T MAZARINE SIGN NON-DISCLOSURE AGREEMENTS (NDA)?

We see so many deals that we prefer not to sign NDAs.  However, if you really do have the black box for the next huge thing, we'll consider signing an NDA!