Interplay Ventures is a New York City-based venture capital firm focused on investing in technology-enabled businesses between Seed and Series B.
We are a generalist fund that invests in growth-oriented businesses across a diverse set of industries.
We only invest in businesses that have demonstrated quantifiable financial and operational fundamentals, including a scaling customer base, early product-market fit, and (typically) real revenue growth.
We primarily invest anywhere in the US.
We have clear and defined investment heuristics and strategy. This enables us to get to yes - or no - very quickly. We understand what it's like to run a company and respect entrepreneurs' time.
We do not lead deals; we prefer to co-invest. We co-invest in rounds with other well-run firms.
It’s not uncommon for us to commit before a lead has been selected and to make introductions to friendly VC firms to help founders secure their capital.
We spent the first five years of the firm’s life co-founding service companies to help startups scale and support the growing innovation ecosystem: sales, marketing, HR, strategy, culture and beyond. Our services platform supports over 10% of all venture-backed companies in America today and we currently employ over 500 people.
There are three ways that this platform helps founders:
1: ADVICE. Our service company CEO’s act as advisors, filling operating knowledge gaps in core areas such as accounting, tax, engineering, marketing, insurance and beyond.
2: INTROS. Through this platform we have hundreds of individuals that can help make introductions to potential partners, customers, and acquirers.
3: TALENT. Our platform attracts a lot of talent and we pipe that talent out to the companies we back.