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Defy.Vc

Defy.Vc

  • San Mateo, California, United States

  • Woodside, California

Stage

  • Early Stage

Type

  • Venture Capital

Description

Defy is a seed-stage venture fund dedicated to high-potential opportunities. Committed to close collaboration with bold entrepreneurs, particularly during the critical period following seed funding, the firm focuses on investing in individuals, valuing their passion and talent for driving meaningful change.

Founded in 2016 by Neil Sequeira and Trae Vassallo, Defy is headquartered in San Mateo, California, United States.

Mission

So we aspire to be the partners of choice for today’s boldest startup founders, as they become tomorrow’s visionary leaders. We value authenticity, and admire the tenacity it takes to turn a daring idea into an enduring company. We back extraordinary people capable of changing the status quo. We showcase their success, and work hard behind the scenes to amplify it.

Beauty Investments #

  • 2

Primary Sector

  • Consumer/D2C/Beauty

Beauty Exits #

  • 0

Last Beauty Invest

  • Nov, 2022-Mother Science-$9.7M

BEAUTY PORTFOLIO

How to Apply?

Investor portal https://defy.arkpes.com/login

Criteria

We fund the future by backing exceptional early-stage entrepreneurs.

You know them by reputation: serial founders, investors, CEOs. We call them Defy sages—friends and mentors who generously share their operating experience, domain expertise, and networks with defy portfolio companies.

Resources Breakdown Funding Terms
  • $1.5M to $40M

  • N/A

Education
  • No
Accelerator
  • Type-No
  • Duration-No
Network
  • 94
1:1
  • Yes

IMPERATIVE: CULTURE & VALUES

Authenticity

Tenacity

TBD

TBD

TBD

TBD

BEAUTY FUNDER FIT SCORE

Resources

Education

Accelerator

Network

1:1

3.55/10

Inclusivity Investments %
  • 29.79%
Beauty Investments #
  • 2

Beauty Exits #
  • 0
Last Beauty Invest
  • Nov, 2022-Mother Science-$9.7M

LEAD DETAILS

Lead Contact

Medha Agarwal

Title

General Partner

Email Id

medha@defy.vc

LinkedIn

Co.: Defy.Vc

Twitter Handle

Defy.Vc

Contact

Hello@Defy.Vc

1(650)530-0193

JUMP CONCLUSION

Focused across sectors and industries, Defy is a fit with entrepreneurs who are disrupting beauty categories with science-based innovative claims, despite the Just Good Beauty Funder Fit.

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