About Smart Seed Capital

Our mission

To empower the next generation of innovators and entrepreneurs by providing essential funding and strategic support to early to mid-stage companies that demonstrate high growth potential and a commitment to sustainability.

Our core values

Founder mindset, purpose driven
Inspire growth, embrace change
Live with integrity

About the founders

Established by founders Trevor W. Nelson and Brian A. Whittemore, Smart Seed Capital stands as a distinctive long-term investment partnership offering founders and owners an alternative to conventional private equity. Shaped by their transformative experiences as CEO, COO, and CFO of their own ventures, the founders understand the value of hard work, discipline, and exceptional individuals in building remarkable companies. With decades of combined experience, they bring a wealth of knowledge, passion, and hands-on expertise to the table. Trevor and Brian are not just investors; they are active participants in ensuring the success of each venture, committed to scaling businesses with recurring revenue models and a sustainable impact. The name Smart Seed reflects their commitment to thoughtful investment and the fundamental inputs that shape founders and the growth of their ventures.

Ready for growth?

If you’re leading a startup that’s set to redefine sustainability and innovation, we want to hear from you. Join us in our mission to seed a greener tomorrow. Apply now to become part of a network of pioneers shaping the future of our planet.

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