Madison Parker Capital provides liquidity and growth capital to select middle-market enterprises. In addition, the firm seeks to provide attractive exit opportunities for owners and operators of middle-market enterprises and to provide divestiture opportunities for divisions of corporate parent companies that no longer reflect the company's strategic focus. Target investments include management-led buyouts, expansion financings, and recapitalizations. Madison Parker Capital is looking to invest in advanced materials & enabling technologies, business services, consumer products, retail/restaurants and manufacturing companies with $5 to $150 million in revenue, and that operate in well-defined market niches with attractive industry fundamentals. Madison Parker Capital invests in transactions ranging in size from $5 to $75 million.
I'm most passionate about energy and environmental stewardship and human health. As a whole, Blackhorn Ventures invests in entrepreneurs who are improving resource efficiency with science and engineering-based solutions.
Investing in Software (Web Marketplace Saas..) &b... New York New York ; S..., U.S.A.
$3660000 (Early stage VC)
• Court Buddy:
$6000000 (Series A)
• Court Buddy:
$1000000 (Seed Round)
• The Riveter:
$4800000 (Venture Round)
New York New York ; San Francisco California ; New York ; California - U.S.A., U.S.A.
Software (Web Marketplace Saas..) • Energy • IoT (& Wearables) • A.I. (& Big Data) • HealthTech (& Fitness) • Blockchain (& Cryptos) • AR/VR • Future Of Work • Human Resources • Impact • Nanotechnology
General Partner - Rebel One - RBL1.com | Venture Capitalist | TEDx Speaker
**Founders seeking investment:
Sergio Marrero is an investor and serial entrepreneur who graduated from the Harvard Business School and the Harvard Kennedy School of Government. He previously worked at Gotham Ventures, PepsiCo, Teach For America, and Deloitte Consulting. While in graduate school he conducted his thesis on venture studios and accelerating impact innovation at the intersection of business and government. He set up operations for two emerging venture capital funds each seeking to raise $100M, produces a VC and CEO LiveStream Series called RBL1 Live, and is Founding Partner of Rebel One - a double bottom line investing fund and investor network accelerating rebel founders innovating for a better world.
-Leading program and project management activities for teams of 100+ people
-Orchestrating hackathons, accelerator activities, and training sessions related to new venture creation
-Conducting field research to identify insights and white spaces for new business development
-Facilitating UX/UI (User Experience & User Interface) design sessions to go from concept to prototype
-Rapid prototyped to test concept desirability, viability, and feasibility
-Created financial models to analyze return on investment (ROI) of new ventures
-Integrated startup frameworks into a cohesive and continuous process
(including human centered design (aka design thinking) and lean startup methodologies)
-Authored research on the emergence of startup studios as new vehicles for venture creation
(aka foundries and company builders)
-Published articles and podcasts on disruption theory to identify future trends across industries
-Created due diligence and portfolio management processes for venture identification and selection
-Advised startups and Fortune 500 companies on corporate venture creation strategies
(including accelerator structure, team formation, initiative selection, incubator setup)
Sample research areas:
Higher Education, eSports, Oil & Gas, Fashion, Cryptocurrency (Blockchain & Bitcoin), Future of Work
Companies in the SF Bay Area and Israel. Anything with network effects: networks, marketplaces, synthetic biology, urban tech, fintech, Blockchain 2.0, B2B, B2C, consumer products, AR, IOT, connected devices.
Not Interested In
Tools for ecommerce sites or retailers, adtech, restaurant tech, loyalty programs for local experiences, travel discovery, food delivery, children's savings/money programs, children's video games, things for parents.
James Currier serves as Managing Partner at NFX. James is one of Silicon Valley's foremost experts in growth and network effects. He's a four-time serial entrepreneur. He is also a pioneer of user-generated models, viral marketing, a/b testing, crowdsourcing, and myriad other growth techniques now followed by nearly all technology companies. Because of his expertise in these critical areas of company growth, he's been fortunate to invest in, advise, and mentor many of technology's definitive startups, and has revolutionized the trajectory of today's leading internet companies. James is a growth junkie with an uncanny eye for what it takes to succeed. He has been investing before or alongside firms like Sequoia, Greylock, CRV, A16z, First Round, Mayfield, Shasta, and GGV.
I am the co-founder of The Refiners a Seed Fund designed specifically for foreign founders.
I focus on investing in pre-seed and seed stage founders. Our bread-and-butter is investing in and supporting excellent founders who may just have an idea and a bare-bones MVP.
I'm sector-agnostic / generalists - we've made investments in all areas from BtoC to BtoB.
Network effect businesses! NFX focuses on businesses that have - or want to have - network effects in their core. This can be in any field - consumer, SMB, Enterprise, Fintech, Healthcare or govtech; and on any platform - web & mobile but also AR/VR, Blockchain, 3D printing, AI, Robotics and others. Top founders with huge ideas!
Not Interested In
Currently not focusing on non-network effect businesses and specifically not telecom equipment, semiconductors and life sciences.