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.
Adam B. Struck, Founder &
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.
Brannack McLain, Head of Platform
Brannack is the Head of Platform at Struck Capital. Prior to Struck Capital, Brannack helped launch and direct The Montgomery Summit and other events for the technology investment community. Brannack was the Co-Founder and President of an online marketing company, Identi (acquired by Spylight), and has served as an independent consultant for several technology companies and investment groups. Brannack graduated cum laude from Yale University, where he received a B.A. with Distinction in Ethics, Politics, and Economics. He also received an M.B.A. from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management with majors in Finance and Managing Organizations.
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.
Hear What our Founders
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.”