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100K - 1M
Black Pearls VC is an early stage venture capital firm focused on seed, post-seed and Series A investments in leading tech startups from Northern & Central Europe. The firm is focused on investing in startups with defensible technology and the potential to become market leaders. Black Pearls VC ...
10K - 50K
Cacao Capital is a small family-owned Angel Investment & Venture Capital Firm created with the purpose of helping amazing entrepreneurs with impactful and sustainable businesses to realize their dreams. Cacao Capital invests in a variety of industries and provides a variety of services, includin...
1M - 30M
BlackFin Tech is the Venture part of BlackFin Capital Partners. It is a European VC fund that focuses on investing in fintechs and insurtechs. The company provides venture capital and private equity to help reshape finance and unlock the full potential of digital experiences. BlackFin Tech also ...
500K - 5M
Blacksheep Ventures is a venture capital firm with an entrepreneurial background that invests in MadTech, which stands for marketing and advertising technology. They are focused on providing funding, mentoring, and support to startups in the space. They have a portfolio of over 20 companies acro...
10K - 250K
YARA is a venture capital firm focused on investing in early-stage technology startups. Founded by experienced entrepreneurs and investors, YARA provides capital, advice and resources to help founders build and grow their startups. The firm invests across a wide range of sectors, including healt...
2M - 5M
BFP is a global venture capital fund of funds that invests early in world-class venture capital funds and technology startups. It provides access to the world\u2019s best venture capital funds, enabling investors to participate in the most promising and innovative startups. BFP also offers strat...
1M - 10M
Cambridge SPG is an early-stage venture capital and private equity firm focused on investing in highly skilled operators of disruptive category leading companies in the Food & Beverage and Consumer Packaged Goods (CPG) sector. They provide financing and resources to help companies grow their cor...
1M - 5M
OpenOcean is a pan-European early-stage Venture Capital investor with a focus on B2B platforms & Enterprise Software technology investments. Founded in 2011, they have invested in over 70 companies across Europe, providing early-stage capital and expertise to help them scale. Their team consists...
100K - 400K
1414 Ventures is a venture capital firm based in Boston, Massachusetts. The firm specializes in investments in the digital identity and data security space, and its investments range from pre-seed to seed-stage. 1414 Ventures provides resources, advice, and connections to its portfolio companies...
1M - 15M is a private equity and venture capital firm that specializes in investments in early-stage technology businesses. The firm\u2019s primary focus is on the healthcare, media and entertainment, and technology sectors. It seeks to invest in companies located around the world, with a...
250K - 2M
Leafy Tunnel is an early-stage venture capital fund based in London, United Kingdom. The firm invests in alternative medicine, mental health, and pain disorders to provide relief from physical, mental, and emotional stress while improving the lives of both patients and practitioners. Leafy Tunne...
500K - 5M
Blumberg Capital is an early-stage venture capital firm that partners with visionary entrepreneurs to build successful technology companies that empower people and change the world. The firm was founded in 1991 and has since invested in over 200 companies across a wide range of sectors and indus...
1M - 10M
Sandwater is an investment company that focuses on venture companies in the growth phase. They use ESG analysis to calibrate potential changes in the future, and provide guidance and insights to help their clients make informed decisions. Sandwater also provides a range of services related to ca...
10K - 200K
Zen Ventures is an online platform that enables users to learn and explore different technologies, like software engineering, web development, and data science. The platform offers a range of courses, tutorials, and projects that are designed to help users develop their skills and knowledge in t...
750K - 2M
Bowery Capital is a venture capital firm based in New York, founded in 2013. The firm invests in technology-driven businesses, focusing on early and growth stage companies in the software, consumer, and digital health markets. The firm provides capital, operational support, and strategic advice ...
100K - 250K
Comeback VC is an early stage venture capital firm that is focused on investing in technology companies. The firm was founded by experienced investors and entrepreneurs who have a passion for helping founders build innovative and successful companies. Comeback VC invests in seed stage and early ...
1M - 5M
Seventure Partners is a leading European venture capital firm, founded in 1997 and based in Paris, France. The firm focuses on investments in life sciences, digital health, nutrition and foodtech, and cleantech. Seventure Partners has a strong presence in France and Europe, and is dedicated to h...
Shape is a venture capital firm that specializes in early-stage investments in technology and the internet. The firm is based in San Francisco and London, and has investments in startups across Europe and the US. Shape focuses on investments in artificial intelligence, machine learning, big data...
300K - 5M
Breakout Ventures is an early stage fund that backs bold scientist entrepreneurs. It invests in companies that are working to solve the most complex challenges in the world, leveraging science and technology to make a positive impact. The fund focuses on areas such as artificial intelligence, ro...
1M - 3M
Shorooq Partners is an early stage venture capital and debt fund focused on the MENAP region. The company has invested in 45+ companies, and its portfolio has generated over $1.5 billion of equity value. Shorooq Partners was created in 2016 and is based in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
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A venture capital fund (VC) is an investor who provides capital to startups and small businesses with the potential for high growth in exchange for equity in the company. VCs typically invest in early-stage companies that have innovative technologies or business models, but also may invest in later-stage companies.

Pros and Cons of Receiving Investment from a VC

There are several pros and cons to consider when receiving investment from a VC compared to other funding sources such as bank loans, angel investors, or crowdfunding:


  • Access to larger amounts of capital than other funding sources.
  • VCs often have a network of contacts and resources to help grow the company and get funding for the next stages. They can follow-on to the pro-rata, if they think you are doing well.
  • VCs can bring expertise and experience to the table. They tend to have Venture Partners with specific experience in the fields they invest in.
  • VCs are motivated to help the company succeed since they are investing for equity.


  • VCs typically require a significant equity stake in the company (5-15%).
  • VCs may have a shorter-term focus on returns rather than the long-term growth of the company. Funds usually last 10 years, so it may be a good idea to get funding from recent funds.
  • VCs may have a say in the decision-making of the company, which can lead to conflicts with founders. It's key to negotiate a good shareholders' agreement.
  • VCs often require a high rate of return on their investment, which can put pressure on the company to achieve significant growth quickly.

What to Expect from VCs

A VC is typically an individual or a firm that manages a fund composed of money from limited partners (LPs) who want to invest in startups. VCs often specialize in particular industries or technologies and have specific criteria for the companies they will invest in. The selection process is rigorous, with only a small percentage of companies being selected for investment.

VCs may take an active role in the companies they invest in, providing guidance and resources to help them grow. They typically have a board seat and may have a say in major decisions of the company. VCs may also require the company to meet certain milestones to receive additional funding.

Global VC Investment Figures

According to data from PitchBook, global venture capital investment in 2021 reached a record $394.6 billion, up from $292.8 billion in 2020. The United States was the largest market for VC investment, accounting for 61.2% of global investment, followed by Asia at 25.6% and Europe at 12.9%. The average deal size in 2021 was $40.4 million.

How the VC Model Works

A VC typically raises money from LPs and then invests this capital in a portfolio of companies. The VC fund has a fixed lifespan, typically 10 years, during which the VC invests in companies and works to help them grow. VCs make money through capital gains on their investments and management fees charged to the LPs.

The expected return for a VC is typically above 3x the investment, with a good internal rate of return (IRR) over the life of the fund. VCs typically have several funds, with returns from successful exits in one fund being used to invest in new companies in the next fund.