How we invest

Seedcamp V: Our Investment Process

At Seedcamp, we back early-stage companies solving problems in large, global markets. We believe speed to closing is a winning formula and something we endeavour to deliver to founders looking to partner with Seedcamp. For transparency, we’ve mapped out how our internal process works so you know what the process with us may look like:

We are first-cheque investors, backing founders with investment amounts between £300K-500K. You may have already raised a small amount of capital from friends and family but this is most likely your first round of institutional investment. It doesn’t matter where in your product development you are; if you think the Seedcamp Network — the most powerful, collaborative, connected, and experienced network you’ll find — can help supercharge your idea, you’ve come to the right place. We have led first rounds in unicorn businesses like TransferWise, Revolut, and Hopin along with the likes of Pleo and Sorare.

You can see all stages of the Seedcamp investment process below:

Step 1 – First Conversation with Investment Team

We invite startups that look like they could be a fit for an initial call. This will include one or more members of the Seedcamp Investment Team. If we have more questions or we think another colleague would benefit from meeting the startup, we’ll set up a second call. We also might follow up with questions that have arisen from our due diligence and internal debrief via email.

Step 2 – Partner Pitch

The final stage in our process involves a presentation to the entire Seedcamp Investment Team. During this 45-minute meeting, we like to dig deeper into some of the key areas that we’ve identified. Any startup that is not successful at securing an investment from us can expect feedback as to why.


We’re a small investing team experienced in building conviction at the earliest stages. Following the final step in our process, we look to communicate swiftly to founders where we stand. If it’s a yes, then we’ll move swiftly to legals and get the round closed as soon as possible. We’ll also work together to see if we should build a larger syndicate to invest alongside us.