I’m looking for a few seed and pre-seed investors who actively invest in B2B SaaS, vertical SaaS, marketplaces, platforms, and consumer apps.
I talk to over 500 serious software founders a year.
Some of these startups are worthy of (and want) pre-seed or seed investment.
Do you know of a serious seed VC or pre-seed investor who I should be talking to connect to qualified opportunities?
I regularly refer qualified founders to appropriate investors who match their investment profile.
I invest in many of these startups in the early stages too.
I don’t charge for it and I don’t get a kickback.
I do it to help founders advance their solutions to solve a major problem that exists in the world.
These founders are serious entrepreneurs with products and customers who are building real software businesses. And scalable tech-enabled services too.
They aren’t enthusiastic startup dreamers with a pitch deck.
And they aren’t $3M ARR software companies that are already growing fast. These startups have infinite funding options already. If they take any funding at all.
These founders know they can grow a serious and valuable business. But they aren’t trying to create a unicorn.
They are practical founders who need a little practical funding.
They are outside Silicon Valley and have realistic plans and dreams.
Get it to high-quality $3M or $10M ARR and sell it for 10x revenues. Or keep going without more funding.
Most VC investors aren’t a good fit for them.
I will qualify ALL investors myself to learn their model and understand their focus.
Founder-funding fit is one of the most important things for founders and funders to align on.
If there isn’t a perfect founder-funding fit, then founders shouldn’t do the deal. And funders should walk away too.
Here are my criteria for these investors:
- You invest in practical and serious startups outside Silicon Valley
- You can lead the seed rounds. Or not.
- You don’t require $50K MRR for B2B startups
- You don’t require 1 million users for B2C apps
- You help founders get through the early stage to product-market fit and scalable growth
- Your investment approach works with $30M-$100M exits
- Preferred – You invest in serious startups outside the US.
If this is you or some investor you know, DM me on LinkedIn and let’s talk.
Startup founders: please don’t DM me on LinkedIn to help you raise money.