Skylake Capital

Skylake Capital

About

Skylake Capital invests in the broader IT infrastructure that underpins the use of modern Machine Learning technologies.

Data Generation: Technologies use to generate the large amount of data that is used as input by Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning systems. 

AI & ML Systems and visualisation: AI & ML software that runs on the infrastructure - the core software infrastructure that makes the predictions. 

Security and Governance: Technologies used to protect the data and the infrastructure around it.

"Partners of entrepreneurs building the IT infrastructure of the future."

Investment focus

Our venture capital & technology expertise, focus on company building and global professional network allow us to generate consistent top quartile returns and maintain a low loss ratio. 

Thematic investments: comprehensive view of the deep technology landscape: thematic, not opportunities investing 

Company building focus: Contribution of strategic and operation value add through active engagement with management and boards. 

Global network: Leveraging expertise, de-risking opportunities by validating our investment efforts. 

Key team members

Marcos Battisti - Founder & General Partner

Prior to joining Skylake Capital, Mr. Battisti was Managing Partner at C5 Capital, a fund focussing in mid to late stage VC investments in the Secure Data Ecosystem.


Before joining C5 Capital, Mr. Battisti worked for 18 years at Intel Capital, an organization he joined in 1998. From 2010 till his leaving in 2016, he was the Managing Director for Western Europe and Israel, as well as a voting member of Intel Capital's worldwide investment committee. IN 2013 Mr. Battisti was appointed as Vice President for Intel Capital. 


During the past 20 years, Mr. Battisti worked on a substantial number of transactions which Azure Solutions (acquired by Subex), eTel (acquired by Telecom Austria), Imagination technologies (publicly listed in the LSE), Silicon Hive (acquited by Intel), IPTego (acquited bu Acme Packet), Omek (acquited by Intel), Tribold (acquired by Sigma Systems), FeedHenry (acquired by Red Hat), Tobii (publicly listed in Nasdaq Stockholm), Amplidata (acquired by Western Digital), Velostrata (acquired by Google), iZettle (acquired by Paypal) and many others 


Mr. Battisti is a Naval Architect and Marine Engineer having graduated from the Polytechnic School of the University of Sao Paulo. He holds and MBA from INSEAD. 

Endre Sagi - Founder & General Partner

Mr. Sagi brings 11 years of investment banking, venture capital and technology experience to Skylake Capital. Prior to Skylake Capital, Mr. Sagi was a Principal at C5 Capital, where he worked alongside Marcos Battisti. He played key roles in C5 Capital's investments in Panoply, Reduxio Systems, IronNet Cybersecurity, 4iQ, Hazelcast and was involved in the exits of Balabit and Omada. 


Prior to his employment at C5 Capital, Mr. Sagi worked as an investment banking professional in various roles, most recently as M&A Manager at KPMG Corporate Finance, where he advised clients on executing M&A transactions in the Technology and Industrial sectors. 


As an angel investor, Mr. Sagi invested in a number of successful technology companies including Commsignia, Revolut, Hectare, Freetrade, Panoply, Reduxio Systems, Dataform, Monzo, Seldon Technologies, ZecOps, Yassir Technologies and Grakn.AI. 


Mr. Sagi is also trained in computer science and gained hands on development experience while researching and developing cutting edge machine learning solutions for application in quantitative trading systems at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology under the supervision of Dr. Wei Sun. His areas of technology expertise include data and cloud computing infrastructure, applied artificial intelligence, cyber security and emerging automotive technologies. 


Mr. Sagi holds an Engineering Degree in Computer Science with specialization in Data Science from the Budapest University of Technology and Economics and an MBA from London Business School with a specialization in Finance and Private Equity.  

Investment opportunities

  • Venture Capital
Skylake Capital
CoInvestor Exclusive
  • Venture Capital
Structure
Fund
Min. Investment
US$35,000.00
Closing date
01 December 2021
Sector
Technology
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Exited investments

5.1x return
2013
FeedHenry

Cloud-based mobile app platform 

6.0x return
2010
IPTego

Acquired by Oracle

Investments offered

  • VC
  • Private Equity