BRINGING CAPITAL AND EXPERTISE TO ENTREPRENEURS

WHAT IS DAI?

We are a member-led "micro-VC" incorporated as an investment company and made up of like-minded individuals. We are passionate about entrepreneurs and teams that can take their ideas from proof of concept to customer traction to scale with drive, energy, determination and ambition.

 

We invest in the seed and Series A rounds of early-stage technology companies with high growth potential.

 

What makes us different is that we are not a fund.  We are a fully-capitalized investment company and our angels range from seasoned investors, tech entrepreneurs, venture fund partners, senior executives of successful companies and one institutional investor.   Together, we leverage our collective experience as well as our extensive network of contacts to add value to our investees through our ability to open doors and to mentor them.

 

Whenever possible we seek to invest alongside established venture funds that act as lead investor but DAI also has also acted as lead investor on various seed and bridge rounds.

 

DAI typically deploys between $100,000 to $250,000 in each of the companies we invest but our members can, and frequently do, co-invest with DAI.  This means that DAI (together with co-investing members) have made first-round investments of  between $100,000 and $2,000,000 in all our portfolio companies to date.

 

For portfolio companies that show strong traction after our initial investment, we have a 'dry powder' reserve to enable us to deploy additional capital to support their growth.  Since inception, we have invested in 5 follow-on rounds with existing portfolio companies including two Series A rounds.

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