An early stage Algo-Venture Capital Fund focused on Habit Forming Technologies,
Products and Services
We're based in Sydney, Australia, San-Francisco, USA, Tel Aviv, Israel & Beijing, China. We have over 4 decades of combined experience building startups ourselves and another 35 years of experience investing in over 100 companies.
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 areas. 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 don't expect you to be ordinary. Maybe because we're not
The Intuitive InvestorBelieves that good ideas can turn bad, but great people will become better
The Enterprise ExpertThe live "map" between the problems and the solutions, believing every great company starts with a painful problem.
The Deal MakerYou'd want someone with several M&As, IPOs and deep connections to the top Chinese companies on your side
The Concept MakerThe mastermind behind the The RavingFans® model
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
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Follow [the] Seed is a constantly investing in new startups around the globe. Check out the ones that already joined our family so far:
RiskwiseData driven property investment risk assessment
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SecfulProtecting businesses’ API from cyber attacks in real-time
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FarmbotMonitoring service for farms and remote environments
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