Supply chain and logistics investments are among the key strands of TMV's hunt for start-ups to back, after the venture capital firm finished raising more than $64m for its second fund.

And the company has already used some of the cash to back maritime tech firms.

Marina Hadjipateras (left) and Soraya Darabi founded TMV. Photo: TMV

Some $25m of Fund II has already been deployed to more than 20 companies, with beneficiaries including supply chain visibility platform Portcast and marine procurement website Shipskart, which TMV co-founder and general partner Marina Hadjipateras described as the Amazon for shipping.