This is not an accelerator
This is cohort Investing

Welcome to Praeseed

The first cohort investment programme in the North of England. Helping build the region's next break out businesses through capital, community and content.

Applications open again in April 2025.

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We are a capital-first programme deploying £150k-£200k investments into 5-7 start ups each year.

But its about More than money. Our capital comes with…

Advice from those who’ve been there before.

Connection to other founders in the same boat.

Content that leads to action and better outcomes.

A route to future follow on funding.




What sets Praeseed apart?
Northern Founders


Praeseed invests capital through Praetura and access to their investor network to help startups get funded faster.

Going for growth


Join a collaborative community of like-minded entrepreneurs with a shared goal - to create meaningful Northern companies.

Set for scale


Learn from the best with course content created and curated by inspiring experts who've scaled businesses before.

What we’re looking for
Pre-revenue Start Ups

Pre-revenue Start Ups

Last year you will have created no more than £100k in revenue

Going for growth

Looking for equity

Seeking investment to help boost your business

Set for scale

Based in the North

Or committed to relocating here

Set for scale

Strong management

Who are willing to go the distance

Set for scale


Any sector with growth potential

Set for scale

A great pitch

Showing a clear understanding of your market

Join a portfolio of exceptional founders building ground-breaking businesses


How it works

  1. Online applications open once a year in May.
  2. 10 businesses will be shortlisted for the programme.
  3. Kicking off in June, shortlisted founders will join a weekly ‘inspire, educate and assess’ day at Praetura HQ every Monday for 6 weeks.
  4. The full day workshops will be hosted by founders and experts across Praetura’s 6Ms - Model, Market, Money, Management, Momentum and More Than Money. Throughout the programme, you will be allocated to a Praetura mentor.
  5. An eco-system pitch will be hosted in September to introduce you to the wider Praetura team and our other investor partners.
  6. Up to 7 investments of £200k will be made by the end of October each year (up to 70% of businesses from the cohort will be funded.)

Want to join the next cohort?

Tell us why you, why here, why now.

Applications open again in April 2025.

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Got questions about ?

PraeSeed lead Jess Jackson has recorded this FAQ video to help you understand the programme.