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Big Red Ventures

Big Red Ventures

  • Ithaca, New York, United States

  • Ithaca, New York

Stage

  • Early Stage, Seed

Type

  • Venture Capital

Description

Big Red Ventures (BRV), run by Cornell MBA and graduate students since 2001, invests up to $25,000 in U.S. high-growth startups. As one of the oldest student-run funds, BRV reinvests all proceeds and offers exclusive access to Cornell’s cutting-edge innovations.

Mission

Big Red Ventures invests in high-growth startups, leveraging the expertise of Cornell’s MBA and graduate students to drive innovation and economic growth. Our mission is to change the world by funding and nurturing transformative technologies and ideas.

Beauty Investments #

  • 1

Primary Sector

  • Technology, Beauty & Wellness

Beauty Exits #

  • 0

Last Beauty Invest

  • Sep, 2017-Repairogen-$1.5M

BEAUTY PORTFOLIO

How to Apply?

https://airtable.com/appTlEjD23B0oq8as/shrojwZ2aXlX6AVWu

Criteria

Deal Sourcing;

“Our BRV team in New York City and Ithaca sources deals through personal connections, industry events, pitch competitions and through word of mouth in the NYC tech community.”

Due Diligence;

“BRV allows 40+ MBA students to learn and take part in the due diligence process of evaluating prospective investments. Therefore, our investments typically take two to three months to close.”

Investment Decision;

“Once an MBA student team has performed due diligence and made a final investment recommendation, the deal is sent to the BRV Fund Managers and Advisors to finalize the investment decision.”

Measure and Consult;

“Once an investment is made, we can connect our portfolio companies to value-added consulting services from Cornell University and the Johnson Graduate School.”

BRV typically invests in high-growth early-stage companies. We are industry and domain agnostic, and are open to considering pre-revenue companies if there is a high potential return on invested capital. BRV invests as a part of Cornell University, and, as such, seeks to invest as part of a consortium of investors who are deploying capital using typical venture investment vehicles (such as SAFE, convertible note or convertible preferred stock) into US entities

Resources Breakdown Funding Terms
  • $1.9M to $4.2M

Education
  • No
Accelerator
  • Type-No
  • Duration-No
Network
  • 20
1:1
  • Yes

IMPERATIVE: CULTURE & VALUES

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BEAUTY FUNDER FIT SCORE

Resources

Education

Accelerator

Network

1:1

2.55/10

*This score calculates the likelihood of any beauty brand getting funded by the investor. The score gives weights to number of beauty investments, recency of beauty investment, number of beauty exits, inclusivity inclination, resources offered, etc.

Inclusivity Investments %
  • 31%
Beauty Investments #
  • 1

Beauty Exits #
  • 0
Last Beauty Invest
  • Sep, 2017-Repairogen-$1.5M

LEAD DETAILS

Lead Contact

Serdar Mizrakci

Title

Founder & CEO

LinkedIn

Twitter Handle

Big Red Ventures

Contact

contact@brventurefund.com

1(607)255-6599

JUMP CONCLUSION

Big Red Ventures (BRV) targets early-stage investments in AI, Data, Software, and Health Care, with a focus on New York-based startups linked to the Cornell community, fostering innovation and leveraging local expertise.

Casual Beauty Funder Fit

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