I write early checks to early stage founders so they can launch their bold ideas.  I am focused on commerce-facing, fintech and sports tech startups.

Sole Partner Kirstan  Barnett has made 30+ early investments, over half of those in the last 3(ish) years, with two early exits (one IPO).  In addition to funding, I listen, coach, support, brainstorm, make introductions and share data and war stories.

“Kirstan is the perfect corner woman – there to wipe your brow and boldly encourage you back into the fight.  Her generosity is earnest and her advisory expertise is singular.”

Jessica Banks, Founder, RockPaperRobot

Kirstan is the most decisive investor I have ever met.  Her word is her bond.  She is a smart risk-taker who contributes when it matters.  I’m delighted that Kirstan has invested in QLess in every one of our rounds.  The world needs more people like her!

Alex Backer, Founder, QLess

“Kirstan is a rock.”

Ajanta Adhikari, Founder, Ionate, Inc.

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