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Afore Capital

Afore Capital

A venture capital firm that focuses on the pre-seed stage of investing. It was founded in 2016 and is located in San Francisco, California.

Afore Capital is a San Francisco-based venture capital firm that invests in the earliest stages of funding for start-ups. It states that its focus is on leading rounds that have between $500,000 and $1.5 million in funding. It invests in industries such as software as a service, the business to business marketplace, internet service providers, autonomous vehicles, financial technology, and more. Its first institutional fund was closed in 2017.

Product

The firm states that it seeks to fill the gap between the funding that early-stage start-ups need and what the venture capital market is looking to invest. It invests in pre-seed stage companies so that those companies can build and test prototypes of their product ideas. The firm's investments are also meant to go towards making network connections, funding the first hires for the start-up, and creating the initial market strategy. Afore Capital tends to make between seven and ten investments per year alongside angel investors for start-up companies.

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Funded Companies

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An online sports streaming platform that is headquartered in Brooklyn, New York.

A financial service software company that aids users in preventing or refunding bank fees that users may incurred. It is located in San Francisco, California and was founded in 2016.

Petal is a New York City-based company founded in 2016 by Jack Arenas, Andrew Endicott, Jason Gross and David Ehrich.

Winnie enables parents to search local child care providers, including daycare and preschools for their children. Winnie provides parent-trusted child care resources and community.

An in-store community featuring products from female-led brands

The seamless way to import, clean, and organize customer data.

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People

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Role
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Anamitra Banerji

Founder

Gaurav Jain

Founder

Further reading

Title
Author
Link
Type
Date

Introducing Afore Capital: a Place for Raw Ideas

Afore

Web

October 2, 2017

Documentaries, videos and podcasts

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Date
Link

Afore Capital 2019 Pre-Seed Summit

June 19, 2019

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News

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Author
Date
Publisher
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Kate Clark
September 18, 2019
TechCrunch
In the last year alone, nine new funds have closed on an aggregate $200 million to invest in pre-seed startups.

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