Node 2 Fund

The newest flagship fund from Lightning Ventures. The future of Free & Open Source venture capital looks bright. Lightning Ventures' Node 2 Fund is uniquely positioned to invest in the emerging Free & Open Source-native landscape, with an exclusive focus on Free & Open Source and an extensive network of industry connections. We are committed to supporting and fostering innovation in the Free & Open Source ecosystem, aiming to capitalize on the unparalleled opportunities presented by this transformative technology. Lightning Ventures aims to foster innovation in the space, helping to shape the future of finance and technology while creating value for our investors and the broader ecosystem.

If you want to invest in the next generation of Free & Open Source companies with us, apply to invest here.

Lightning Ventures Syndicate

In addition to our Node Series funds, Lightning Ventures manages an active syndicate of accomplished, talented, and unique investors. This group, which includes founders of successful Free & Open Source companies and influential figures in the Free & Open Source ecosystem, further enhances our ability to support founders and portfolio companies. This robust network provides value-added resources, mentorship, and connections that can propel our investments. We provide our startups with access to strategic partnerships, market insights, and growth opportunities.

For newer investors, Syndicates are a perfect place to start your angel investing journey. The minimums are much lower than being an LP in a more traditional fund (like our Node 2 Fund) and you get to see a lot of dealflow to hone your skills.

How can I join?

The Syndicate is managed through Angellist. You can join our syndicate and start receiving dealflow for free by filling out this short form. If we're offering a Free & Open Source deal you like, and you decide you want to invest, the minimum investment is $1,000. Be impactful, add value and join our network. If you are already on AngelList you can simply apply to join our syndicate here.

Scout Program

Lightning Ventures appreciates and rewards warm introductions! This is a chance to privately share any great startup or founder you think we should meet.

We will share 20% of our carry in that investment with you. Find a great startup! Hook us up with them! Earn carry on that deal if we end up investing. Learn about Venture Capital and break into Free & Open Source VC with our new program.

Don't hesitate to get in touch below to tell us more about how you can help.

Node 1 Fund

Our Node 1 Fund portfolio companies include: Strike, Swan, Azteco, CoinCorner, Breez, Unchained Capital, Relai,, Bold, THNDR Games, Moon, Bitnob, Scarce City, Beach Wallet,, Start9, Bitstack, DIGTL, Slice, Cloaked Wireless, Beaver, Wavlake, Federated Computer, Geyser, Orange Pill App, Fuji Labs, Vida Global, Jan3, and Ibex.

This fund invests in Free & Open Source companies with an emphasis on Lightning Network technology. This fund has a strict thesis of investing in the Free & Open Source ecosystem, with tremendous focus and interest specifically in companies who are building on the Lightning Network. We are investing in passionate, charismatic founders who are building real companies, potentially behemoths and ultimately are on a mission to make a sizable impact in the world and future. Through this fund, we have an opportunity to have an allocation or direct ownership of leading companies in this exciting and lucrative space. Node 1 Fund is closed.

Please see Node 2 Fund for current investment opportunities.

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