Corazon Capital (spanish for "heart"), works to bring a coastal approach to Seed and Series A investing. With investing experience and operating expertise, Corazon works to provide pragmatic, actionable counsel to the entrepreneurs it supports. Corazon believes the best entrepreneurs and the smartest venture capital firm's will intentionally solicit both financial and operating investors in their syndicates.
Corazon's co-founders, Sam Yagan and Steve Farsht, have accomplished track records as investors and operators. Sam co-founded SparkNotes, eDonkey, and OKCupid before posting up as CEO of Match Group (NASDAQ: MTCH) through its IPO, and most recently taking the reins as the CEO of Shoprunner. As a General Partner at Norwest Equity Partners, Steve participated in its growth from five to twenty-five investment professionals. He honed his operating chops as CEO of DCM Services, an NEP portfolio company. After moving to Chicago, Steve immersed himself in the startup ecosystem, first as COO of Tap.me and then co-CEO of Techstars Chicago.
Corazon Capital has raised two funds. Their first fund, Corazon Capital Fund I, was announced on December 17, 2013 with a total raised amount of $13 million. Their second fund, Corazon Capital Fund II, was announced on October 5, 2016 with a total raised amount of $40 million.