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Mana Ventures

Mana Ventures

  • San Francisco, California, United States

  • San Francisco Bay Area, West Coast, Western US, San Francisco Bay Area, West Coast, Western US

Stage

  • Convertible Note, Early Stage, Seed

Type

  • Venture Capital

Description

Mana Ventures fuels early-stage disruptors across traditional sectors with frontier tech, empowering brands to refine visions, build stellar teams, innovate products, secure funding, and triumph.

Mission

Mana Ventures envisions a future where pioneering ideas flourish and transform industries, driven by collaborative efforts that redefine the possibilities of technology and entrepreneurship. We aim to be the catalyst for innovation, creating lasting value and positive change globally.

Beauty Investments #

  • 3

Primary Sector

  • Health Care, Wellness

Beauty Exits #

  • 0

Last Beauty Invest

  • May, 2021-Aura Health-$10.1M

BEAUTY PORTFOLIO

How to Apply?

morgan@manaventures.vc

Criteria

Geographical Focus:
“U.S. and International (outside major tech hubs)”

Investment Stage:
“Seed to Series C”

Revenue:
“$1M+ ARR”

Traction:
“Early signs of product-market fit or scaling traction”

Management Approach:
“Strong network of founders, operators, and industry experts
Invests in Seed+ opportunities with pro-rata rights in 75%+ of deals
Focus on companies with $1M+ ARR, 90%+ margins, and <$10M valuation" Investment Situations: "Companies at or above $1M ARR Seed+ rounds with strong traction but not yet ready for a large Series A" Sectors/Industries: "SaaS, B2B, Health Tech, Bio Tech, Space Tech, AI/Data, Gaming" Track Record: "Fund I (2016): Deployed $885k in 9 companies, valued at $9.3M, 10.5x returns, 210.9% IRR AngelList Syndicate (2019): $140M+ AUM, 200+ companies, network of 6,000+ LPs, notable investments in Unity Technologies and Restream"

Resources Breakdown Funding Terms
  • $2.2M to $6M

Education
  • No
Accelerator
  • Type-No
  • Duration-No
Network
  • 75
1:1
  • Yes

IMPERATIVE: CULTURE & VALUES

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BEAUTY FUNDER FIT SCORE

Resources

Education

Accelerator

Network

1:1

5.55/10

*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 %
  • 35.71%
Beauty Investments #
  • 3

Beauty Exits #
  • 0
Last Beauty Invest
  • May, 2021-Aura Health-$10.1M

LEAD DETAILS

Lead Contact

Morgan Schwanke

Title

Founder & General Partner

LinkedIn

Twitter Handle

Mana Ventures

Contact

morgan@manaventures.vc

1(650)455-5789

JUMP CONCLUSION

Mana Ventures favors early-stage tech and consumer brands, concentrating investments in California and New York. They back disruptive ventures in AI, healthcare, software, and financial services, supporting startups from seed to later rounds without leading investments, aiming to nurture scalable innovations in major economic hubs.

Goodl Beauty Funder Fit.

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