14th Round is the leading design, packaging and technology company building the best brands in cannabis. 14th Round vapes and edibles help create the strongest brands in the cannabis industry including Kiva, Dosist, Comino and Double Barrel. Final Bell Holdings International acquired 14th Round in 4thQ 2022. Exited, December 2022.
Amergent Hospitality Group (formerly Chanticleer Holdings NASDAQ:BURG) owns, operates and franchises fast casual and full service restaurant brands including Hooters, Little Big Burger and Just Fresh. Exited, Summer 2020.
Blade Air Mobility (NASDAQ: BLDE) is a technology-powered, global urban air mobility platform. Blade went public in 2021. Exited, May 2021.
Blue Horizon Innovations addresses the critical needs of the battery market by creating an energy storage device using the company’s Dense Energy Ultra-Cell (DEUC) patent.
Boris & Horton is the first pet-friendly coffee shop in New York. This one of a kind coffee shop, named “the happiest place on earth“, was founded in 2019 by the former CEO of Charitybuzz. Boris & Horton’s is located at 195 Avenue A and at 510 Driggs Ave, Williamsburg. Click here to learn more.
BoxPower offers B2B plug and play solar microgrid energy solutions worldwide. From rural homes and farms in California, community microgrid projects in Alaska to EV charging, BoxPower offers clean, reliable, and affordable energy anywhere.
BurnAlong is a B2B online wellness platform that helps companies and employees thrive in today’s hybrid world. BurnAlong offers digital health and wellbeing programs via on-demand across 45+ categories including mindfulness, stress management, nutrition, and more. In early 2023, Burnalong was acquired by Tivity Health. Exited, January 2023.
Community is a SMS text messaging software platform using AI machine learning. Community, co-founded by Ashton Kutcher and Guy Oseary, is building personalized, high-engagement communication that give brands the tools they need to connect directly with their audiences without all the algorithms, spam, and noise getting in the way. Robert Wolf is Chairman of Community. See who’s texting here.
Defunkify is a performance driven, eco-friendly fabric care company. NBC recently voted it to be “one of the best eco friendly detergents for your home“. Available at Wholefoods, Sprouts, Amazon and others. Buy some here.
East Los Capital (ELC) is an operationally-focused, research-driven, and technology-enabled private equity firm. ELC invests in successful companies where capital, talent, and analytics can drive the most value. ELC focuses on consumer, healthcare, internet, media, services, and software. 32 Ventures participated ELC’s growth equity investment into Advanced AWS technology transformation experts IO Connect Services.
Edison Nation (NASDAQ: BBIG) Edison Nation is a platform that connects innovators with companies to bring new products to market. Rebranded as Vinco Ventures. Exited, February 2021.
EJF Acquisition Corp (NASDAQ:EJFAU) the EJF Special Purpose Acquisition Corp (SPAC) targeting financial services companies announced and closed a transaction with Pagaya Technologies, a financial technology company, at an $8.5 billion valuation. Robert Wolf served as a board member of EJFA. EJFA consummated the Pagaya transaction in June 2022. Exited EJFA and own Pagaya stock (NASDAQ:PGY).
Empathy Wines is a direct-to-consumer, subscription based wine platform co-founded by Gary Vaynerchuk. Acquired by Constellation Brands, July 2020.
Final Bell is an end-to-end supply chain solution that allows leading cannabis brands to quickly move products from concept to shelf, across multiple geographies, while maintaining the quality and experience their customers demand. Final Bell acquired 14th Round in December, 2022.
Frank Murken Products (FMP) is a gasket fabricator, hose assembly fabricator and distributor supplying the Aerospace, Construction, Transportation, Pharmaceutical, Energy, Chemical and Semi-conductor markets. FMP is based in Upstate NY. Acquired by North Iron Holdings, September 2023.
Genius Brands International (NASDAQ:GNUS) is a leading global kids media company that produces hits such as Llama Llama and Rainbow Rangers. Exited, Summer 2020.
Genusee is bringing the eco friendly circular economy to the eyewear sector by turning the plastic water bottles into beautiful products. Located in Flint, Michigan, Genusee was featured in Vouge Magazine. Shop Genusee here.
Green Check Verified “Cannabis Banking Made Easy”. Green Check modernizes the way cannabis companies and banking institutions work together by providing monitoring, reporting and banking compliance for cannabis companies. Funding announcement linked here.
Greenwave Technology Solutions (NASDAQ: GWAV) is a leading operator of metal recycling facilities in Virginia and North Carolina. Greenwave collects, classifies, and processes raw scrap metal for recycling offering significant economic and environmental benefits when compared with virgin materials.
