Firestartr is a venture platform which syndicates investments with sector relevant angels.
We provide meaningful introductions to accelerate the success of European start-ups from seed to series A and beyond.

Firestartr backs globally ambitious entrepreneurs, crafting game-changing Internet & software businesses. We are entrepreneurs ourselves on the ground across Europe and globally connected with a deep-rooted admiration for fellow entrepreneurs and their challenges to improve their world and society itself.

Firestartr provides seed-stage capital to entrepreneurs standing by them to series A and beyond. We team-up in a lean, data-driven approach to building sustainable business successes and make those crucial connections to potential team-members, customers and partners.

There has never been a better time to build a business in Europe. With today’s lower "cost to experiment" and Internet-based go-to-market strategies levelling the playing field globally, allowing Europe’s talent to shine.



Firestartr's team has been behind €6.7Bn in transactions over the last 20 years; a dozen trade sales and IPOs and started eight companies from scratch covering brands like Skype, Orchestream and Geneva Technologies.

The Firestartr team consists of experts in different areas of business including Analytics, Bitcoin Consumer Internet, Design, Development, E-commerce, Finance, Gaming, Marketing, Mobile, PR, SaaS, Social Media and User Experience.

Richard Muirhead

Managing Partner
Interim CEO of Automic. Formely: CEO Tideway. EIR Accel Partners. Co-founder of Orchestream and Nexagent. Expertise: SaaS, Bitcoin, Big Data.

Chipper Boulas

Formerly: VP Corporate Strategy EBay, Partner at McKinsey. Expertise: Consumer Internet, Mobile, Social Media.

Anil Hansjee

Co-Founder & CIO MTGx. Formerly: Head of Corporate Development EMEA Google. Expertise: Online Advertising, Gaming, Digital Content.

Alain Falys

Co-founder & CEO of Yoyo. Formerly: Co-founder, Chairman & CEO OB10, Senior Vice President Visa, Omnis Mundi AG Expertise: E-payments, E-Commerce, Social

Cécile Baird

PR, Marketing and Events.
Co-Founder Product Design Guild. Co-organiser Coinscrum Expertise: Product Design, UX, UI & Bitcoin


Entrepreneur First

Play The Long Game

Lose the Egos

Radical Transparency

Data-driven & disciplined

Innovate don’t stagnate



We're always keen to hear from innovative startups, professional advisors or investors.