Catalysing Maritime

Innovation

At Signal Ventures, we're focused on amplifying the impact of our deep technologies to drive innovation. As the venture capital and strategic investment arm of The Signal Group, our maritime expertise fuels the development of new tech in shipping, logistics, and commodities, accelerating industry progress

Our mission

In a world where data and technology drive progress, Signal Ventures is dedicated to pioneering change in the maritime, commodities and logistics sectors. We believe that by harnessing the power of cutting-edge technology and innovative data analysis, we can unlock new opportunities for the industry. Our mission is to build an ecosystem of startups and entrepreneurs who are as passionate about innovation as we are, aiming to reshape the future of maritime technology together.

Our model

We work with Software as a Service (SaaS), advanced analytics, optimisation, and artificial intelligence (AI) startups helping them to bridge the gap between traditional maritime practices and maritime technological disruption. Our approach is flexible and tailored to the unique needs of each venture, offering:

Venture incubation


For new startups, our venture studio provides the environment, resources and guidance to move from idea to market with our Entrepreneur-in-Residence program

Strategic equity investments

We make early-stage investments in startups that demonstrate a clear synergy with our ecosystem, supporting them through their growth journey

Data and technology partnerships

We expand our ecosystem's capabilities through strategic partnerships, enhancing our collective product offerings

Our value proposition

Signal Ventures is more than just a source of capital. We are your partner in innovation, offering:

Access to unique maritime data

We offer access to rich maritime data sets, including vessel movements, port calls, cargo information and emissions data, accelerating product development and market entry

Venture capital

We commit to long term financial support and connect you to our global network of investors to ensure sustainable growth

Team building and operational support

We leverage our extensive network to help you find the right technology, product, and data teams. We also offer hands-on operational support, allowing you to focus on what you do best: innovating

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
Ioannis Martinos
Group CEO

With over 20 years of experience in the maritime sector, Ioannis Martinos is CEO and Founder of The Signal Group. Prior to this, Ioannis worked at Thenamaris, one of the world’s most successful shipping companies. During his decade-long tenure at the company, Ioannis rotated through a number of technical management roles, before assuming the position of co-CEO in 2013. Ioannis holds degrees in Mechanical Engineering from Tufts University, and Aeronautical Engineering from MIT.

Roussos Paschopoulos
Group CSO
Roussos Paschopoulos
Group CSO

Serving as the Group CSO, Roussos combines deep strategic insight with a passion for shipping and technology, driving Signal Group's success in market analysis and strategic growth.

Lucas Kattis
Group CTO
Lucas Kattis
Group CTO

A seasoned technologist, Lucas has 20 years of IT and development experience under his belt. Lucas joined The Signal Group as CTO in 2014, and is responsible for leading the development of the Signal Ocean Platform. Prior to this, Lucas spent 13 years at Thenamaris, where he worked as a Systems Developer and IT Manager. Lucas holds a Bachelor of Science in Artificial Intelligence from the University of Westminster and a Master of Science in Advanced Methods in Computer Science from the University of London.

Kostas Vilos
Group CFO
Kostas Vilos
Group CFO

As the Group CFO, Kostas ensures the financial support and viability of the strategic initiatives that fuel Signal Group's ecosystem.

Nikolas Pyrgiotis
VP of Technology Ventures
Nikolas Pyrgiotis
VP of Technology Ventures

As SVP of Technology Ventures Nikolas heads Signal Ventures and plays a crucial role in identifying and nurturing technology startups, reinforcing Signal Group's commitment to innovation in shipping and logistics.

Rachel Johnson
Software Engineer
Rachel Johnson
Software Engineer

Rachel is a skilled software engineer with over 10 years of experience in developing innovative and user-friendly applications. She has a passion for problem-solving and enjoys working on challenging projects.

Michael Rodriguez
Financial Analyst
Michael Rodriguez
Financial Analyst

With a background in finance and a keen eye for detail, Michael has been excelling as a financial analyst for a leading investment firm. He is adept at analyzing market trends and providing strategic recommendations, contributing to the success of his clients.

Emily Chen
Marketing Manager
Emily Chen
Marketing Manager

Emily is a creative and strategic marketing manager who has successfully executed numerous campaigns that have elevated brand awareness and engagement. Her innovative ideas and strong leadership have driven impressive results for the companies she has worked for.

David Thompson
Copywriter
David Thompson
Copywriter

David is a talented and versatile copywriter, known for his creative flair and exceptional writing skills. With a passion for crafting compelling narratives and capturing the essence of brands, David has developed a reputation for delivering high-quality and impactful content across various mediums.

Connect

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 ventures@thesignalgroup.com or by fill in the form on the right

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