Kaya VC, a venture capital fund, has launched its new brand identity created by Design by Structure.
The VC has changed its name to Kaya, to better reflect its modern focus, and decided to support the name change with a complete rebrand. Previously Enern, the new €72 million ($80m) fund focuses on start-ups in Prague Warsaw and the wider CEE region.
The fund has invested in 27 companies, more recently investing in B2B marketplaces, healthtech and blockchain. In total, the assets under management (AUM) is €250m, with this fund being its fourth. There had been a natural shift in the business focus, from investing in wind farms to SaaS companies, which is behind the VC’s move to rebrand.
‘Invested in you’
The company moves forward on a mission to nurture early-stage businesses, empower bold entrepreneurs and help realise founders’ ambition. Following the decision to rename and rebrand, Kaya approached Structure with an end-to-end brief, covering, strategy and positioning, brand & visual identity, website design and brand guidelines.
The collaborative process built on Kaya’s initial vision, introducing an in-depth market analysis and a robust strategic framework. Unlocking an authentic and original expression for the brand, the new positioning and tag line, ‘INVESTED IN YOU’, demonstrates Kaya’s unwavering support for founders, and their belief that the journey to enduring change is achieved by committing to meaningful, long-term partnerships.
This is further illustrated in the brand’s colour palette, with three vibrant colours reflecting the brand’s core values – Candour, Fortitude and Responsibility. While the design system utilised a dynamic triangular configuration to reinforce themes of collaboration, flexibility and resilience – building blocks that bring Kaya’s philosophy to life in different applications.
To complement the new palette, the agency employed a dynamic typeface, using bold weightings to emphasise key words and phrases. This is evident on the website where it is used to dial-up messaging in a clever way, placing emphasis on specific words to create sentences within sentences, and also as a device while scrolling through the website, with both techniques guiding readers to see ‘we are invested in you’ in bold text.
John Galpin, Co-Founder Design by Structure, said, “Kaya was an exciting brief to work on. The client is as proud of its past as it is passionate about its future, so we wanted to reflect this transformational moment, and capture the new energy and spirit that will not only drive Kaya forward but will support intrepid founders on their journey to create enduring change.”