Our Pre-Seed Deal Terms

“For any startup looking to build something truly awesome, Seedcamp is the place to start.” — Transferwise

Our Pre-Seed investments work in these 2 ways according to your cash and dilution preferences.

The 3% option

Our investment is via buying a warrant. This allows you to get the benefits of our exceptional programme for minimal dilution. Ideal if you have already raised and don’t need our cash.

€75K for up to 7%

Initially we invest €25k for 5% w/ optional further €50k for no more than 2% (totalling €75k for 7%). You are in the driver’s seat to choose less or more cash.

Our convertible debt and warrant structures are founder and investor friendly and will keep administrative overhead low.

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THE PROGRAMME

Our network of startups, expert mentors, investors, and training programmes is the best in Europe, and extends globally. These benefits are for life, and include;

  • Onboarding Week:  An intensive week of workshops in London to tune your Product Market Fit roadmap. Great fun, great learning, you’ll never be the same again.
  • Founders Pack:   Over €500,000 of discounts on core services like Payments, Cloud Hosting, CRM, Legal, and the latest tools and services on the market.
  • Coworking space:  In London, Europe, or the US via select partners.
  • US Trip: Join us on a trip to meet top US investors and firms, plan your expansion!
  • Investor Exposure:  Our exclusive Seedcamp Weeks and US trips put you in front of hundreds of the best VC, PE, and Angel investors in the market. Naturally our own investors like to have a first look!
  • Expert Mentors:   1-on-1 mentoring sessions with our specialist network of industry experts to help you create the best solutions for key aspects of your business.
  • Seedcamp Academy:   Our regular learning programmes & speakers bring the leading global thinkers to you in small interactive sessions in our offices

Listen to an in-depth description of Seedcamp by the Partners, Reshma and Carlos:

Please come and get to know us at our Meet & Greet events and our Seedhack hackathons.

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WHAT OTHERS SAY

quotes.branient.smallerEmi Gal  Founder and CEO of Brainient

Investors for each of our rounds have come from the Seedcamp network. It’s great to be part of such an experienced and connected family.


quotes.transferwiseTaavet Hinrikus & Kristo Käärmann 
Founders of TransferWise
Seedcamp was an invaluable stepping stone for TransferWise – it gave us the foundations to build the company we are today. From just a few people around a computer; today we’re over 300 people in four countries. For any startup looking to build something truly awesome, Seedcamp is the place to start. 

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Over 15,000 startups have applied for Seedcamp, and we have funded more than 150 Pre-Seed.
91% raise follow-on funding.

Here are some highlights:

  • Transferwise $58m round led by A16Z
  • GrabCAD acq by Stratasys
  • UberVu acq by HootSuite
  • Totems acq by Stripe
  • EDITD funded by Index, Frog
  • and many more

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

How much do you invest and for what stake?

Our investment depends on your startup’s stage and your cash/dilution appetite. As described above, it ranges from 3-7% for Pre-Seed deals. We can explain each option in greater detail if these ranges work for you, and you are selected to participate, we can explain the options in detail.

How can we get funding?

Apply to Seedcamp Week (any of these green buttons) and we’ll review your application and get back to you.

Other than money, what else is included?

Along with the investment you will also have life-long access to amazing perks and support. Scroll up to the Programme information above.

Do we need to write a business plan?

No, but be sure to fill in the application form thoroughly and provide a demo if possible.

We are afraid that you won’t protect our intellectual property. How do we know you won’t steal our idea? Will you sign an NDA?

No, we won’t sign an NDA and no investors would at this stage but rest assured as we do treat application data as confidential information. Please keep in mind that every year thousands of startups apply for Seedcamp and many of them include similar ideas. So far we have invested in over 150 companies and hope our past investments and reputation will make you feel reassured.

What types of company does Seedcamp invest in?

We invest in technology oriented companies and are largely industry agnostic.

We’ve already been working on our startup for a while. Is Seecamp right for us?

Yes, all the more reason. We have invested a lot of startups in a similar situation, and have terms that are very friendly to previous investors.

We’ve already taken some funding. Can we still apply?

Definitely. We find that startups who have already raised some funding are very focused on what makes a difference and take best advantage of the programme and benefits we offer.

We don’t need money. Should we still apply?

All the more reason. If you have the funding, and are considering Seedcamp, you recognise that the Network is the most important value someone can bring to your business.

Does Seedcamp invest in a single founder startup?

Yes, we have invested in single founders in the past. However the odds of being accepted are lower. A startup is a lot of work for one person, therefore we advise you to seek co-founders who balance your skillset.

Will Seedcamp fund my Startup if I have a great Idea but am not technical? Can you help me find developers?

Your chances will much higher if you have a technical cofounder who shares your committment and vision. Teams thrown together for the purpose of starting a startup usually fall apart under stress.

Will Seedcamp fund multiple startups that are working on the same problem?

Yes. We have invested in 150 companies – it’s impossible to avoid small overlaps, and we find our startups focus their strategies well, and often pivot. We have not had any issues so far. The way we deal with it is that when two startups are working on related stuff, we don’t talk to one about what the other’s doing.

Can I get investment without moving to London?

Yes. But we strongly encourage you to work from our offices for some time – especially in the early days.

Can Seedcamp assist in helping us secure an Entrepreneur’s visa for an employee?

Yes, we’ve done it before.

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