How does the investment process work and how long does it take?
Typically, it takes only one to three months from initial contact to signing of an investment. After an initial introduction, we will schedule further meetings in order to get to know your idea and company better. These can take place online or in person. Once you had a session with the entire investment team, the final step is your pitch to our investment committee.
Why should I pitch my startup at seed + speed?
Beyond our financial investment, we offer sales and marketing coaching to all of our portfolio startups. We provide a range of useful workshops, including leadership and negotiation training, strategy sessions, LinkedIn coaching, and many other benefits. Our workshops are tailored to your specific needs either in a one-on-one session or with companies from our portfolio. Our focus is on helping you achieve sustainable growth, and we have a broad network of potential business partners, investors, and customers to connect you with.
What stage of startups do you typically invest in?
Our focus is primarily on early-stage startups, from seed to Series A funding rounds. However, we are open to exploring investment opportunities at various stages, depending on the exceptional potential shown by a particular startup.
When is the right time to send my pitch to seed + speed?
We typically invest in companies that already have an MVP, initial customer contacts, or even some first sales. However, even if you're not quite ready for an investment, we're happy to serve as a sparring partner.
Does seed + speed also invest in further financing rounds?
We aim to support our portfolio companies in further rounds, and we can invest up to €1 million in total.
Does seed + speed also take on the role of lead investor?
Flexibility is an asset. We can act as lead, co-lead, or co-investor. Regardless of the role, we will actively participate in the consortium.
What kind of investments are you doing?
We invest in equity rounds, especially within the first investment we sign. Convertible notes don't always align with the role we want to take on with growing your company.
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We invest in pre-seed and seed-stage software startups in Germany, Switzerland and Austria.