YellowRockets.vc launches a fund for pre-seed & seed investments in start-ups

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The YellowRockets.vc II invests in start-ups that work in the areas of Automation & Robotics, AR/VR, IoT, AI + Big Data, Security, as well as in the development of e-Sports, e-learning, new forms of employment, services and changes in the social environment in general.


Start-ups can apply for investments up to $150,000 if they already have an established team, a minimum viable product, first sales and a large and clear market.

Up to $400 thousand YellowRockets.vc invests in teams at the seed stage, which already have a proven business model, sales growth, working unit economy.

YellowRockets.vc works with each portfolio project individually. The Fund helps attract the next investor and works on the follow-on model (the best pre-seeded startups can get the next round of investment). Each start-up is provided with a personal tracker and access to the YellowRockets partner base, among which the startup can find its first clients. The decision to invest in a project is made by the investment committee, which includes independent experts, private investors and representatives of venture funds.

The total volume of the Fund is $4 million. In addition, YellowRockets.vc invites private investors and venture funds to co-invest with them.

The Samara Region Venture Fund is already managed by YellowRockets.vc and invests up to RUR 20 mln in Russian early-stage start-ups with a strong team and development potential. In 2018, according to the rating compiled by the Russian Venture Company, the fund was among the ten most active seed funds in Russia. YellowRockets specializes in organizing acceleration programs for startups and cooperates with leading Russian and international venture funds, development institutions, business angel communities and corporations.