Tech Company CollectionsPre Seed Stage Tech Companies & Startups

What is a pre-seed round?

A pre-seed round, in the context of startup financing, refers to the initial stage of fundraising that occurs before a startup seeks formal external investment from venture capitalists or angel investors. This round is typically focused on securing the initial capital needed to develop and validate the startup's concept or product, often when the company is still in its very early stages of formation.

During the pre-seed round, founders often tap into their personal savings or obtain small investments from friends, family members, or close contacts. These initial funds are used to cover basic expenses such as product development, market research, initial marketing efforts, and other foundational activities necessary to bring the startup's idea to a more advanced stage.

Pre-seed funding is essential for startups to reach a point where they can demonstrate their concept's viability and attract more significant investment in later rounds, such as seed funding and Series A funding. The goal of the pre-seed round is to prove the business concept, build a minimum viable product (MVP), gather user feedback, and establish some traction that can be presented to potential investors in subsequent rounds.

Investors participating in pre-seed rounds understand that these early-stage companies are higher risk due to the uncertainties surrounding their business models, markets, and products. In return for their investments, pre-seed investors often receive equity in the startup, and their contributions can vary from a few thousand dollars to tens of thousands of dollars, depending on the startup's needs and the investor's appetite for risk.

Overall, pre-seed rounds play a crucial role in the startup ecosystem by providing the initial fuel necessary for young companies to begin their journey and progress to a stage where they can attract larger investments and achieve more significant milestones.

What is the average pre-seed round amount?

According to our database of 2,269 pre seed funding rounds from 2014 to the present the average pre seed round is $1,234,564.71, so about $1.2 million.

What companies in the US are in the pre seed stage now?

Fear not dear reader! The companies listed below are pre seed startups in that their latest funding round, according to public web records, was a pre seed round.

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List of Pre Seed Stage Tech Companies & Startups

