your

pre-seed

lead

we thrive where others say “too early”, joining you from the start with up to $750K
pitch us
in the last 12 months
14
pre-seed rounds led
$75M
raised by portfolio
$5.6M
invested

0 to 1 specialists

we built our firm to help your startup cut through Seed and get to Series A and beyond with velocity

high conviction, hard at work

we invest with a concentrated strategy to maximize our bandwidth and capital reserves to back you up

They came in as a fund but hit the ground running like operators. From day one, working with Pascal & Daniel has been a great mix of friend and friction (the right kind of friction that propels you forward) and they have continued to support us that way ever since.

Cat Noone

Co-Founder & CEO

Stark

focal has been an incredible sounding board for Pump, outshining any large multistage firms I've worked with before. They always reply within minutes and provide invaluable feedback, especially on our marketing and go-to-market efforts.

Spandana Nakka

Founder & CEO

Pump
YC alumni

A short quote couldn't possibly summarize the value Pascal & Daniel bring to MoneyMade. Strategic wizards, business experts, networking machines and empathetic humans. If you're lucky enough to get them on your cap table - raise a glass.

Richard McBeath

Co-Founder & CEO
MoneyMade

It was critical for us to have a fund involved that truly gets pre-seed. focal understands the challenges of going from 0 to 1 and their passion for supporting startups is unmatched. It was a no-brainer to have them lead our pre-seed for a second time (after our first successful exit together).

Conno Christou

Co-Founder & CEO
Keragon

Daniel & Pascal listen with purpose - you’ll want an advocate who can relay your vision succinctly across stages and prospects.

Grace Chang

Co-Founder & CEO
Kintsugi

We couldn't be happier with our decision to partner with focal. As a first time founder, it's been invaluable to have them as a sounding board for what's coming around the corners as we've gone from concept to customers.

Vernon Gair

Founder & CEO
Flare

From the start, focal dug their heels in every week on our messaging, product strategy, mapping out the pathway to seed, etc. Both Pascal & Daniel truly understand pre-seed, are great humans, and always have our back.

Michael True

Co-Founder & CEO
Prescient Ai

Daniel & Pascal truly understand the nuanced challenges early stage founders face. They keep showing up with both experience and compassion, including when we went through a major pivot. A+ investors.

Paul Li

Co-Founder & CEO
Personabo
YC alumni

early GTM experts & network

we help you blow past traction metrics and enable you to learn alongside 150+ of the best startup revenue leaders that are part of our GTM community

partners to the product obsessed

we back software, platform, infrastructure builders reinventing how industries operate and business is done, with a strong moral compass guiding them

raising your 1st round of funding of < $2M
originated in the US or Canada
strong product builders with 1+ technical (co-) founder(s)