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Stage 1 Fund

Stage 1 Fund

  • Anaheim, California, United States

  • Anaheim, California

Stage

  • Early Stage Venture, Seed

Type

  • Venture Capital

Description

Stage 1 Financial has built a platform generating validated deal flow. With Stage 1 Fund, we now aim to actively invest in great brands alongside successful partners.

Mission

To empower emerging consumer brands with comprehensive financial services, ensuring efficient financial management and sustainable growth.
To be the leading financial partner for high-growth consumer brands, providing expert financial insight and strategic support to help them succeed in the market.

Beauty Investments #

  • 6

Primary Sector

  • Consumer/Beauty, Retail, Wellness, Fashion, Fitness, Food & Beverage, Home

Beauty Exits #

  • 0

Last Beauty Invest

  • May 12, 2022-Crown Affair

BEAUTY PORTFOLIO

How to Apply?

Contact Us Form on Site: https://www.stageonefinancial.com/welcome-1#intro

Criteria

High-Growth Potential: Rapid scalability, particularly in consumer brands.Emerging Status: Early to mid-stage companies showing significant market traction.Financial Viability: Solid business models and financial health.Innovative Offerings: Unique and market-differentiated products or services.Market Fit: Clear understanding of target audience and competition.Strong Leadership: Committed founding team with a clear vision.Revenue Generation: Started generating revenue or clear monetization path.Service Alignment: Need for their financial and strategic expertise.

Resources Breakdown Funding Terms
  • $5M to $17M

  • Equity stakes in their client companies

Education
  • Scalability: As businesses grow, Stage 1 Financial's services can scale accordingly, providing flexible solutions that adapt to changing needs and circumstances.Insight: Through financial reporting, analysis, and forecasting, Stage 1 Financial offers valuable insights into business performance, enabling informed decision-making and proactive management.Expertise: Stage 1 Financial brings deep expertise in financial management and strategic planning, helping businesses navigate complex financial challenges and capitalize on growth opportunities.Efficiency: By outsourcing financial functions to Stage 1 Financial, businesses can streamline their operations, reduce overhead costs, and focus on core activities such as product development and market expansion.Strategic Guidance: With fractional CFO services and strategic financial planning, Stage 1 Financial offers guidance on key decisions such as fundraising, budgeting, and investment allocation, positioning businesses for long-term success.
Accelerator
  • Type-No
  • Duration-No
Network
  • 16
1:1
  • Yes

IMPERATIVE: CULTURE & VALUES

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BEAUTY FUNDER FIT SCORE

Resources

Education

Accelerator

Network

1:1

7.45/10

Inclusivity Investments %
  • 87.50%
Beauty Investments #
  • 6

Beauty Exits #
  • 0
Last Beauty Invest
  • May 12, 2022-Crown Affair

LEAD DETAILS

Lead Contact

David Bartholomew

Title

Founder & General Partner

LinkedIn

Twitter Handle

Contact

david@stage1fund.co

1 855-222-1229

JUMP CONCLUSION

Stage 1 Fund targets early-stage companies in consumer goods and healthcare, focusing on food and beverage. They prioritize e-commerce and sustainability. Most investments are in California, with some in New York and Colorado, and they invest in various cities. They seek innovative products or services in areas like organic food delivery, beauty and personal health, and biotechnology, aligning with current consumer trends. Ideal investments are early-stage U.S. startups in consumer goods or healthcare, focusing on sustainability, e-commerce, and innovation in food, personal health, or biotech.

Best Beauty Funder Fit, pitching haircare and skincare without cannabalizing brands like Crown Affair and Herbivore, and cosmetics, bodycare and fragrance brands offer non-conflict opportunity.

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