Techstart Ventures

Techstart Ventures is a pre-seed and seed stage venture capital investor for the best and most ambitious entrepreneurial founding teams in Scotland and Northern Ireland.


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We seek to be trusted peers who help founders realise their vision through experienced and timely support.

We are sector agnostic, aim to be the first institutional investor and typically write a first cheque of between £50k and £750k. We usually lead or co-lead our first rounds and have capacity to follow-on. Our portfolio companies have gone on to attract later stage investment from some of the world’s leading VC firms.

We are looking for exceptional founders who are pursuing uncapped opportunities and can articulate why they are the right team, and why now is the right time to be doing this.

Our direct portfolio support is supplemented by the Techstart Founders Community which is a peer-to-peer support platform open to all of our portfolio founders.


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