Why relationships matter.

Why relationships matter.

Why relationships
matter.

It's not just a slogan, it's our guiding principle.

It's not just a slogan, it's our guiding principle.

It's not just a slogan, it's our guiding principle.

Strong connections drive change, empower growth and build lasting legacies.

Strong connections drive change, empower growth and build lasting legacies.

Strong connections drive change, empower growth and build lasting legacies.

FOR FOUNDERS

We invest in great start-ups people. Just like you.

We invest in great start-ups people.
Just like you.

As founders ourselves, we understand the journey and are passionate about partnering with entrepreneurs to turn their dreams into reality. Let's collaborate and build the next wave of game-changing companies together.

As founders ourselves, we understand the journey and are passionate about partnering with entrepreneurs to turn their dreams into reality. Let's collaborate and build the next wave of game-changing companies together.

As founders ourselves, we understand the journey and are passionate about partnering with entrepreneurs to turn their dreams into reality. Let's collaborate and build the next wave of game-changing companies together.

Network

Network

Got 99 problems but
growth ain't one.

Got 99 problems but
growth ain't one.

Whether you're expanding globally, building your dream team, or fine-tuning your strategy, our curated experts are ready to roll up their sleeves and dive in. Take the first step towards unstoppable growth—connect with us today and let's make magic happen!

Whether you're expanding globally, building your dream team, or fine-tuning your strategy, our curated experts are ready to roll up their sleeves and dive in. Take the first step towards unstoppable growth—connect with us today and let's make magic happen!

Whether you're expanding globally, building your dream team, or fine-tuning your strategy, our curated experts are ready to roll up their sleeves and dive in. Take the first step towards unstoppable growth—connect with us today and let's make magic happen!

Partner VC's

Partner VC's

First Degree connections,
just one handshake away.

First Degree connections,
just one handshake away.

Unlock unparalleled potential in your investment journey by aligning with First Degree. Join fellow venture capital partners who have embraced our innovative approach and discovered the transformative power of collaboration

Unlock unparalleled potential in your investment journey by aligning with First Degree. Join fellow venture capital partners who have embraced our innovative approach and discovered the transformative power of collaboration

Unlock unparalleled potential in your investment journey by aligning with First Degree. Join fellow venture capital partners who have embraced our innovative approach and discovered the transformative power of collaboration

FAQ

FAQ

Got burning
questions?

Got burning questions?

Dive into our Frequently Asked Questions for insights into our curation process, investment strategies, and our approach to fostering meaningful relationships.

Dive into our Frequently Asked Questions for insights into our curation process, investment strategies, and our approach to fostering meaningful relationships.

Dive into our Frequently Asked Questions for insights into our curation process, investment strategies, and our approach to fostering meaningful relationships.

Why we’ve started First Degree

Who is First Degree

What is First Degree

Why our own founder experience matters

What’s our unfair competitive advantage?

Why we’ve started First Degree

Who is First Degree

What is First Degree

Why our own founder experience matters

What’s our unfair competitive advantage?

First Degree

Why we’ve started First Degree

Who is First Degree

What is First Degree

Why our own founder experience matters

What’s our unfair competitive advantage?

Founder

How we find opportunities?

How we select opportunities?

How we do our due diligence?

How we support our founders?

Network

Who is in our partner network of experts?

Why you should join as a first degree expert / operating partner?

Why our network matters?

Partners

Who is in our partner network of VCs

News & Insights

Our latest updates

Our latest updates

Stay in the loop with our latest news and announcements. From exciting partnerships to groundbreaking investments, discover what's happening in our world and how it impacts yours.

Stay in the loop with our latest news and announcements. From exciting partnerships to groundbreaking investments, discover what's happening in our world and how it impacts yours.

Stay informed with our concise coverage of the latest news and expert analysis across various topics.

Mar 15, 2024

🚀 We are live. March 15, 2024 🚀

March 15, 2024, marks a pivotal moment.

Welcome to First Degree.

Debbie, Kaan and the rest of the team

Blue Flower
Blue Flower
Blue Flower

Mar 13, 2024

Enhancing Productivity with BlueDot: Simplifying Meetings with AI

At First Degree, we're always exploring tools that can make our workday smoother. That's why we're excited to share our experience with BlueDot, an AI-powered solution that's revolutionized how we handle meetings and information processing.

