We accelerate the success of companies that are using technology to power the next generation of retail.

We are retailers first, but we speak technology with great fluency.

We are investors. Our currency is capital, combined with ideas, energy, and the experience to deploy it all wisely and with impact.

Retail and Technology. Combined they are the right-brain and left-brain of our world. They set us apart. But what sets us apart even more is that we have started our own companies, so we know what it takes to win.

We know which companies are thought leaders and what makes them respond. That holds true whether they are a big retailer or a major technology company that powers the sector. And, in most cases, we probably know someone at these companies.

We are making it our mission to add value at every step so we may be a lever for your startup.

If you are building one of these next great companies, you will let nothing stop you from bringing your idea to life. We will stop at nothing to help you succeed.

Ken Seiff Managing Partner

RETAIL EXPERIENCE

  • 20 years as a retail entrepreneur.
  • Founder and CEO Bluefly.com.
  • Co-Founder and CEO Poppin.com.
  • Co-Founder Simply Gum.
  • EVP Omni-Channel and Internet at Brooks Brothers.
  • Former Board Member of the National Retail Federation as well as Shop.org.

INVESTOR EXPERIENCE

  • First round of investment in Bluefly, Uncommongoods, Poppin, Simply Gum, Kule.com, uBeam, Brickwork, InTurn, PredictSpring, Reachify, and Backbone.
  • Early investor in Skip.

WORKED HARD TO

  • Build trusted relationships with hundreds of retailers and technology companies.

Michael Newman Special Advisor

RETAIL EXPERIENCE

  • Senior Executive with 30+ years of diverse experience.
  • Vice Chairman and COO Ralph Lauren.
  • Vice Chairman Kenneth Cole.
  • Consulted for Bluefly.com.
  • VP Controller Gulf & Western Consumer and Industrial Products.

INVESTOR EXPERIENCE

  • First round of investment in Brickwork, InTurn, PredictSpring, Reachify, Skip, and Backbone.
  • Early investor in Skip.
  • Acquisition team member with Saunders, Karp & Megrue (Apax Partners) in investment in Tommy Bahama.
  • Primary IPO contact for Polo Ralph Lauren.

Andrew Fine General Partner

RETAIL INVESTOR EXPERIENCE

  • 20+ years retail investment experience.
  • Managing Director Sportswear Holdings.
    • Tommy Hilfiger (NYSE : TOM).
    • Pepe Jeans Corp.
    • Michael Kors (NYSE : KORS).
  • VP Novel Denim Holdings (NASDAQ : NVLD).
  • Co-Founder Novel TMT Investment Group 2005.

Luis Chou General Partner

RETAIL INVESTOR EXPERIENCE

  • VP Marketing Tommy Hilfiger.
  • Co-Founder Novel TMT Investment Group in 2005.

Novel TMT Investment Group

  • Concentration in retail, fintech and consumer technology companies.
    • 80+ Investments across all stages.
    • Retail/Consumer related investments include: Facebook, Euclid, Farfetch, Harry’s, Loop Commerce, Lyst, Moda Operandi, Rent the Runway, The Real Real, True Fit, Warby Parker, Returnly, Spring, Allbirds, Raden, Stripe, Pinterest, Uber, Airbnb, Deliv, Darby Smart, Inturn, PredictSpring, Brickwork, Skip, Backbone.
  • 30+ investments in leading global venture funds.
  • Public market investments.

We offer a strategic partnership with Novel TMT, the global technology investment group of Silas Chou and his family.

Novel TMT brings unequalled experience building billion dollar brands. They are the family behind the success of Tommy Hilfiger, Michael Kors, Pepe Jeans, Karl Lagerfeld, Polo Ralph Lauren Europe and Hackett.

“Ken’s a visionary, he’s able to see what others can’t. Ken truly brings more than just capital, he’s supportive and and eager to help. He has a very keen product, market, and retail sense.”

MEREDITH PERRY, CEO, uBEAM