A VC firm that's

as tenacious

as you are.

Capital, connections, and counsel for entrepreneurs with grit.

Our mission

We’re committed to creating an even playing field for non-traditional founders to realize their potential.

About us

Who we’re

looking for

We partner with founders driven to build capital efficient, sustainable companies, no matter what’s in their way. This might mean you are:

A first time founder

Hungry for success

NOT a unicorn - even better you’re an underdog

Eric Gastfriend

"ELV is the ideal investor for entrepreneurs. They move quickly to get deals done, and they help you pull in other investors to close out the round. They leverage their strong networks to find new opportunities for the portfolio companies. ELV is no friction, 100% value add."

Joe Belsterling

"Early Light are some of the most responsive, willing to help/open up networks, and founder-friendly investors I’ve met. When the time came, they were my first choice to lead our seed round. If you have the opportunity to work with Early Light, for your own sake, I highly recommend doing so."

Adam Segal

"Early light gets it. As a startup, there are so many things that one can can be worrying about. Having a committed investor that works alongside you, makes introductions, jumps into the weeds when asked, and is just all-around supportive goes an incredibly long way. You get that in ELV."

Eric Gastfriend

"ELV is the ideal investor for entrepreneurs. They move quickly to get deals done, and they help you pull in other investors to close out the round. They leverage their strong networks to find new opportunities for the portfolio companies. ELV is no friction, 100% value add."

Joe Belsterling

"Early Light are some of the most responsive, willing to help/open up networks, and founder-friendly investors I’ve met. When the time came, they were my first choice to lead our seed round. If you have the opportunity to work with Early Light, for your own sake, I highly recommend doing so."

Adam Segal

"Early light gets it. As a startup, there are so many things that one can can be worrying about. Having a committed investor that works alongside you, makes introductions, jumps into the weeds when asked, and is just all-around supportive goes an incredibly long way. You get that in ELV."

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Our Thesis

We move very fast and have a specific B2B software only thesis. Our number one goal is to enable our founders to “win” no matter the size of the exit.

Quantifiable value proposition

80%+ YoY growth

Traction and loyal customer base

$100m+ Market

Scrappy and dedicated team

Capital efficient

About our fund

Bigger

together

Like our approach? Join the Early Light Syndicate and get first dibs on our deal overflow - the start ups we love that didn’t get a check.

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