We Invest at the
Exceptional early talent is the greatest leading indicator of a company’s potential. We identify it and lean in at the earliest stages.
We invest pre-seed through Series B in founders who:
- Are magnets for top-tier talent
- Have the clear, pragmatic vision needed to build a world-changing company, and
- Are a ton of fun to be around
We blend the network of a top-tier fund with the value-add of your most impactful angel.
We tailor founder support to optimize for impact. We can be high touch, high energy, or write a check and get out of the way.
Portable nuclear microreactors
“Also Capital was one of the first believers in Radiant and has been a steadfast supporter of our vision since day one. Beyond early belief in our team and mission, Mike introduced us to technical recruiting and PR firms in their network that helped us build out the team and tell our story in the early days.”
“When I met Mike, I was working minimum wage at a community pool snackbar. If he can teach me how to build companies, he can teach you too!”
Tech-enabled healthcare labor marketplace
"I hesitate to think where Float would be without Also Capital on our cap table. Mike was an early standout with actionable advice and connections that catalyzed our seed round. He continues to put his brain to work as an indispensable advisor and his network to work for additional strategic insights and more investors as we look towards our next round."
Real-time HIPAA compliance for healthcare data
“Mike is one of those people who is not only along for the ride, but helps you navigate every bump. Mike and I have talked about a variety of points ranging from company culture to hiring to negotiations to fundraising and more. Whatever it is, he’s always there to help structure my thinking by asking the right questions and sharing his experiences. Anyone I’ve introduced to Mike has immediately recognized the same thing I have. He’s the guy you want in your corner. ”
Computer vision for automating maritime safety
"Mike and Will were quick to understand and believe in our vision and technology. They're professional and easy to work with."
AI-enabled personalized skincare
“Also Capital was the investor I turned to the most for tactical advice because they’ve been in my shoes as operators. They were there to help me raise my seed round and negotiate an exit at an incredible multiple of revenue. They were an ideal partner for an early stage, first-time founder!”
Modern RF solutions for aerospace and defense
“Mike and Will have been an ideal strategic partners for AnySignal. I often find myself applying some of the early lessons I learned with them and I feel they are very accessible as mentors.”
"Mike is an incredible investor to have on your team. Despite being a co-founder of two companies, he is seemingly always available when we need him. Whether it's long lunches to discuss fundraise strategy, introductions to relevant folks, impromptu phone calls, or just someone to talk about the trials of being a founder - Mike is always in your corner!"
Smart, thermoregulated mattresses for precision health and high performance
“Mike’s been a fervent supporter of the Eight Sleep brand and our mission. It takes a village to build a generational company and we’re fortunate to have Mike and the Also Capital team along for the ride.”
Voice automation for customer service
"You never really know what to expect when entering a relationship with a new investor, but working with Mike and the Also team has been fantastic start to finish through the good and the bad. If you have the privilege of working with them, DO IT."
Building satellite platforms for a post-starship future
"Mike can help with both the large strategic issues as well as the smaller tactical challenges in a way that only someone who’s built a business before can. He’s generous with his time, an off-the charts networker, and will go above-and-beyond for his portfolio companies. He’s exactly the type of investor you want to have your back, in good times and bad."
Digital front door for behavioral health
"Mike was always available as a resource and put in the time to understand our company and market without placing any burden on the team. So many investors end up using more time and value than they create; Mike is the opposite."
No-code platform for financial modeling
“Mike strikes the perfect balance of adding a ton of value without being overbearing. He’s both a strategic and operational thinker who helped us think through not only the KPIs investors want to see before raising our next round, but also the details around hitting those benchmarks.”
Productizing family memories
"There when you need him and available at every other moment, Mike is the best type of investor. He’s deeply strategic, highly networked, and always eager to support our mission in ways large and small. Not once have I ever questioned whether Mike would roll up his sleeves and go to work for us. Any founder would be lucky to have Mike in their corner."
Neobank for sustainable finance
"Mike has always been available to talk through any challenges and problems we’ve had; and I have benefited from his network several times for intros. Feel very lucky to have Mike and Also Capital as part of the crew."
Vertical online Asian grocer
"Mike has been helpful as a sounding board for both strategic direction as well as more detailed product feedback. We appreciate his fast responses when we reach out and his direct feedback. He took time to understand and dig into our model during the investment process – his thoroughness and experience in our space have made him a valuable addition to our cap table."
We Are Lloyd
Tech-enabled career coaching platform
“Mike was one of the first conversations I had before we started Lloyd. Since starting the company, Mike is the investor I text first when something good happens, and when we have a problem and need advice. I know that he is always in our corner and his advice is always about what is best for us as founders and for the company to be successful.”
Clinical-grade VR platform for chronic conditions
"Also Capital is great to work with, low friction, and I always enjoy it when they call to share ideas."
Your Partners For The Entire Journey
Since 2017 we have invested in or founded companies with over $1B of enterprise value. We have built engineering teams, shipped hardware and software, and raised hundreds of millions in venture capital. Our partners are in the prime of their career and bring the energy and empathy to help you realize your vision.
Mike is a Co-founder and Managing Partner of Also Capital, which he started in 2019. He led the group’s investments in Varda Space, Radiant Nuclear, Biosphere, Integral, Float Health, Atolla Skin Lab, Umamicart, Treecard, FlipCX, and more.
