Best first conversation

Before there is a company, there is a conversation - we want to be that first conversation

Early Stage

We invest as early as the pre-seed round and as late as Series A. We reserve capital to follow-on as you scale.

Made in NYC

NYC is our home and we are proud of it. We have a deep network here, but fund companies anywhere.

$250K-500K Checks

We want to be your first commitment. We don't believe in sharp elbows and invest alongside other investors.

Generalists

We believe technology has moved from its own vertical to a horizontal changing every industry and invest across sectors.

Friend in the Room

We believe in honesty and tough love in building relationships with founders. We have your back. WYSIWYG.

Values

We partner with entrepreneurs who value integrity, curiosity, and ambition.

Our goal at BoxGroup is to invest at the earliest stage.

Early stage fundraising has taken on many names - friends & family round, pre-seed, seed, etc - and we're open to all of them. We're comfortable with what early means - a lot of assumptions, more vision than traction, and raw product.

We support companies based on conviction in the team. We believe in "founder market fit" - the concept that certain teams are able to unlock specific markets. This is the first step to get to "product market fit." Ideas tend not to be equal opportunity which means that it requires the right team to bring a vision to life.

We hope technology can be a catalyst for positive change and progress. We look for entrepreneurs working at the beginning of movements in existing markets or new markets yet to be created and with visions to create the next generation of category defining businesses.

Lastly, companies are borne out of leadership. The strongest leaders display paired values and we seek out: humility with audacity, genius with hustle, curiosity with authenticity, honesty with salesmanship, and wacky with pragmatic.

Meet our team

David Tisch

Investor

Adam Rothenberg

Investor

Nimi Katragadda

Investor

Adina Davis

Investor

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Cloud Services

AWS Activate is a program for startups that have raised their first institutional round and provides them with either $15,000 in AWS credits valid for 2 years, or $100,000 in AWS credits valid for 1 year (in addition to a few other perks). You can sign up here and use the code sBo5.
The Google Cloud Startup Program helps startups build and scale using Google Cloud Platform. The Surge Package comes with $100,000 in Cloud and Firebase Credits (good for 24 months), technical support, G-Suite credits, and more. BoxGroup portfolio companies can get started here.

Office Space

Spacious offers a hidden network of urban spaces for a mobile and independent workforce to host meetings and work outside of a traditional office environment. Membership gives you access to all Spacious locations in neighborhoods across NYC. For 50% off the first month of a month-to-month membership sign up here and use code BOXGROUP19 at checkout.
WeWork is a Global Provider of "space as a service" with 800+ locations in 120+ cities. BoxGroup portfolio companies are entitled to two free Global Access memberships as well as a 10-30% discount on office space. To take advantage of this perk, reach out to Tom Donohue and mention BoxGroup.

Marketing & Sales

HubSpot is an inbound marketing and sales platform that helps companies attract visitors, convert leads, and close customers. BoxGroup portfolio companies can apply for 50-90% off Hubspot marketing and sales software (as well as consulting and content resources) here/
Streak is a collaboration tool and CRM for Gmail. BoxGroup companies are eligible for 60 days free, and a 25% discount off of monthly plans. To redeem this offer email promo+boxgroup@streak.com
Customer.io enables users to send newsletters to selected segments of customers using their website data. BoxGroup portfolio companies are eligible for 25% off of their first year of Customer.io as well as concierge onboarding. To get started, email partners@customer.io and mention BoxGroup.

Recruiting & HR

Lever streamlines hiring with a complete recruiting solution that empowers companies to effortlessly source, nurture, and hire top talent. As a BoxGroup portfolio company, get 15% off current prices by requesting a Lever demo here
WayUp is a recruiting platform that lets you reach, recruit, and engage early career candidates. BoxGroup portfolio member's can use the coupon BOXGROUP125 at signup for a $125 discount (only new customers can redeem). Visit www.wayup.com/employers to get started.
Guideline is an all-inclusive 401(k) plan for growing businesses that’s easy for employers to set up and even easier for employees to enroll and save. Get three months free by signing up here
Justworks is an all-in-one HR platform that automates and manages payroll, HR, compliance and benefits. As a Justworks' preferred partner, BoxGroup portfolio member's get their first month of Justworks free. Learn more and sign-up here
Gusto offers fully integrated online HR services: payroll, benefits and everything else. BoxGroup portfolio companies are eligible for their first 3 months free – and can sign up here to redeem the offer.

Finance

Expensify delivers cloud-based receipt and expense management with direct integrations to accounting systems and workflow tools. To receive 50% off your first three months of Expensify get started here
Carta gets you started with cap table management, issuing employee stock options, and raising capital. BoxGroup portfolio companies get waived onboarding fees and 20% off first year pricing. To redeem the offer, signup here

Operations

InVision is the digital product design platform used to make the world's best customer experiences. Invision for Startups provides the same platform that powers the world's most successful startups – and partners with you to ensure the best design practices are utilized across your organization. As a BoxGroup portfolio company, you can learn more and obtain preferential pricing by signing up here
Airtable works like a spreadsheet but gives you the power of a database to organize anything. BoxGroup portfolio companies are eligible for a $2,000 Airtable credit (plus an Airtable swag kit!). To redeem, sign up for a free account using your company email, then fill out this form
Zendesk is a customer service software and support ticketing system. Boxgroup portfolio companies get a monthly credit of $218 for 12 months, equivalent to 2 seats of Zendesk Suite professional or to be used across the Support, Chat, Talk and Guide products. To qualify, please contact the Zendesk at startups@zendesk.com asking to redeem your Boxgroup credits. * Credits are available only for Startups that have less than 100 employees, Series B and under and don't have an existing Zendesk account.
Swag.com sells quality promotional products for companies that people. They have offered BoxGroup portfolio companies 10% of all online orders – just use the discount code Boxgroup10 when checking out.