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Chai Ventures

Chai Ventures

  • Pleasantville, New York, United States

  • New York, New York

Stage

  • Early Stage, Seed, Pre-Seed

Type

  • Venture Capital

Description

Chai Ventures is a NYC-based pre-seed and seed stage fund investing in women-led companies solving critical problems with businesses that deliver impact at scale across the high- growth sectors of better world, health and wellness, and human connection.

Mission

We’re focused on investing in exceptional women founders – founders who are exceptions to the rule and have been underestimated in some way.

Beauty Investments #

  • 1

Primary Sector

  • Tech/Consumer/Social/Health & Wellness

Beauty Exits #

  • 0

Last Beauty Invest

  • Feb, 2024-Unfabled-$1.6M

BEAUTY PORTFOLIO

How to Apply?

Online Application form: https://www.chai-ventures.com

Criteria

A full ecosystem approach and apply a multifaceted strategy to supporting women entrepreneurs by considering the pivotal role of women as both capital allocators and recipients. We cultivate relationships with women check-writers (both emerging and active) to increase their overall conviction around investing in women-led startups at their firms

Resources Breakdown Funding Terms
  • $215K to $2.3M

    • Seed Stage: Typically, Chai Angels might take around 10% to 20% equity in early-stage startups.
    • Series A/B Stage: For more established startups, they might take around 15% to 25% equity.
    • Negotiation: The exact percentage can vary based on factors such as the startup’s valuation, funding amount, and negotiation with the founders
Education
  • No
Accelerator
  • Type-Off Site
  • Duration-No
Network
  • 3
1:1
  • Yes

IMPERATIVE: CULTURE & VALUES

Women-Led

Women-funded

TBD

TBD

Potential for long-term partnership and continued support.

TBD

BEAUTY FUNDER FIT SCORE

Resources

Education

Accelerator

Network

1:1

4.3/10

Inclusivity Investments %
  • 66.67%
Beauty Investments #
  • 1

Beauty Exits #
  • 0
Last Beauty Invest
  • Feb, 2024-Unfabled-$1.6M

LEAD DETAILS

Lead Contact

Rajiv Kapoor

Title

Founding Partner, Investor

LinkedIn

Twitter Handle

Chai Ventures

Contact

JUMP CONCLUSION

Chai Ventures focuses on early-stage, women-led companies in health and wellness and tech fostering human connection. They invest globally, particularly in the U.S. and U.K., supporting ventures outside their region. Their broad, discerning approach spans e-commerce, AI, cybersecurity, and health diagnostics, with a collaborative investment style. Ideal candidates are women-led startups in health tech, AI, or cybersecurity with scalable social impact.

With a Beauty Founder Fit that is barely good, women founders with ventures that merge direct to consumer with beauty and wellness stand a decent chance.

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