High Beauty is a hempseed oil based wellness skincare company. Sold in Macy’s, Belk Amazon and more, shop High Beauty’s collection here.
Hunt & Fish Club is one of the most luxurious restaurants in NYC located at 125 West 44th Street with a new location at LaGuardia Airport (LGA). Make your reservations here.
Icon Farms is a premier manufacturer of pre-rolled hemp products, including Post Malone’s popular Shaboink pre-rolls and Mario Guzman’s Sherbinskis. Exited, Summer 2022.
illumio, the leader in micro-segmentation, prevents the spread of cyber threats inside data centers and cloud environments to reduce cyber risk and achieve regulatory compliance.
Kanga was a social marketplace where brands synced their products into an in-app storefront, and users could tag and sell the products with just one click. Acquired by EVERY* Q4 2017.
Keyno is a revolutionary fintech security platform for credit cards. In partnership with Visa, Keyno replaces the static 3-digit CVV2 security code on the back of credit cards, debit cards or prepaid cards with a continually changing “dynamic” CVV2 code proven to prevent fraud.
The Macaronis is an animated movie written by First Fruits, Ricky Gargiulo and Warren Coleman. In this all-pasta world, a rigatoni boy and his pasta school mates hunt for a fabled treasure under the streets of Manhattan.
Measure is an aerial intelligence company specializing in drone technology. Robert Wolf was the Chairman and Co-Founder of Measure. Measure was acquired in April 2021 by AgEagle (NYSE: UAVS).
Merrimac Manor Mobile Home Park is the premiere land-lease community offering affordable housing located in the heart of Huntsville, AL.
Mitten Fluidpower opened in 1971, MFP is a leading distributor of a wide range of products manufactured by the industry’s most trusted suppliers. MFP offers hydraulic, pneumatic, automation, filtration, and fluid connector components. The company is located in Syracuse NY with a 2nd store in Buffalo and opening a 3rd store in Rochester in ‘23. Acquired by North Iron Holdings, December 2022.
MNTN (Mountain) is the leading marketing Creative as a service (CaaS) platform bringing unrivaled performance and simplicity to Connected TV, co-led by Chief Creative Officer Ryan Reynolds. MNTN’s technology makes running TV ads simple and helps brands drive measurable conversions, higher revenue and more site visits.
MobilizeAmerica is a volunteer management platform and network that connects activists, progressive organizations and democratic campaigns. Acquired by Every Action, November 2020.
Monax Labs is a web3 infrastructure company on a mission to ensure the benefits of digital property ownership accrue to the rightful owner: you. Aspen by Monax, delivers the first ever commercial NFT with on-chain terms and conditions, protecting creators rights and their royalties. Read more here.
Mr. Saturday Night was the Tony Award nominated musical by Billy Crystal. It is the story of Buddy Young, Jr., an outrageous and outspoken comedian who found fame, if not fortune, in the early days of television, fast-forward 40 years after his TV career flamed out, Buddy seeks one more shot at the spotlight. MSN was nominated for multiple Tony awards including best musical, best actor and best actress. Performances throughout 2022.
MVP Robotics (Mobile Virtual Player) from the football field to the battlefield, MVP is dedicated to creating robotic solutions that enhance training and performance in a more realistic and safer way for sports and the military/police.
North Iron Holdings an acquisition vehicle looking to acquire a B2B value-add distribution company. The company’s goal is to facilitate a smooth transition for a business owner who is interested in preserving their legacy, while stewarding a business that has untapped potential. NIH made its 1st acquisition in December 2022 of Mitten Fluidpower (MF), a leading distributor of a wide range of products: hydraulic, pneumatic, automation, filtration, and fluid connector components located in Syracuse NY. Recently, NIH acquired Frank Murken Products (FMP) a gasket fabricator, hose assembly fabricator and distributor supplying the Aerospace, Construction, Transportation, Pharmaceutical, Energy, Chemical and Semi-conductor markets. NIH has 4 locations in NY including: Buffalo (MF), Rochester (MF), Schenectady (FMP) and Syracuse (MF).
Olika is a clean wellness company dedicated to designing nature-inspired products made with the purest ingredients. Shop Olika here. Acquired by Amyris, June 2021.
Overture Climate Fund invests in early-stage climate technology startups in sectors such as: Energy, Mobility, Climate, Industrial, Carbon Management & Consumer.
Pagaya (NASDAQ: PGY) is a financial technology company that enables financial services providers to expand access to more customers through its artificial intelligence network, with a focus on consumer lending.
Paradise Square The Tony Award nominated musical takes place during the Civil War where free Blacks and Irish immigrants live and love together in the dangerous streets of Manhattan’s Five Points. Paradise Square was nominated for 10 Tony awards including best musical, best actor and best actress. Performance Spring and Summer 2022. National tour and international productions planned.
