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any one recommend a VC firm in London?
CoFoundersLab is a collaborative community of Entrepreneurs and Founders. This is not the place to "hunt" for VC's. If you are a Premium Member, You can watch the HOW TO GET FUNDED WEBINAR with the CEO of 1000 Angels, and a former managing director from Guggenheim Partners.
Steve this is a best platform to search for Cofounder and not to lookout for VC, you may try angel.co or crunchbase it has got a good database for VC's
One other thing to highlight is that you specified "VC." Understand that there are generally six different kinds of funding, VC only being one of those. Each type of funding is most appropriate for different scenarios and will have rather different requirements of you. There's not a lot of crossover.
If you have already determined that VC funding is specifically the best match for your situation, then by all means, pursue VCs. But if you're using the term "venture capital" to mean just any kind of funding, then back yourself up and become educated on the important differences. It's more than semantics and will be important to your funding source. The audience you're approaching for funding is going to expect you to understand them and how they are different from other sources of funding just as much as you want them to understand you and how your company is different from other companies seeking funds.
One of the most valuable half hours that I ever had in my career as a serial entrepreneur was with one of the heads of institutional investing at DLA Piper at the time. They took the time to break down what each category of investor wants, what they would expect from me, what I could anticipate in terms of structure, and how to identify which funding was appropriate for my scenario. I am extremely grateful for the insights and it has saved me hundreds of hours of chasing the wrong rabbits.