Championing the European Enterprise founder

Focus

Crane is backing the next generation of ambitious intelligent computing founders

01

Software & Data

Underpins machine intelligence. We only invest in companies solving large problems for the enterprise. We are fanatically focused on helping founders define their business models and routes to market.

02

Pre Series A

We believe this to be the most difficult point in an enterprise founder’s funding life cycle and we actively seek to bridge the gap that exists for companies in Europe that are sub $100k MRR. We understand and love that you are creating a new category and may not yet have all of the proof points. We seek to help founders move beyond product market fit to find a repeatable commercial model.

03

Europe

There has never been a better time to be a founder in Europe. We are passionate advocates of the depth of talent in Europe and our Partners have a deep history of investing in as well as operationally launching startups across Europe (and the US and Asia too). When the time is right, we work closely with founders/teams to launch in the US – still the largest market for enterprise technologies.

Focus

Crane is backing the next generation of ambitious intelligent computing founders

01 Software & Data

Underpins machine intelligence. We only invest in companies solving large problems for the enterprise. We are fanatically focused on helping founders define their business models and routes to market.

02 Pre Series A

We believe this to be the most difficult point in an enterprise founder’s funding life cycle and we actively seek to bridge the gap that exists for companies in Europe that are sub $100k MRR. We understand and love that you are creating a new category and may not yet have all of the proof points. We seek to help founders move beyond product market fit to find a repeatable commercial model.

03 Europe

There has never been a better time to be a founder in Europe. We are passionate advocates of the depth of talent in Europe and our Partners have a deep history of investing in as well as operationally launching startups across Europe (and the US and Asia too). When the time is right, we work closely with founders/teams to launch in the US – still the largest market for enterprise technologies.

Portfolio

Team

We are passionate about enterprise software and deep tech founders based in Europe

Viewpoints

Viewpoints

Oct 29, 2018

Going from Seed to Series A in Europe

Thoughts from my recent presentation at SaaStock 2018
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Sep 19, 2018

FLIGHT 2018 — the Enterprise Seed Summit

Our hypothesis when we launched Crane in late 2015, was a deeply held belief in the depth and quality of...
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Sep 18, 2018

Talk Less, Smile More

Selling Enterprise Software can be talking intensive, or could it just require a humble smile? On my recent birthday I...
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