Ventures

Investing in extraordinary seed and early stage startups.

For most venture funds, "value added" means a couple intros to potential customers or talent. At Manifold, it means we do whatever it takes to help you become successful.

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We are proud to partner with a talented and diverse group of founders.

Our team of serial entrepreneurs and technologists truly understand the challenges you’re facing, and can help you identify the most efficient strategies to grow your business. When needed, we can even step in to inject key resources or take on critical projects to move you forward.

We don’t hold our checks until you don’t need them any more. Because we’re able to get into the nitty gritty of your strategy and business model, we take more calculated risks earlier on, when you need capital most.

Hallo
Crafty
RollKall
Winston Privacy
Recess
PowerNotes
Nickson Living
Playfull
Livly
Dyania Health
Banyan
Lotsa Helping Hands
Moving Analytics
Theo
Cora Home
Social Qnect
Fibroblast
Message Control
Billow
Eat Purely
Kenzen
Phood
Hallo

Hallo helps your company engage with the next generation of talent while learning valuable data-driven insights about your brand.

Vern Howard & Phil Bauman
Los Angeles, CA
Crafty

Crafty helps offices craft better workplaces with food, beverage, events, and alcohol management.

Ishan Daya, Jimmy Paul, Nathan Rosenstock, & Chris Ritter
Chicago, IL
RollKall

RollKall is a marketplace that connects coordinators, security firms and businesses looking to hire off duty police officers.

Benjamin Poch
Dallas, TX
Winston Privacy

Winston is an in-home cybersecurity product which enables complete online privacy and data protection.

Richard Stokes
Chicago, IL
Recess

Recess provides the easiest way to sponsor college events. Discover, book, and coordinate sponsorships with live event organizers.

Jack Shannon & Deuce Thevenow
Los Angeles, CA
PowerNotes

Powernotes is the best way to gather, organize and keep track of research on the internet.

Wilson Tsu
Chicago, IL
Nickson Living

Nickson is a furniture rental company that allows customers to furnish an entire apartment on a monthly fee basis.

Cameron Johnson
Dallas, TX
Playfull

Playfull navigates the entire Esports ecosystem and connects brands directly to gamers.

Patrick Lu
Los Angeles, CA
Livly

Livly delivers the best living and management experiences through intuitive apartment technology.

Alex Samoylovich & Brian Duggan
Chicago, IL
Dyania Health

Dyania Health algorithmically identifies exact match patients for clinical trials from a pool of anonymized EMR data in a matter of minutes.

Eirini Schlosser
Los Angeles, CA
Banyan

Banyan is a powerful and transparent interchange platform between banks and merchants for SKU data, which helps retailers eliminate receipts and better understand their customers.

Jehan Luth
Philadelphia, PA
Lotsa Helping Hands

Lotsa Helping Hands makes it easy to create a community support group to coordinate care for patients and loved ones.

Matt McCabe
Chicago, IL
Moving Analytics

Moving Analytics developed Movn, an evidence-based, telehealth program to help cardiovascular patients change behaviors and improve their health.

Harsh Vathsangam, Ade Adesanya, Shuo Qiao
Los Angeles, CA
Theo

An invoicing and payments platform designed to eliminate friction between commercial GCs and subtractors.

Jammil Handal
Cora Home

Cora is the interior design industry’s only “matchmaker,” introducing designers to the best vendors for them and greatly reducing the cost and time for vendors to attract and onboard new designers.

Sara Taylor-Demos
Chicago, IL
Social Qnect

Social Qnect is a mobile community engagement platform for brands and organizations.

Gary Scheier
Chicago, IL
Fibroblast

Message Control

Billow

Eat Purely

A platform for brands and consumers for scheduled delivery of ready to heat meals.

Jeremiah Green
Chicago, IL
Kenzen

Kenzen builds smart PPE products to promote worker safety through the monitoring of key physiological indicators such as core body temperature, heart rate, and exertion levels.

Nora Levinson
Kansas City, MO
Phood

Phood enables students to use dining dollars from their student card as a payment method on food delivery apps such as Uber, Instacart, DoorDash, and Postmates.

Alex Parmley
Boulder, CO

“The team has provided outsized value to the investment they made in Playfull. Not only did they invest, they also hustled to bring on world-class follow on investors and brand partners. I love the unique culture of execution and fun they bring to our team and cannot recommend adding FE to your team highly enough.”

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For most venture funds, "value added" means a couple intros to potential customers or talent. At Manifold, it means we do whatever it takes to help you become successful.

What we typically look for:

  • Seed+ (Pre-Seed, Seed, & other Pre-Series A Rounds)
  • Check size: Check size: $250k - $1M
  • Geographic Focus: North America
  • What we like: Marketplaces, Enterprise Software, Tech-Enabled Services, Data, AI, Healthcare, IT, InsurTech, EdTech, Cybersecurity, PropTech, Gig Economy, HardTech, Privacy
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