We believe in the transformative power of young companies
At Lombardstreet Ventures, we are dedicated to investing in pre-seed and seed-stage companies based in the US, with a preference for founding teams in Silicon Valley. We seek out companies with some level of traction in the US market and are excited about the potential for growth and innovation in B2B Software, SaaS Applications, Developer Tools, Infrastructure Software, API-First Platforms, Open Source, and AI. We are sector agnostic and open to opportunities outside these areas if the team is exceptional and their vision aligns with ours. We support the next wave of tech leaders to help shape the future.
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We work with entrepreneurs as much as we can, because Pre-Seed investment is not just providing connections: it ‘s working, sweating and struggling hand to hand with founders.
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Why an Early IPO is in the Best Interest of Each and Every Founder
Over the last 30 years, startups’ way of accessing capital has undergone radical but massive change. Before the New Economy bubble, acces...
Feb 12, 2024 / Read More
Beyond the Buzz of Generative AI Apps
The generative AI wave hit the startup world massively in the last few years, and we all believe this variety of new solutions will signi...
Jan 30, 2024 / Read More
Unlocking VC Doors: Why Well-Crafted Cold Emails Trump Warm Introductions in the Startup Landscape
After thinking a lot about the whole VC scene and how everyone’s always pushing for warm intros, I needed to clear the air. I’ve been a f...
Jan 15, 2024 / Read More
The Power of Lean Teams in Venture Capital
I’ve always been a big fan of the DRY—Don’t Repeat Yourself—principle in software development. It makes your code maintainable, readable,...
Dec 18, 2023 / Read More
3 Lessons for Building Long-Lasting Successful Companies
Life is hard. Everyone who’s been in this world for years knows that. For most of us, life is not hard because we have bad luck or wrong ...
Dec 04, 2023 / Read More
The OpenAI Drama Review for Pre-Seed Investors
The news of the week(end) is the OpenAI epopea and Sam Altman being fired by his board of directors out of the blue. Since when, on Frida...
Nov 20, 2023 / Read More
4 Reasons Why Pre-Seed VC Firms and Startups Are So Much Alike
We decided to become full-time investors and created Lombardstreet Ventures because we have been founders for our entire life, and, over ...
Nov 08, 2023 / Read More
The Ron Conway’s Way
I’m 55 years old, and I’ve been passionate about software since high school. Maybe it was because my father worked with mainframe compute...
Oct 25, 2023 / Read More
4 Indicators of Potential Success in a Pre-Seed Startup Team
When we talk about investing in a startup, everybody thinks about growth signals. Another way to put this is that growth, especially grow...
Oct 09, 2023 / Read More
The 2023 Startup Market Trends Seen by an Emerging Fund Manager of a Micro VC
As we approach the second half of 2023, it may be helpful to consider what could happen in the world of startups. By gathering insights f...
Jul 26, 2023 / Read More