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Great Oaks Venture Capital

Great Oaks Venture Capital

A venture capital firm with a focus on investing in early stage start-ups. It was founded in 2005 and is located in New York City, New York. 

Great Oaks Venture Capital is a New York-based company that makes investments in seed-stage companies with the stated intention of financing and growing them. Typical investments made by the firm range from $50,000 to $500,000 and the investment amount can increase as well. 

Product

The company invests in industries such as consumer, enterprise, and healthcare. Most of the companies it invests in are located in New York City, New York and San Francisco, California, although it has also made investments internationally. Great Oaks Venture Capital has invested in over 300 companies, most of which are seed-stage or Series A investments. Companies in which the firm has invested include acorns, allbirds, besito, Built Robotics, GrubMarket, Hired, Ibotta, Notable Labs, and more. 

Funds and Investments

The firm has conducted various funding rounds. The Great Oaks Venture Fund raised $40 million in 2012 and the Great Oaks Venture Fund I raised another $40 million in 2013. In 2019, the firm invested $3.5 million into Verb Energy. 

Timeline

Funded Companies

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Storefront is a sharing-economy company that provides short-term retail spaces for rent to companies through an online platform, used specifically as pop-up retail locations.

Hinge is a company founded by Justin McLeod.

Eat Club is a company founded by Kevin Yang.

Bespoke Post is a company founded by Steven Szaronos.

The Nylas communications platform allows developers to quickly build features that connect to every email, calendar, and contacts provider in the world.

Tred is a company in the automotive industry founded by John Wehr.

Petal is a company founded by Jack Arenas, Andrew Endicott, Jason Gross and David Ehrich.

ThinkCERCA is a company founded by Eileen Murphy.

Bombfell is an online personal styling service for men.

Huckleberry is an insurance company.

Scoutible is a company founded by Zach Gianos, Angela K. Antony and Tyler Law.

Also known as the Daily Muse, The Muse is a company developing an online career platform that provides job listings and career advice to people. It participated in the W12 cohort of Y Combinator.

Down is a company founded by Colin Hodge.

swivel is a company founded by Stewart Huang.

Hullabalu is an educational technology company.

People

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Andrew Boszhardt

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Andrew Boszhardt Jr.

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Andrew J. Taub

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Ben Lin

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Henry McNamara

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Jeff Fluhr

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Nat Turner

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Sami Inkinen

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Shane Walker

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Documentaries, videos and podcasts

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Great Oaks Venture Capital Presents an Evening with Scott Cooper

July 18, 2013

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