Portfolio

We back founders who

The next generation consumer has arrived. There is a clear gap in the market when it comes to meeting the financial needs of that consumer. With declining wages and expenses on the rise across major categories like housing, healthcare and banking, consumers are seeking out new solutions. We invest in founders who challenge the status quo… founders that are compelled to help consumers adapt to a new financial paradigm.

  • HOMELIGHT
    ENABLING A WORLD WHERE EVERY REAL ESTATE TRANSACTION IS SIMPLE, CERTAIN AND SATISFYING
  • UNLOCKING REAL ESTATE FOR THE MASSES
    HAUS
    INNOVATIVE RENT-TO-OWN SOLUTION FOR NEW HOMEOWNERS
    EASYKNOCK
    SALE LEASEBACK PROGRAM TO HELP HOMEOWNERS RELEASE CASH FROM THEIR HOMES
  • CARBON38
    ACTIVE FASHION AND HIGH PERFORMANCE STYLES THAT CAN KEEP UP WITH YOUR DAY TO DAY
  • BEAUTY IS MORE THAN SKIN DEEP
    LIVE TINTED
    BEAUTY PRODUCTS AND STORYTELLING FOR EVERY SHADE IN BETWEEN
    CROWN AFFAIR
    MINDFUL HAIR CARE RITUAL GROUNDED IN COMMUNITY AND STORIES
  • SOLLIS HEALTH
    URGENT CARE CONCIERGE MEMBERSHIP OFFERING SUPERIOR CARE, 24/7

Portfolio

Our portfolio is stacked with companies addressing the needs of the modern consumer

54
PORTFOLIO COMPANIES
102
FOUNDERS
17
FEMALE FOUNDERS
$2B
FOLLOW-ON FUNDING
10
EXITS

“We invest in founders seeking to make a difference. Founders set on tackling tough problems that address the new financial realities of modern consumers. We look for founders who seize every opportunity to improve their chances for success. Simply put, we look to invest in founders who are built just like us.”

 

– Todd Kimmel, Managing Director

Team

We take great pride in forming a partnership with our founders and being an extension of the founding team

montage ventures managing partner todd kimmel

Todd Kimmel

MANAGING PARTNER

  • Montage founding partner and passionate early stage investor
  • Founder many times over with latest projects Pacecar and Upswing Health
  • NY native, Amherst College graduate, history major
Happily married and father of three amazing daughters, crazy NY sports fan and aspiring novelist still searching for the perfect storyline
montage ventures managing partner todd kimmel

Matt Murphy

PARTNER

  • Father of two, avid runner and aspiring winemaker
  • Passionate Marketer (CMO at Chegg, Head of Advertising at E*TRADE and Global VP at Renren)
  • Bay Area Native and Santa Clara University grad
Six time founder (Lemon Wallet, Chime Technologies, Appsurdity, Quad, Dubbler and Unwritten Wines)
montage ventures managing partner todd kimmel

Daphne Che

PRINCIPAL

  • Data nerd, ambidextrous and enjoys exotic foods (she thinks durian and century eggs should be food staples)
  • Have been with Montage since Day 1
  • Grew up in Vietnam, Bay Area transplant 15+ years ago
Berkeley undergrad, Stanford PhD in Physical Chemistry, made a left turn to build a career in venture capital
montage ventures managing partner todd kimmel

Lars Ahlstrom

CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER

  • Grew up in Sweden, spent 6 years in New Jersey before embracing the warm coast since graduating from Stanford
  • Experienced CFO working with various firms across VC and private equity
  • Enjoys tennis, music and the great outdoors
Happily married and father of two daughters
montage ventures managing partner todd kimmel

Chris Cowart

VENTURE PARTNER

  • Passionate about brand building, user-centric design and product innovation
  • IDEO alum, Stanford MBA
  • Married and proud father of two daughters
Attempting to stay young by competing in sports - competitive cyclist and a Naish kitesurfing ambassador

FAQ

It’s never too early to reach out. While we focus on Seed and Series A rounds, we invest in pre-Seed rounds as well. We prefer to invest in founders that we have time to get to know and build a relationship with, so the earlier we can engage the better. Even if you are not fundraising, we’re happy to meet, share thoughts and find ways to help out.

We like to invest in areas we know well and that we can have a meaningful impact on. As a result, we focus on Fintech, Consumer and Healthcare start-ups.

We strive to be more than just a check to our founders and always ask how we can be helpful in building their business. We love rolling up our sleeves and collaborating with our founders to help find the right people to power their business, determine the right growth strategies (sales, marketing or partnerships), define the ideal product market fit and of course help support networking in their industry of focus.

We invest throughout the United States and Latin America.

Our initial investment in a startup ranges from $250,000 to $1,000,000, but we’ve gone higher and lower. We also reserve a meaningful amount to support our companies as they mature and scale.

We see hundreds of deals and try to focus our time on the very best opportunities. We value referrals from our network of founders and fellow investors. You are much more likely to get a quick response if you find an introduction through someone in the Montage network. But with that said, we also know that great deals can come from outside our network, so please don’t be afraid to email us directly at: info@montageventures.com.