Catalyzing Maritime Innovation

We focus on early stage technology startups and entrepreneurs in the shipping, logistics and commodities space.

We are the venture building and strategic investment arm of the Signal Group, a leading provider of technology, data and commercial solutions to the shipping industry.

Our Mission

Innovation at scale in shipping and logistics can only be achieved through expansive collaborations and by leveraging synergies in data and technology. We are building an ecosystem of entrepreneurs and startups that have data, technology, skills and experience complementary to ours. Together, we build transformative new products and enhance existing ones.

Our Model

We engage with innovative startups and driven entrepreneurs that want to build and scale their products in maritime technology. Our focus is SaaS, advanced analytics, optimisation and artificial intelligence. Every partnership is unique and how we work with companies is flexible: Signal Ventures' goal is to accelerate startups at every stage of their development.
of new startups at our venture studio, with our Entrepreneur-in-Residence programme
Strategic equity investments
to early stage startups with a clear fit in our ecosystem
Data and technology partnerships
to expand our ecosystem’s product offerings

Our Value Proposition

We supercharge your ideas providing the resources,
network and investment needed to take you global


Kick-start your startup with few lines of code to access unique data processing capabilities, vessel port calls, emissions, port and weather related information and more

Venture Capital

We commit multi-year capital that will take you to MVP and beyond, as well as lead future VC rounds to ensure your startup scales. We offer flexible terms that fit each situation

Team Building

We help you find talented co-founders and build strong product development, data science and technology teams through our extensive recruiting pipeline

Hands-on support

Focus on your product while we take care of finance, accounting, legal and recruiting. Receive support in all key aspects of building a successful venture including strategy, product development and marketing


Be part of our ecosystem of startups to exploit synergies and economies of scale. Receive mentoring from our long experience in shipping, trading and deep tech

Global Network

Leverage our international network of maritime and trade stakeholders, venture capitalists and investors

Meet the Team

Our team has a long experience in shipping and logistics and deep functional knowledge in technology, big data, advanced analytics and finance. We are founders and investors committed to helping talented individuals and teams.
Ioannis Martinos
Group CEO
Lucas Kattis
Group CTO
Roussos Paschopoulos
Group CSO
Nikolas Pyrgiotis
VP of Technology Ventures
Kostas Vilos
Group CFO

Investment Committee

Lucas Kattis
Group CTO
Roussos Paschopoulos
Group CSO
Nikolas Pyrgiotis
VP of Technology Ventures
Kostas Vilos
Group CFO

Ecosystem Partners


If you are an aspiring founder or an early stage startup in shipping, supply chain or commodities with a focus on SaaS, advanced analytics or AI reach out to us via email at or by fill in the form below.
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