Great Oaks Venture Capital

We are one of the most active Seed investors in New York. We partner with talented, focused founders building in verticals such as Consumer, Enterprise and Healthcare. Typically we invest between $50,000 and $500,000 in Seed or Series A financings. The majority of our investments are based in New York, NY and San Francisco, CA, though geography is not a limitation in our investment process, including internationally.

The Great Oaks team collectively has decades of experience investing in over 300 new businesses as seed or early investors. We have an extensive network throughout the United States comprised of leading tech founders, peer venture investors and specific industry specialists. We leverage our network and experiences in early stage investing in order to help each and every portfolio company achieve its full potential.

Our goal is to help founders grow their businesses rapidly and become profitable and self-sustaining, sell their business or attract growth financing. We work most closely with founders ahead of their Series A financings when they are attempting to find product market fit and developing their product or service. We align ourselves with founders in order to help negotiate and secure the right growth investors, buyers and partners for the lifetime of the business. We know that entrepreneurs build great companies, not VCs. Our goal is to help and support founders and ensure that their businesses develop sustainably in their early days.

Type
Investor
HQ
New York, US
Founded
2005
Great Oaks Venture Capital was founded in 2005 and is headquartered in New York, US

Key People at Great Oaks Venture Capital

Andy Boszhart

Andy Boszhart

Founder & Managing Partner
Henry McNamara

Henry McNamara

Partner
John Philosophos

John Philosophos

Partner
Ben Lin

Ben Lin

Venture Partner
Brian Rowen

Brian Rowen

Venture Partner
Andrew Taub

Andrew Taub

Principal
James Hottensen

James Hottensen

Associate

Great Oaks Venture Capital Office Locations

Great Oaks Venture Capital has an office in New York
New York, US (HQ)
660 Madison Ave

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Great Oaks Venture Capital News and Updates

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Cha-Ching: Deals To In-Store Tech Startups Tick Back Up

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HowGood raises $4.2 million to guide shoppers to products that match their values

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 Online real estate service Knock is finishing up a $32 million Series A round led by RRE Ventures. The new company, founded by former Trulia executives, promises to handle the details of home sales in exchange for the traditional six percent commissions. Unlike legacy sellers, though, Knock promise…
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