Our founders are resilient and resourceful. They have bootstrapped, built profitable companies and raised capital from leading VCs.
In 2019, the companies in the group generated over $12m in sales, employed over 120 people and cumulatively raised over $25m in funding from Anthemis, Bullpen Capital, CueBall Capital, Frontline Ventures, HearstLab, Newark Venture Partners, New York Ventures, PointNine Capital, Rubicon Venture Capital and angels including Scott Belsky, Mark Cuban, Zach Weinberg, Lachy Groom and others.
Our Target Founders:
NYC based tech or tech-enabled startups
Immigrant & first-generation founders, non-Ivy League educations
Post-product with initial product-market fit to Series A stage
Belle Bar Organic
Belle Bar Organic is an organic beauty brand for women of color specializing in non-toxic haircare and skincare, natural beauty education and community support.
ClientBucket is an integrated platform that simplifies the way university faculty share learning materials, facilitate student interactions and showcase their laboratories and research.
Nguyen Coffee Supply
Nguyen Coffee Supply is a Millennial coffee company and lifestyle brand focused on importing and roasting quality Vietnamese coffee directly from the source.
Pedul is a scholarship marketplace where students can apply to multiple scholarships with one applications. Corporations utilize Pedul for talent sourcing and development via scholarships.