Company NameDescriptionYear FoundedTotal Amount Raised
Meet 1up, The Competitive AI. Observe and understand everything your competitors are doing.
2021
$3,300,000
2Cents is an ethereum protocol that turns users into network owners for internet communities. The company was founded in 2021 and is headquartered in San Francisco, California.
2021
$125,000
For Games & Game Studios Сovers all Game's needs: · mint gaming NFTs with user interface or use API · list & sell NFTs on your own marketplace In White Label format
2022
$2,000,000
Abbot is a platform for building, running, and monitoring automation from chat rooms. It helps teams bring work to where the conversation about work happens.
2020
$125,000
Accelerate Dental Holdings is a dental healthcare centre
2023
$11,700,000
More deals, less paperwork. Power business growth and improve profitability with ADEx’s better document automation and searchability. Whether you’re in real estate, lending, insurance, investment or portfolio management, ADEx’s deep industry expertise, pre
2019
$120,000
Adventurous Co is a local organization building kids’ and family adventures through San Francisco. They focus on building immersive outdoor play experiences to incite imagination and adventure for kids and to give parents more ways to get them outside and
2018
$150,000
We are a developer of innovative energy transition products, starting with electric vehicles.
2022
$4,000,000
Aequus Ads is a SaaS-based in-app bidding and mediation platform used to assist app developers and publishers. Its platform drives efficiency and increases revenue from yield optimization and has no hidden costs or blind revenue shares cutting ad revenue t
2020
$3,227,642
AEV Charging is a manufacturer of EV charging stations.
2021
Unknown
AfriBlocks is a global Pan-African collaboration platform and marketplace of vetted African freelance professionals equipped with intuitive collaboration tools and a secure payment system that makes it easy to get remote contract projects completed afforda
2019
$320,000
Afropolitan is creating a Digital Nation to enable all Africans to build abundant lives. The internet enables people to organize around shared values at scales that were previously unthinkable before the turn of the century. If it were a country, Facebook
2022
$2,100,000
Aghaz Investments is an online investment advisor for Muslims and values-based customers to conveniently invest and save for their goals in a manner consistent with their beliefs.
2020
$600,000
About The next generation of eCommerce Customer Service Products eCommerce Omni-Channel Customer Service Platform
2019
$800,000
Automotive software enabling near real time communication between vehicles and anything.
2020
$2,000,000
Aikium Inc. is a pre-seed protein therapeutics startup incorporating breakthroughs in synthetic biology and deep learning. Their proprietary non-antibody scaffold protein holds the promise of precise programmable binding with universal target coverage. It
2022
$1,700,000
Airquest is a SaaS platform that helps mid and large enterprises make real-time logistics decisions. Our platform integrates with trade partners enabling collaboration with them so that shipments are executed seamlessly.
2019
$190,000
Airstack is a web3 developer platform that provides fast and easy access to on-chain data across projects and blockchains. Abstract. Airstack is a decentralized data network that makes blockchain activity easily discoverable, browsable, and consumable. Bef
2022
$7,200,000
Akouba, Inc. provides financing services. The Company offers loans to small businesses enterprises. Akouba serves clients in the State of Illinois.
2014
$1,168,000
Alchemy is a platform that enables brands to build unique e-commerce experiences without code. High-growth companies use us to iterate faster without being held back by clunky apps and rigid templates.
2021
$125,000
Alcove is decarbonize the earth and accelerates growth.
2022
$2,969,998
Building a B2B SaaS marketplace where designers can shop & transact seamlessly with wholesale brands to deliver inspiring living spaces for their clients.
2021
$2,500,000
Aldoa is the all-in-one software platform for the environmental consulting and remediation industry. From technical report writing and compliance to timesheets and real-time budgeting, Aldoa streamlines everything for your business from the field to the of
2021
$1,200,000
AltruHelp provides software solutions and an online community for companies, schools, and nonprofits to increase volunteering & civic engagement. Share the good you do with the world & inspire altruism. Join us today to increase your IMPACT & inspire a las
2011
$10,000
Ananya Health develops a medical device to treat cervical pre-cancer in the highest-burden regions of the world.
2020
$125,000
Gamz is the perfect social media for the gaming world. Where millions of people come together live every day to explore, share, and make their own entertainment together.
2022
$2,100,000
Apelab is a SaaS software company focusing on AR/VR remote learning platform Zoe.
2014
$450,000
Apollo is a debit card that rewards users with stock with every swipe of the card. Users can earn guaranteed fractional shares and a chance to win big with a full share of their favorite stocks.
