We’re a VC firm investing in F Stage startups mainly from the Nordics and Baltics.
Our unique validation, investment, and mentoring process
lets us unlock the potential of both the startups and our investors.
We invest early, based on what founders deliver, not what they promise.
Ethics, morale and ESG impact are non-negotiable.
What is F Stage?
Is it Founding stage when you know nothing yet?
Is it Fake it till you make it stage?
Is it F*cked up stage when you give it up?
Is it Floating stage when it’s not enough to make it a startup?
Is it F*ck it stage when you make it happen better than others have?
Or is it Flying high stage when things are right, finally.
Usually it is taking pre-seed startups to seed stage.
We know For sure before investing
We’ve got a process enabling us to work with outperformers.
What stage is F Stage startup?
- Huge market pull
- Great founders
- Friends, Family, Fools
- MVP done
- Core team
- Maybe revenue
- Pre-seed to Seed
- Challenge discovery
- Revenue discovery
- Product market fit
- Growing revenue
- Rapid growth
Startup. Mentor-Investor. Partner. Apply
Get frank and honest feedback from investors to identify your challenges that would take you from pre-seed to seed stage.
Report weekly to 2 assigned mentors during a 2 months FREE program to show progress and convince investors.
5-7 outperformers in cohort get investment €50k-100k and paid mentorship for 18 months, minimum 2h per month.
- MVP done or almost ready.
- Core team onboarded.
- Revenue is better than nothing
- Challenges that hold you back
- 4 months or more runway.
We are sector agnostic as we depend on our current investor/mentor pool members.
Most hourly-rate mentors, professionals, and consultants create immense value for the startups but don’t get a fair share of the latter success.
We’re here to change that.
The Mentor-Investor role is for you if:
- You’re an experienced professional in your field (be it marketing, legal or environmental protection)
- You want to help companies succeed.
- You want to get your fair share of the rewards.
Sounds good? Join us now!
Validated deal flow, partial or full buyouts.
Investing is a group sport. We compliment our partners with our process and mentors.
We cooperate with accelerators, incubators, angels, syndicates, VCs.
Currently in validation
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