Our journey

The word Kaiku means growth and evolution in Japanese, reflective of our vision to support the development of early-stage startups.

Our technology aims to automate the origination and filtering of accurate dealflow. For investors, we have built a data-led scouting process that streamlines the discovery of new prospects. For startups, we enable strategic funding and commercial connections that they would otherwise never uncover.

Kaiku was launched in late 2019 as an early stage funding solution to help startups access the early stage capital that still remains so hard to access, whilst also simplifying the journey to ‘investment readiness’.

We have worked with venture functions in over 50 countries across the globe, supporting cross-border funding connections. We believe that with more feedback and platform usage, AI-driven decisions can become more accessible and hence streamline early-stage investment processes across the market.

80%
Matching accuracy
4x
Quicker decisions
1,000,000+
Data points
40%+
Improved ROI

Meet the team behind Kaiku

Alex Balderstone
Co-Founder & CEO
Shanil Shah
Co-Founder & Head of Ventures
Trishna Nagrani
Founding Team & Strategy Lead
Thomas Salzer
Founding Team & CTO
Jonathan Ng
Deals & Business Associate
Rajiv Shah
Partnerships Lead
Sid Choksi
Venture Partner
Shimya Devakumaran
Machine Learning Analyst
Reuben Womersley De Zaldua
Data Engineer

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