Lighthouse Ventures

An Early-Stage and Acceleration Venture Capital

4.1
(21)
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Overall rating:
4.1
(21)
Recommend to another founder: 70%
Team quality
4.2
Professionalism
Personal qualities
Integrity
Respect and decency
Experience
Relevant expertise
Investment process
4.5
Approachability
Clarity of the process
Speed of the process
Responsiveness
Ease of the process
Due diligence
Value add
4.6
Supportiveness
Value add beyond financing
Board activity
Terms
Founder friendly
Help with follow-up rounds

About Lighthouse Ventures VC fund

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Founded:
2018
Number of investments:
28
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Organization type:
Accelerator, Venture Capital

How Lighthouse Ventures VC fund invests

Portfolio - latest investments by Lighthouse Ventures VC fund

Founders' reviews of Lighthouse Ventures VC fund

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Team quality
5.0
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4.5
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Value add
4.4
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Founder friendly
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Probably the best early-stage VC in Czech if not in CEE region.
Pros
Partners have a deep understanding of the e-commerce, retail-tech, food-tech, SaaS businesses. Very fast decision making and lots of conviction in founders they have invested. They have an in-depth knowledge database and help is always at hand if you need anything from a very knowledgeable associates.
Cons
Can't think of any atm.
Advice for management
Your enthusiasm and availability is unparalleled. I hope it continues as you grow as a fund.
Team quality
4.6
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5.0
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5.0
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Founder friendly
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Fast and fair investor that I can recommend.
Pros
Quick decisions, quick approval processes, significant help. They helped with further financing and fundraising. They helped during the process of selling the company. They helped with kick-of of sales - even by personally visiting our regular sales meetings. They helped with expansion to Asia with their contacts. I can only recommend this VC!
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Team quality
4.8
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4.8
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4.5
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Professional, prompt and on point.
Pros
Speed - they acted fast and did not linger Understanding - They quickly understood the biz model and prospect and focused questions on important topics. Flexability - They were flexible with our terms and conditions and did not dwell on small non show stoppers
Cons
Nothing :)
Advice for management
Keep doing what you are doing
Team quality
4.0
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4.0
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4.0
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Founder friendly
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supportive
Pros
Professional DD process; startup support w/ (i) relevant trainings and access to industry professionals; (ii) next round of investment - connection to VCs; (iii) reasonable reporting requests (quarterly)
Cons
nothing specific
Advice for management
Like the professional approach and support in our startup development and next investment round
Team quality
4.6
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5.0
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4.5
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Founder friendly
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Great investor to accelerate early product development & business growth
Pros
- supportive approach - great communication - active participation - trust
Cons
- as LHV is an early fund, we needed to learn about subsequent rounds on our own - no serious issues so far
Advice for management
I know about nothing.
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Team quality
4.6
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5.0
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4.6
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No bs, straight to the point investor and partner
Pros
- Straight to the point approach - Don’t waste founders’ time nor try to micro manage them - Responsive and always available
Cons
So far my experience has been only positive. They have a mixed reputation in the local Czech community (that’s one Con), but I haven’t experienced anything negative personally.
Advice for management
I would love to see LHV’s brand become more reputable and admired in Czechia.
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4.6
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4.8
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Value add
4.7
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Founder friendly
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They changed my view of VC, which I had avoided with my projects until then. - in positive way :)
Pros
Fast investment decision, always trying to help, they let us work (no unnecessary bureaucracy)
Cons
I can't think of anything, maybe they could give us more money so that we don't have to look for other funds from other VC funds :)
Advice for management
Invest more in projects you trust from your portfolio. You may sometimes miss the chance to have a bigger stake in the company.
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Team quality
5.0
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4.7
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4.8
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Founder friendly
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Strong push for and help with another round
Pros
Ability to connect new funds in the following round
Team quality
2.8
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2.8
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Think twice about what people are behind the VC group, and if it will not cut you off your future dream investors.
Pros
They are very communicative and generous in motivating founders to become pratners.
Cons
If you talk quality angel investors who know people behind the fund, you want to think twice if you will sign Light House, as what we learned on our path, if we would go with them we could cut other future possible investments,....as morally some other interesting investors do not want to cooperate with them, even if founders would want!!!
Advice for management
non
Team quality
3.4
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4.8
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Easy money but coming from a guy with bad rep
Pros
They were easy to approach, didn't ask too many unnecessary questions or demand meaningful work or documents from our side. Their time to close (we almost closed with them) was very fast (2-3 months).
Cons
We were looking for a consortium (2-3 funds) to co-invest in the deal. Unfortunately some other funds refused to coinvest with LHV based on supposedly bad reputation of their GM. I am saying supposedly because in the stress of raising funds I had no time or mean to check the background of the GM and what he did or did not do in other businesses more than 10 years ago. Even though this had nothing to do with our business, company or plans, it limited our possibilities to put together a coalition of co-investors. What was even worse, LHV pulled out of deal last minute which caused the one other co-investor also to pull out and the whole deal fell through giving us no runway left - which had dire consequences for our company.
Advice for management
Address your reputation issue somehow please because it doesn't affect only you but also the companies you invest in
Team quality
3.2
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3.4
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Pros
Initial outreach and PR
Cons
No real experience with business
Advice for management
It's not 100% clear whether you know what you are doing or not
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