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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-750K Checks

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

To The Moon

Tech has evolved from a vertical to a horizontal changing every industry. We back founders that dream about things the world has never seen.

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

Greg Rosen

Investor

Claire Smilow

Investor

Brian Aledort

Head of Finance

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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 $25,000 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. Visit this link to apply for up to $100,000 in Google Cloud credits. Google Cloud for Startups will evaluate each application individually and the number of credits awarded will be determined on a case-by-case basis.

Recruiting & HR

A.Team is the world's first on-demand team formation platform, enabling companies to use its Team Graph to form high-performing, expert tech teams, instantly. A.Team is powered by an invite-only network of 3500+ top builders, across product management, design, engineering, and data science, who left tech giants and rigid corporate structures to team up with their peers to work on problems that matter. BoxGroup portfolio companies get exclusive access to build with A.Team by signing up here.
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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
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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.
Justworks is an all-in-one HR platform that automates and manages payroll, HR, compliance and benefits. As a Justworks preferred partner, BoxGroup portfolio companies get their first month of Justworks free. Learn more and sign-up here
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
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Pave allows you to plan, communicate, and benchmark your compensation in real-time. Eliminate spreadsheets and make smarter comp decisions, powered by integrations with your HRIS, ATS and Cap Table. BoxGroup portfolio companies can receive free access to Pave's real-time compensation benchmarking data set after connecting your systems. To get started, sign up here.
SingleSprout is a recruiting firm that helps startups build diverse technology-driven teams. SingleSprout has hired engineering and product talent for Common, Instacart, Peloton, Oscar, Better, as well as 150+ other companies. BoxGroup portfolio companies will receive 10% off their first two hires. To get started email Katie at kweiss@singlesprout.com and mention BoxGroup.
TriNet is a full-service HR solution for small and mid-sized companies and has offered BoxGroup portfolio companies 30% off its services (new customers only). To redeem this discount, reach out to Katie Weiss at Katie.Weiss@trinet.com, and mention BoxGroup.
WayUp is a recruiting platform that lets you reach, recruit, and engage early career candidates. BoxGroup portfolio companies can use the coupon BOXGROUP125 at signup for a $125 discount (only new customers can redeem). Visit http://www.wayup.com/employers to get started.
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Finance

Airbase is a spend management software platform that manages all your non-payroll spend. It brings together pre-approvals, virtual and physical corporate cards and ACH or check payments in one place - and syncs with your GL. Airbase customers get better control and visibility over spend, and save time with the automation of traditionally manual accounting workflows. Replace Bill.com, Expensify, corporate card programs and home-grown approval processes in one simple platform your users and accounting team will love. Airbase has two offers for new customers in the Box Group portfolio: 1) Six months free on a one year contract or 2) Base+ version completely free. Email offers@airbase.io with the code BOX-20 or go here for more information.
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Capchase is a non-dilutive / non-debt form of growth financing which helps extend your runway. We bring to the present the next 12 payments of your monthly paying customers and save you 15-20% of your aggregate software & infrastructure spend. As a BoxGroup portfolio company, you receive a special offer with a maximum fee of 6% for a 6 month period. Check out the dramatic impact on the runway of your SaaS here
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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.
Chargebee is the leading subscription billing software powering end-to-end recurring billing, subscription management, and auto invoicing for 2,000+ SaaS and eCommerce businesses. BoxGroup portfolio companies can receive free access to Chargebee's Rise Plan, valid until you hit your first $1M in revenue. To get started, sign up for a Chargebee account and once ready to start processing payments select "I'm a part of Chargebee's startup-partner network" and then choose the Rise plan and enter coupon code BOXGRUPA8.
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.
Mercury provides a modern banking interface, with a great checking/savings account and analytics, APIs and other tools to run your startup. BoxGroup portfolio companies that move over to Mercury as primary bank can receive the following benefits: $500 in cash, free 409a from Fast409a, accounts with no monthly/account fees for life, and more. To access this offer sign up here.
NetSuite is a powerful integrated cloud business software suite, including business accounting, ERP, CRM, and ecommerce software. BoxGroup portfolio companies are eligible for up to six months of deferred payments and a 25% discount on licenses. To learn more, email venturecapital@netsuite.com.
Paperclip is a modern finance and accounting platform built for technology startups. BoxGroup portfolio companies get the first 12 months free. Email kent@getpaperclip.com to get started
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Pilot takes care of your bookkeeping from start to finish so you can focus 100% on making your business succeed. BoxGroup portfolio companies will get 20% off of their first 6 months at Pilot. Email dan@pilot.com to get started.
Ramp's corporate cards are built from the ground up to save your company money. You can issue unlimited cards and eliminate overspend with their advanced savings reports and 1.5% cash back on everything. BoxGroup portfolio companies have access to a free savings check-up that analyzes your corporate card spend and helps identify expenses to cut. Ramp has been able to identify millions in savings opportunities through these audits for companies like Ro, Candid, Truebill, and Eight Sleep. To sign up for the Free Platform and a $500 Bonus, get started here.
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Routable is the simplest way to send and receive business-to-business (B2B) payments. Routable's secure payments solution helps Accounts Payable / Accounts Receivable teams automate bill-pay and invoicing, find errors, request authorization from supervisors, and streamline cash flow. BoxGroup portfolio companies that use Routable will get premium support, integration to their accounting software, and the first 100 payments / or invoices free (ACH, Check or Credit Card). To get started email sales@routable.com.
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SVB is offering 3 years of free basic banking to Pre-Series A startups, a new corporate credit card with 2x rewards on everything, a competitive money market account, and tons of extra partner discounts which can be viewed at https://www.svb.com/offers. BoxGroup portfolio companies can learn more and sign up here or email Andrew Oddo at aoddo@svb.com.

