Kompas Launches $160M Venture Capital Fund


Kompas, a Copenhagen, Denmark-based venture capital firm, has launched a new $160m early-stage fund focused on sustainability and technological innovation in the construction, real estate and manufacturing industries.

Founded in November 2021 and led by Partners Sebastian Peck and Talia Rafaeli, Kompas is an early-stage venture capital firm funding breakthrough innovations that accelerate the digital transformation and industrial automation across the built environment. The firm supports a sustainable economy through innovative engineering solutions that reduce waste and CO2 emissions.

Sebastian Peck headed up the VC arm of Jaguar Land Rover. Talia Rafaeli led investments on behalf of Porsche’s VC arm in Europe & Israel. Both were frontline actors in the transformation of the automotive industry, and invested in digital disrupters like Lyft, Urgently, Otonomo and TriEye. 

Fund I ($160m) backs Seed and Series A companies across Europe, Israel and North America in the following three areas: 

  • Smart, sustainable and healthy homes – advanced materials, smart home technology, IoT and climate technology.
  • Business model and service innovation in real estate and construction – solutions for lifecycle asset optimisation, architecture and building design, construction methods, and improving customer experience
  • The digital enterprise – industrial automation, digital supply chain management, cyber security, enterprise software and the circular economy.

Kompas also has offices in Amsterdam and Tel Aviv.