We invest in founders at the earliest stages who are working on ideas that create a better future for us all.
Our focus is on empowering those visionary founders right from the start—individuals who are resilient, experts in their industries, and exemplary in their leadership. These are the innovators who commit to their dreams relentlessly, often at great personal cost. We stand by founders who embody grit and persist in the face of challenges until they succeed.
We leverage our extensive network, including pivotal players such as Siemens and Douglas Elliman, to provide comprehensive operational assistance. This support enables us to track our founders' growth actively and invest strategically at inflection points. Our investments are focused on FinTech, PropTech, IoT, AI, MedTech, CleanTech, and ventures making a significant impact.
Over the past 3 years we’ve been the first investor in numerous successful startups including Brius, PlantSwitch, Irrigreen, Autotmotus, DressX, and Purlin. We’ve served as Board Members or C-Level executives at Marqeta, Acorns, UNest and Madison Marquette. We are building on the success of our inaugural fund launched in 2022.
Executive Director, LAVA
"From the minute I first met Garrett, he has been a solid resource of insights, connections and introductions. He's one of those rare people who follows through with what he says he will do and simply gets things done. Extremely capable, competent and connected, especially in the startup space, Garrett has been an amazing resource to me and to LAVA. He's a true believer in entrepreneurial endeavors and is a champion of founders here in Los Angeles and the greater so cal region."
Co-Founder & COO, LifeFoundry
"Garrett is a visionary. He was the first investor to really understand and appreciate our vision at BRIUS Technologies. He made numerous introductions to other investors and angel groups and almost all of them invested in our round. We even met our series A investor in one of the meetings he invited us to. He hustled, followed up and never gave up and with his help, we closed two over-subscribed convertible note rounds within 4 months of his initial introductions which was amazing!"
Founder & CEO, UNest
"I was lucky to land several amazing colleagues and advisors from the fin-tech industry who helped to make introductions, highlight my credentials, and participate in the investment discussions behind closed doors. One person I want to specifically highlight was Garrett Gilbertson, who after our first meeting not only became a loyal U-Nest customer and decided to invest personally, but also went a long way to advocate for me and the company with various Angel groups and syndicates. He went above and beyond by sharing his personal excitement and bringing other investors on board. Having people like this helping with the process significantly increases your chances for a successful fundraising experience."
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