CoVenture offers cross‑capital stack financing to help founders scale their businesses.

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01 — Who we are

We're a group of hard working investors backing entrepreneurs who show us where the world is going.

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Our belief

Venture capital is a one-size fits model. And while we believe venture capital is an incredible tool, we complement it by deploying capital across various strategies. It is our job to figure out how to make our capital work for our partners - it's not their job to figure out how their company can be right for our capital.

Areas of investment

At CoVenture, we invest across the capital stack of emerging technology companies. We look for companies who are inventing new asset classes, identifying new economies, or who require alternative types of capital to grow

Our Approach

We're not looking to make things a little better, a little faster, or a little cheaper. We're looking to help invent things that never existed before.

02 — What we do

We partner with entrepreneurs whose innovation is outpacing traditional capital markets.

The economy of tomorrow will look different than the economy of today. It’s being built on platforms like Shopify, Amazon, YouTube, Spotify, Facebook and beyond. The businesses built on these platforms sound novel today, but are already becoming significant drivers of commerce. Yet financial services have not yet custom-fit their offerings to meet the needs of these new types of businesses.

These new platforms enable the companies we work with to identify data points that were previously unobservable, or that didn’t ever exist, allowing them to create new asset classes.

03 — Our core values
Rigor

Rigor

Building a company is brutally hard. And we get that. Our commitment is to work as hard at our jobs as the entrepreneurs we partner with work at theirs.

Tactical

Tactical

We thrive on the difficult and in-between. We're not looking to fill buckets, and don't ask founders to explain why their company fits within our investment thesis. Instead we dig in where others don’t.

Straight forward

Straight Forward

We don't "start high to end low." We don't "send a term sheet first, and figure out what the company does later." We don't speak in hyperbole. We don't over-sell. We are plain spoken and work with founders who are the same.

04 — Our Team

Get to know us.

Ali Hamed
Ali Hamed
Ali Hamed
Partner
Marc Porzecanski
Marc Porzecanski
Marc Porzecanski
Partner
Brian Harwitt
Brian Harwitt
Brian Harwitt
Partner
Elizabeth Ostrander
Elizabeth Ostrander
Elizabeth Ostrander
Chief Operating Officer
Isaac Strulowitz
Isaac Strulowitz
Isaac Strulowitz
Chief Financial Officer
Meghan Hillery
Meghan Hillery
Meghan Hillery
Director of Business Development
Michael Breitstein
Michael Breitstein
Michael Breitstein
Principal
Will Shao
Will Shao
Will Shao
Senior Associate
Danielle Saitta
Danielle Saitta
Danielle Saitta
Associate
Josh Begleiter
Josh Begleiter
Josh Begleiter
Associate
Oliver Garside
Oliver Garside
Oliver Garside
Analyst
Jesse Richmand
Jesse Richmand
Jesse Richmand
Advisor
Savneet Singh
Savneet Singh
Savneet Singh
Partner
Acquco

About Acquco

Acquco is focused on building the largest e-commerce platform in the world. Founded by a team of seasoned operators, Acquco strategically acquires the best brands and accelerates their growth across Amazon, Walmart, Shopify and other e-commerce ecosystems. Acquco has raised over $160M of institutional capital since its inception in 2020, and is focused on rapidly scaling its portfolio and team.

Partnership with Coventure

Through its partnership with Acquco, CoVenture has provided the company with capital to acquire e-commerce brands and scale its business.

“Through our partnership with CoVenture, we have been able to accelerate our growth and become a leading player in the e-commerce space in a very short period of time. Since our inception, the CoVenture team has provided tremendous value through founder-friendly, flexible financing structures, and has continued to grow with us thereafter. The team possesses unique industry insights, and the value CoVenture provides extends far beyond capital.”

Raunak Nirmal
CEO, Acquco
Clearbanc
Clearbanc company founders

About Clearbanc

Clearbanc is on of the fastest, most affordable ways for D2C and SaaS founders to fund their businesses and among the largest eCommerce investors in the world. Clearbanc has invested $10K - $10M in 2,200+ companies using data science designed to identify high-growth funding opportunities in less than 24 hours. This data driven approach is designed to take the bias out of decision making and has helped Clearbanc fund 8x more female founders than traditional VCs and invest in companies in all 50 states.

Partnership with Coventure

Coventure’s partnership with Clearbanc has scaled with the company, enabling Clearbanc to provide financing to more than 1,500 businesses.

“CoVenture bet on Clearbanc early and have been incredible supporters and partners from the beginning. The team at CoVenture is always looking for new opportunities and creative ways to collaborate and help us improve the business. We are honoured to have CoVenture as part of our Clearbanc team.”

Michele Romanow and Andrew D'Souza
Co-Founders, Clearbanc
Produce Pay
Produce pay company founders

About Produce Pay

ProducePay is improving the supply chain for fresh produce, with the goal of placing trust at the center of every transaction. It's mission is to strengthen relationships between growers, shippers, retailers, and consumers of fresh produce.

Partnership with Coventure

CoVenture has worked with Produce Pay since 2014, providing capital to support the growth of the company as well as the expansion of the financing solutions it offers growers and distributors.

“CoVenture has been an incredible partner to us from the get-go. From helping us carry the initial tech burden to get to a minimum variable product, to plugging us into the overall VC market, all through helping us raise the very funding vehicles with which we run our business. They are true partners, through and through”

Pablo Borquez Schwarzbeck
Founder, ProducePay
Stem
Stem company founders

About Stem

Stem is a distribution and payments platform focused on getting people paid in the music business. Music is the original "gig economy" with a broad network of freelance workers who have limited visibility into their finances and no easy way to account to all the people in the value chain.

