Relationships matter.

Relationships matter.

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.

Our beliefs

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

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

We believe in a future where work is revolutionized by AI and innovative B2B solutions. Our goal is to empower people to work smarter, achieve more, and create lasting impact.

We invest in visionary entrepreneurs, providing them with strategic resources and capital.
The future of work is now, and we are dedicated to shaping it.

We believe in a future where work is revolutionized by AI and innovative B2B solutions. Our goal is to empower people to work smarter, achieve more, and create lasting impact.

We invest in visionary entrepreneurs, providing them with strategic resources and capital.
The future of work is now, and we are dedicated to shaping it.

We believe in a future where work is revolutionized by AI and innovative B2B solutions. Our goal is to empower people to work smarter, achieve more, and create lasting impact.

We invest in visionary entrepreneurs, providing them with strategic resources and capital.
The future of work is now, and we are dedicated to shaping it.

Network

Network

Our unique position.

Our unique position.

With 25 years in recruitment, operations, and entrepreneurship, we understand the evolving dynamics of work. Our experience and extensive network enable us to support founders effectively, helping them navigate challenges and scale their businesses

With 25 years in recruitment, operations, and entrepreneurship, we understand the evolving dynamics of work. Our experience and extensive network enable us to support founders effectively, helping them navigate challenges and scale their businesses

With 25 years in recruitment, operations, and entrepreneurship, we understand the evolving dynamics of work. Our experience and extensive network enable us to support founders effectively, helping them navigate challenges and scale their businesses

Founder

Founder

Our sweet spot

Our sweet spot

Our investment focus is on remarkable founders building early-stage tech products and solutions. We target startups in the pre-seed to seed stages, aiming for high-growth potential and transformative impact in their respective industries.

We are particularly interested in sectors like collaboration tools, productivity solutions, remote work technologies, workforce management, knowledge management platforms, AI, and automation.

Our criteria include:

Our investment focus is on remarkable founders building early-stage tech products and solutions. We target startups in the pre-seed to seed stages, aiming for high-growth potential and transformative impact in their respective industries.

We are particularly interested in sectors like collaboration tools, productivity solutions, remote work technologies, workforce management, knowledge management platforms, AI, and automation.

Our criteria include:

Our investment focus is on remarkable founders building early-stage tech products and solutions. We target startups in the pre-seed to seed stages, aiming for high-growth potential and transformative impact in their respective industries.

We are particularly interested in sectors like collaboration tools, productivity solutions, remote work technologies, workforce management, knowledge management platforms, AI, and automation.

Our criteria include:

Team

Remarkable founders with grit and a proven track record.

Problem-Solution

Change the way we work with innovative solutions.

Stage

Focus on pre-seed and seed rounds.

Scalability

Products need to be scalable and preferably present built-in network effects.

Geographic

Focus on Europe, with an eye on global expansion (we love to cross the Atlantic).

Ticket size

Co-investing with average initial investment tickets ranging from €100k to €400k

Co-investing with average initial investment tickets ranging from €100k to €400k.

Partner VC's

Partner VC's

First Degree connections,
just one handshake away.

First Degree connections,
just one handshake away.

We enhance investment opportunities by co-investing and leveraging our
unique access to early-stage deals.

Collaborative investments allow for shared expertise and better decision-making. We believe that combining resources maximizes the potential for success and innovation.

We enhance investment opportunities by co-investing and leveraging our
unique access to early-stage deals.

Collaborative investments allow for shared expertise and better decision-making. We believe that combining resources maximizes the potential for success and innovation.

We enhance investment opportunities by co-investing and leveraging our
unique access to early-stage deals.

Collaborative investments allow for shared expertise and better decision-making. We believe that combining resources maximizes the potential for success and innovation.

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.

What's your vision?

What's your mission?

Why do you believe in this vision and mission?

What makes you unique?

What's your investment focus?

What's your vision?

What's your mission?

Why do you believe in this vision and mission?

What makes you unique?

What's your investment focus?

First Degree

What's your vision?

What's your mission?

Why do you believe in this vision and mission?

What makes you unique?

What's your investment focus?

Founder

What support do you offer?

Why does your support matters?

What are your investment criteria?

What's the process like?

Network

Are you a first time fund?

Why will you win?

What's your expertise as a VC?

Do you have a track record?

Partners

What do you provide for Operating Partners?

How can I become an Operating Partner?

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.

May 20, 2024

New partnership announcement

We're thrilled to announce our partnership with New Native, a leader in AI-driven software development, redefining the $4T+ software development industry.

NewNative´s mission:
Accelerate Innovation and empower non-technical builders with their platform LabLab.ai to create, build, and deploy AI-native software products 5x faster using a plain English interface.

Their visionary leadership team, including Simon Olson, Pawel Czech, Andrea Marazzi, PhD and others, is redefining how businesses approach software development. They are building an ecosystem of autonomous software agents to unlock full-stack functionality with unparalleled speed and efficiency.

We're excited to support NewNative on their journey to transform the software development world!

Big thanks for John Nevado for all the great conversations and making this happen.

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. 

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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.