Seed rounds of different sizes

My friend and former Spotify colleague Sriram Krishnan (now a partner and co-founder at Kearny Jackson) has written a good (and short) post called Funding Landscape.

It is about the nuances of raising pre-seed and seed capital, with a U.S. perspective. Despite the U.S. perspective it still is very relevant for the Nordic situation.

The two most common types of rounds are practically identical between the U.S. and the Nordics:

  • a pre-seed of $0.5-1.5 million raised at a $4-10 million valuation
  • a seed round of $2-4 million raised at $10-20 million valuation.

Sriram also gives two good pieces of advice to founders when it comes to fundraising:

  1. Understanding your funding needs and managing the expectations associated with capital raised is important. 
  2. Take the time to research and identify the investors who typically participate in each seed round. 

Author: Henrik Torstensson

Partner at Alliance VC. Investing in Nordic early-stage tech startups.

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