Our Members:

 

Our founders are resilient and resourceful. They have bootstrapped, built profitable companies and raised capital from leading VCs.

Member Achievements:

 

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:​

  1. NYC based tech or tech-enabled startups

  2. Immigrant & first-generation founders, non-Ivy League educations

  3. Post-product with initial product-market fit to Series A stage

Agnieszka Wilk

Decorilla

Decorilla is an online platform that connects customers with professional vetted interior designers.

[Bootstrapped]

Ardalan Khosrowpour

OnSiteIQ

OnSiteIQ is a visual documentation and risk assessment platform for construction projects.

[Series A]

Erum (Azeez) Khan

Soundmind

Soundmind is a web platform for senior living facilities to centrally manage and customize multiple voice assistants to deliver high-quality care.

[Seed]

Igor Lev

Eureka Work

Eureka is an employee onboarding platform that enables managers and HR professionals to create high quality, intelligent and personalized employee onboarding experiences.

[Pre-seed]

Mark Fershteyn

Recapped

Recapped is the first project management platform for B2B Sales to close deals and seamlessly onboard clients up to 80% faster.

[Seed]

Roma Van der Walt

Open Haus

Open Haus is redesigning parental fitness, wellness and health without excluding the children.

[Pre-seed]

Tianna Bell

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.

[Bootstrapped]

Alamin Uddin

NexHealth

NexHealth is empowering doctors to run thriving businesses with a full suite CRM that helps doctors acquire, retain, and delight patients.

[Series A]

Chinedu Chukuigwe

ClientBucket

ClientBucket is an integrated platform that simplifies the way university faculty share learning materials, facilitate student interactions and showcase their laboratories and research.

[Pre-seed]

Harrison Kim

Pavestep

Pavestep helps companies improve employee productivity and retention by enabling better goal alignment and feedback.

[Pre-seed]

Ishveen Anand

OpenSponsorship

OpenSponsorship is a two-sided marketplace connecting brands to athletes and sports teams for data-driven and ROI focused marketing programs.

[Seed]

Melanie Elturk

Haute Hijab

Haute Hijab is the leading U.S. hijab brand that celebrates and empowers hijab-wearing women by designing innovative products with superior service and craftsmanship.

[Seed]

Sahra Nguyen

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.

[Pre-seed]

Tiernan Kennedy

Umba

Umba is a point-of-sale financing startup for emerging markets.

[Seed]

Andrew Stroup

Lvrg.ai

LVRG is a cloud-based platform that enables companies to better manage their supplier relationships.

[Pre-seed]

Chisa Egbelu

Pedul

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.

[Seed]

Holman Gao

BoostMySchool

BoostMySchool is the premier fundraising and engagement platform for schools.

[Pre-seed]

Kenneth Kuo

Ingest

Ingest provides business-specific analytics for restaurants and hospitality groups.

[Seed]

Mischa Pintchiouk

Echoes

Echoes is an augmented intelligence solution that comprehensively analyzes customer feedback to drive CX and Product development.

[Pre-seed]

Sandro Roco

Sanzo

Sanzo is the first line of Asian-inspired sparkling water.

[Pre-seed]

Yi-Hsian Godfrey

Apiari

Apiari is a modern household officer helping busy families find, book, manage and pay in-home care providers.

[Pre-seed]