At Primer Sazze Partners we are looking for companies with grand vision and world changing potential. We like to find founders who are making the impossible happen through sheer force of will and a refusal to accept hard "truths."
We look for smoke and help you make fire
Given what it means to be raising a pre-seed, seed or A round has become a bit confusing recently, we think it makes more sense to tell you what we look for in an investment rather than try to slap an imprecise label on it: We are looking to be involved in the first round where you are raising substantial institutional capital. We look for companies that are past the idea stage and have at least seen wisps of product market fit and we look for evidence that the market response to your offering is improving over time.
We look for where people, products and geographies converge
If we’re being honest, we think industry distinctions are almost meaningless today. In 1990 industries could be distinct and so could the technology companies who serviced them. Now, convergence is the one mega-trend we are certain will continue. Moreover, it is precisely where formerly distinct industries converge that some of the most exciting opportunities can be found.
That said, these are some of the things at which we are actively looking: Marketplaces, e-commerce and e-commerce related services, innovative mobile solutions, cyber security, synthetic biology and AI.
US + South Korea + Southeast Asia
United States: While financial capital is concentrated in New York and Silicon Valley, we believe that human capital is much more evenly distributed. We like to invest locally just so that face-to-face meetings are easier but we are more than willing to invest in companies outside of the traditional geographies. To date we have invested in Silicon Valley, New York, Southern California, North Carolina, Texas and Missouri.
South Korea: We also invest extensively in companies that were founded in and/or or operate in Korea. The technology infrastructure in Korea and the entrepreneurial culture there are just as strong as anywhere else in the world. We believe that there are great opportunities for growth in Korea and we also believe that Korea provides a fantastic entry point to other Asian markets.
Southeast Asia: The real GDP of Southeast Asia has been growing over 5% over the past few years and some analysts predict that growth rate to continue until 2030. Southeast Asia's population of over 650 million is young and tech-savvy. Over 50% of the population is under the age of 30, and 90% of this subset has internet access. A growing economy, large population and high saving rate allow increased spending capacity and willingness to spend. The market conditions are in place to enable startup success.
World changing idea with global expansion potential
There are thousands of venture capital funds across the globe focusing on early stage technology companies. You should work with a partner who brings unique value to your business. We look for companies where our human capital, our global mentor network and our expertise in bridging the North American and South East Asian markets, can be even more valuable than the financial capital we invest. You should settle for nothing less.
We invest between $500K and $1.5M and are open to joining larger syndicates or leading rounds.