List of 3 US Venture Capital Single Family Offices
In the following, we are introducing you to three interesting venture capital focused US single family offices.
1. LeFrak Family Office, New York
The investment firm „LeFrak“ manages and invests the assets of the LeFrak Family. Its history reaches back to 1901, when Harry LeFrak founded the LeFrak Organization. He started his real estate empire in that year with buying a 120-acre farm in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. The company then grew massively due to the post-War construction boom. Today the family business is held in the fourth generation and became one of the most important companies in the United States when it comes to owning, developing and managing real estate. In terms of investments LeFrak likes to focus on venture capital, but also invests in natural resources, private/public equity and of course real estate. LeFrak provides venture capital to firms with a highly entrepreneurial culture that are active in the fields of real estate, energy, health care, internet technology and software. Their current venture capital portfolio contains for example the well known e-commerce platform “wish”. Another example is “Dealpath”. This company provides a real estate industry cloud-based deal management platform. Investment and development teams leverage Dealpath as their command center for smart pipeline tracking, powerful deal analytics, and collaborative workflows to focus on value-add work that produces optimal risk-adjusted returns.
2. Dolby Family Ventures, San Francisco
Dolby Family Ventures serves as the private investment vehicle of the Dolby Family, which gained its huge fortune from the economic activities of Ray Dolby. The Family Office is also featured in our List of Single Family Offices in San Francisco. Ray was an ambitious engineer of his time who focused on the development of audio playback devices and surround sound concepts. He founded his company in 1965 and his technology remained competitive until today. For example, the Dolby Surround Technology is still used in many cinemas and high end audio devices. Dolby Family Ventures invests primary in series A venture funding in the areas of digital media, security, cloud services, health care technologies and services. One of their current portfolio companies is “Strateos”. Strateos automates chemistry, biology, and tissue analysis into closed loop robotic labs that accelerate drug discovery programs. Through a combination of best-in-class robotics and control systems, advanced software for imaging and analytics, and remote cloud laboratories, they enable their pharmaceutical partners to more rapidly and efficiently discover new drug candidates.
3. JF2 Capital Partners, Dallas
The family office of Jon Frankel (not the actor) is relatively new compared to other single family offices. It was founded in 2017 by Jon Frankel, a rather unknown entrepreneur who made his money selling two startups in the credit card processing industry. Frankel soon partnered with Aaron Pierce, a former J.P. Morgan analyst, who now helps to find deals for JF2 Capital. The investment firm prefers to fund in early rounds such as seed and series a, where the friends and family funding rounds already have passed and the companies concerned normally start to generate revenue. JF2 Capital partners are likely to invest in any geographic area, with a preference for Texas based opportunities. They don’t have a specific industry focus, but past investments show a higher interest in companies, that are active in life sciences, internet technology, sports and logistics. So is “Remedy”, for example. Remedy is a house call doctor that brings the expertise and technology of an urgent care clinic. The company uses the smartphone to bring an urgent care medical provider to the users location – home, office, or hotel. In-network with most insurances, Remedy charges a dispatch fee that has to be paid at the time of booking. Medical services are provided on-site, and billed to the users insurance.
Directory of single family office who invest in venture capital
We are the world’s leading portal for and about single family offices. Through yearlong research, we finally published our list of the most important American single family offices in 2020. Here, we offer all American single family offices that invest in start ups – through direct investments, co-investments or venture capital funds. Single family offices are the investment vehicles of high net worth families.
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Our list is a unique product, that enables you to identify the most relevant single family offices that invest in startups. These often have a broad portfolio of promising young companies. Many single family offices also invest in venture capital funds. Our list is used by startups for fundraising, investor relations managers at venture capital funds as well as companies to identify relevant customers.
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Disclaimer: due to the secrecy of some family offices, we are sometimes not able to provide you with email addresses or other pieces of information. In case we don’t know the exact investment focus, the specific column is marked as n.a.
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