Contrary Capital is a venture capital and private equity firm investing in technology companies coming out of Universities in the United States that is headquartered in New York City, New York and was founded in 2016 by Eric Tarczynski. The operates semi-decentralized through its over 100 venture partners spread out through American universities. The firm also runs a startup accelerator in San Francisco, California.
Notable investments made by Contrary Capital include: Zensors, DeepBench, CorteX, Arc, Memora Health, Turing Advisory Group, NuWash, Deal Engine, and Twine. The firm has also made several investments in companies that are in stealth mode.
On May 24, 2018 Contrary Capital announced raising $2.2 million in funding for their first venture capital fund. The fund will be used to make investments in startup companies ranging from $50,000 to $200,000 founded by students, university faculty, recent grads, and university dropouts.