In our eyes, the most compelling founders build businesses through a broader view. CGV is committed to partnering with its portfolio companies and entrepreneurs to build valuable, sustainable companies for the long term. As the firm identifies these growth opportunities and the potential to create lasting value, environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors are forefront of the investment process and day-to-day operations. our founders are elevating the status quo not only as business leaders but also as mission-driven ambassadors to reach another side of the World or between the Moon and Mars. No mission is too ambitious for us.
We back strong teams at the formation stages of company building. Nothing is too early for this fund be it pre-revenue, pre-product, or even pre-MVP, we're comfortable making bold early investments in standout teams.
We focus primarily on Seed and Series A rounds. We reserve follow-on capital, by continuing to back founders as their businesses grow. This fund makes new investments, in addition to follow-on investments from our Pre-Seed Fund.
We back companies that aren't suited to the traditional venture capital fund model. In this category, CGV partners with companies across borders who are looking for global expansion. We specifically are working with companies in IT product development and IT services.
Big ideas don’t scare us — to the contrary, we’re energized by investing early in founders with huge visions. That’s why we start investing at Pre-Seed, Seed, and Series A — and continue to support companies as their ideas shift and grow.
Tomorrow’s most iconic companies will defy categorization and create sectors of their own — that’s why we stay open-minded in our approach and are getting behind founding teams building at the edge of more than one category.
We’re investing in our portfolio companies across their lifecycle. Our three sequential funds are designed to make CGV a long-term partner to founders as their funding needs expand.
Yes —although the majority of our portfolio is based in the US, we are actively looking at investments in Europe and emerging markets. Great founders exist globally, and we want to work with them regardless of their geography.
As early as possible.
In early-stage rounds, we aim to go from the first meeting to investment decision in two weeks. There are scenarios where we move much faster, but we believe in the importance of diligence as we’re committing to being a long-term partner to our founders.
We love referrals from those we trust, but you can also reach out to our team directly and know that we do our best to review every opportunity that comes our way.