Seedrs launches venture partner programme
Seedrs, a private investment platform with more than £2bn in investments recorded to date, has launched its inaugural Seedrs Venture Partner programme, a new curated community for VCs, accelerators, ecosystem builders and serial entrepreneurs.
Seedrs said its Venture Partner community would aim to bring together established and emerging investors and influencers in private investing to support one another through global dealflow, mentorship and collaboration.
Seeders’ venture programme’s first cohort includes the likes of Made.com co-founder Julian Callede, Heights.com’s Dan Murray-Serter and Yang Li, a startup growth expert, entrepreneur and former Forbes “30 under 30” participant. The Seedrs Venture Partners programme is open to venture capitalists, accelerators, ecosystem builders and founders who are experts, mentors and leaders in their field. Seedrs said it is also committed to ensuring underrepresented venture partners play a significant role within the community, in recognition of closing the funding gap for diverse founders and building a more inclusive entrepreneurial ecosystem.
The Seedrs team and its venture partners will regularly share dealflow, including access to global deals through the relationship with US platform Republic. It will also aim to provide the support and finance for founders, as well as nurture members’ professional development by sharing news, knowledge and experience.
Jeff Kelisky, CEO of Seedrs, said in a statement: “We are creating something special - an active community of experienced investors and operators that will share ideas, opportunities, events and news that will support ambitious startups both inside and outside the Seedrs ecosystem. Furthermore, the programme’s ability to connect members globally through the Seedrs/Republic partnership will open up new and unique funding opportunities in this challenging economic climate.”
Applications for the second cohort are open now.