Day One Ventures, a San Francisco, CA- and NYC-based early-stage venture capital firm specializing in spearheading communications for its portfolio companies, closed its first fund, at nearly $20M.
Investors include executives of Barclays, Salesforce, Goldman Sachs, and founders of Parallels, Acronis, ePayments.
Led by Masha Drokova, an investor, entrepreneur, communications executive, and a Forbes 30 Under 30 honoree, the fund focuses on investing in areas like applications of machine learning, fintech, marketplaces, consumer products, impact, health, mental health, and tech for GenZ.
It also invests in emerging tech companies including quantum technologies and space.
Publicly launched in January 2018, Day One Ventures has invested in a few dozen companies, including Superhuman, Atoms, Reby, Truebill, FutureFamily, AnyRoad, Nebia, Yumi, Pillar, Zestful and many others. It has had three exits through M&A: Acquired.io, Feastly, and lvl5.
The firm utilizes a hands-on PR approach, enabling companies to shape their story, develop communication strategies, and secure coverage in top tier media as well as help with partnerships, work with influencers and events.
The team also includes Yury Molodtov, Natalie Issa and Eva Casanova,