FOUNDER-FIRST CAPITAL FOR INNOVATIVE ENTREPRENEURS WHO WANT TO CHANGE THE WORLD.

 
 
 
 
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The Next Generation Seed Venture Firm Based in LA.

We support young founders providing core technology innovation to tackle the world’s largest problems. We focus on seed investments into companies led by visionary technologists. We are industry agnostic and source idiosyncratic opportunities from our robust network.

 
 
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Portfolio

 
Making food simple for your company

Making food simple for your company

Have the experiences you want free from the burdens of ownership

Have the experiences you want free
from the burdens of ownership

Point of Sale Financing when your pet needs you the most

Point of Sale Financing when your
pet needs you the most

Bringing shareholder activism into the 21st century

Bringing shareholder activism into
the 21st century

Next generation proof-of-stake blockchain for business

Next generation proof-of-stake
blockchain for business

A next-generation game technology studio that facilitates player ownership in AAA rated games through the tokenization of in-game assets

A next-generation game technology studio that facilitates player ownership in AAA rated games through the tokenization of in-game assets

The institutional exchange for trading digital assets

The institutional exchange for
trading digital assets

Next generation network, compute and storage infrastructure

Next generation network, compute
and storage infrastructure

Transforming the way local goods move around your city

Transforming the way local goods
move around your city

Mobile-first ride hailing platform in South East Asia

Mobile-first ride hailing platform in
South East Asia

Invisible compute AR/VR platform

Invisible compute AR/VR platform

Enterprise grade smart access system

Enterprise grade smart access system

Providing the technology for worldwide mobility concepts

Providing the technology for
worldwide mobility concepts

Next generation cloud private network

Next generation cloud private network

Aquaculture meets machine learning

Aquaculture meets machine learning

Enterprise engagement delivery platform

Enterprise engagement delivery platform

 
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The Team

 
 

Adam B. Struck, Founder &
Managing Partner

Adam is the Founder and Managing Partner at Struck Capital. Prior to Struck Capital, Adam was a Co-Founder of Long Island Brand Beverages, a CPG company acquired by Cullen Investments and taken public on the NASDAQ. Previously, Adam was an M&A / PE attorney at Kirkland & Ellis, one of the largest law firms in the world. Adam graduated from Northwestern University where he completed the Kellogg School of Management Certificate Program. He also graduated from Georgetown Law where he received his Juris Doctorate. Adam is a member of the NY Bar Association and has also been recognized by Forbes, making the coveted 30 Under 30 List for Venture Capital.

 
 
 

Yida Gao, Partner

Yida is a Partner at Struck Capital. Prior to Struck Capital, Yida was a technology investor at New Enterprise Associates (NEA), one of the world's largest VC funds with $20Bn+ AUM. Previously, he was an investment banker at Morgan Stanley in the Mergers & Acquisitions Group based in NYC where he helped execute over $15Bn in aggregate deal volume. Yida graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) with a B.S. in Mathematics and Computer Science and was a varsity pole vaulter. He attended Stanford GSB briefly before dropping out to join Struck Capital.

 
 

Greg Stofman, Associate

Greg is an Associate at Struck Capital. Prior to Struck Capital, Greg was an investment banker at Arbor Advisors and PEAK Technology Partners where he executed over $700m in technology M&A and capital raising transactions. Greg has also held several operational roles at startup technology companies. Most recently, Greg was a Business Development Director at Kamcord, a consumer mobile application acquired by Lyft Inc., where he led business development and user acquisition efforts. Prior to that, Greg was a Business Development Manager for OneScreen, an online video advertising platform acquired by Adaptive Media Inc. Greg graduated cum laude from Northeastern University with a B.S. in Economics.

 

 

Advisors

 

Forest Baskett, PhD

Venture Advisor | General Partner, New Enterprise Associates

Fan Zhang

VENTURE Advisor | Co-Founder, Sequoia China

Tim Greenleaf

VENTURE Advisor | Former Board Member, GreenDot (NYSE:GDOT)

Ilya Pozin

Founder Advisor | Co-Founder & Chief Growth Officer, PlutoTV

Joe Fernandez

Founder Advisor | Founder and CEO, Joymode

Drew Perkins

Founder Advisor | Co-Founder and CEO, Mojo Vision

Steve Weinstein

FOUNDER ADVISOR | PROFESSOR, STANFORD (LEAN LAUNCHPAD)

 
 
 
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Hear What our Founders
Have to Say

 
 

John Linden

CO-FOUNDER, MYTHICAL GAMES
FORMER STUDIO HEAD, ACTIVISION

Struck Capital is the next generation of VCs. I have worked with some of the largest VCs in the world like Accel and I’ve never come across an investor who has added more value. Struck Capital literally walked us into every major VC we targeted for our Series A. We view Struck Capital as a true partner to our business vs. just an investor.

 

Nithin Michael

CO-FOUNDER, MODE NETWORKS
FORMER VIKING GLOBAL INVESTOR, CORNELL PHD

Struck Capital has been critical for us. From directly closing our Series A to helping recruit our amazing CEO to actively sourcing customers for us. Struck Capital is our most favored investor.

 

Michelle Palleschi

COO, SENDOSO
FORMER DIRECTOR OF WORLDWIDE SALES, APPLE

Struck Capital identified the potential of our unique business model very early on and has been extremely founder friendly. Struck Capital has given us timely and relevant feedback, introduced us to numerous large customers and potential hires and introduced us to our Series A lead.

 

John Keatley

CO-FOUNDER, SCRATCHPAY
FORMER CFO, GREENDOT (NYSE:GDOT); FORMER CFO, KLARNA

Struck Capital has been unmatched as a nimble, responsive and flexible partner. Struck Capital anchored our Seed Round and arranged a debt facility for us. I cannot think of anyone else who is more connected or who has added more value for us as a Company.

 
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