Kindred has been looking for a new General Partner for around two years now and we’re delighted to be able to announce that we’ve finally made an appointment. …


Fundraising is one of the activities that tends to dominate the time and energy of most early-stage start-up founders. We created this guide to help founders become more familiar with the Series A fundraising process. …


There are two objectives that tend to dominate the time and energy of most early-stage startup founders: fundraising and hiring. The latter is often impossible without the former, but a founder needs a team to support them while they’re focusing on raising capital. …


We’re all understandably somewhat distracted by COVID-19 at the moment, both from a health point of view, but also the possible short and longer term economic consequences.

At Kindred, we have no intention of waiting for more certainty and are going to be investing as usual. …


As the Community Lead at Kindred, I was recently tasked with creating a parental leave policy for the firm. I found the mechanics of pulling together a policy framework pretty straightforward (happy to share our template), then the team all weighed in on scope.

I’ve been at Kindred for about…


Since we started Kindred Capital in late 2015, we’ve gone from strength to strength and it’s now time to look for our next General Partner, as we start to invest from Fund II, which is another £80m seed fund. …


We often hear that it’s hard to raise funding for a seed business (or any stage business, in reality). But how difficult is it exactly? We thought it would be useful to share the Kindred investment process and the numbers at each stage.

Like any VC, we get far too…


Legendary runner Dave Wottle, demonstrating that it’s the result that matters*

Imagine you are talking to a friend who is naturally gifted at sports — perhaps, tennis or golf, but any sport will do. They tell you that it is their intention to go professional and turn their hobby into a fulltime occupation.

After you congratulate them and wish them the…


10 percent Addicted to VR

Bill Gates wrote in 1996 that “We always overestimate the change that will occur in the next two years and underestimate the change that will occur in the next ten. Don’t let yourself be lulled into inaction.” …


The founder couldn’t quite put his finger on it, but something was going wrong with his Talent Strategy for early employees.

No founder needs convincing that finding and retaining the right talent is crucial to success — at every stage of the business. But the first 10 hires you make are arguably the most crucial, as they set the bar for the future.

Hire a bunch of B and C players…

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