Parquet Capital is a technology driven deep-value fund dedicated to harvesting exceptional risk adjusted returns.
PointChain is a fintech company which uses its technology platform to assist financial services with compliance requirements for high-risk industries such as cannabis, cryptocurrencies and gaming, by providing a B2B payment framework. Its subsidiary, Confia Capital is the first high-risk digital banking platform built to mitigate risk and scale best-in-class compliance procedures for the financial system.
Purpose uses mobilization and storytelling to shift policies and change public narratives on topics such as gun safety and climate action. Acquired by Capgemini, February 2020.
Quickframe is a video-as-a-service platform creating fast and affordable original videos, backed by data, for businesses and brands. Acquired by MNTN, January 2022.
Radiate is a media education company producing videos to help today’s entrepreneurs transform into tomorrow’s leaders. Acquired by NYSE, June 2018.
RADiCAL develops AI computer vision technology focused on reconstructing 3D human motion from 2D content. Download the RADiCAL Motion app here.
The Recount is a media company that summarizes the most important stories of the day in culture, politics, business & technology via video plus cutting edge podcasts bringing you a round-up of what’s happening in the corridors of power. The Recount was acquired by The News Movement. Exited, January 2023.
Remergent (Rivermont Enterprise Emergent Communities Fund) is an Opportunity Zone Fund that invests in the Southeast with a focus on North Carolina and Virginia.
Satellite Innovations is solving the technology talent war by high-growth companies design and develop innovative technology products — for 70% lower cost than hiring in locally. Offshore engineering teams are located in Belarus, Poland and Georgia. Read more about Satellite here.
Silo Pharma (OTCMKTS: SILO) is an early stage biopharmaceutical company focused on the use of psychedelic drugs like psilocybin (from magic mushrooms) to create proprietary therapeutics. Listed, October 2020.
Spamalot a Tony-award winning musical “Lovingly ripped off from the from the motion picture Monty Python and the Holy Grail” is a twisted, farcical retelling of the legend of King Arthur and his knights. Don’t miss – Broadway previews begin Oct 31, for tickets click here.
Standard Dose is a mind-body wellness marketplace dedicated to elevating health through mindfulness practices and thoroughly vetted CBD and plant-based, natural products.
starpower is a marketing agency that counsels and connects brands with entertainment, sport, music, fashion, influencers and content. Acquired by W2O, October 2020.
Strategic Worldviews is a joint venture between 32 Ventures and Anthony Scaramucci’s SALT Ventures. This bi-partisan, invite only, networking platform offers cutting edge insights at the intersection of economics, public policy and geopolitics. Exited year end 2022.
Superplastic is building a globally recognized, hyper-valuable universe of animated celebrities that come to life through social media, entertainment, toys & NFTs, licensing, influencer marketing, gaming, live & virtual events and more. Animated celebrities include stars such as Janky, the self-proclaimed streetwear icon and Guggimon, the fashion horror artist and DJ.
Swayable is powered by next-generation machine learning that enables businesses to measure impact and predict opinion-change within hours.
Thrive Society (Eco Farm Holdings) is a B2B wholesale marketplace for high-quality California cannabis and a managed cannabis service provider via its digital tech platform called SuperCrop.
Tombot is a realistic Golden Retriever robot designed to emulate a live puppy’s appearance and behavior to provide ongoing happiness and emotional support. Tombot’s Jennie was selected as TIME’s 100 best inventions.
Toppop Packaging is the premier manufacturing and packaging facility producing ready-to-freeze ice pops, both alcohol-infused and non-alcoholic. Acquired by Iconic Brands , July 2021.
Tootsie was the musical Broadway adaptation of the 1982 Dustin Hoffman film. The musical was nominated for 11 Tony Awards in 2019 including best musical. Performances throughout 2019.
Triax Technologies is a comprehensive solution that offers a proprietary blend of devices, network, application and insights to capitalize and act on field data. Triax is built to serve the toughest industries in the world including energy & industrials and manufacturing.
The War of the Roses is an upcoming Broadway show based on the 1989 film starring Michael Douglas and Kathleen Turner. Jason Alexander will direct this comedy set to open in 2023. Read more about here.
WISeKey is a global cybersecurity company headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland. Europe IPO March 2016 (SIX Swiss Exchange: WIH), USA IPO December 2019 (NASDAQ: WKEY). Exited, Fall 2020.
Wrapify connects over 250,000 drivers and companies to create powerful on-vehicle advertising, impressions, and real-time data insights. In April 2023, Wrapify was acquired by Wrapmate to add to its portfolio of rideshare advertising companies. Acquired by Wrapmate, April 2023.