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


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



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

[Series A]


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


Eureka Work

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



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


Open Haus

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


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.



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

[Series A]


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



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



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


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.


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.



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



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



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.



BoostMySchool is the premier fundraising and engagement platform for schools.



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



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



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



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