FSK Ventures was born out of frustration personally experienced by our founders. A startup investor and advisor with a strong technical background on one side and a non-technical ex-founder on the other side. Our goal is to support talented, non-technical founders from day one, all the way to the seed round, helping them to de-risk their ventures and increase their chances of success. Learn more about FSK Ventures MVP development >
FSK Ventures consists of two parts — the MVP studio arm and the equity investment arm.
We initially work with founders through our MVP studio. The focus here is on building low-cost, high-impact MVPs. Typical engagement here lasts from two to four months and ranges anywhere between $5,000 - $25,000, depending on the individual needs of the founder and their startup.
This phase is crucial to us as it allows us and the founder to get to know each other. During this phase, we work with the founder on validating their idea, business model, initial go-to-market strategy, and overall business strategy. Once these elements are clear, we will build a functional MVP that founders can comfortably introduce to the market and start signing up their first paying customers.
After the founder introduces their MVPs into the market, the development work doesn’t end — quite the opposite. The feedback is (hopefully) rolling in and there is a good amount of work to be done over the upcoming months.Read more about pre-seed SaaS startup funding >
This is the point where many founders start to give up — the harsh reality of running a startup starts to truly set in and founders are coming to realize that they are only at the beginning of their journey. While they have some initial traction, it’s far from a smooth path and still a long way to raising that huge seed round investment. This is the situation we’re waiting to see founders in and where we ask ourselves: “Do we believe this founder has what it takes to succeed? Can we see this company being exited in a few years from now?”
If the answers are yes, we’re ready to discuss the equity investment and carry the burden of technical expenses on behalf of the founder all the way until they can raise the Seed round and hire the talents we bring to the table internally.