OUR BELIEFS

 
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Ingenious Approach

We believe in entrepreneurs who are resourceful, despite being resource constrained.

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Creating The Future

We believe in visionaries at the helm of companies who are building products that will change our tomorrow.

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Beyond Capital

We believe our capital alone does not drive successful outcomes, therefore we seek to contribute through advisory, strategic introductions, and our arsenal of engineering talent.

PORTFOLIO

KiwiVenture Partners - II
KiwiVenture Partners - II
KiwiVenture Partners - II
KiwiVenture Partners - II
KiwiVenture Partners - II
KiwiVenture Partners - II
KiwiVenture Partners - II
KiwiVenture Partners - II
KiwiVenture Partners - II
KiwiVenture Partners - II
KiwiVenture Partners - I
KiwiVenture Partners - I
KiwiVenture Partners - I
KiwiVenture Partners - I

WHO WE ARE


KiwiVenture is a differentiated seed-stage venture fund that invests in innovative tech startups. Our primary goal is to align with top-notch entrepreneurial teams.

KiwiVenture has a unique and vibrant deal origination engine and diligence method. We have a deal flow of thousands of start-ups each year, cherry-picking the very best firms, with a demonstrated value proposition and, often, a proven revenue model.

Our understanding of the technology behind our portfolio firms enables us to make more educated investments and a better success. Our ability to help guide the entrepreneur through the start-up process, leads to a higher percentage of successful investments.

MEET OUR TEAM

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Bill Cohen
  • Bill is Managing Partner & President of KiwiVenture Partners II. He is Chairman of the Investment Committee and is involved with the Boards of a number of portfolio companies including FINDMINE, Amper Music, Narrative, Rosie, GamerSensei and Stache.
  • Bill was Vice Chairman of Investment Banking at Barclays and spent 25 years at Barclays and Lehman Brothers. During his tenure at Lehman and Barclays, Bill was Head of the Global Media & Telecommunications Group and Head of TMT for Debt Capital Markets. Over his career, Bill was responsible for originating and executing well over $100 billion of capital raising and M&A transactions including the sale of Vivendi’s interests in Activision and NBC Universal, the funding of Liberty Global’s Purchase of Virgin Media and the take-private of Cox Communications by Cox Enterprises.
  • Bill received his MBA from the University of Chicago and a BS in Economics from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.
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Rakesh Gupta
  • Managing Partner of KiwiVenture
  • CEO of KiwiTech
  • Founder of Aptara, sold for $144m in 2012
  • Board Member of several KiwiTech and KiwiVenture investments
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Neal Gupta
  • Managing Partner of KiwiVenture
  • CFO of KiwiTech
  • Founder of Aptara, sold for $144m in 2012
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Todd Breeden
  • Todd Breeden joined KiwiVenture Partners as a Principal in 2016 bringing over 8 years of venture capital investment and capital restructuring experience to the team. Based in New York, Todd is focused on vetting new company investments and provides on-going value add for KiwiVenture portfolio investments.

    Todd also serves as a member of the entrepreneurship sounding board for the Lang Center at Columbia University, and mentors at some of New York's premier accelerator platforms. Todd received his MBA from Columbia in 2013 and a dual degree in Mathematics and Economics from Georgetown in 2008.

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