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RiverPark Ventures

RiverPark Ventures

  • New York, New York, United States

  • New York, New York

Stage

  • Early Stage, Late Stage, Seed

Type

  • Venture Capital

Description

Founded in 2006 by Andy Appelbaum and Morty Schaja, RiverPark Ventures is an active early-stage venture capital fund based in New York, United States, with a focus on investing in entrepreneurs.

Mission

RiverPark Ventures is an active early-stage venture capital fund that focuses on investing in entrepreneurs

Beauty Investments #

  • 2

Primary Sector

  • Tech/Health Care/Consumer/Beauty

Beauty Exits #

  • 0

Last Beauty Invest

  • Jan, 2020-Follow Beauty

BEAUTY PORTFOLIO

How to Apply?

skrug@riverparkfunds.com

Criteria

Great Leadership
We believe that the entrepreneur is more important than the idea. We look for innovative thinkers who we believe can drive creative solutions. Our objective is to identify and invest in talented and motivated individuals with a track record of accomplishment and tremendous dedication to their business and vision. We believe that one of our key competencies is identifying these rare qualities.
Sharp Focus
We look for businesses with innovative products and services in large markets that address significant customer needs. We like disruptive business models that eliminate intermediaries and shorten value chains. We favor marketplace opportunities-specifically, businesses that utilize existing infrastructure, excess capacity and, whenever possible, create recurring revenue streams. We prefer businesses that leverage a technology advantage and create a natural barrier to entry. We encourage a disciplined commitment to milestones and we appreciate capital efficient companies.
Early Stage
We focus on businesses that are still in the early stage but with a proven model and that are generating preliminary revenue. We believe this is the time when the risk/reward matrices converge.
Relationships
We see a tremendous number of opportunities. Most of our deal flow is organic, arising from our network of entrepreneurs, LP’s and co-investors. Unlike later stage VC and Private Equity, most early stage deals fly below the radar. Access generally comes from relationships.
Guidance & Support
We believe that we bring more than capital to each investment. This includes insight from our two and half decades of first hand execution and investment experience along with a deep and wide network of relationships. Our thesis, which is supported by our experience in both prior funds, is that entrepreneurs favor other entrepreneurs as investors.

Resources Breakdown Funding Terms
  • $150K To $10M

  • N/A

Education
  • No
Accelerator
  • Type-No
  • Duration-No
Network
  • 214
1:1
  • Yes

IMPERATIVE: CULTURE & VALUES

Innovation

TBD

TBD

TBD

TBD

TBD

BEAUTY FUNDER FIT SCORE

Resources

Education

Accelerator

Network

1:1

3.55/10

*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 %
  • 27.10%
Beauty Investments #
  • 2

Beauty Exits #
  • 0
Last Beauty Invest
  • Jan, 2020-Follow Beauty

LEAD DETAILS

Lead Contact

Andy Appelbaum

Title

Managing Partner

LinkedIn

Twitter Handle

RiverPark Ventures

Contact

skrug@riverparkfunds.com

1(212)484-2100

JUMP CONCLUSION

RiverPark Ventures specializes in early-stage investments across diverse sectors primarily in the US with a focus on New York. They participate in syndicated investments in major tech hubs such as San Francisco and Boston, and selectively explore international opportunities in cities like London and Tel Aviv, aiming to support innovative startups with global potential.

Casual Beauty Funder Fit.

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