In addition to the companies we build at betaworks, we make seed-stage investments in the real-time social web. We do this in order to build an ecosystem of entrepreneurs and businesses that can learn, share, and grow with one another.
To us, seed investing means "first money in." Our typical investment size is $100,000-200,000. We usually invest as part of a syndicate of angels and early-stage VCs. Our requirements from an investment perspective are simple, though narrow. Investments must be early-stage, heavily tech-focused, and have a working (public or private) prototype. We are a powerpoint-free zone.