Believing in the power of ideas and the passion of people,
Segnalita invests in the creation of long term entrepreneurial values.
We are convinced that every idea has the potential to change the world and to sustainably create long term values for the people, the society and the environment. Segnalita actively contributes to this vision by developing pioneering companies and high-quality brands with a commitment for purpose and impact.
Our beliefs build on the legacy of entrepreneur Gernot Langes-Swarovski, who signiﬁcantly pushed the transformation of Swarovski from a simple industrial supplier into an international luxury brand, but also got involved with ideas, which reﬂected his values for economic and ecologic sustainability. His pioneering spirit serves as inspiration today for everything we work on.
Segnalita invests in passionate entrepreneurs with courage and creativity. Together we create scalable business models and long term partnerships, reﬂecting an understanding of sustainable development and binding values.
Segnalita is aware of its responsibility towards the society, the environment and founders. We appreciate ideas for what they actually are, the base for sustainable value creation. Their development forms the foundation for future successes.
For this reason we elaborated three main criteria forming a joint path towards development and growth. Together they define Segnalita‘s investment focus and clearly reﬂect the high demands we put on ourselves and on the people we work together with.
Only collaboration from the earliest stage allows us to develop ideas and prosperous businesses together.
We follow an approach of partnering based on mutual understanding and a joint commitment.
VENTURE FOR VALUE
Our focus is the creation of sustainable values and long-term partnerships beyond ﬁnancial quick wins.
The road from a startup to a well established company is a long one and requires support that goes beyond ﬁnancial commitment from investors. We are convinced that only the interplay of different supporting elements provides substantial and instrumental added value for companies especially in their early stages.
This is why Segnalita not only offers the necessary financial support but a package of essential elements, based on broad-base know how and within a strong network of strategic contributors, for the development of ideas and lasting values.
With many years of experience in building up and managing successful businesses and an awareness of their economic and social responsibility, Segnalita meets its future partners with great respect and as equals.
As a Partner at McKinsey & Company, Taro supported clients in the retail, consumer good and luxury industries on topics ranging from growth strategy, M&A, organization design, to marketing and sales. For the past 10 years Taro has led Swarovski’s crystal components business. At Segnalita, he works closely with founders and their teams helping them to develop scalable business models and build successful companies.
Founder and Shareholder
Representing the family-owned Swarovski Group as Chairman of the Board of Directors, the great-great-grandson of the company founder Daniel Swarovski is building on the legacy of his father and longstanding Group CEO Gernot Langes-Swarovski and creating a platform for entrepreneurial responsibility and pioneering spirit.
Partner and Managing Director
Having worked for companies in different fields and positions, including several senior roles in the Gernot-Langes-Swarovski Group, he gained broad-base expertise and now, being responsible for Segnalita‘s operational activities, contributes many years of experience in the creation and development of businesses.
SEGNALITA Ventures GmbH
c/o Werkstätte Wattens
6112 Wattens, Austria
Based on the entrepreneurial legacy of Gernot Langes-Swarovski and the vision of sustainably creating long-term values, Segnalita supports companies in their early stage with ﬁnancial capital paired with broad-base expertise and a strong network of strategic partners.