New Fund Targets Early Stage Companies Focused on Disruptive Technology Platforms & Solutions
Rachel Zoe Ventures (RZV), an early stage venture capital firm focusing on technology platforms and solutions disrupting the consumer, subscription, and creator economy landscapes, today announces the introduction of its second investment vehicle the Access Fund. The culmination of nearly two decades of exceptional performance in venture investments, RZV’s latest fund expands upon its initial fund strategy and for the first time expands Access to the public.
“As fellow entrepreneurs and operators, our team believes in a philosophy of empowering our portfolio companies by providing unrivaled access to brand amplification and growth acceleration,” said RZV Chairwoman and entrepreneur Rachel Zoe. “Through my multi-faceted career as a female business owner, philanthropist, designer, stylist, and more, I am excited to share with our portfolio companies my deep personal networks and industry resources, ensuring a competitive advantage that generates incredible returns to investors.”
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“Behind the Access Fund’s mission to provide value at every turn for our portfolio companies, our firm is comprised of industry leaders who provide unparalleled advisory oversight, investor connectivity and acute industry knowledge,” said RZV Managing Partner, and tenured investment banker and entrepreneur Rodger Berman. “As a result, we deliver unprecedented access to deep and distinguished connections within the early stage ecosystem, including an emphasis on synergistic relationships with female-focused funds.”
As the name suggests, the Access Fund presents a new iteration of venture capital that offers access to an exceptional network across media, social, e-commerce, fashion, tech, finance, and more. This culminates to drive incredible value adds and accelerated returns for the Access Fund’s portfolio of companies, such as illustrated with Mamenta, among RZV’s inaugural Fund I portfolio companies.
“Rachel Zoe Ventures invested in our global commerce platform in Q3 of 2020, advising on corporate organization and administrative matters, marketing and go-to-market strategies, accounting and financial operations, and accessing capital markets,” said Mamenta CEO & Founder Chad Epling. “From the inception of our partnership, we couldn’t be more pleased to be a direct beneficiary of RZV’s robust ecosystem, seasoned counsel, and unwavering mission to bring value that goes well beyond the capital.”
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