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An early-stage micro fund backing startups throughout their initial chapters.

Foreword is led by Dec & supported by an amazing community of founders, operators, and investors who want to help advance and scale the next generation of global technology companies.

About

A micro fund investing in early-stage startups. Our vitals:

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Stage: Pre-seed and seed

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Check size: Initial investment of $25-100k

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Geography: Global, but with a focus on US- and Europe-based companies

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Focus: Investing broadly, with a particular interest in B2B and consumer

Team

Founded by Dec and backed by 50+ founders, operators, and investors who are an extension of the fund. Dec was an early employee at Web Summit who built and managed everything VC-related at the company. He’s a founding member of Web Summit’s venture fund, as well as an expert-in-residence at Europe's top seed fund, Seedcamp 🌱

Foreword is largely backed by founders, from early-stage to post-IPO, including GitHub, Pipedrive, Huuuge Games, Pointy, Delivery Hero, Ryanair, etc.

It's also backed by leading US and European funds, angels, and GPs.

Support

Foreword is always on-hand to help its founders. Mostly with:

  • Fundraising: Bringing other investors in, helping companies find lead investors, as well as being a partner for future funding rounds
  • Network: Using Foreword’s relationships to help with hiring, early users and customers
  • Product feedback: Helping with early product strategy and acting as a sounding board for founders
  • Community and events: Using Foreword’s unique experience to help companies plan their community strategy and maximise their exposure across key events
  • Founders: Foreword’s investors and portfolio are an extension of the fund. They help Foreword’s companies with sales, growth, leadership, hiring, and product feedback
Portfolio

To be announced, though Foreword is already investing. Some pre-fund investments:

SorareAnytypeEvervaultStandardRoadieMonaJeevesBaserowLoc.taxBridgeWayflyerLocalyzeKencko

Contact

Say hi 👋:  dec@foreword.vc

If you want to co-invest, you can find more information here. For LPs looking to invest: though Foreword is not currently raising, drop us a note to learn about future funds.

Since 2021