Stockholm crushed it in 2020 and received the most capital per capita in Europe — $1703 per capita ahead of London with $981 per capita.
What does this mean for you as a startup founder looking to raise your early round?
In this virtual fireside chat we discuss:
- How is the VC landscape structured in Sweden?
- Understanding the difference between various funding stages (angel, pre-seed, seed and later) as a startup?
- When and how should an early-stage startup approach & pitch to VCs?
- What is the single most important factor in a startup that VCs are looking for?
- Is traction important for an early stage startup? What does it mean to have traction?
- Is it better to pursue generalist funds or vertical / thesis focused VCs in your fundraising?
- Are VCs looking for impact? How to show impact?
- What types of companies J12 Ventures invests in? Examples?
- What's the best way to pitch to J12 Ventures?
- How does Emmet's typical day look like with all the deal-flow?
About Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Month
This month Startup Grind is celebrating DEI month, presented with SVB and supported by Comcast NBCUniversal LIFT Labs. DEI stands for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion; 31 days to emphasize the importance of diversity across our global startup ecosystem, and what it means to all of us. We are so excited to take this time to recognize and amplify the voices of leaders in our globally diverse communities, providing a platform for those that may not have been heard previously.
In addition to this event, you can also view Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Month events taking place across our global startup community here or register for our Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Summit here.
Emmet King is one of the founding partners of J12 Ventures, a Stockholm-based early-stage VC backing groundbreaking companies in the Nordics. Prior to J12, Emmet co-founded the micro-saving fintech company NOWO, and the angel investor network DHS Venture Partners.