Dundee VC is a venture capital firm investing in early-stage technology startups located outside of core North American venture markets -- think Toronto, Minneapolis, Austin or Raleigh rather than San Francisco, New York, or LA. Dundee VC is a distributed firm with offices in Omaha, Chicago, and Boulder.
The firm has over $90M under management and typically invests ~$1M to lead $1M-$3M pre-seed and seed rounds. Dundee VC is currently investing out of its third fund, a $41M fund launched in 2020.
Dundee VC’s philosophy is to be a partner to portfolio companies, not just an investor. We strive to believe before others will and to steadily guide founders through every step of their journey.
Every transformative company starts with a core team who deeply believes. Each “overnight success” takes years of tenacity, grit, questioning, and persistence behind closed doors. We know it because we’ve been there, too. We believe before others will, and commit to working with you through the entire journey. That’s what seed investing should be.
The Mighty Middle
The most transformative technology companies are being built right here, right now – outside of traditional coastal startup markets. Across our four Midwest offices, we see technology’s impact on our people, and our cities, states, and world. We know the Mighty Middle is the best place to build a tech company – and what is being built here today will improve lives for generations to come.
Lead Seed Capital
No ‘Let us know when you find a lead’ or ‘Who else is in?’ Having built and exited tech companies ourselves, we know an engaged investor base is an unfair advantage. We lead a vast majority of the rounds we invest in, and employ a high-conviction, low-volume investment strategy so we can work closely with each founder we partner with.
It’s about seeing the opportunities others ignore. We get to see the ways technology moves us forward every single day. We like founders who see the world a different way; you know something everyone else does not know and have earned an unfair advantage in the market you are attacking. That’s where great companies start. We want to help you build the future.