We want to see a founder's magnetic ambition. The passion, expertise and maverick thinking that means the best talent in the world will queue up to join the mission.
We love meeting the founders who teach us what the future will look like. Our job is to find the game changers in tech and we keep an open mind about what that might look like.
Investing from $250k to $5m, the earlier we can team up, the more we can help. From talent to press to fundraising to intros to just having someone to call - we're called firstminute for a reason.
We are a London-based fund focused on Europe and the US, but ready to back the best founders wherever they may be.
Our founders say it best
Outstanding partners since day one - helping us restructure our cap table in our seed; introducing us to our Series A investor and helping us achieve more in less time by understanding our business/market as well as we do.
Get them in as early as possible to get you off the ground.
Dominik Angerer — Founder & CEO, Storyblok
Whole-heartedly believed in me from day one. They don’t scare away from wild ambition. There isn’t an introduction that they can’t make and they’ll go out of their way to make it happen. They also have a response time of 5 minutes or less to any email or request.
Lucrezia Bisignani — Founder & CEO, Kukua
firstminute has the strongest network I have seen from any investor so far.
This is hiring, customer intros (huge amount of our customers come from their intros) and, most important for a Seed Fund: great connections to the Tier 1 VCs for Series A.
Maik Wehmeyer — Co-Founder & CEO, Taktile
firstminute is a unique combination of thoughtful and action-oriented. They understand what it takes to find product market fit and help us push obstacles out of the way.
We’ve talked to so many VCs since our raise. If we had to do it again, we would 100% choose firstminute. Their culture of collaboration and getting things done is what every startup needs from their seed investor.
Soo Choi-Andrews — Co-Founder & CEO, Mondoo
High energy. No Drama. Generous network. Gracious team. firstminute is an outstanding partner that has consistently had our back.
They don’t hesitate to make big swings on your behalf, and provide thoughtful counsel when you need. They just want to help you crush it.
Koda Wang — Co-Founder & CEO, Block
Thank you for your incredible support and encouragement over the past year. You have assisted our development in countless ways and we are deeply appreciative. Thrilled to have you as a partner for the next phase of the business.
David Snider — Founder & CEO, Harness Wealth