Why You Don’t Want SoftBank in Your Seed Round

Originally posted on Marathon. We frequently encounter the following train of thought by founders: “I’m raising a seed round of one million. I haven’t found my lead investor yet, but we are close to having {Sequoia} to join the round with a small amount, say, a hundred thousand or even half of it. I don’t …

Marathon Completes Second Closing, Increases Fund Size to €32m

Originally posted in Marathon Venture Capital We are pleased to announce the completion of Marathon’s second closing. Equifund and the European Investment Fund are now part of our mission, alongside a number of new backers including National Bank of Greece. Leveraging our enthusiastic reception by entrepreneurs from around the world, we aim to make good …

Introducing Marathon Venture Capital

Originally posted on Marathon Venture Capital. We are launching Marathon Venture Capital with the goal of fostering innovation coming out of the worldwide Greek network of entrepreneurs and technologists. On Friday March 17th, we presented our team, goals and ambitions for the new vehicle. If you missed our live presentation you can read here everything …