$45m Follow on Capital raised
Firestartr backs the globally ambitious entrepreneurs who are seizing today’s lower "cost to experiment" and Internet-based go-to-market strategies to craft game-changing Internet and software businesses. Beyond providing seed-stage capital, we draw on our entrepreneurial successes and senior operational experience with leading technology companies to support sustainable growth in our portfolio. Our domain expertise and deep network of advisors enable us to propel companies to Series A and beyond.
Firestartr operates as a venture platform that syndicates investments with a curated network of domain experts. Our flexible pledge structure benefits both entrepreneurs (one line on the cap table) and investors (greater deal choice, tax advantages such as EIS, no lock in).
The Baby2Body online platform offers advice and inspiration around a woman’s unique concerns during pregnancy and new motherhood – regarding her psychological wellbeing, nutrition, fitness, and beauty. The evidence-based content is timely, relevant and actionable to ensure the right information is delivered across multiple channels at the right time in a direct, unbiased and personalised format.
Home-rental company Airbnb has “acqui-hired” the majority of the team behind ChangeCoin, a startup that runs a bitcoin-based micropayments service, according to four people with knowledge of the deal.