2021
$125,000
apprvl, Solution for photographers and retouchers. In the first place, to get photos or any visual content to be easily approved. With an opportunity to comment and share each piece.
2019
$40,043
At Arcwise, we’re untangling the complexity of modern data tools to make analytics and data science accessible to anybody. Our mission is to put all that power into the hands of everyone, not just the 0.5% of people that can code; to enable everybody to us
2022
$1,000,000
Automate application and infrastructure deployment to your cloud, in seconds. We've built a flexible internal developer platform for your organization, so that you don't have to.
2021
$1,500,000
Ark Biotech is an organization currently based in New York City, New York, United States. It has been founded in 2021 by Yossi Quint.
2021
$8,499,992
Artisan AI creates digital workers, called Artisans. The company's first Artisan, Ava, automates the entire outbound sales process and can be set up with a 10-minute conversation. Ava creates TCPs, and prospects with her database of over 270,000,000 contac
2023
$2,300,000
Ash Capital operates as a domestic based hedge fund based in Columbus, OH aimed at growing our investors capital by following a combination of time-tested investment philosophies along with modern and thesis based strategies. Holding a diverse network of a
2021
$6,700,000
Assuaged.com is a charitable and digital solution easing the global burden of chronic disease by curatively providing healthy product recommendations. Our driving mission is to help people make health-conscious choices following health-psychology and nutri
2017
$635,111
AtlasOne provides on-the-job development for modern technology sellers. Members get access to dedicated career resources, mastermind support groups, and educational modules to level up their careers. We partner with organizations of all sizes to build and
2021
$1,100,000
A common pain point we hear over and over again is that getting started in AWS the ''right'' way is difficult and requires tons of research and decisions made. One person said that it took them over three weeks to pick the stack before launching the actual
2020
$500,000
Augment is an augmented reality SaaS platform that allows users to visualize their products in 3D in real environment and in real-time through tablets or smartphones. The software can be used for retail, e-commerce, architecture, and other purposes.
2011
$1,800,000
Aument helps ecomm brands acquire and retain customers. Aument is an ecommerce toolbox with easy to use marketing actions and workflows
2021
$1,500,000
Awesomic, Inc do not match you with freelancers, instead of it, Pizdata takes all the hassle away. Their subscription starts from $399/month and can be easily upgraded or downgraded depending on your workload (which is not that easy with the teammate's sal
2020
$2,800,000
Axle is a SaaS company focused on enhancing corporate access to Wall Street. The company services a diverse range of capital market participants, including public corporations, investment firms, banks, and investor relations advisers, providing exceptional
$1,500,000
Azuki is an all-you-can-read subscription service for Japanese comics, also know as manga. We make it easy for fans to keep up with their favorite series through unlimited digital access.
2020
$593,500
Backflip is a proptech + fintech company that empowers real estate entrepreneurs to improve local communities by rejuvenating housing.
2020
$35,265,000
Bagel Network is an open protocol for humans and autonomous AI agents to collectively build, trade, and license Machine Learning datasets.
2023
$3,100,000
A Baia é uma agência digital da nova internet. Da internet de resultados e de relacionamento. Da internet interativa, onde podemos conquistar clientes, fazer amigos e ganhar fãs, tudo de uma forma simples, rápida e extremamente eficiente. Da internet que
2009
$665,000
Bandit ML builds machine learning tools for e-commerce companies.
2019
$1,470,000
Bank is part of The Daxsen Corp. Daxsen Corp. has an important capillarity as it is present in different industries with its more than 100 brands. Among this group are major brands in the real estate, concierge, music, film, software and entertainment indu
2022
$5,000,000
Basement.Social is an organization currently based in San Francisco, California, United States. It has been founded in 2019 by Jeremy Berman and Fernando Rojo.
2019
$150,000
Our mission is to empower consumers to practice responsible security and safety protocols to protect themselves, and their families. Batten is a one-stop-shop to find security and protection recommendations. We employ a team of world-class experts to help
2020
$500,000
Beam offers software and a network of professionals to help clients with the design and plan of home renovation projects. The company was founded in 2020 and is headquartered in San Francisco, California, United States.
2020
$3,200,000
BearBuzz is a performance-based content ad network for YouTube, Twitch, and Podcasts. BearBuzz builds an influencer marketplace that moves things along much more quickly than today’s negotiation slog. The company aims to standardize ad formats and can auto
