Collaborative Fund was founded by investment veteran Craig Shapiro, is based out of NYC and works solely with North American based entrepreneurs. They have a smallish roster of angels and other VC firms that add to their fund including musician Pharrell Williams, YouTube sensation Chad Hurley, and KCPB partner John Maeda. This young firm’s goals range from helping early stage startups realize their dreams and full potential, and investing in projects that lead to long-term beneficial change and sustainability.
They look for honest-to-goodness brands that really dig themselves into the membrane of society, focusing on driving the best customer experience possible. Some of the seed and early stage companies they’ve invested in include: Fundrise, Karma, Socar, Bugger, AngelList, Kickstarter, Smarty Pants, Makespace, Reddit, HelloTech, Good Eggs, Makesense, Code Academy, LIFX, Lyft, Task Rabbit, and several others.
Funds raised / currently managed: ~ $113 billion
Focus industries: Curated Internet, education, wellness products, peer-to-peer software