OuR DNA

Pre-seed investors

since day one

Concept Ventures Background

Meet the team

the concept ventures core investment team

ARe we right for you?

Concept Ventures is the UKs largest dedicated pre-seed fund at £50M, backing founders laser-focused on reshaping how we work, play, and learn.

Being first-cheque investors, we understand the importance of being flexible, founder-first partners at the earliest of stages. We invest up to £600K initially and can shape or join your rounds of up to £2m, also reserving a portion of our fund to support you to Series A and beyond.

~£400k
Average initial cheques of £400k, invested only at the pre-seed stage (up to £750k).
Up to 15%
Target ownership upon entry - we can lead, co-lead or follow in rounds of up to £2m.
4 step
Transparent and open investment process, ensuring you always know where you are in our process.

Our Process

You should always know exactly where you are in our process. The diagram below outlines the steps and process to reaching Investment Committee (IC) stage.

01

Introduction

An initial meeting to discuss the opportunity and get to know you. We ask founders to send us material such as pitch decks beforehand

02

Deeper Dive

Our Junior investment team tends to join this second phase to give visibility to members who may work on the investments.

03

Partner Call

At this stage we bring in a Partner with relevant experience and will dive deeper into the business, team and market.

04

Investment Committee

A 15 min presentation followed by 30mins Q&A in front of the full investment team. We make a decision same day.

VCs need to
do better
So we’ve redefined the concept of early-stage VC…

We are...

Traditional

Pre-seed experts

We are...

Traditional

Fully Transparent

We are...

Traditional

Approachable

why we're different

Non-traditional backgrounds

Non-traditional backgrounds

Non-traditional backgrounds

Non-traditional backgrounds

Pre-seed dedicated focus

Pre-seed dedicated

Pre-seed dedicated

Pre-seed dedicated

Founder-led processes

Founder-led processes

Founder-led processes

Founder-Led processes

Venture Pledge

Concept is deeply committed to running a values-led organisation and pledges 1% of the total carry pool to charities of our founder’s choosing.

Following a successful exit last year, the firm funded a school in India, providing education for over 300 children per year.

You can read more about the Venture Pledge here.