Landscape, a tech ecosystem review platform dubbing itself the ‘Glassdoor for VCs’, is launching from its home base in the UK today. The goal is to provide more transparency to founders as they seek funding, and create more accountability (and pressure) on investors to behave better.
In its beta, the platform has already received 700 reviews and has 83 verified partners across Europe, both VCs and accelerators. In recent weeks further interest has come from VCs in the US, Landscape says. Once review numbers increase and enough data is collected, the company plans to release reports.
The idea for the platform came from founder Joe Perkin’s own experiences raising capital for his educational technology company Coursematch in 2019. “We had one interaction in particular with a London-based fund that ended up being a real time waster, and I remember thinking ‘I wish I had a mechanism to warn future founders,'” he says.
Though not the first VC review platform — TheFunded was founded back in 2007 — Landscape does mimic Glassdoor in its modern design and ease of use.
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