Everyone these days talks about having a network. At Seedcamp, it’s integral to our DNA. Our volume uniquely places us to have the most impactful and highly engaged founder network in Europe. Whether it’s finding someone at a similar stage to troubleshoot problems or just a couple of steps ahead who can help shortcut learnings, our 1,000-person strong founder network is an unparalleled advantage. From the Seedcamp network alone, our founders have hired senior employees, raised capital, found their first customers, and received expert guidance to help take their business to the next stage.
The other thing we bring to the table is stage expertise. While no company looks the same, we are one of the very few funds with genuine expertise in getting early-stage companies to an impactful Series A. We are 100% committed to supporting early-stage founders to achieve what they need, on their terms and without encroaching on their way of doing things.
With the power of the Seedcamp Nation, we bring the right people to swarm around your needs – whatever they may be.
We are your first backer. We like to lead/co-lead rounds but don’t take a sharp-elbowed approach. We believe in composing the ideal syndicate alongside angels and funds to build a village around you and your team.
Seedcamp has the best network and access to angels and VCs in Europe, and we are backed ourselves by Tier 1 institutional investors, VCs, angels, and our founders. When we decide to partner up, we work collaboratively with you to create an ideal syndicate around your vision.
Our first cheque is usually between $350K-$1M
We’ve broken down all the stages of our investment process so you can see exactly how it works. From initial submission, we’ll aim to get back to you within a week if we are interested in taking you through to the next round of our investment process.
We are first-cheque investors into the majority of our companies. These companies have ranged from prototype to pre-launch to launch and even post-revenue. We appreciate different businesses are at different stages when they learn about us. But from the point you have an idea through to when you have early revenue, we are happy to learn more about what you do and consider you for investment.
If you think you are at a point in the business at which Seedcamp’s platform of support can help you step up your plans, then it’s likely the time we should speak! This is really our sweet spot for providing rocket fuel for startups on their journey ahead. If you have already raised more than a couple million pounds, we’re probably not the best fit.
For rounds we lead, we like to use documents based largely on the standard Seedsummit terms that we helped coordinate with the help of many other investors in the ecosystem. Please take a look at our current standard pre-seed ASA (link below). We’re comfortable using either a convertible or equity structure and work with the founders we invest in to figure out what’s best at the time we invest. For larger rounds which we can’t lead, the terms of the round and legals are generally driven by the lead investor.
Successful companies, in our experience, come in many different shapes and sizes, but have a few attributes in common at the early stage. These include: the quality of the founding team, how well they’ve considered their customer, the market size of their opportunity and their customers’ challenges, how this represents itself in the product they’ve created, and lastly how much funding is required to really demonstrate product market fit. The better articulated the above points are, the more comfort we feel in whether we can deliver value to the founding team.
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