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Going from Seed to Series A in Europe 👣 w/ Crane & Doctrine

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Mind The Gap: Out of 100 seed funded enterprise software companies, only around 25 raise an A round - a 75% mortality rate ⚰️

It takes an average of 18 months to go from seed to Series A but the energy deployed is monumental. And lots of startups struggle to get the metrics investors are looking for to invest in an A round.
This jump is strenuous -- What are the best practices you should absolutely build to increase your resilience? How do you adapt to this new phase of development? 🔩


💰 Andy Leaver ( Partner at Crane Venture Partners (, a £60M London-based fund looking for deeply technical founders building intelligent enterprise software, backing companies at the pre-series A stage all across Europe.
As an operator, Andy scaled 5 enterprise companies from small to IPO. He will talk about key pitfalls he’s seen and lessons he’s learned, both from his time as a startup operator and as a VC.

🧠 Nicolas Bustamante ( CEO at Doctrine (, a search engine for French legal matters. They survived this gap by raising their €10M Series A a few months ago, and are now entering a new phase with a fast-growing team.

Great insights, Q&A, snacks & drinks -- what else could you ask for? 🥨🥤

See you there! 😊

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