2019
$150,000
Beem connects employees, forging new lines of communication across the company, transforming the way businesses share knowledge and information. Beem is the first born mobile, 360 degree internal communications platform, flexible, robust, and revolutionary
2020
Unknown
Better & Better dedicates itself to thinking deeply about the way humans do things-from personal rituals to whole systems of global production. They set out to make products that are good in every way they can be. They prioritize the health of our bodies a
2019
$5,595,002
BillionMinds is a Future of Work startup that puts practical tools in the hands of employees to help them thrive in a world where work and the rest of our lives are merging. Over 1 Billion people do unstructured ambiguous work today and that number will do
2020
$1,700,800
Blaze is the smarter no-code platform for teams to build internal tools. Create beautiful client portals, admin panels, inventory management systems, and automated workflows without needing to write any code. Trusted by enterprise companies for security an
2022
$3,500,000
Blink Last Mile is a Sustainable same-day delivery for e-commerce companies in Europe
2020
$120,000
Blockfenders is a startup with a blockchain-powered platform that promises to help businesses share data more securely with one another.
2022
$1,500,000
Bluestem Biosciences, Inc., is designing biology with the end in mind, to enable existing infrastructure in the Midwest for industrialized synthetic biology. We are leveraging digital biology to facilitate the discovery of biomanufacturing, focused on the
2022
$10,000,000
Bolden Therapeutics is a biotechnology company developing first-in-class therapeutics to treat central nervous system diseases such as Alzheimer’s and ischemic stroke.
2019
$3,300,880
Booth AI enables companies to supercharge their creative output with a generative-AI powered image production platform. https://booth.ai
2022
$1,070,000
Founded by industry experts, BooxAI is an AI-based publishing platform offering authors a quicker and smarter way to publish and market their books. BooxAI’s platform allows authors to create POD, eBook, and audio versions of their book and distribute the
2021
$1,150,000
Botany.io is the operating system for exceptional software engineering teams. We enable software organizations to maximize remote work, scale their engineering managers, and grow developers within critical “team” skills and behaviors. botany.io is a new wo
2019
$120,000
Boxconn connects third-party logistics services with businesses and individuals who wish to find an easily scalable, faster, and affordable logistics fleet with a primary focus on Africa. We provide software tools such as an interactive dashboard, APIs, Da
2020
$100,000
BoxedUp is an on-demand rental marketplace, connecting connect content creators with equipment owners all in one platform, delivering products directly to the door of customers. BoxedUp does this by aggregating listings from individual owners, local rental
2019
$2,400,000
BOXXPORT.com is the world’s leading B2B marketplace for trading sea containers. Using real-time data on container availability and price, sea containers can be traded in 184 countries around the world, no matter where they are located – whether in port, on
2019
$1,600,000
Bracket Labs is the development team behind BracketX. BracketX is a new innovative long / short volatility market for crypto. It is designed for traders who don't have a strong bias for price direction and it makes a great compliment to perps.
2022
$2,000,000
Brainify.AI is a decision support tool for depression screening and treatment decisions. Brainify is examining EEG-biomarkers to diagnose depression, determine the stage and type of the disorder, and predict treatment response. No two brains are identical;
2021
$1,600,000
We are pioneering an approach to brain longevity which pairs AI-derived brain biomarkers with personal treatment recommendations.
2018
$200,000
Brale enables decentralized and centralized finance to work seamlessly.
2022
$11,100,000
We're pioneering a new kind of medical facility to complement virtual primary care. We provide diagnostics, nursing services, point-of-care testing, phlebotomy, and more at transparent cash prices. Our goal is to bridge the gap in care quality and scope th
2020
$150,000
Brokeboyz building the web3 technology and bridging the gap between gaming, music, and culture.
2021
$1,200,000
Buildboard’s mobile and web-based platform simplifies the home remodeling sales process - effortlessly, taking home remodeling projects from idea to completion. Buildboard’s platform integrates vision technology designed to remove the in-home sales and est
2018
$25,000
BuildStream helps busy construction projects hire, manage and pay their workforce. We focus on placing teams of workers into projects, which increases site productivity, team cohesion and quality of work.
2019
$2,115,776
We build superb tools that help employers find, develop, and manage new pools of phenomenal talent to fill their talent gaps.
2021
$10,300,000
The #1 platform for undiscovered talent to connect directly with the world’s top entertainment industry executives for 1:1 live sessions & advances. Join today!
