Lombardstreet Ventures is a new breed of Pre-Seed VC
The best chance to win big in San Francisco, especially when you are an early-stage company, is to recruit top engineers and keep your burn rate low. How? You keep founders in Silicon Valley and hire talented people where you can find them. A distributed team is the key to success today. We scouts high-tech opportunities all over the world, and fosters the creation of successful Silicon Valley realities. We aim to be the first institutional money invested in the company after Friends&Family or Angel Investors.
We invest in tech moat companies based in Silicon Valley with distributed teams, following them from day zero.
How We Work
We provide expertise, funding and guidance to ensure the creation of highly successful tech companies in the US.
We have been founders and invested in early-stage startups for 20+ years. We can help you grow your company from day zero.
We work with entrepreneurs as much as we can, because Seed investment is not just providing connections: it ‘s working, sweating and struggling hand to hand with founders.
Some of the Founders We Backed
Read our stories
PORTFOLIO EXIT: John Deere acquires Bear Flag Robotics for $250M
A shining future for the autonomous tractor startup.
Aug 11, 2021 / Read More
Welcome Irene Mingozzi to Lombardstreet Ventures
PS: per la versione in Italiano, segui il link.
Jan 18, 2021 / Read More
What Startups I Would Like To Bet In 2021
2020 is just behind us, and it has been a tough year for everyone. Actually, for those like us who invest in Silicon Valley early-stage c...
Jan 11, 2021 / Read More
Fail Sucks! A Seed Stage Mental Framework To Limit Failure As A Startup Founder
Everybody in startup land heard at least once in her life that in Silicon Valley, “failing is accepted, it’s part of the local culture an...
Aug 25, 2020 / Read More
How to learn from Israeli startups’ story and change things in 5 years
A lot of organizations and country governors, sooner or later, think to recreate the Silicon Valley ecosystem in their own territories. W...
Jul 22, 2020 / Read More
Understand Seed Round(s) Dynamics in Silicon Valley
Raising money for your startup is a hard thing to do, and a CEO knows that she will be periodically on the market to ask investors to tru...
Jul 22, 2020 / Read More
How to take off from Silicon Valley as an international founder
Incorporating a Silicon Valley startup if you didn’t live in the United States was not an easy task just a few years ago. Today, thanks t...
Feb 11, 2020 / Read More
Why using a SAFE is the best option for a founder to protect themself from bozo-investors
We almost deployed our fifteenth check to an early-stage startup. It’s time to share with you some thoughts about why founders should alw...
Oct 12, 2019 / Read More