ABOUT US
 

We lead post-seed, pre-A rounds for B2B SaaS & software technology startups and help with the challenges of rapid early scaling

 
Our Approach to Post-Seed Investing
As a team of operators who have founded multiple startups and grown them to the point of meaningful exits, we’ve lived in your shoes and faced many of the same challenges that you are experiencing. 

We recognize that startups are almost always resource-constrained. As companies transition from the seed stage (finding product-market fit) into the Series A stage (early scaling), the faster they can fill skill gaps and accelerate growth with capital and by implementing best practices, the greater their likelihood of success. Small improvements in the right metrics while going into a Series A raise or M&A process can have an outsized impact on valuation. We built our Platform Team and playbooks to help with these transitions and be a force-multiplier on the founding team.

Our on-demand platform team is a resource to help our companies accelerate topline growth, alleviate resource bottlenecks, and increase founder productivity. The talent and skills we bring to the table help our companies implement best practices in sales and marketing, move more quickly by freeing up founder bandwidth, and make smarter, data-driven decisions with business and data analytics and modeling. Using our team isn't a requirement of our investment, but most of our companies use our team extensively. See what our CEOs have to say about us. 

 

SECTORS

We are (almost) industry and technology agnostic.

VC investment trends change so quickly that we don't limit ourselves to any specific technology or sector, except that we always pay attention to business fundamentals- team, strategy, sustainable differentiation, and market dynamics. We have a particular expertise in SaaS Go-To-Market execution and scaling. That said, we don't invest in B2C, healthcare or life sciences companies.

INVESTMENT STAGE & FIT

US-BASED OR PREPARING FOR US MARKET ENTRY

POST-SEED / SEED2 / SEED+ / PRE-SERIES A

POST-LAUNCH WITH PRODUCT-MARKET FIT

We're a VC that leads raising post-seed rounds also known as Seed+, Seed2, and Pre-Series A. Companyon looks for capital-efficient companies that have launched a product and have early evidence of product-market fit.

 

Typically the companies we invest in have at least $1M+ of annualized revenue and are looking for 12-18 months to double or triple revenue before raising more capital. Our platform team is skilled at helping companies operationally transition from a product-market fit focus to early scaling to $5M-$10M in revenue.

 

Our initial investments range from $750K to $2M on priced rounds only and we will follow-on in your Series A round with an external institutional lead investor.

CO-INVESTORS

We lead or co-lead post-seed priced rounds. To align interests and help create a supportive investor syndicate for founders, we look for pro-rata participation from existing seed investors.

“Our approach is based on my experience as an entrepreneur and the type of investor that had the most impact on our success: high value, low maintenance.”

 

—TOM LAZAY, CO-FOUNDER & GENERAL PARTNER, COMPANYON VENTURES

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