This post builds off post 1 where we discussed the deeptech entrepreneur’s role in de-risking team and technology. This second post covers the deeptech investor’s role in successfully financing breakthrough science ventures. Outlined are two strategies commonly used among successful deeptech investors. The strategies are complementary and supplementary to current strategies for investing in capital-intensive startups (e.g. milestone-based financing and term sheet streamlining).
These strategies apply to investors in VC firms, corporate VC firms, family offices, and individual investors. They are especially meant for emerging managers who aspire to invest in deeptech. Finally, these practices should also be seen as a guiding post for entrepreneurs seeking funding from top-tier deeptech investors.