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

Greg Rosen

Investor

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To make running your business just a little bit easier

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 & 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 slorenz@poppin.com to get started.
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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

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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Recruiting & HR

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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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

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.
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.
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.
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. Complete this form for a saving audit, or sign up for Ramp 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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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
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!
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.
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.
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.