Martin SFP Bryant, the leading tech journalist, has launched a premium newsletter – PreSeed Now – to connect investors with early-stage startups in the UK.
Launching today, PreSeed Now – published by Bryant’s consultancy Big Revolution – focuses on emerging deep tech and B2B start-ups, being distributed to subscribers twice a week.
It is intended to help pre-seed investors find deals and later-stage investors identify prospects for who’s up-and-coming. With connections with universities and accelerators, it will profile those firms yet to raise their very first round of funding.
In early issues, which can be viewed for free in the first two weeks, start-ups will be featured from support schemes including Entrepreneur First, ConceptionX, and Ignite NI.
Bryant has previously worked as Editor of The Next Web, the tech industry publication now owned by the Financial Times; and was Community Editor at Tech North, supporting ambitious start-ups in the region. He is also a judge at the annual Prolific North Tech Awards.
“The tech press tends not to cover startups at their earliest stages,” he said.
“This is understandable; in a world where big-money VC funding deals are announced every day, there are more than enough startups who have proven themselves newsworthy to keep journalists busy. But the early-stage part of the tech industry deserves to be documented as it’s where every startup’s journey begins, and there are so many compelling ideas being tried.
“This newsletter’s sweet spot is companies that have moved beyond an idea on the back of a napkin but are yet to raise external equity investment. The first companies we’ll cover are founded by people with strong experience in the field they’re addressing or are building on top of their own academic research and development.”