We prefer to co-invest with others and to collaborate with management teams, board, and other investors. We do have a long-term view of our investments. Our exits are a result of what we find right for the company, our partners, and our own interests.
In addition to our credo for Fun, Sense and Profit, our logo also symbolizes important values and is inspired by the life of the bees and their honeycomb.
The bees’ positive impact and contribution for our sustainability is well known. The secret behind the shape of their honeycomb is less known. By using a hexagonal shape, they master to store the most amount of honey using the least amount of resources. The ingenuity behind this construction has been known since ancient times (BC) and regarded as a masterpiece of engineering. However, the honeycomb conjecture, was first proven in 1999 by the American mathematician Thomas C. Hales.
For us, the honeycomb cells symbolises innovation, positive impact and sustainability, and the honeycomb construction itself symbolizes productivity and superiority. All these are characteristics we find important and are looking for.
Stratel and our family has a long tradition for supporting social entrepreneurship and charity with grants and pro bono engagements. One channel for these activities is the family established Lobo Foundation.