About VCGP

VCGP is a stage-agnostic private investment group that targets high-growth and highly disruptive businesses in Tech, Advisory, and Consumer verticals.

VCGP Tech creates new technologies and invests in early stage ventures in AI, Cloud, Fintech, and RetailTech, with sustainable enterprise business models. VCGP Advisory is a suite of consulting, recruitment, and corporate services companies that support our portfolio and work with a wide variety of clients to power them to the next level of success. VCGP Consumer focuses on emerging and established FMCG and F&B brands in the health & wellness sector. 

Stage Agnostic

Stage Agnostic

Primary focus on early-to-mid stage businesses with proof of concept, brand identity, and high sustainable gross margins to deliver 10x revenue growth.

Venture M&A

Venture M&A

Technology is disrupting every established industry and VCGP sits at the intersection of online and offline to navigate significant changes in global marketplaces.

Health & Wellness Trend

Health & Wellness Trend

Incredible “white space” for growth investments in tech and consumer brands with shifts in global demographics (retirement of Baby Boomers, rise of Millennials, drive to be well and healthy)

Advantages

Unfair competitive advantages that accelerate our growth with seamless access to early stage and mature investments.

Growth Acceleration Services

Growth Acceleration Services

We provide easy access to world class and validated marketing consulting services that range from design, research, strategy, & operations to accelerate growth.

De-Risked Investments

De-Risked Investments

With proprietary market knowledge, we evaluate, acquire and scale the best  operating brands among ‘Local Jewels’, ‘Distressed Brands’, ‘Rising Stars’, ‘Non-Core Brands’

Proprietary Go-To-Market Strategies

Proprietary Go-To-Market Strategies

We leverage our strong relationship with a global commercial network for access to insights and go-to-market strategies via strategic channel partners for our portfolio companies.

Reverse Engineering

Reverse Engineering

We have access to both ‘Missed Opportunities’ that established players did not pursue, and ‘Hidden Gems’ that we will propose to major strategics to develop and “scale to fit”.

Knowledge of Gaps & Trends

Knowledge of Gaps & Trends

Our 100+ year industry knowledge allows us to identify the gaps within the health and wellness movement, which is today an incredible “white space” for growth investment.

Disruptive Retail Tech

Disruptive Retail Tech

We provide insights with efficient retail execution and compliance. Distribution evaluation is managed via the latest tech in our portfolio and our network of partnerships.

Team

Meet the VCGP Team

  • Vincenzo Ciummo

    Founder & CEO

    Vincenzo Ciummo

    Founder & CEO

    Sets vision & strategy of VCGP, sources deals, creates new tech, and leads growth of the platform to scale brands. Extensive expertise in brand building and insights for global FMCG companies. Worked on successful global launches such as Febreze, Stride, 5, Tide Pods, H&S, Lux, to name a few. Built from scratch all international business of mid-cap US-based market research firm, PRS, that was sold to IN VIVO for $100m USD transaction.

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    VC Growth Partners

    VCGP

    VC Growth Partners

    VCGP is a stage-agnostic private investment group that targets high-growth and highly disruptive businesses in Tech, Advisory, and Consumer verticals. Unfair competitive advantages accelerate our growth.

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    Chris Contino

    Managing Partner

    Chris Contino

    Managing Partner

    Works closely with the Founder to source and assemble power deals, deploy RetailTech, and develop proprietary exit partnerships. Investor in a leading executive search & private equity advisory firm in Asia (HamptonTCI) with strength in consumer, retail, industrial, and tech sectors. Deep expertise working with industry CEOs to structure management buyouts with large investors and create management and boards from scratch to drive growth and liquidity events.

Focus

VCGP Investment Focus: We target high growth companies.

  • “Underperforming”: Existing brands that companies wish to divest from

    Non-Core Businesses
  • “Turnaround”: Existing brands suffering from lack of support or brand erosion

    Distressed Brands
  • ”Growth”: New Brands only in a few markets with large potential for scaling

    Rising Stars
  • “Value”: Existing / heritage brands that have not scaled beyond a few markets

    Local Jewels

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We partner with investors and entrepreneurs who seek to be involved with operators and creators in tech, advisory, and consumer sectors.