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 scout high-tech opportunities all over the world, and foster 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 the United States 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
1Q22 in Startupland: Is the Seed Stage Valuation Slowdown Happening?
The first quarter of 2022 is behind us, and everybody knows that lot of changed since Q4 2021. Since January, valuations and VC investmen...
May 25, 2022 / Read More
Why WoW Growth Is So Critical to Close Your First Round
Our team at Lombardstreet Ventures is small by design. We are just three, and we aim to stay small, managing one small fund at a time. We...
May 12, 2022 / Read More
Nail Your Cold Email with Lombardstreet Ventures
Even though cold emails are not the best way to contact a VC, we keep receiving tons of cold emails. Today we will explain how to make yo...
May 04, 2022 / Read More
PORTFOLIO EXIT: Brex acquires Pry
Brex acquired for $90M Pry, a fintech startup based in Silicon Valley, part of our Lombardstreet Ventures portfolio.
Apr 20, 2022 / Read More
How to Get a Check Signed from Lombardstreet Ventures in a Few Hours
We receive hundreds of emails — cold and warm — every week; we read them all, but we can reply only to a subset of them. Most of the time...
Jan 19, 2022 / Read More
To infinity…and beyond!
Space, another sector in which we are investing with Lombardstreet Ventures and in which we are particularly interested: we recently clos...
Oct 05, 2021 / Read More
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
As many of you know, Lombardstreet Ventures was born in 2017 from an idea of Luigi Bajetti and mine to create a venture capital firm foun...
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