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Immigrants, Lego Bricks and Zoolander

Find more about our events, portfolio, the markets and some interesting industry insights and news.

In the past few weeks, you haven’t been able to go far here in London without seeing some sort of reference to it “coming home”. While originally an ambitious claim, the English side kept pushing and have now made it to the final.

It got me thinking; maybe the footballing ambitions of England are an embodiment of an entrepreneur’s dogged determination to be a success. The determination needed to build a business is immense; the relentless resolve required is draining but it is absolutely essential. Alongside a healthy ability to reflect, learn and adapt as circumstances change.

As we now enter Q3, it is a good opportunity to reflect on the first half of 2021. Our portfolio is now 14, soon to be 15, portfolio revenues continue to grow rapidly, and now three companies are preparing to launch their series A’s.

The Investment Landscape

Since our June update, the S&P500 is up another 3%, taking it to a 17% climb year-to-date. Although it looks like there could be some bumps in the road as we (hopefully) head out of lockdowns and the more severe restrictions, financial markets seem confident that we have prosperous times ahead.

Things have been similarly positive in venture capital. Q1 was a record-breaking quarter, and according to Dealroom.co, it looks like Q2 will be even better. More than €16.3bn of venture capital investments have been made in the UK in H1 2021, vs €14.4bn for all of 2020.

Pitch Event

The next in our series of events is on the 14th of July @16:30.

We are excited to announce we have two companies joining us. We will also be joined by a mystery guest speaker, an international celebrity and singer who is also a seasoned angel investor and fund manager.

Sign up is free for investors using the LINK

The Fund

Are you interested in joining us on the journey?

Invest in SuperSeed’s EIS fund; it is evergreen, so we are open to investment at any time. As always, materials and applications are available online 24/7 at SuperSeed.

The Portfolio

We are still awaiting final Q2 numbers, but preliminary figures suggest the portfolio once again did very well with most of the portfolio posting strong growth and hitting record revenues.  

In the News

Immigrants know how to hustle – Indian Americans are 1.3% of the US population but have founded 23% of US unicorns.

Lego solves a world challenge – Finally, a way to use the big box of random lego blocks as Lego launches their AI computer vision building tool. 

Venture capital goes retail – The FT digs into the new swathe of public launches of venture capital.

UPS is the Zoolander of delivery companies – By avoiding left turns, UPS saves 10 million gallons of fuel a year. Left turns put the truck into oncoming traffic, which increases delays and the risk of accidents.

Are we going backwards? Google is opening their first retail store . . . isn’t that an internet cafe? 

The Internet is for sale – The man who invented the internet, Tim Berners-Lee, is selling its source code as an NFT. Happy bidding.

We hope to see you at the event, and please do feel free to let us know if you have any questions.

Kind Regards

James & the SuperSeed Team