Gone are the days of frantic note-taking and lengthy post-meeting summaries. With BlueDot, we've simplified our meeting process, saving time and boosting productivity.

So, what exactly is BlueDot?

It's a tool that transcribes and summarizes meetings using AI. With just a click, BlueDot captures every word spoken in our Google Hangout meetings, delivering accurate transcripts.

What sets BlueDot apart is its ability to distill key points from our discussions. Whether it's brainstorming sessions or client presentations, BlueDot adapts to our needs, providing detailed transcripts or concise summaries.

After the meeting, BlueDot automatically generates notes and action items, which are shared with all participants. This keeps everyone on the same page and accountable for their tasks, without the need for follow-up emails.

But perhaps the best part is the time saved. By automating transcription and summarization, BlueDot frees us up to focus on more important tasks, driving outcomes for our team.

And before you ask, no, BlueDot isn't one of our portfolio companies (yet). But hey, we're not opposed to the idea! After all, we've become such avid fans of their product that adding them to our portfolio seems like the next logical step. BlueDot, if you're reading this, consider this our unofficial pitch meeting - we're ready when you are!

In conclusion, BlueDot has simplified our meeting process, allowing us to make the most of our time and drive results for our business. If you're looking to streamline your meetings and boost productivity, give BlueDot a try. 

Blue Flower
Blue Flower
Blue Flower

Feb 24, 2024

🚀 Save the Date: March 15, 2024 🚀

March 15, 2020, marked a pivotal moment—a day when the world entered a lockdown, bracing itself against unprecedented challenges. However, within those challenges lay opportunities, and from the turbulence emerged a vision—a vision that would shape our journey into First Degree.

As we approach March 15, 2024, we reflect on this transformative period—a journey fueled by resilience, innovation, and growth. This date holds immense significance, symbolizing not just a milestone but a testament to our collective believes and 'why relationships matter'.

Guided by our core drivers—
#alwaysbelearning, #sharingknowledge, #founders, #firstdegree—we've navigated through uncertainty, leveraging every challenge as an opportunity to learn and grow.

Mark your calendars and stay tuned for updates as we prepare to embark on the next chapter of our adventure.

#FirstDegree #Journey #Milestone #SaveTheDate #Adaptability



Mar 15, 2024

🚀 We are live. March 15, 2024 🚀

March 15, 2024, marks a pivotal moment.

Welcome to First Degree.

Debbie, Kaan and the rest of the team

Blue Flower

Mar 13, 2024

Enhancing Productivity with BlueDot: Simplifying Meetings with AI

At First Degree, we're always exploring tools that can make our workday smoother. That's why we're excited to share our experience with BlueDot, an AI-powered solution that's revolutionized how we handle meetings and information processing.

Gone are the days of frantic note-taking and lengthy post-meeting summaries. With BlueDot, we've simplified our meeting process, saving time and boosting productivity.

So, what exactly is BlueDot?

It's a tool that transcribes and summarizes meetings using AI. With just a click, BlueDot captures every word spoken in our Google Hangout meetings, delivering accurate transcripts.

What sets BlueDot apart is its ability to distill key points from our discussions. Whether it's brainstorming sessions or client presentations, BlueDot adapts to our needs, providing detailed transcripts or concise summaries.

After the meeting, BlueDot automatically generates notes and action items, which are shared with all participants. This keeps everyone on the same page and accountable for their tasks, without the need for follow-up emails.

But perhaps the best part is the time saved. By automating transcription and summarization, BlueDot frees us up to focus on more important tasks, driving outcomes for our team.

And before you ask, no, BlueDot isn't one of our portfolio companies (yet). But hey, we're not opposed to the idea! After all, we've become such avid fans of their product that adding them to our portfolio seems like the next logical step. BlueDot, if you're reading this, consider this our unofficial pitch meeting - we're ready when you are!

In conclusion, BlueDot has simplified our meeting process, allowing us to make the most of our time and drive results for our business. If you're looking to streamline your meetings and boost productivity, give BlueDot a try. 

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Copyright © 2024 First Degree. All Rights Reserved.

Copyright © 2024 First Degree. All Rights Reserved.

Copyright © 2024 First Degree. All Rights Reserved.