WE ARE ENTREPRENEURS AND INVESTORS
We invest in early stage startups.
We are investors, but also entrepreneurs and want to work with the best teams on great ideas.
In the face of increasingly accelerating progress, we want to leave behind traces to lead steadfast into a better future. That is why we desire to joyously tear down existing concepts when they have become obsolete burdens and give our all to develope and build new sustainable structures. This is how we manage to maintain our core values in a constantly changing environment while using the ever rising tide of digitisation for our purposes rather than being swept away by the current zeitgeist and do what we love most – to create substance.
This is how we Invest
Pre-Seed & Seed
The early bird catches the worm. That's why we invest and get involved right from the start. Together, we prepare for the mission and aim directly for the moon. The earlier we work together, the further we can take the company and its founders.
Up to 250.000 €
Our initial investments range from €50,000 to €250,000. So we are the fitting partner for startups that are just gaining momentum. Whether you long to solve age-old problems or bring new technologies to light, we hope to be right there with you. This is how we shape the world of tomorrow.
In addition to capital, we provide our portfolio companies with exclusive operational support by our team and partners, including all areas across product, growth, data and people. We see ourselves as part of the team and are always by your side.
Where and when does LS&C invest?
We are usually one of the first to invest in the pre-seed or seed round.
When is the best time to make the first contact?
As a general rule, we invest significantly earlier than other VC firms. In essence that means: the sooner, the better. In some cases, we invest even before product development or existing sales. And: Forget the hassle of having to know someone who knows us. Intros are no longer an indispensable quality feature. Are you exciting, we listen to you!
How much money is invested?
Ticket sizes range from 50,000 euros to 250,000 euros. We want to be a long-term financial partner who thinks ahead and provides an exciting network for follow-up investment rounds. In the interest of the founders, we stay on board longer and can strengthen the bond already built up and support them with strategic knowledge.
Is there an investment focus on specific industries?
We have just launched our first fund, which focuses on Web3 and AI technologies. Nevertheless, we are open to everything and never say no to exciting projects. Let's talk, then we'll find out if we're a good fit for each other or if we know someone who would be a good fit for us.
Which criteria must a startup meet?
Our main criterion is the team. This ideally includes people who think differently, show ingenuity and resilience. Of course, we also take into account the market as well as possible pitfalls and opportunities. This is how we ensure success. We develop our own theses individually depending on the business model or industry.
What does the investment process look like and how long does it take?
Especially in the early stages of a company fundraising processes are distracting. That's why we are committed to act quickly and decisively. What's most important to us is building a relationship with the founding team.
How is LS&C different?
Before we started investing in startups, we founded and built companies ourselves, and even today we still jump into our investments operationally. We live entrepreneurship and work with you to develop it. Our network of other experienced entrepreneurs as well as investors allows us to have a balanced perspective. As an LS&C founder you have access to this network at all parts of the value chain.
How do we support founders?
Of course, we believe that you as the founder should be in charge. Nevertheless, our entire team and support network, provides help or manpower at any time to grow as smoothly and dynamically as possible. We want to be resourceful and are available to help founders with future financing, business development, strategic support and connections into executive boards. One more thing: We are truth-tellers.