Become a Startup Scout

Unlock fresh opportunities as a VC startup scout. Leverage your insights and industry expertise to identify promising startups. Benefit through exclusive networking and learning from a dynamic community of professionals.


Seedcamp is a highly esteemed startup accelerator based in Europe, started in 2007. It provides early-stage investments and acts as a catalyst for startups, helping them grow from idea generation to building successful businesses.

In terms of funding, Seedcamp offers an initial £100,000 in exchange for a 7.5% equity stake in the business, alongside follow-on funding of up to £2 million through their network partners. They have a notable portfolio of over 300 companies, including success stories such as TransferWise, Revolut, and UiPath.

TransferWise, a money transfer service, is an alumnus of Seedcamp and is now valued at over £3.5 billion, with customers across the globe. Another successful Seedcamp alumni, Revolut, is a digital banking alternative famous across Europe and is at present valued at over £4.2 billion.

UiPath, an enterprise robotic process automation software company, is another startup that benefited from Seedcamp's accelerator programme. It is now valued at over £7 billion and has clients across the world.

Seedcamp's success can be attributed in large part to their team, which comprises some of the best minds in the business. Reshma Sohoni, the founding partner, has been recognized as one of the top 100 most influential people in the digital industry.

Seedcamp has not only been significant for its impact on individual companies but also for its wider impact on the European startup and VC ecosystem. They have set high standards and demonstrated the potential of European startups to the global stage.

It also runs initiatives like Seedcamp Academy and Seedsummit. Seedcamp Academy offers learning sessions to its funded startups while Seedsummit provides legal and financial documents for tech startups and investors.

As a Scout, You Can...

Kickstart Your Venture Capital Career

Showing your skills in picking successful startups and advising founders is the surest way to build your reputation and secure a venture capital role.

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Help Your Ecosystem Thrive

Your community, region, or group thrives when its founders are given the chance to succeed before going back and reinvesting in their comunities.

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Earn a Share in Startups Without Investing in Them

Earn a share in startups you scout without the funds to invest directly just like a VC partner.

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Monetise Your Content & Community

As a podcaster, community manager, or event organiser you have a front-row seat to interesting startups which you can monetise by helping them fundraise.

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Create a Fairer Society

By identifying under-represented founders you're level the playing field for anyone to success based on merit independent from their social or ethnic background.

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Help Friends Get Funded

Help your friends who are neck-deep in their startups get the funding they need to succeed.

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Grow Your Personal Brand

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Available Programs

Startup Investor?

Connect with our dealflow and tap into the best of the Seedcamp (University) community. Get access to opportunities from entrepreneurs, startups and innovations. Enjoy a friendly, concise and factual service.

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Co-Working Space Organiser

Do you help run a co-working space as an organiser or a greeter? Do you come across interesting entrepreneurs and startups?

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Event Organiser

Do you organise an event, conference, or trade show? Help your founder attendees get discovered.

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Are you active in the entrepreneurship club at your college? Doing an MBA? Or are you a PHD student at a technical university? Help your fellow students get funded.

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