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
Pitching to Pre-Seed Investors: What You Need to Know to be Prepared
When a company or team is still in the pre-product stage, often called the Idea Stage, it’s perfectly acceptable for them to start reachi...
Mar 01, 2023 / Read More
2023 Venture Capital Predictions: what to invest in?
The end of the year is — usually — a time for resolutions.
Dec 28, 2022 / Read More
When is the Best Time to Build a Remote Team in Your Startup Lifecycle
What’s better? Remote team or everyone in the same room?
Nov 16, 2022 / Read More
The Value of Choosing San Francisco as a First-Time Founder
Distributed work is good; maybe it’s the future to scale talent acquisition; nevertheless, keeping your founding team together, possibly ...
Aug 18, 2022 / Read More
Be Ready to Get Your Seed Stage Valuation Cut by 50%
Listening to founders pitching their ideas weekly, I’ve understood that people are not listening to what’s happening since 2022 started.
Jun 15, 2022 / Read More
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 Week Over Week 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