Seedstars International – Seed Stage Venture Capital Fund

Capital is a commodity. Knowing how to turn it into growth is not

Overview

Dec 31
Seedstars WorldInvestor
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Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean, Asia, Europe
Sector agnostic

About The Fund

Seedstars International is the world’s first seed stage venture capital fund dedicated to global emerging and frontier markets. We’ve invested in over 30 countries across Latam, Africa, MENA, CEE and Asia.
That’s why we focus our energy on helping each new portfolio company to implement a professional growth team. Our culturally diverse, gender balanced team works relentlessly to support high impact ventures.

Since 2013, we’ve nurtured a global network of founders, experts and investors, all driven to make an impact in emerging markets through technology and entrepreneurship.


Selection Criteria

  • Stage: pre-seed, seed, pre-series A
  • Traction: ±6 months of consistent growth
  • Sector: all sectors with asset light business models
  • Core market: any emerging or frontier market (excluding China)

Seedstars Portfolio Support

Capital is a commodity. Knowing how to turn it into growth is not. If we invest in you it won’t just be the capital. We’ll transfer knowledge, tools and processes to your team so that you can run growth like professionals.

Our portfolio is carefully constructed so that you’re likely to find peers working on a similar challenge in a different region. This unique peer network combined with a global community of experts and investors is made for you.
We invest $50k-$100k first and can follow on with up to $500k in your next round.

How we make a difference:

– GROWTH   |   Run growth like a pro (Most valuable)
The Growth Program takes place twice a year (January and July), lasts 3 months, is run virtually and is unique for our portfolio companies. We don’t just coach the CEO. The full growth team is involved in the process that is designed to help early stage ventures build a growth team and implement a growth methodology. Stop hacking and run growth like the best.

  • What’s included:
  • A personal growth mentor
  • Exclusive webinars and fireside chats
  • Proprietary tools and frameworks
  • Networking with other growth teams

– FUNDRAISE   |   Raise capital
You can expect guidance during the fundraising process, hands-on support on designing a fundraising strategy, revision of documentation and introductions to investors in our network.

– NETWORK   |   Connect everywhere
We have a network of 250,000 stakeholders in 90 countries. We can connect you to almost anyone – mentors, investors, corporates, like minded entrepreneurs.


More Info About High Impact Venture Capital

Venture capital works best when you can pair technology to a massive market inefficiency or unmet demand. The emerging markets represent 85% of the world’s population, have an average internet penetration of 65%, higher than both, the global average of 56.5% and the rest of the world 57%. Yet these markets lack coverage to many fundamental needs such as financial services, healthcare, education or energy.

Despite this massive market opportunity, these countries pull in just 5.4% of global venture capital dollars (as of FY’20). We want to change that. Scaling a venture backed company is an incredible achievement but doing so while positively impacting the lives of millions of individuals and businesses is another story. This is not just venture capital. This is high impact venture capital.

You can apply as a founder all year long.
Or join as an investor joining the Seedstars Investor Network, receive deal flow matching your criteria and join networking events. +600 Firms; +800 Members; 28% women through this link
Or join as an expert supporting high impact ventures with your domain or functional knowledge and network with our community.+1500, 42% women through this link

 

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