Providing up to $1M to Deep Tech startups in Europe, we give groundbreaking innovations the boost they need to succeed. On top of capital, we support early-stage teams with over a decade of first-hand experience in business and product development, and a global network that reaches from Silicon Valley to China’s Greater Bay area. Our fund was co-created with the PFR Starter FIZ program from PFR Ventures.

About Arkley

Arkley is an Accelerator VC  that focuses on early-stage hardware startups to help them grow from prototype to IPO. We help our startups validate their products, connect them with distributors, and introduce them to our partners in Silicon Valley. In the past we invested into 5 startups. All of them successfully raised follow-on rounds in 2017.

12 projects

6 exits

3 IPOs

About Brinc

Brinc is a venture capital and accelerator firm that empowers game changers to help solve some of the world's biggest challenges. With accelerators for Connected Hardware, Drones & Robotics, Food Tech and Energy & Industrial IoT, Brinc runs programs in Hong Kong, China, Spain, Bahrain, Poland and India. Their unique value add is a strong partner network in China, enabling Brinc to provide the best manufacturing, sales & distribution channels for its startups. Brinc's current portfolio includes over 100 startups with teams from 25+ countries, whose products are sold in over 1000 stores worldwide. Startups receive from $50,000 to $150,000.

100+ Investments

25 countries

8 accelerators


Arkley Brinc VC is part of the PFR Starter FIZ fund from PFR Ventures, created to support innovative early- to seed-stage companies. We provide capital and support for the development of your product and business, as well as connecting you to additional sources of follow on funding.



Ticket size:

Up to $1M

The Ecosystem

Product Development

We provide access to prototyping and design services across the CEE region, which can take your product from concept to reality.+ 10 partners


We provide access to manufacturers from Shenzhen and Guangzhou, moving your product to the Chinese hothouse of innovations.+ 10 partners

Sales & Distribution

Whether it is B2C or B2B, we help our portfolio companies reach their customers and set up sales channels with retailers and distributors worldwide.+ 20 partners

Follow-on Rounds

We help to organize the next investment round with strategic investors. We are also experienced with crowdfunding to launch new products.+ 30 VCs
Deep China Expertise
We provide a deep insight into the global hub of hardware & IoT innovations: the Greater Bay area in China.
Hong Kong
Hong Kong
Global Business & Financial Hub
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Hong Kong is a natural hub for technology flows to and from the Chinese mainland.

Situated next to the Greater Bay, where 30% of China’s high-tech production takes place.

Commercially sophisticated technology platform with excellent project financing and fundraising options.

Strong government support and incentives.

Well-educated talent pool dedicated to the pursuit of innovation and technology.

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Product Development Hub
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Shenzhen is a geek wonderland at the heart of the technology manufacturing hub. It’s a place where the future of tech snaps together at breakneck speed.

Already in-market are products from Shenzhen- based Huawei, ZTE and TCL. It’s also home to R&D centers for major tech brands.

Huaqiang Electronics World - a massive components emporium where, day-in and day-out, traders sell the circuit boards, LEDs, bolts and screws that go into the world's electronic gadgets.

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Trading & Logistics Hub
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Guangzhou commerce economy is likely to retain medium-high growth in long-term period under its healthy commerce environment.

Guangzhou Pilot Free Trade Zone boosts the foreign trade and investment in the nation's third biggest city, which will create new opportunities and advantages to the area.

The infrastructure construction of Maritime Silk Road will further benefit Guangzhou, motivating enterprises based in Guangzhou to "go global".

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We're on the lookout for exceptional startups to join our portfolio. Areas of interest include AgriTech, MedTech, FoodTech, Industrial IoT, Energy Tech / Clean Energy, Sustainable / Environmental tech, Connected hardware, Mobility, Smart Cities, IoT, Robotics and Consumer electronics. If you're seeking investment to develop your MVP, for DFM, manufacturing, to go to market or to scale your product, get in touch!