What is pre-seed funding?

Pre-seed funding means bootstrapping your business, either using your own cash or raising money through family and friends. However, some venture capitalists do offer pre-seed for the right kind of business

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How to raise first equity finance for your business

What are the different types of equity finance you can raise for your business? Here are the different types and the amounts you can raise.


Cornerstone VC launches £20m fund for tech start-ups led by diverse teams

The fund will invest between £250,000 and £1m into 40 UK tech-enabled businesses at pre-seed and seed stage.


Concept Ventures launches UK’s largest pre-seed fund

The £50m fund will back over 60 start-ups over four years, writing cheques of up to £600,000

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7percent Ventures – ‘Find investors who aren’t scared of your vision’

Andrew Scott, co-founder of 7percent Ventures, started investing in early stage companies because of his frustration at the timidity of European VCs. Too often, he says, British founders downplay their vision to appease investors

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Distill Ventures to invest $5m in black and Asian drinks start-ups

Distill Ventures has made it easier for underrepresented groups to get pre-seed funding with its pre-accelerator scheme – here's how to apply

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Fuel Ventures launches £45m fund to invest in 60 tech start-ups

Early stage VC plans to accelerate investment window to just 12 months, offering pre-seed funding for the first time

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Moonfire $60m seed fund invests in dozen start-ups

New London-based seed fund plans to invest in 10-12 start-ups each year

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Scotland’s first pre-seed tech accelerator Seed Haus reveals first cohort of start-ups

Scotland's first dedicated pre-seed stage tech accelerator, Seed Haus, announces its diverse first cohort.