Investment Scope

We invest in entrepreneurs from the US and Northern Europe who run early stage companies and can benefit from our operational experience. If you feel your company has the potential to disrupt an existing industry or scale up rapidly, we can help you get there.

We're operational investors. We have experience in building successful technology companies, and have direct access to a team of professionals. That’s the true value we add.

Forward Venture

At this stage we help startups grow and get ready for a Series-A financing. These are companies with a minimum viable product (MVP) and early traction, who are looking to boost their business. Our investments are typically in pre-seed or seed rounds, ranging between $100.000 and $ 250.000 while leaving room for syndication.

Forward Discovery

As an extension of the main fund, we've set up our Discovery program for starting entrepreneurs and small teams. What we look for here are great ideas and an incredible drive to turn that idea into a successful business. These are founders that can make a small check go a long way by being determined, scrappy and resourceful, and who are not afraid to ask for help along the way.

What we offer here is to join your incredible journey and provide an extra set of hands whenever you’re struggling. Investments range from $10,000 to $50,000.

Focus

Although we are industry agnostic and have a broad interest in all fields of technology, there are a number of areas that we have a natural affinity with.

Technologies that we know about

We have a ton of experience in technology and telecommunications. More specifically, we can provide hands-on guidance in any of the following areas:

  • eCommerce
  • Communication technology
  • Networks
  • Mobile and online payments
  • Cyber security and risk management
  • Data analysis
  • B2C Pricing and Customer acquisition
  • Marketing and SEO

Technologies that we care about

We also look for opportunities that have an impact on people’s lives, such as renewable energy and medical solutions. With our operational background, we can help commercialise innovative ideas and develop early-stage companies.