Interesting early stage startups from Europe backed by American investors.
After analysing who were the most active American investors in Europe in Q1 2021, and doing a portfolio analysis of the most active 15 of them, we thought it would be interesting to have a look at some of the startups at the very earliest stages that were backed by American investors.
The reason is quite simple: the American way of going to market and doing startup investment is different than those from Europe - different culture, different risk appetite, different investment experience. Funding them may also mean an easier way for the startups to open the US market, as those investors presumably can provide access and connections to more business development.
As a consequence, those companies that have American investors in their captable, may have a higher chance of becoming big and interesting.
As such we screened our database and analysed the portfolio of about 500 American investors who were involved in deals less that $5 million in the past 15 months (January 2020-March 2021).
We looked at the stages, business model, TAM, founders background and selected 25 of them which we think are promising. We profiled them in a report available here.
The report includes
- profiles of startups from the UK (8), Germany (4), Netherlands and Sweden (2 each) and one each from Denmark, Finland, France, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Norway, Spain and Serbia
- investors that backed those startups include Sequoia Capital, Bessemer Venture, Hustle Fund, Homebrew, Luxor Capital, Crystal Sacca, Adjacent, LDV Capital, Acequia Capital, Village Global, Reach Capital and many other.
- early stage startup doing SAAS (15), health (3), manufacturing (3), marketplaces (3), ecommerce (2), education (2), food (2), social network (2), financial services (2), recruiting, energy, real estate, agriculture, telecom, video, sports
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