WE INVEST FOR THE FUTURE.
WE INVEST FOR THE FUTURE.

INVESTMENT THESIS

WE INVEST FOR THE FUTURE

A NEW ERA IN TRAVEL & HOSPITALITY.

A NEW ERA IN TRAVEL & HOSPITALITY.

A NEW ERA IN TRAVEL & HOSPITALITY.

TRAVEL HABITS
Catalyst

Working from Anywhere, Digital Nomads & Bleisure drive new lodging offerings and convergence of business models.

True Luxury vs. Affordable Experiences vs. Experiential Travel vs. Ethical Travel trigger highly personal preferences for real and virtual engagement, inspiration, and experience.

A NEW ERA IN TRAVEL & HOSPITALITY

TRAVEL-TECH
Game-Changer

Data & Artificial Intelligence go mainstream. Dynamic pricing, revenue management and personalization are the top Data & AI use cases for travel & hospitality companies.

5G, IOT, Cloud, Blockchain & Metaverse redefine the customer journey from inspiration to sharing experiences and will disrupt legacy industry infrastructures.

A NEW ERA IN TRAVEL & HOSPITALITY

SUSTAINABILITY
Paramount

8% of global carbon emissions caused by travel & hospitality industry. 70% of leisure travelers concerned about sustainability. Still only 10% acting accordingly. 48% of travel & hospitality companies making sustainability an investment priority.

WE APPLY A LONG-TERM INVESTMENT DISCIPLINE.

WE APPLY A LONG-TERM INVESTMENT DISCIPLINE.

Investment Team

WE BACK THOSE WHO SHAPE THE FUTURE.

We have a history of building and launching businesses for the world’s leading organizations.

Bobby Demri
Founder & Managing Partner

LinkedIn

French entrepreneur

Founder of GOV, French Civic Tech leader, acquired by Boston Consulting Group.

Director and Global Business Leader of Tuned by BCG, the proprietary techconsulting Change Management Solution of Boston Consulting Group.

Head of Innovation of BCG Omnia. Responsible for investment, development, incubation, and launch of new software solutions.

Ludger Kuebel-Sorger
Founder & Managing Partner,
Chair of the Investment Committee

LinkedIn

Senior Partner Emeritus & Senior Advisor, Boston Consulting Group.

Global Practice Groups & Operating Committee Leadership Team and Global DigitalBCG Management Team.

Global Leader of BCG Omnia, a venture accelerator and fund unit for proprietary tech-consulting products.

Global Leader of BCG Center for Knowledge & Analytics with 2.500+ knowledge experts, data scientists & engineers, and software engineers.

Chairman of BCG Trust, responsible for managing pension fund of BCG Germany.

We have an unparalleled team of experts to ensure the success of each venture.

Our board is an active extension of the team and represents leaders in the Travel & Hospitality industry, who draw upon their significant knowledge, experience, and network, on behalf of ROCH Ventures to turn our investments in huge success.

Chadi Fahrat

Amel Hammouda
Air France | Former Executive VP
Air France | Head of Transformation
Air France | Head of Network

Chadi Fahrat

Chadi Farhat
Ennismore | Brand COO
SBE | COO
Morgan’s Hotels | COO

Neil Jacobs

Neil Jacobs
Six Senses | CEO
Starwood Capital | President Global Hotel Operations
Four Seasons | Senior Vice-President

Jan Wohlschiess

Jan Wohlschiess
Barclays Private Banking | Global COO
Deutsche Bank Private | COO/CIO
UniCredit Wealth Management | COO

WE FOCUS ON BUSINESS MODELS READY TO SCALE.

WE FOCUS ON BUSINESS MODELS READY TO SCALE.

PORTFOLIO | INVESTMENT APPROACH

PORTFOLIO
CONSTRUCTION

Portfolio construction enables superior returns like focus on Series A.

At the same time includes choices to de-risk like bias to B2B propositions.

EU and Israel are our target countries.

THE ROCH VENTURES’ COMPANY SELECTION FRAMEWORK.

THE ROCH VENTURES’ COMPANY SELECTION FRAMEWORK.

PORTFOLIO | INVESTMENT APPROACH

COMPANY
SELECTION

We apply our proprietary framework »5+2 lenses« to all portfolio company candidates.

Our approach has been validated by over 35 years cumulated experience as entrepreneurs, members of venture boards and managing a corporate venture accelerator and fund.

Initiated by a visionary
founder team

Desirability
Product or service that is 10x better than currently next-best available option, or a real moonshot

Marketability
Validated product-market fit, validated go-to market model, rapidly growing book of business

DEFENSIBILITY
Unique IP or other corporate asset that can be protected and/or give a 2-3 year headstart

Scalability
Total addressable market > $ 5 B, achievable market share >10%, scalable operating model

Timeliness
In time to ride a big wave within next 2-3 years, resilience against unexpected headwinds

Executed by an outstanding
management team

PORTFOLIO

COMPANIES

Vertical:
Corporate Travel

Theme:
Digital Platforms & Artificial Intelligence

Business model:
B2B

Location:
Spain

Website:
www.apartool.com

APARTOOL is a pioneer in the digitization of corporate global mobility.

Full-service apartments for employee relocation is a $40B market with an increasing demand for convenience, safety, and sustainability. Apartool’s software creates an unprecedented hassle-free collaboration between all involved parties: travel management companies, relocation agents, corporates, & employees. The platform runs the full process from request & confirmation to fulfillment, invoicing & payment without breaks.

Apartool pursues collaboration rather than competition with established industry actors such as Amex GBT, BCD Travel and similar. This has been instrumental for revenue growth of nearly 3x per year since 2018. Given the Spanish origin, the focus of the first years has been on Southwest Europe, now expanding rapidly to Germany, Middle-East, and the UK.

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Vertical:
Accommodation

Theme:
Digital nomads, Sustainability

Business model:
B2C

Location:
Germany

Website:
www.raus.life

RAUS is the new premium brand for sustainable nature immersion.

Glamping is one the fastest growing hospitality segment and will be a $7B market in 2031. RAUS’ value proposition are exclusive cabins in hideaway places supplemented with experiential add-ons. Cabins integrate architect design & sustainable materials with technology like off-grid supplies & remote operations. The sites are in regions that are not typical tourist destinations. RAUS cooperates with farmers, foresters, and wine producers, or whole local communities.

RAUS’ management team brings deep experience from Airbnb, Tourlane, and in asset financing to the table. The team has pulled off nearly 50 cabins under management since 2021. Current geo focus is Germany and soon Austria and Switzerland. RAUS already sees demand for locations in Southwest Europe.

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Vertical:
Agents & Operators

Theme:
Data & Artificial Intelligence

Business model:
B2C

Location:
Israel

Website:
www.weski.com

WESKI totally redefines the booking of ski vacations.

Launched by a team of passionate skiers and technologists, the company offers a self-service platform. Using a unique AI engine, skiers can compile full trips including transit, accommodation, and equipment. In a $60B value and fragmented sector, WeSki has been able to rapidly grab market share from (online) tour operators, and travel agents. The proprietary API technology supports the swift scaling of the breadth and depth of available options for customers. The management’s strategy is to focus on high ROI travel corridors like UK to France, Nordics to Austria, or East Coast to Rockies.

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WE PUSH THE ART OF THE POSSIBLE.

WE PUSH THE ART OF THE POSSIBLE.

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