Spacecadet:  A Venture Collective

Browse the best pre-seed lead investors. Looking for a great follow-on partner? Hit us up at Spacecadet.

Top 10 Pre-Seed Investors

Browse the best pre-seed lead investors. Looking for a great follow-on partner? Hit us up at Spacecadet.

  • 01

    Alex Iskold

    2048 Ventures

    Check Size:
    $300K - $600K

    Focus:
    We invest in APIs, platforms, data companies, infrastructure, marketplaces and networks. We invest across verticals. We never will invest in straight D2C with no science or subscription.

    Pitch Advice:
    Send a video pitch along with the deck and/or get an intro.

  • 02

    Anamitra Banerji

    Afore Capital

    Check Size:
    We lead with $300K - $1.2M check sizes, one and done rounds.

    Focus:
    We invest across categories, but always Pre-Seed. Pre traction, pre obvious and pre product phase.

    Pitch Advice:
    Literally nothing is too early for Afore. Thinking about starting something on the side or need to tweak the product or GTM idea? DM me on Twitter @anamitra or email Anamitra@afore.VC.

  • 03

    Charles Hudson

    Precursor Ventures

    Check Size:
    We like to lead Pre-Seed rounds of $1M or less with a check of $250-500K.

    Focus:
    We are a sector-agnostic fund and we are very comfortable investing in pre-launch and pre-product companies. The only exception is that we don’t invest in deep tech or hard tech companies.

    Pitch Advice:
    We make 30-40 new investments per year, so we are always looking to meet new teams. We read every submission that comes through our website and I’m also open to direct cold outreach.

  • 04

    Jake Gibson

    Better Tomorrow Ventures

    Check Size:
    $500K

    Focus:
    We focus on fintech, but everything is fintech ?

    Pitch Advice:
    Just reach out - nothing is too early! We are founders and operators, and we’ve invested in nearly 200 companies, so we love to help founders think through ideas and develop strategies, and learn what’s worked and what hasn’t. Let’s build!

  • 05

    Karin Klein

    Bloomberg Beta

    Check Size:
    Anywhere from a couple hundred thousand up to $1M.

    Focus:
    We invest in startups that improve work -- and knowledge work in particular.

    Pitch Advice:
    Be yourself. Trust is important to us. We don't only want to hear the happy stuff. We want to hear the real stuff. We want founders to show us behind the curtain. We typically invest in people who have this level of transparency. More on what we look for in our open-sourced operating manual at bloombergbeta.com

  • 06

    Kira Noodleman

    Bee Partners

    Check Size:
    $750K-$1M

    Focus:
    Enterprise/B2B and Frontier Tech (+ some SaaS)... We’re looking for unconventional frontier tech opportunities, and favor deep technical moats and opportunities with strong potential for product driven network effects. We don't invest in consumer.

    Pitch Advice:
    Pitch me on your big hairy audacious goal and just how big the opportunity/market you're tackling is. For me, a pitch stands apart with a crisp, well-thought out problem statement and clear "problem founder fit".

  • 07

    Lucas Bagno

    Village Global

    Check Size:
    $150-500K

    Focus:
    We don't really do CPG, but everything else is fair game :)

    Pitch Advice:
    Email lucas@villageglobal.vc

  • 08

    Mike Dempsey

    Compound

    Check Size:
    $350K-$700K

    Focus:
    Heavy focus in: ML, Robotics, Healthcare & Bio, Crypto, other deep tech areas -- Never invest in: Marketplaces, consumer social, infrastructure (non-ML), adtech, media, CPG/most D2C brands

    Pitch Advice:
    Email or DM me directly.

  • 09

    Nick Chirls

    Notation Capital

    Check Size:
    $600K

    Focus:
    We invest in product-obsessed teams on day 0, in companies that tend to be tech-heavy capital efficient software. We are not thesis-driven, but thematic in nature, and our themes can be found on our site.

    Pitch Advice:
    Check out our operating manual! Feel free to send us an email directly to meet :-)

  • 10

    Peter Rojas

    Betaworks Ventures

    Check Size:
    $300K-$550K

    Focus:
    We invest in the future of how we live, work, and play online and love new kinds of consumer products, services, and experiences enabled by frontier technologies.

    Pitch Advice:
    We're very product-focused and never invest pre-product, though an early prototype, alpha, or beta is fine (depending on what it is). We are fine being first check and love to dig in and help founders at this stage where they're still trying to figure out product/market fit.

  • 11

    Test

    Betaworks Ventures

    Check Size:
    $300K-$550K

    Focus:
    We invest in the future of how we live, work, and play online and love new kinds of consumer products, services, and experiences enabled by frontier technologies.

    Pitch Advice:
    We're very product-focused and never invest pre-product, though an early prototype, alpha, or beta is fine (depending on what it is). We are fine being first check and love to dig in and help founders at this stage where they're still trying to figure out product/market fit.