Pre-Seed and Seed Stage
We aim to lead the first institutional round for exceptional founders building highly scalable software platforms.
We leverage our experience as founders and operators along with customer connections to accelerate the growth of our portfolio companies.
Exited to Date
Ada Exited in Secondary Sale
Chatter Research acquired by Stingray Digital
Acquired by Travellers Insurance
Acquired by Wave (H&R Block)
- Pitch decks – Tips for FoundersWhen engaging potential investors your slide deck should be concise, with the goal of generating enough interest where the investor seeks to find out more about your solution. You want to convey that you are solving a big problem, you have the team […]
- How to Write Great Investor Update EmailsAs we are often the first investors in our startups, we find many are new to investor updates emails. We don’t force a template on companies, but do provide them with guidance when they are missing some items, or haven’t yet started to […]
- Successful Startups Are Super-Charged By Strong TeamsWhat makes for a successful startup? It is an interesting question because startup success is not a science; it is a combination of different things, and often being in the right place at the right time with the right product. One of the […]
- Our investment in AdaWhy we invested in Ada? The short answer is the team – Mike Murchison and David Hariri I met Mike Murchison while he was part of the Next36 program, following that program we stayed in touch, Mike started a consulting business called What’s […]
- Raising capital for your enterprise software technology Startup? Here are some questionsAs a founder, when raising capital for an early-stage enterprise technology company, there are many questions you will need to answer. Below are a few topics that will be covered by investors. Think of these as a starting point for any conversation with […]
- Questions founders of early-stage companies should ask themselvesFastbreak Ventures is a pre-seed stage fund so we meet a lot of very early stage businesses, too often, we meet with founders looking to raise money who have an interesting concept, a rough prototype, a few early customers, but haven’t asked themselves […]
- Why startup founders use options to attract top talentEver heard of David Choe? He’s a graffiti artist who was commissioned to paint some murals in Facebook’s first offices, and was paid in options. When Facebook went public seven years later, those options were worth $200 million. You’ve likely heard stories of […]
- The Biggest Marketing Mistakes Made By StartupsToo many startups take a shotgun approach to marketing, which is riddled with mistakes and missteps. The all-too-common approach is running madly in different directions, and then wondering why their efforts are failing to generate dividends. It’s a sad state of affairs that […]