Our Approach

Learn more about the who, what, when, and why behind our investment strategy.

At Vertical404 we are committed to guiding early-stage founders along the path of building high-growth tech companies from Pre-Seed to Series A.

We lead pre-seed rounds and co-invest at the seed stage. We look to be the first institutional check and leverage our network of advisors and investors to help our portfolio companies advance through the stages of growth.

Everything you need to know about our investment criteria is outlined below. Please submit the investment form if looking for an investment or would like to become an LP in our fund.

Check Sizes

We strive to be the first institutional investor in our portfolio companies, offering check sizes between >> 


Areas of Focus

We are focused on digitizing the habitual touchpoints of everyday people and have an interest in cloud-based technologies advancing the following areas >>

Future of Work




Investment Criteria

Companies are best positioned to receive backing from Vertical404 by meeting the following criteria >>

SaaS/Cloud-based technology servicing the future of work, health, finance, and media.

Have a Black, Latinx, or Woman founder and/or CEO

Agree to our Diversity Hiring Commitment 

Geographically located in U.S. 

Must have C-Corp Status

Product must be launched and in-market with early traction

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Please Read Before Applying: We are currently interested in only cloud-based companies at the seed stage (Pre-seed, Seed, Seed+). All non-cloud-based submissions will result in an automatic “no”. Due to the nature of our fund, Vertical404 is not permitted to invest or provide grants to charitable organizations.

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