WHO WE ARE
Untapped Capital is launching a $10MM seed stage venture firm to fund startups founded by undernetworked founders. Today, there are an increasing number of seed VCs, most of them relying on referrals, inflating valuation for rounds led by well networked founders. We narrowly focus on investing in great founders on the fringes of the startup ecosystem. Two reasons: first, a more reasonable valuation for similarly great companies produces better ROI, and second, from an impact perspective, identifying great founders that might otherwise be overlooked is great for the ecosystem. We find these founders by optimizing the firm, operations, and CRM, for proactive outreach – we expect about 90% of our pipeline to be outbound. Uncovering great startups and building relationships with them is what Yohei Nakajima has specialized in through his time working at Techstars and Scrum Ventures, and with organizations such as The Walt Disney Company and Nintendo.