The Syndicate invests in strong founders building disruptive, early stage businesses that solve the world’s big problem. We focus on large, winner take all (or most) markets and invest in startups with true innovation that are building businesses with defensible network effects.
Stage: typically pre-Series A, although we will exercise pro rata
Industries: ecommerce/marketplaces, AI/automation/robotics, fintech/blockchain, B2B SaaS, AdTech/MarkTech, IoT (only with SaaS model) and network effects businesses.
Geographic Focus: we prefer North America and Europe but we do not limit our investments when the right team and product and market collide.
Investing for Profit
Unlike many angel groups, The Syndicate focus on returns for our investors. Every deal we consider has homerun potential to allow power law dynamics to create favorable returns. And in every startup, we believe a moat is critical, especially network effects where applicable.
We both evaluate startups based on these criteria and also help portfolio companies plan and take advantage of these to build scalable, sustainable businesses.
Net Zero Emission Modular Home Designs
B2B Cannabis Marketplace and Tour Company
Markup Free Subscription Products
Tools for Managing Digital Currencies and Assets
AI Powered Financial News API
Brand Sponsored Mobile Battery Power
For more on portfolio companies and why I invested, see this post.
How it Works
We use a syndicate model with a $1K minimum investment (all deals are optional). I invest personally in each deal, and I bring all my deals to the group. There is no membership fee or management fee to participate. There is only the standard 20% carry on returns.
The Syndicate seeks a $75k – 150K investment allocation per deal. Investments are opt-in deal by deal.
Apply now to join the The Syndicate and invest alongside us in promising early stage deals.
NOTE: You must be an accredited investor or represent a trust or investment firm to qualify. The accredited investor definition is locally defined. In the US, represents $1M in net worth (excluding primary residence) or $200k/yr in income for a minimum of 2 years.