How seed/pre-seed founders select between VCs

Frontline Ventures performed a survey of 206 world startup founders, revealing which components are an important to pre-seed and seed founders when selecting between VCs.

Over half of respondents (53%) picked the fund’s understanding of their sector and enterprise as one of many high 3 selections in selecting between VCs.

With my Remagine Ventures hat, a specialist fund in gaming, Metaverse/Web3 and shopper tech, I used to be blissful to see that deep sector understanding and a related community matter most on the earliest stage!

Understanding of the sector is an important issue for founders when selecting a VC in seed/pre-seed

What’s fascinating is that the significance of sector experience remained constant (high issue) whatever the quantity raised and former expertise in fundraising of the founders. It modifications nevertheless, in North American startups, which prioritise potential buyer intros, the second most essential issue general.

Poalim Hello-tech not too long ago requested me to share a tip on fundraising with early stage founders and I emphasised the significance of Founder-Investor Match, particularly within the early phases:

“In a harder fundraising atmosphere, founders ought to take into consideration founder-investor-fit, as that early investor is more likely to be there for the lengthy highway.

On the early stage, working with sector specialists funds could be a massive plus: they’re industry-specialized, carry a related community and are already predisposed to consider in your area as they’re betting their fund on it. 

Apart from chemistry, with the intention to assess whether or not there may be founder-investor match, all the time get references on the investor from different startups which have handled them. Even in a tricky market, offers get finished and doing all your homework upfront is more likely to make the whole course of extra environment friendly.”

Eze Vidra, Managing Associate at Remagine Ventures

In the end, there are a variety of causes founders select a accomplice/agency, and it’s not all the time attainable to seize the true motivations in a survey, however I believe it is smart that sector experience, a focused community and a perception in the way forward for the market/sector play a giant position in selecting a supporter and sparring accomplice in seed/pre-seed.

Eze is managing accomplice of Remagine Ventures, a seed fund investing in bold founders on the intersection of tech, leisure, gaming and commerce with a highlight on Israel.

I am a former normal accomplice at google ventures, head of Google for Entrepreneurs in Europe and founding head of Campus London, Google’s first bodily hub for startups.

I am additionally the founding father of Techbikers, a non-profit bringing collectively the startup ecosystem on biking challenges in assist of Room to Learn. Since inception in 2012 we have constructed 11 faculties and 50 libraries within the growing world.

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