Mike is a Board Member of Varda Space Industries and a Partner in the Caffeinated Capital Collective, a seed-stage venture fund backing exceptional technology founders and supported by Caffeinated Capital. Mike previously co-founded Farther Farms, a leading food technology startup backed by some of the world’s leading family-owned agribusinesses. Farther Farms is actively commercializing novel food processing methods, has raised over $15M in equity and grant capital since inception, and has been featured in Fast Company, Food Dive, Green Biz and more. Before Farther Farms, Mike was a Senior Investment Analyst at the Cornell University Investment Office where he was an investor in several Tier 1 early-stage tech and life sciences investment firms. He holds a Bachelor’s in Industrial and Labor Relations from Cornell University, an MBA from Cornell's Johnson Graduate School of Management, is a CFA Charterholder, and is an alum of First Round Capital's Dorm Room Fund where he helped build entrepreneurial communities on college campuses through mentoring of and investment in student-founded startups.
Will is the CEO and Co-founder of Varda Space Industries, the first company commercializing in-space manufacturing for earth-sized markets and backed by Founders Fund, Lux Capital, Caffeinated Capital, and more.
Will started his career at SpaceX where he was a hardware engineer working on the Falcon rocket and Dragon spacecraft, before flying 8 flights to the ISS from mission control as the lead of the dragon spacecraft. He subsequently spent time at Bank of America as a Director of Global Equities Technology before founding Varda Space Industries in November of 2020 where he serves as CEO. Will is a co-founder of Also Capital and holds a BS in Applied Physics from Cornell, and Masters of Systems Engineering from Cornell. In his free time, he maintains and flies his Cozy Mark 4 experimental aircraft.
Colin is on the founding team at Vast, a leading private space station developer backed by Stellar and Ripple co-founder, Jed McCaleb.
Vast is developing a super large diameter space station module capable of supporting four crew members, and the first space station capable of generating earth-like rotation gravity required and to combat the detrimental effects of weightlessness on the human body. Colin spent over a decade at SpaceX where he architected battery and actuation systems for the most powerful launch vehicle ever developed, Starship. He also led the propulsion components design team for the Crew Dragon spacecraft from concept through production and first human flight, which has now successfully flown 30 astronauts to the International Space Station. Previously, Colin worked on the United States' first full size autonomous humanoid robot, CHARLI. His research brought him into the world of other bio-inspired robots, concentrating on underwater and aerial analogs. He holds a Master's Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Virginia Tech where he was granted two patents and produced eleven peer reviewed publications on smart materials and sensors, novel actuators, and robotics. He is grateful to have worked with Also Capital for the last four years.
Albert is the CEO & Founder of Godling, a creative & fundraising studio that has helped companies & funds raise over $3B in the last 3 years.
Since 2016, Albert has built his reputation defining the new role of Creative in its ability to expedite the growth of early-stage startups & funds. He has worked with 100+ companies to launch new brands, products, and close successful fundraises. Concurrently with Godling, he built out the platform team of First Round Capital’s Dorm Room Fund as their Managing Partner, advised the portfolio & incubations of Wavemaker Partners as their Creative-in-Residence, and built the design team of Lafayette Square as they scaled from 7 to 90 people as their Director of Brand. Today, he serves as a Venture Partner for Also Capital and focuses his time working closely with a handful of inspiring founders to remove their fundraising roadblocks. Albert has made 30+ angel investments across sectors, primarily at pre-seed & seed, with a focus on consumer.
Judy is a cofounder of Biosphere, a seed stage startup tackling scale up in biomanufacturing.
She is also a board member at Homeworld, a non-profit created to promote early stage research on climate applications for cutting edge biotechnologies. She was previously an investor on the bio+health team at Andreessen Horowitz. At a16z, she worked with seed to Series B startups in therapeutics, bio tooling, and synthetic biology. Judy holds a PhD in bioengineering from UC Berkeley, where she was a Hertz and DOD fellow. Her scientific training is in computational and synthetic biology.
Jamie is the CEO & cofounder of Treecard, a climate fintech helping consumers fund decarbonisation.
With 350,000 accounts and growing, Treecard is aiming to become the leading consumer lifestyle product in the space, doing for sustainability what Calm has done for mental health. Treecard has raised $27M from leading fintech investors such as Valar Ventures. Previously, Jamie founded the AI-specific cloud platform Fluidstack which he has grown to $15M ARR and currently provides key training and inference infrastructure for several high profile AI labs. Before becoming a Thiel fellow he was studying at Oxford University.
Vipul is the co-founder and CTO of Farther Farms, a leading food technology startup.
He specializes in R&D and commercialization of agricultural & food technologies, with expertise and contributions from farm-to-fork. He created Vibhuti Agro, a spinoff of his family’s business aimed at supporting small to midscale farmers by solving common post-harvest supply chain issues in developing nations. He spent several years in the Middle East developing supply chain partnerships with food service and retail giants, including Lulu Hypermarket and Carrefour. As a member of both the Delhi Chamber of Commerce and APEDA, Vipul advocated for adopting the latest technologies throughout India’s agriculture industry before coming to Cornell to pursue a masters focused on shelf-life extension of perishable foods. His research led to the technology from which he co-founded Farther Farms. Vipul is a mentor for Stanford Seed, a program run by Stanford University that supports entrepreneurs from across Africa and South Asia to help them build thriving enterprises that transform lives. He holds a Masters in Food Science & Technology from Cornell University.