Join The Silicon Gardens

VC track built

by founders for founders

We invest in the most promising founders and best-aligned teams with innovative software and hardware solutions that are scalable and have global potential.

We primarily focus on Slovenian entrepreneurs but welcome pitch submissions from the SEE region or elsewhere in Europe.

As proven builders, we focus on early-stage, pre-product-market fit investing. We look for a data-driven decision-making mindset and favour opportunities that show traction outside the personal customer base.

Investment areas

Marketplaces & Consumer


Food & Health

Education & Gaming


Initial ticket size

€50k – 200k

We invest in

Pre-seed & Seed stage startups

We know pitching can be intimidating, and we have good news for you: we don’t bite.

We are happy to talk to you, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t put together the best submission possible. We always appreciate the effort!

In return, we can’t promise we will invest, but we pledge you will get an expert scan, orientation and actionable feedback, as well as exclusive Silicon Gardens community access.

Therefore, read the suggestions below and reach out with conviction. We are here to listen and support.


Get your pitch deck ready and carefully fill in the application form.

Even if you are very early on, putting extended thought and effort into a pitch deck will pay dividends. By it, you will answer key questions about your business, including information on product, market, competition, team and roadmap. Make sure you make it concise and visually appealing.

Please take your time with the application. Answer all the mandatory questions with care. You will help us help you better. We will not ask you everything in the application, though. We saved some key questions for the 30-minute intro call. Read below to learn more.


Prepare for the Intro Call.

On the call, we will ask you a few essential questions. We advise you to formulate your answers in advance. 

  • What problem have you identified, and how are you solving it?
  • Why are you (and your team) the best suited to introduce this solution to the world?
  • In 10 years, the startup has grown beyond all your expectations. How do you imagine it?

If you are having a difficult time providing good answers to these questions, it might be reasonable to revisit and rethink the foundations of your business.