Clerisy, a NY-based growth equity investment firm targeting consumer and
techsumer companies, has launched its $100M growth equity fund.
Co-founded by former L Catterton Partner Lisa Myers and Gilt and Glamsquad co-founder Alexandra Wilkis Wilson, Clerisy invests in entrepreneurs who have developed innovative solutions for the
evolving consumer and are poised to scale and grow their businesses.
Clerisy co-founder and Managing Partner Lisa Myers previously served as a partner on the Flagship Buyout Fund at L Catterton, the largest consumer-focused private equity fund in the world. Currently, she serves as the President of Aspirational Consumer Lifestyle Corp., a $240 million SPAC in which L Catterton is a minority shareholder and which recently announced its intended merger with Wheels Up, the renowned brand democratizing private aviation with its digital marketplace. Prior to joining L
Catterton, Myers spent 19 years with Franklin Templeton, where she was an EVP and portfolio manager in the firm’s Global Equity Group, responsible for some of the firm’s flagship global equity funds and institutional separate accounts, while also serving as coordinator of global consumer research. Myers also served as Co-head of Global Partnership Investing at BTG Pactual. She has served on the boards of public companies and currently serves on the board of several private companies. Myers began her career as an associate at Willkie, Farr & Gallagher LLP. Lisa holds a BA from the University of Pennsylvania and a JD from the Georgetown University Law Center. She is a CFA charterholder and a member of the CFA Institute.
Alexandra Wilkis Wilson is an entrepreneur, investor and advisor who previously co-founded and served as Chief Merchandising Officer of luxury e-commerce platform Gilt.com and co-founded and served as
CEO of GLAMSQUAD. At Gilt, she helped define a new consumer digital experience that upended luxury retail and attracted millions of shoppers. Her extensive experience also includes strategy, marketing, sales and operations roles at Allergan, Bulgari and Louis Vuitton. She began her career as an analyst in the Global Investment Banking Division of Merrill Lynch. Wilson has advised and/or invested in over 50 early-stage businesses and has served on the boards of both public and private companies. She is coauthor, with Alexis Maybank, of the New York Times bestselling book By Invitation Only: How We Built Gilt and Changed the Way Millions Shop. Wilson holds an AB from Harvard University and an MBA from
Harvard Business School.
The firm also made its first investment of undisclosed amount in Dormify, an e-commerce stylish dorm room and home décor platform.
Founded by Amanda Zuckerman and her mother Karen in 2013, Dormify.com is a college lifestyle and home décor destination that simplifies the shopping experience for college students, teens and post-grads. The company creates and curates exclusive products specifically designed for Gen Z’s living spaces, while arming this generation with the tools they need to make their space their own.