Human-scale venture capital.
In an era of billion dollar funds, venture is still a business of human relationships. It’s hard to do well. It takes focus on what you know, and enough space for reflection to spot patterns in the dots.
We believe good business is personal, and take a People First approach to investing. We value clarity, directness, and simplicity. We show up for meetings, prepared and on time. We pay attention, and offer help with humility. We do work. We help entrepreneurs win, whether we invest in them or not.
We don’t put up with jerks, don’t optimize transactions at the expense of relationships. We’re not focused on scaling our own business, but on growing the businesses we invest in, and the capital entrusted to us.
We raise smaller funds more frequently, to better align the interests of entrepreneurs, VCs and LPs. We’re light on fees, and heavy on carry when we overdeliver. In our funds, no one is disposable. Everyone makes money, or no one does, and we like it that way.
G20 Ventures provides early traction capital for East Coast enterprise tech startups, backed by more than 20 of the Northeast's most accomplished entrepreneurs.
We look for great teams in love with big problems, at or approaching the inflection point of customer validation. Our focus is generally on early-stage, East Coast, and enterprise software. We prefer technology risk to market risk, and won't generally invest in 100% consumer-facing businesses. If you plan to pitch us... Thanks! And please read this first.
We get that great teams are built over time, but typically look for a core team (at least 2 people) that includes a technologist with experience building solutions similar to the one being proposed, and a business person who really understands the buyer and how to reach them. We like to see a product in market, and add the most value to businesses looking to scale the go-to-market model.
Our sweet spot is $2-5 million in Series A. We reserve capital for every deal we do, meaning we want to be with you all the way.
A brand manager, a Fortune 50 product guy, and a venture storyteller. We wanted a small fund that added big value.
Startups need help, from people who've done it themselves. These folks deliver for the businesses we invest in.