“Investing at the early stage allows us to build long-term relationships with our founders and support them throughout the entirety of their journey. Crane has been investing in European seed stage companies since 2015 - a thesis which has been validated by later stage and overseas funds increasingly moving into this market.
Prior to Crane, Sam worked in a seed-stage enterprise software start up where he supported the founders across commercial and operational projects. Through these experiences he developed an empathy and admiration for early stage founders building the next generation of category defining companies. He particularly enjoys unearthing undiscovered founders and working with them prior to a Crane investment.