Kindred Capital

Kindred is an early stage venture capital fund based in London that practises equitable venture.

4.6
(16)

Independent rating of Kindred Capital VC fund

Overall rating:
4.6
(16)
Team quality
5.0
Professionalism
Personal qualities
None
Integrity
None
Respect and decency
None
Experience
None
Relevant expertise
None
Investment process
4.6
Approachability
Clarity of the process
None
Speed of the process
Responsiveness
Ease of the process
None
Due diligence
Value add
4.3
Supportiveness
Value add beyond financing
Board activity
Terms
Founder friendly
None
Help with follow-up rounds
None

About Kindred Capital VC fund

Founded:
2015
Number of funds:
2
Number of investments:
58
Number of exits:
3
Headquarters:
Organization type:
Venture Capital

Portfolio - latest investments by Kindred Capital VC fund

Founders' reviews of Kindred Capital VC fund

Team quality
5.0
Professionalism
Investment process
5.0
Approachability
Responsiveness
Value add
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Older than a year by non-portfolio founder
Round: Pre-Seed
Superstars
Super engagement, super insightful people, always felt upfront and straightforward. Having met a lot of VCs, these were the folks that I would like to take funding from.
Team quality
5.0
Professionalism
Investment process
4.2
Approachability
Speed of the process
Responsiveness
Due diligence
Value add
4.0
Supportiveness
Value add beyond financing
Board activity
Terms
Older than a year by portfolio founder
Round: Pre-Seed
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Experts at Drawing Lines
are very approachable, fair and honest VC, you can ask them pretty much anything and they are very good at connecting the dots between the partners and will refer cross portfolio.
Team quality
5.0
Professionalism
Investment process
5.0
Approachability
Responsiveness
Value add
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Older than a year by non-portfolio founder
Round: Pre-Seed
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Experience Matching the Brand
After getting an intro, heard back in an hour, set up a call for the next day, had one of the most useful and pleasant conversations and heard no the same evening with reasoning. It's really in the name - 'Kindred'.
Team quality
5.0
Professionalism
Investment process
5.0
Approachability
Speed of the process
Responsiveness
Due diligence
Value add
5.0
Supportiveness
Value add beyond financing
Board activity
Terms
Older than a year by portfolio founder
Round: Pre-Seed
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Minutiae Sets VC Apart
Nice and helpful experience from early conversations to closing. Loved the final decision being a board meeting-like dialogue and coaching experience around two strategic topics we brought instead of the common partnership pitch meeting with often less value for founders, no matter the outcome.
Team quality
5.0
Professionalism
Investment process
5.0
Approachability
Responsiveness
Value add
Not reviewed
Older than a year by non-portfolio founder
Round: Pre-Seed
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Warm Sunrise
Had an initial conversation, too early to tell if it'll lead anywhere but found our contact super professional and interested in what we're doing. Made a great first impression.
Team quality
5.0
Professionalism
Investment process
5.0
Approachability
Speed of the process
Responsiveness
Due diligence
Value add
5.0
Supportiveness
Value add beyond financing
Board activity
Terms
Older than a year by portfolio founder
Round: Seed
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Pandemic Proven
An amazing shareholder and investor who puts the portfolio company first, even when pandemics hit
Team quality
5.0
Professionalism
Investment process
5.0
Approachability
Responsiveness
Value add
Not reviewed
Older than a year by non-portfolio founder
Round: Pre-Seed
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Acted As the North Star
Although they declined to invest in the end, the experience with Kindred was excellent. After a couple of calls they provided detailed feedback and introductions that proved useful.
Team quality
Not reviewed
Investment process
5.0
Approachability
Responsiveness
Value add
Not reviewed
Older than a year by non-portfolio founder
Round: Seed
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Rewarding Feedback
Although they did not proceed to term sheet, the meeting and feedback sent quickly afterwards were very useful.
Team quality
Not reviewed
Investment process
5.0
Approachability
Responsiveness
Value add
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Older than a year by non-portfolio founder
Round: Seed
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Worth ATLEAST a Conversation
We approached Kindred and gave an initial Zoom pitch, where we were asked great questions. A week later we got a No, that was accompanied by very helpful feedback. Would recommend talking to.
Team quality
Not reviewed
Investment process
4.5
Approachability
Speed of the process
Responsiveness
Due diligence
Value add
4.8
Supportiveness
Value add beyond financing
Board activity
Terms
Older than a year by portfolio founder
Round: Seed
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Trust Me
I wish all the investors were like Kindred founding team. Highly intelligent, professional and helpful. However hard I try to think, I simply cannot think of anything negative to say about them.
Team quality
Not reviewed
Investment process
3.8
Approachability
Speed of the process
Responsiveness
Due diligence
Value add
1.0
Supportiveness
Value add beyond financing
Board activity
Terms
Older than a year by portfolio founder
Round: Series A
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Compensating for Something
They talk a big game. Integrity is low. They optimise all decisions around their book. They don’t protect minority shareholders. They have a huge sense of entitlement and not humble at all. They are divisive and political on boards. They actively and on paper discriminate against women in salaries, equity and contracts even though on the surface they claim to promote diversity. There is no understanding of board governance. They have been known to refer to founders as “employees of their firm” and have no issue replacing founders with professional CEOs, COOs and other. If those professionals under deliver, they consistently force the company to keep using headhunters to hire more until they get it right or run the company into the ground. Either way, as a founder, they use their power to make you think they are in control not you. If you don’t have self confidence, it’s really hard.
Team quality
Not reviewed
Investment process
4.8
Approachability
Speed of the process
Responsiveness
Due diligence
Value add
5.0
Supportiveness
Value add beyond financing
Board activity
Terms
Older than a year by portfolio founder
Round: Pre-Seed
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Again and Again
Our experience with Kindred has been absolutely fantastic! The full team is extremely respectful of founders' time, ideas and experience (before, during and after raising), they always go above and beyond to find ways to support us and are genuinely lovely people to speak to every single time.
Team quality
Not reviewed
Investment process
4.5
Approachability
Speed of the process
Responsiveness
Due diligence
Value add
4.0
Supportiveness
Value add beyond financing
Board activity
Terms
Older than a year by portfolio founder
Round: Seed
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Founders Life
I've never found a need to hide bad news from the team. Don't underestimate how helpful this is, since you're dealing in it all the time. I also have a great deal of respect for how fair they have treated us, especially when times were really tough. The financial support has been unflinching.
Team quality
Not reviewed
Investment process
4.0
Approachability
Speed of the process
Responsiveness
Due diligence
Value add
4.8
Supportiveness
Value add beyond financing
Board activity
Terms
Older than a year by portfolio founder
Round: Seed
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Kind
Empathetic, thoughtful and thorough.
Team quality
Not reviewed
Investment process
4.5
Approachability
Speed of the process
Responsiveness
Due diligence
Value add
4.5
Supportiveness
Value add beyond financing
Board activity
Terms
Older than a year by portfolio founder
Round: Seed
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Showing Up
They are showing to be an excellent partner, and are available whenever we need them.
Team quality
Not reviewed
Investment process
5.0
Approachability
Speed of the process
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Value add
5.0
Supportiveness
Value add beyond financing
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Older than a year by portfolio founder
Round: Seed
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Awesome
Supportive and helpful
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