Seedcamp

Seedcamp are a diverse team of founders, makers, operators, executors, investors and tech-enthusiasts.

Seedcamp believe investing at the earliest stage is the greatest asset we can bring to your company. Whether it’s finding product market fit, founder disputes, building out your sales and marketing capabilities or introductions to our global network, we provide you with a carefully curated core team and community of incredible people across the world to help you build your business.

Does Seedcamp only invest in certain areas/sectors?

We are sector agnostic in our approach and focus on backing world-class founders creating valuable, tech businesses for sufficiently large addressable markets. We want you to be solving big problems for big markets. We aren’t afraid to take risks so you shouldn’t be afraid to be ambitious and far reaching.

What is the main thing you look for when investing in a company?

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.

How do you help companies raise money?

Raising additional capital for growth is one of the key concerns founders have at the early stage of their businesses. At Seedcamp we appreciate that the process of raising more growth funds can be a draining due to the opaqueness of communications from new investors, the web of relationships necessary to navigate, the time it takes to raise, and the negotiation of terms that best align interests with existing and future shareholders. Our time and commitment to founders is to maximize choice for them while reducing all of the above in order to fast-track the whole process. As part of our platform offering, we expose you to leading global investors both in Europe and the US, ensuring you’re meeting the right people and have a solid understanding of the investment landscape to identify who the right future partners for your startup will be.

How much does Seedcamp typically invest?

We will lead your first investment with a cheque of £100K for 7.5% equity. We will co-invest in seed rounds of up to £2M as long as you have a lead investor.

What’s the average size of a seed round Seedcamp participates in?

When we participate in an active round led by another investor, we aim to participate in Seed rounds that are on average around £2m or less. At a stretch we may invest in a larger round but that’s more an exception to the rule.

Does Seedcamp insist on always taking board seats?

The best way for us to be able to help you is to have access to the same level of information and conversations as your other investors. In that spirit, we do not take board seats but generally like to take an Observer role. We expect to stay on as an Observer for the first six months after we invest, and are happy to discuss whether we can continue to add value thereafter.