Creative Ventures invests in startups that address the challenges reshaping our world: labor productivity, the aging population, and the coming climate crisis.
We focus on Industry, Agriculture, and Health.
We look for creative founders.
We look for founders who are passionate about solving big problems. Some of our founders run marathons, some are artists - but we've found we like founders with a different perspective. We're interested in talking to those founders when they've got product market fit - they know who their customers are, and how they're going to get to them, and their product seems compelling.
Stage-wise, we're most comfortable around seed, though we've done pre-seed and we're comfortable up to A round.
Our average investment size is $250,000 - $500,000, and we reserve 50% of our capital for follow on. We prefer leading rounds, and we try to get to know founders we want to work with. We're not the right fit for founders who are only looking for capital.
We believe in being partners.
We help our startups get customers, fundraise and hire, but where appropriate we also help startups leapfrog funding stages through our partnerships in the Asia Pacific region. As a market, it's almost the size of China, but without as many of the challenges around IP and doing business. We don't invest in people we don't want to work with.