A data-driven global VC fund for companies seeking post-seed investment
We're based in Sydney, Australia, San-Francisco, USA, Tel Aviv, Israel & Beijing, China. With 4 decades of startup experience, 100+ investments, and offices in Sydney, San Francisco, Tel Aviv, & Beijing; we are a global fund with a track record of success.
Oh, and we truly love entrepreneurs and innovation.
They know that we're looking for excellent teams, ideally with a minimally viable product that has been in the market for a few months.
We're team players and don't mind to share the wealth we create, but we don't need to have other investors on board to make a decision.
Our partners however, do specialise in several verticals. Some of the areas we previously invested in include: Telecom, IT, Adtech, Fintech, Consumer Electronics, IoT, 3D Printing, e-Commerce, Cyber Security, Mobile Gaming, Wearables, Education & Transportation
We’re a diverse team of entrepreneurs, with partners on three continents. We help world’s best entrepreneurs to ‘go global’ and build market leading businesses.
The Intuitive InvestorAn investor in over 70 startups, including 1 unicorn and several IPOs. Andrey supports great teams to build exceptional businesses. Click Here to learn more about Andrey
The Enterprise ExpertA corporate venture professional who built a $1BN innovation fund. Ajoy is an expert deal maker and founded a unicorn startup. Click Here to learn more about Ajoy
The Concept MakerPR & marketing leader, creator of The RavingFans® model. Eliav helps teams unlock virality and generate market-leading growth. Click Here to learn more about Eliav
The Deal MakerA global investor & entrepreneur. Curt is a TMT, sports, and entertainment expert helping startups launch in China and beyond. Click Here to learn more about Curt
The Strategy GuruHighly accomplished marketing expert specialising in startups, Yifat helps our portfolio companies with creating and implementing marketing strategies Click Here to learn more about Yifat
The Organised OneResults driven legal professional, Chen leads the fund’s operations and compliance activity across four international locations. Click Here to learn more about Chen
Your Supporting BuddySerial entrepreneur & product strategist, Hugh helps early stage teams find product-market fit and break into new markets. Click Here to learn more about Hugh
The RavingFans® Model.
The Algorithm for Discovering Awesome Consumer Internet Ventures
It is one of the main tools used by Follow [the] Seed in its investment decisions.
The Underlying Assumption? Once a critical mass of users develops an ‘irrational’ relationship with a product or service, they are moving from the general market to a "no competition zone". In other words, once users enter a RavingFans® state of mind, it is extremely hard to get them to switch products.
If you know people who incessantly check their email, scroll their photo sharing app each time they pick up their cellphone and log into their favorite social media platform before they’ve brushed their teeth in the morning; then you understand why ‘irrational’ is the appropriate label
No subjective assessment is required and the model can be run once a product has several hundreds of users.
2. Growth in the aforesaid group;
3. High retention rates of this group.
If such factors are identified, then the RavingFans® model is likely to place the venture at the higher end of the spectrum.
This way, investors can invest and capture as much of the value creation as possible and entrepreneurs can know they are on the right track.
The RPS (Reverse Problem Solving) Methodology.
Our Problem First Approach For Enterprise Ventures
The place for creative thinking and sharing ideas...
Follow [the] Seed is a new fund but its partners have a vast and successful investing experience. Here are some of their personal portfolio investments
CozitripAn online platform that allows Chinese travel agents to book ANZ hotels in bulk
RiskwiseData driven property investment risk assessment
AbyssWater asset inspection and management
HaystackSmart & Stylish Digital Business Cards
SecfulProtecting businesses’ API from cyber attacks in real-time
JayrideFind Transport, Get to Your Destination!
WorkspotA leading provider of VDI 2.0
FarmbotMonitoring service for farms and remote environments
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