A venture capital (VC) fund is a professional group that looks specifically to fund startups. VC typically provides funding for early-stage, high-potential, and growth companies seeking to generate a return through an eventual realization event such an IPO (Initial Public Offering) or selling the company in any other way. VC funds typically invest larger sums of money than angel investors or accelerators, so they typically look for larger opportunities that are more likely to be stable. It means that your startup should have a strong team and a need for larger capital to scale effectively. To secure their investments, these funds might require having some level of control in your startup.
Typical investment size: €200k – €2m+