2022
$1,500,000
BUNDLAR is a Software as a Service (SaaS) Platform company that makes it easy for businesses, institutions, and individuals to increase efficiencies and profita ... bility by integrating cutting-edge augmented reality (AR) technology into their training, l
2018
$4,610,000
Zero‑Knowledge security without seed phrases or backup codes
2021
$1,000,000
Buoyant Aero builds unmanned airships that move middle-mile air freight at half the cost of a small plane. The company was founded in 2020 and is headquartered in San Francisco, California.
2020
$125,000
BurnerPage is an AI and machine learning platform that automatically optimizes web page conversion performance.
2021
$2,790,000
Byt is the world's first chain agnostic NFT marketplace and NFT ecosystem providing full end-to-end services for users engaging with and interacting with the blockchain.
2021
$1,500,000
Cabal is a private workspace to send, ask & update, track contributions, and scale the advisory program for founders &investors.
2021
$125,000
We created CABRA Sports because we wanted to capture the true nature of Latino sports fandom - in a way that no one’s ever done before. By going directly to the people, by fans for fans, and placing them front and center. No intermediaries. Just fuego spor
2022
$2,500,000
Each month, Cadence designs, schedules, and hosts virtual events that keep remote teams happy and engaged.
2019
$150,000
Caire Health provides AI software that improves the speed and accuracy of brain bleed diagnosis. The AI tool is designed to empower emergency doctors directly and start the treatment immediately.
2021
$125,000
Cambio is a digital, alternative banking platform that gives consumers who rely on alternative financial service providers the tools and resources they need to break the cycle of paying fees to cash checks, pay bills and access their funds.
2020
$500,000
A first ever online social network for cancer patients and survivors worldwide to seek help, share stories, find knowledge and guidance by connecting with fellow patients, caregivers, oncologists, and support groups near and far.
2022
$1,000,000
Cangoroo, an innovative MaaS company, are bringing shared app-based pogo sticks and other urban commuting solutions to every street corner of the world. Literally jump on a Cangoroo anytime and cruise your way through the city. Fun. Healthy. Convenient. 10
2019
$60,000
Capitrade Launchpad is a decentralized cross-chain fundraising platform that allows early blockchain projects to raise funds. Capitrade empowers blockchain startups projects to raise liquidity in a fair and decentralized manner.
2021
$20,000,000
Carat Card Club is an exclusive membership for college students and entrepreneurs. Once membership is approve, we issue the wealth builder credit card.
2020
$1,180,000
Take action you know will improve satisfaction, growth, and retention. Caravel's conversational intelligence bridges all of your customer feedback and gives you instant insight into what customer's want.
2018
$120,000
Providing a tech solution to carbon footprinting. Every business can be a green business. B-Corp founder member.
2013
$120,000
Career Point Ltd. is a food production company based out of India.
2020
$2,000,000
Cargoplot is an online platform for e-commerce importers and freight forwarders. Making use of machine learning, it enables the matching between the two parties, ensuring a freight forwarding partner who is able to get your cargo to the other side of the w
2020
$1,425,000
Casebook PBC are the developer of the patent-pending, award-winning Casebook platform. The Casebook platform also makes several modules including Intake, Case Management, Investigation, Placement, and many more to provide an end-to-end CCWIS-ready system i
2017
$3,000,000
Cash App (formerly Square Cash) is a mobile payment service available in the United States and the United Kingdom that allows users to transfer money to one another (for a 1.5% fee for immediate transfer) using a mobile phone app. In September 2021, the se
2013
Unknown
Wearing fine jewelry feels electric. Yet shopping for it is rarely welcoming, easy to navigate, or a joy to explore. Ever in search of that special place, we decided to create it. Cast is a fine jewelry brand bringing warmth and wonder to the shopping expe
2019
$20,000
Castodia connects spreadsheets to live databases, APIs, and data warehouses to simplify data analysis. It was co-founded in 2019 by Jimmy E. Chan and Ayazhan Zhakhan and is headquartered in San Francisco, California.
2019
$150,000
Cloud architecture platform enabling companies to excel with cloud native tech stacks, focused on tech stack evaluation, planning, and evolution, with the help of AI.
2022
$4,044,000
Cazamio is a software platform offered as a Saas that allows residential brokers to offer their team and clients all the bells and whistles that technology has to offer without the need to build their own custom solution. Cazamio is designed as a scalable
2021
$1,000,000
Celeri provides an API solution that makes it simple for companies to offer instant money transfer to their customers
2022
$2,050,000

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