Operations

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
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Dialpad for Startups offers 10 free, lifelong seats of Dialpad Talk (business phone lines) and Meetings (video conferencing). As your startup grows, you can take advantage of scaled discounts on additional licenses, never paying full price for any Dialpad products. Another major plus, video conferencing is always free for unlimited users! Learn more at dialpad.com/startups where you can sign up under "For Founders & Startups". Be sure to select "Box Group" from the investor dropdown. For questions, email startups@dialpad.com.
DocSend allows you to securely share your pitch deck and streamline fundraising. With DocSend, you maintain control over sensitive fundraising documents, know which investors are engaging with your decks and get real-time, actionable feedback with document analytics. BoxGroup portfolio companies who are new DocSend customers are eligible for up to 90% off the DocSend annual plan. To learn more sign up here.
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
Matik automates the creation of personalized and data-driven presentations (PPT or Google slides) for sales teams by connecting to the appropriate data sources and transforming content from static into dynamic - whether it be text, charts, images, tables, graphs, etc. Generate fully customized pitch decks, ROI one pagers, quarterly business reviews, renewal decks, or even pricing proposals in minutes instead of hours. BoxGroup portfolio companies are eligible for a 1-month free trial. Sign up here, click request demo, and make sure to provide the following information in the comments field: Box Portfolio company, Sales team size (hunters and farmers), any other relevant information.
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We've partnered with Notion to offer BoxGroup portfolio companies $1,000 off of their Team Plan. You can use this plan to run a wiki, manage projects, share documents, and more - all in one highly customizable workspace. To get started, click here, click "Apply for Credit" and select BoxGroup from the dropdown menu of partners. The credit should then be added to your account!
Secureframe helps organizations get and maintain SOC 2 and ISO 27001 compliance by integrating with services such as AWS, GCP, and Azure to assess security practices and meet compliance requirements. BoxGroup portfolio companies get 10% off for one year by redeeming here.
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Segment is a Customer Data Infrastructure Platform that allows startups to collect their analytics data and then connect that data to their analytics apps all without having to write any integration code. BoxGroup portfolio companies are eligible for up to $50,000 in Segment credits (enough to track 200K users for free for two years). To get started, sign up here.
Shopify Plus is enterprise ecommerce software that offers a multi-channel platform with unmatched scalability. BoxGroup portfolio companies that are new to the Shopify Plus ecosystem will receive 1 month off of a 1 year agreement or 3 months off of a 2 year agreement. To sign-up for Shopify Plus with this offer email tyler.prete@shopify.com and mention BoxGroup.
Shippo is the leading shipping platform for modern e-commerce. More than 100,000 businesses, including top e-commerce platforms, marketplaces, warehouses, and brands, trust Shippo to navigate the complexities of shipping and fuel growth. With Shippo's platform, businesses of all sizes can access 60+ global carriers, get real-time shipping rates, print labels, automate international paperwork, track packages, facilitate returns, and more. New customers in the BoxGroup portfolio can get six months of Shippo's Professional plan for free. Use the promo code INTHISTOGETHER to apply the discount.
Swag.com sells quality promotional products for companies that people will actually want to keep. They have offered BoxGroup portfolio companies 10% of all online orders - just use the discount code Boxgroup10 when checking out.
The Twilio Venture Program offers BoxGroup portfolio companies up to $30k in Twilio credits -- good for 1 year -- in addition to a 2-year 25%-off discount across nearly all Twilio products, plus prioritized access to support, partnerships, marketing opps, and dedicated content to help your team get the most out of our APIs. Startups meeting the eligibility criteria are invited to apply here.
Very Good Security (VGS) supports BoxGroup portfolio companies by streamlining best-in-class data security and compliance and accelerating time-to-market. VGS fully descopes organizations from the need to maintain a secure data environment themselves, replacing their sensitive data with aliases while preserving data's original functionality and purpose. VGS also helps companies achieve compliance certifications, such as PCI, ensuring startups efficiently allocate time and resources. VGS enables companies to build securely from the getgo and supports startups as they scale. VGS is offering BoxGroup portfolio companies 3 months free (up to $25k in credits). Email boxgroup@verygoodsecurity.com to get started.
Zendesk is a customer service software and support ticketing system. BoxGroup portfolio companies get six months of free access to the Zendesk Support Suite (Support, Guide, Chat, Talk and messaging), Zendesk Explore and Zendesk Sunshine licenses (full program coverage details). To apply, please sign-up here.

Marketing & Sales

Customer.io is a marketing platform for sending targeted and automated emails, push notifications, and SMS messages to engage and retain an audience. BoxGroup portfolio companies are eligible for a free Startup Plan of Customer.io. Redeem here and select BoxGroup in the dropdown when submitting your application.
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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
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Office Space & Business Travel

For business and leisure travelers, Kasa is a purveyor of stylish, high-end apartment living for short-term and long-term stays. For a 15% discount off stays, use promo code KASABOXGROUP15 upon checkout at http://www.kasa.com.
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From free space planning to professional installation, Poppin makes outfitting an office easy! Every piece of the Poppin Furniture Collection is always in stock and ready to ship - simply order today and have your team Working Happy tomorrow! BoxGroup portfolio companies will receive 20% off Poppin furniture, 15% off PoppinPods and 20% off corporate branding. Email sales@poppin.com to get started.
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