Berleley, Calif.-based Investor Advisor Seed Ventures (IA Seed Ventures) held the first closing of its new venture fund.
Led by General Partners Peter Burghardt, Ed Dua, Leonid Igolnik, David Koehn, and Garrett Koehn, IA Seed Ventures focuses on early-stage investments in platforms and technologies that promise to transform the current business landscape. In particular, the firm invests in:
- Crypto/Web3 – Decentralized platforms from gaming to consumer platforms to DeFi where communities collectively make important decisions and where benefits are distributed equitably among the contributors of that platform.
- FinTech – software-driven changes in the management and stewardship of personal finance, insurance, and capital markets.
- SaaS – horizontal and vertical SaaS solutions that solve large problems for mid-size and large businesses.
The fund has already invested in five companies, including:
- Atomic Jar
- Home Lending Pal
The firm grew out of the Batchery, a five-year-old virtual accelerator that aggregates the experience and background of more than 35 investors, operators, and entrepreneurs and focuses them on a handful of startups each year.
The accredited investor community is growing each year, and more than 150 companies have already graduated from programs. Previous investment participation by the General Partners of IA Seed Ventures includes a broad range of successful businesses. Companies include: