The Reverse Pitch: MiddleGame Ventures

“Simply put, it’s a good time to be an entrepreneur (as well as a venture investor looking to back the best teams with the best ideas).” — MiddleGame’s Pascal Bouvier, Michael Meyer and Patrick Pinschmidt The above passage reads from a blog post by the founders of MiddleGame Ventures and adequately captures the firm’s optimism […]

The Reverse Pitch: Dawn

“We love tech.” Emphasized in yellow text, this is the first line that greets you upon arrival at Dawn‘s website, and it is an outlook that permeates the firm’s entire business philosophy. Dawn was founded by Norman Fiore and Haakon Overli in 2007. In the years since the firm has sought to identify and support […]

The Reverse Pitch: Sure Valley Ventures

“We see it as our responsibility to encourage female founders, and founders from other minority groups, to feel confident enough to reach out to us, and other investors, to access the tools they need to level the playing field and build a more equitable tomorrow.” — Isabelle O’Keeffe, Principal at Sure Valley Ventures Sure Valley […]

The Reverse Pitch: Antler

“At Antler, we believe that it is important to have exceptional people, regardless of their background and nationality, work on addressing large global opportunities and challenges.” Antler is an early-stage investor and startup generator headquartered in Singapore with offices in London (UK), Amsterdam (Netherlands), Stockholm (Sweden), Oslo (Norway), New York (USA), Nairobi (Kenya) and Sydney […]

The Reverse Pitch: True

True is a venture investor with a difference– the firm uniquely specialises in supporting companies in the retail and consumer sector. This focus allows the firm to support its portfolio companies far beyond seed funding, through their industry sector expertise and an extensive network of corporate partners. True was founded by Matt Truman and Paul Cocker […]

The Reverse Pitch: Concentric

Concentric was founded by Kjartan Rist and Denis Shafranik in 2013. The firm invests across many different industries, looking for the best opportunities that use technology to drive efficiency and empower consumers. Concentric views investment as a partnership, and the team endeavors to challenge paradigms of venture capital firms that rely too heavily on management […]

The Reverse Pitch: Speedinvest x

When I set up the Reverse Pitch series, the intention was to give funds the opportunity to demonstrate what makes them different. Speedinvest x rose to the challenge, highlighting their unique investment thesis and approach to investing in tomorrow’s technologies.  Speedinvest x was founded in 2018 as a micro VC fund under the larger umbrella of […]