About OR7

Leading the Way

Founded in 2013, OR7 Capital LLC is a North American venture capital firm created with a mission to grow and build great companies. Our core mission and values are simple:

We seek out smart companies poised for growth with a focus on key sectors driving the world’s economies, where the Internet of Things, mobile technology, and people converge. We partner with exceptional management teams and provide decision support at every stage, and provide capital, vision, and resources, whilst also providing strategic assistance to prioritize opportunities and expertise to execute on them; develop business development and operational excellence. We assist in developing profitable and sustainable models that break molds and create opportunity.

Founder’s Inspiration


Two quotes inspired me to found this firm:

“Take calculated risks. That is quite different from being rash.” General George S. Patton

      • Inspirations come from a long list of people, places, influences and experience. My experience is rooted in mobile technology with a specialized focus on The Internet of Things and Machine to Machine (M2M) communications. Too often, I’ve seen subpar companies receive funding for a flawed business model and team and conversely, great people, companies and solutions that have lacked strategically applied capital, leadership and mentorship that stumble and eventually fail.

“Good business leaders create a vision, articulate the vision, passionately own the vision, and relentlessly drive it to completion.” Jack Welch

      • We believe in entrepreneurial CEO’s whose passion led them to form their companies in the first place. We work for our investors by remaining diligent and pragmatic with our selection of portfolio companies and deliver results through a disciplined long-term investment focus.

Best,
Stefan Galloro
Stefan Galloro
Founder and CEO
OR7 Capital LLC

Portfolio

OR7 Success


Start-ups, scale-ups, emerging technologies: We pride ourselves in building great companies with focus and fundamentals. Building solid relationships and trust; providing advisory, mentorship and guidance with a grassroots partnership approach to managing our portfolio companies — this is our proven strategy for success.

Expertise: Deep industry knowledge


Every member of the OR7 team lives works and has deep roots and experience in the sectors we invest in.

Focus: Our investors


OR7 keeps a singular focus on our investors through a disciplined, pragmatic investment process: Sourcing, conducting diligence, offering advisory and intelligently exiting transactions.

Alliances: Developing strategic partnerships


Our extensive global network of, partners and advisors, are experts in their fields delivering exclusive insight, guidance and services. We work closely with regional and national accelerators, incubators and hubs to give us a ‘ground level’ view of emerging businesses, trends and investment opportunities. Commitment: We’re in it for the long haul; OR7 is committed to delivering expert operational and business development support, long-term strategies and profitable exit decisions for our investors and portfolio companies.

Investment Focus

OR7 creates success by focusing on opportunities and companies in the most vital and fast-changing sectors driving the world’s economies, where healthcare and technology converge.

Internet of Things

The Internet of Things (IoT) is emerging as the third wave in the development of the internet. The 1990s’ internet wave connected one billion users while the 2000s’ mobile wave connected another two billion. The IoT has the potential to connect 10 times as many (28 billion) “things” to the internet by 2020, ranging from bracelets to cars. Breakthroughs in the cost of sensors, processing power and bandwidth to connect devices are enabling ubiquitous connections right now. Smart products like smart watches and home based products are already gaining traction. The technical definition of The Internet of Things (IoT) is the network of physical objects accessed through the internet. These objects contain embedded technology to interact with internal states or the external environment and when an object can sense and communicate, it changes how and where decisions are made, and who makes them.

Mobile


Many factors are converging to make this an extraordinary time to invest in mobile. Network operators are aggressively upgrading their infrastructures to allow for faster data speeds and more reliable connections, while network architecture and systems are beginning to flatten. Smartphone penetration will continue to increase and soon consistently outpace global PC sales, while devices also become more sophisticated through features and technology such as wearable devices and sensors, intuitive next generation operating systems, modules, and related. Finally, the shift to an open app ecosystem has resulted in an explosion of high-quality content delivery across all devices.

Industrial Internet (IIoT)


IIoT refers Also known as the Industrial Internet, IIoT incorporates machine learning and big data technology, harnessing the sensor data, Machine-toMachine (M2M) communication and automation technologies that have existed in industrial settings for years. Devices or sensors relay event data to an application that can then make sense of it and apply it in a broad array of vertical markets such as healthcare, auto OEM, consumer electronics and retail. IIoT will play an ever-growing role due to the rapidly rising number of devices and the need for better risk reduction, error mitigation and safety.

About Our Founder

Founder and CEO


Stefan Galloro, CEO of OR7 Capital and brings his entrepreneurial and business development experience to the high-profile, emerging technology markets and IoT.  He is a passionate business leader with international business experience and brings a wealth of experience in wireless, telecommunications and management consulting and is a subject matter expert in M2M/IoT, mobile, platforms, and wireless service delivery.  Stefan has first-hand experience leading teams to drive significant growth within businesses and has cultivated deep partnerships with industry leaders, key customers, and stakeholders.


 

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