What $50M in New Capital Means for Entrepreneurs

  • KdT is not moving upmarket and will continue to be a true seed (or pre-seed) firm. KdT will continue to fill the void between SBIR and NIH grants and traditional Series A venture capital. We want to be your first institutional capital. We thrive when bold ideas are at their messiest, earliest stages.
  • KdT typically writes checks between $750K-$1.5M. We aim to collaborate with others on each transaction, as life is better when deals are a win-win AND non-overlapping networks are key to venture success. This generally takes two forms: we lead/co-lead, syndicating with our broader group of co-investors or fill out an existing syndicate.
  • Despite the above general guidelines, KdT can flex up in financings. With more capital at our disposal, we can be agile and write larger checks when appropriate. This provides more flexibility for our portfolio companies as they think about round composition and internal v. external funding dynamics. When our management teams want or need support from existing investors, we can now provide that support in a more meaningful way moving forward.
  • Our longevity as a firm was just extended. We’re going to be around to support you throughout the journey. The Seed ecosystem is fluid. But following our highly successful debut fund coupled with this new wave of capital, we will be here to fund frontier biology and chemistry for the foreseeable future. Plus we all left our original career tracks to work with you — we are entrepreneurs too.

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KdT is the standard for early-stage science venture investing. We help founders and their companies re-architect the world at a molecular level.