The Next Generation Seed Venture Firm.
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.
Adam B. Struck, 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 that was acquired by Cullen Investments and then taken public on the NASDAQ. Previously, he 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.
Michael Buckwald, Partner | Operations
Michael is a Partner at Struck Capital. Prior to Struck Capital, Michael was CEO and Co-Founder of Leap Motion - the world’s pre-eminent human computer interface Company backed by Andreessen Horowitz, Founders Fund and JP Morgan. Prior to Leap Motion, Michael was the CEO of Zazuba.com, a venture backed business appointment service later acquired by a major national yellow pages company. Additionally, he ran the first deployment of computers to Madagascar with the One Laptop per Child program. Michael has spoken at hundreds of conferences worldwide including dozens of keynote speeches at events such as SXSW. Michael has won coveted awards including Fast Company’s Most Creative People in Business and has also been recognized by Forbes, making the 30 Under 30 List for Technology.
Yida Gao, Partner | Investing
Yida is a Partner at Struck Capital. Prior to Struck Capital, Yida was a technology investor at 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.
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Have to Say
“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.”
“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.”
“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.”
“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.”