Partnership with Coventure

Stem worked with CoVenture to launch Scale, a financing program for artists on Stem's platform. Stem is creating a new asset class designed to better align the interests between artists and their source of capital.

“CoVenture has been an incredible thought partner to Stem as we architected our advances product Scale. As a start up with limited resources, we appreciated them rolling up their sleeves and filling gaps on the strategy side to help us bring the product to market.”

Milana Rabkin Lewis
CEO, Stem
Wave
Wave company founders

About Wave

Wave is a sports media company for today's fan. Through a portfolio of media brands, covering a wide array of fandoms and genres, Wave seeks to entertain digital natives, with the programming they love, in the places they spend the most time. Their programming can be discovered across Snapchat, Instagram, TikTok, Facebook,YouTube and other core and emerging platforms.

Partnership with Coventure

Through its partnership with Spotter, CoVenture has provided the company with capital to acquire YouTube content and scale its business.

Spotter
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About Spotter

Spotter is partnering with YouTube creators, delivering up-front cash that empowers them to grow their brands while retaining their freedom. They delivers a solution that allows creators to remain independent while receiving the capital they need to grow.

Partnership with Coventure

Coventure provided financing to help Spotter acquire YouTube content and support the growth of the company.

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Ali Hamed

Partner

Ali is a partner at CoVenture. He co-leads firm management, capital raising, and deal sourcing, and is a member of the investment committee of CoVenture's credit and venture subsidiaries (CoVenture Management, CV19 Venture Partners, and Crossbeam Venture Partners). Prior to Coventure, Ali was a Venture Partner at Compound Ventures (formerly known as Metamorphic Ventures), during which time he helped source many of the firm’s successful investments. Ali attended Cornell University, where he played Varsity Baseball.

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Marc Porzecanski

Partner

Marc is a Partner and leads the Credit Opportunities business. Prior to joining the CoVenture team, Marc was a Principal and Senior Analyst in the Ares Credit Group, a Vice President at Angelo, Gordon & Co. and a Vice President at Credit Suisse, focused exclusively on esoteric asset-backed lending. Marc attended the University of Pennsylvania.

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Brian Harwitt

Partner

Brian is a Partner in CoVenture's Credit Opportunities group. Prior to joining the Coventure team, Brian was an investment banking analyst at Guggenheim Securities focusing on healthcare. Brian attended Cornell University.

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Elizabeth Ostrander

Chief Operating Officer

Elizabeth is the Chief Operating Officer at CoVenture. Prior to joining the Coventure team, Elizabeth was the Director of Business Development at a boutique investment banking and capital markets firm. Elizabeth attended Boston College and is a CFA charterholder.

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Isaac Strulowitz

Chief Financial Officer

Isaac is the Chief Financial Officer at CoVenture. Prior to joining the Coventure team, Isaac worked at Ernst & Young and The Blackstone Group. Isaac attended Yeshiva University and is a Certified Public Accountant.

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Meghan Hillery

Director of Business Development

Meghan is the Director of Business Development at CoVenture. Prior to joining the CoVenture team, she was a senior analyst at Capital One focused on technology, media, and telecom. Meghan attended Cornell University.

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Michael Breitstein

Principal

Michael is a Principal at CoVenture on the Credit Opportunities Team, with over 10 years of special situations credit experience. Previously, Michael raised a $100mm+ venture facility at Mighty, and created a FinTech product integrated with Mighty's SaaS platform, leveraging data science to enhance investment returns. Prior to Mighty, Michael focused on distressed credit at Aurelius Capital and private credit at Melody Capital. He began his career as an investment banking analyst in restructuring at Rothschild and Bank of America. Michael graduated with Distinction from Cornell University.

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Will Shao

Senior Associate

Will is a Senior Associate on the Credit Opportunities team. His responsibilities include portfolio monitoring and diligence. Prior to joining the CoVenture team, Will worked as a management consultant at A.T. Kearney. Will attended Cornell University.

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Danielle Saitta

Associate

Danielle is an Operations Associate at CoVenture. Her responsibilities include operations and investor relations functions across the firm. Prior to joining the CoVenture team, Danielle worked on Morgan Stanley’s Corporate Buyback team. Danielle attended Loyola University Maryland.

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Josh Begleiter

Associate

Josh is an Associate on the Credit Opportunities team. His responsibilities include portfolio monitoring and diligence. Prior to joining the CoVenture team, Josh was a Regional Operations Manager at Uber. Previously, Josh was an investment banking associate at Guggenheim Partners. Josh attended Cornell University.

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Oliver Garside

Analyst

Oliver is an Operations Analyst at CoVenture. Prior to joining the CoVenture team, Oliver was the operations lead at a creative marketing agency in New York City. Oliver attended Bentley University and Boston College for business administration.

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Jesse Richmand

Advisor

Jesse is an Advisor to CoVenture. He has led business development strategy on behalf of numerous institutional and emerging asset management firms. Jesse attended Franklin & Marshall College, and he is a CFA and CAIA charterholder.

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Savneet Singh

Partner

Savneet is a partner at CoVenture. He is also the CEO of PAR Technology Corporation. Previously, he was the co-founder of GBI, the first electronic platform that allowed investors to buy, trade, and store physical precious metals. The company is now one of the largest independent providers of precious metals in the United States, and as a result Savneet was named to the Forbes 30 under 30 list and Crain's 40 under 40. Prior to GBI, Savneet was an investment analyst at Chilton Investment Company where he covered investments in the technology, alternative energy, and infrastructure space. Prior to Chilton, Savneet worked in the investment banking department of Morgan Stanley. He received his B.S. in Applied Economics and Management from Cornell University, and is a member of the Board of Directors of Par Technology (NYSE:PAR), Transeastern Power Trust (TSX:BPWR), CoinTheory and Produce Pay Inc.