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Since launching in 2014, 7percent has backed 90 start-ups and has plans to invest in over 120 companies by the time it has deployed all its cash through two separate portfolios.
The average cheque size is £300K.
Their past portfolio includes the likes of Oculus VR (Facebook), Magic Pony Technology (Twitter), SourceDNA (Apple).
The fund, run by Check Warner and Matt Penneycard invests in pre-series A UK-based companies with bold ideas and even bolder founders behind these ideas. They write cheques up to £500K to founders who are brave to flip the industries upside down with their new ideas, dream big, and have a different perspective of the world.
Some of their investments include Huboo, boundless, and Sproutl.
All we can say is that when they invest, you will be part of a family. A crucial part of that is their community, Collective which has 65+ of some of the most accomplished founders and operations in both Nordics and Baltics. Don't worry if you haven't got a connection directly with byFounders. - they very much welcome a cold intro.
Some of their investments include Contractbook, Cobalt, and Normative.
The team at Calm/Storm particularly loves businesses that operate in subjects that are absolutely necessary but sometimes deemed too sensitive to discuss: fertility, sexual wellness, or for example chronic constipation. Cheque sizes vary from $25K to $250K.
Some of their investments include The Lowdown, Skin Cancer Detection and ThinkSono.
Change Ventures has also just announced an increase of €43M to their Change Ventures Fund II, which means that they are now able to back even more ambitious and innovative founders and help to scale their businesses. The team has a network of over 500 follow-on and co-investors around the globe - a perfect plethora to maximise your companies potential.
Some of their investments so far: Printify, Memby, and Outvio.
If your business meets their criteria of three key elements: Motivated and ambitious team, Existing product or at least beta viable product stage, and go-to-market strategy - they would love to hear from you.
Some of their current investment include Furrow, Parcel Tracker, and Snaptrip!
They believe that armed with a strong opinion, founders increase their chances of building a product people will love while maximising the ROI of their most precious resource: time.
Connect writes cheques from £750k to £1.5m.
Their current and previous portfolio includes FairHQ, Soldo, and Thursday.
They put their money into ambitious and bold entrepreneurs. Ones, who have what it to accelerate the transition to sustainable energy and growth.
It's a straight-talking, gap bridging VC that is aligned to reduce CO2 emissions and has a hands-on approach.
Some of their current investments PVcase and Eliq.
Episode 1 Ventures
They invest £500K - £2M in seed-stage software companies in the UK.
Some of their current and previous investments include carwow, Omnipresent, SupplyCompass, and Zoopla.
The team at Haatch looks for startups that can exhibit highly scalable and disruptive models for growth. A group of hands-on value creators they provide experienced support, advice, and network opportunities to all the founders in their portfolio.
Good to know: Their SEIS & EIS funds enable them to take advantage of significant tax reliefs under the SEIS & EIS scheme.
Their portfolio includes Plateaway, Toothfairy, and &Soda.
Their past investments include Darktrace, Babylon and Deliveroo.
They want to hear from outliers, optimists, and operators in tech companies across all sectors. And, the best part - they do both B2C and B2B investments. Most of their current portfolio is based in the UK, Europe, and Israel.
Their portfolio includes names like Gravity Sketch, gaia, Polywork.
LocalGlobe made seed-stage investments into companies such as Transferwise, Citymapper, and Zoopla.
MSM fund (Mustard Seed MAZE)
They are looking to hear and meet founders from areas that can solve the global crisis of social and environmental challenges. They are building a portfolio of early-stage ventures that are disrupting these industries and having their revenue models intrinsically linked to the positive social or environmental outcomes that they create.
Some of their investments include tl;dv, Kitch, Iconoclass, loc.tax, Uphil
They are heavily sector focussed and heartily believe that entrepreneurial innovation now is necessary to solve the challenges the world is facing. If you're a purpose-driven founder looking to improve the quality of life - get in touch with the team at Nucleus.
Portfolio Companies include yuri, Juicy Marbles, QOA, Hier Foods, cirplus
Some of the companies they've co-invested in the past: Founders Fund, Hummingbird, and Innovation Endeavors.
Playfair Capital combines angel investing with the benefits of a fund – they have a strong experienced team that allows them to write larger cheques and also participate in follow on rounds.
Their values are Angel DNA, Founder Focussed, and Collaboration with a particular focus on underrepresented groups such as our female founders initiative.
They believe in access for all not warm intros and also accept pitch decks via their website.
Current portfolio companies include Recycleye, Stripe, and Clarify.
We like their motto: Money isn't everything! This belief drives their team in everything they do. Whether that’s investor updates that go deeper into our ground-breaking portfolio companies.
Praetura cheques size is from £750K - £3m into exciting EIS businesses across AI, gaming, health tech, life sciences, cybersecurity, and more.
Their portfolio includes Dr. Fertility, FeedStock, and Rapidspike.
The team at SMOK loves to work with serial entrepreneurs with a global reach and vision, primarily from gaming, AR / VR, Artificial Intelligence, marketing tech, and fintech. They are a group of ex founders with a history of many successful exits and on a mission to help as many early-stage startup founders as they can to build multi-million-dollar global software enterprises from Poland and CEE.
Their investment portfolio includes: Quantum Flytrap, Heroify, and MX Labs.
They want to meet the people behind new innovative ideas and companies. They also look to be inspired and share the passion, have the determination, and build a lasting relationship with each founder in their portfolio.
Talis Capital also runs regular Office Hours, which can be a great gateway to building a long-lasting relationship with them and getting that funding you need.
Darktrace (LSE), Onfido, Ynsect, Garten, Luminance, iwoca, Plum Guide, and Pirate.com are among Talis’ portfolio of 55+ companies.
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