Two Ravens is a pre-seed and early seed stage venture capital firm that backs extraordinary founders from non-obvious backgrounds

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ABOUT

There’s a class of tech founders who have all the attributes that make a great early-stage team: they’re brilliant, they have huge vision and drive to succeed, they can build, and they can sell. But, because they don’t fit traditional founder stereotypes, or lack the obvious pedigree stamps on their passports, or simply because they live outside of the major US venture metros, they’re often overlooked by conventional VCs.

Enter Two Ravens. We love investing in extraordinary, non-obvious founders.

If you’re one of those founders, please get in touch. We’ll help level the playing field and dramatically increase your odds of success with capital, extensive zero-to-one operating expertise, and a huge global network of advisors, prospective customers, and follow-on investors.

We typically invest $250K - $500K in pre-seed and early seed stage technology companies. We lead, co-lead, and follow.

TEAM
Isaac Kato

Isaac Kato is a serial entrepreneur and long-time, professional investor. He has founded two companies, led three, personally raised over $200M for his companies, and had successful exits with all three of his companies. He has been a professional venture investor for 12+ years, with experience at Summit Partners, General Catalyst, and Techstars. Isaac holds an MBA with distinction from Harvard Business School and MS and BA degrees from Stanford University.
Carson Nye

Carson Nye previously worked as an investment manager at Techstars with Isaac. Additionally, he has operating experience via tenures at successful startups Hiya and Lexion. Carson graduated from the Michael G. Foster School of Business at the University of Washington.
Isaac Kato
Isaac Kato is a serial entrepreneur and seasoned professional investor. He co-founded two companies, led three, personally raised over $200M for his companies, and had successful exits with all three of his startups. He has been a professional venture investor for 12+ years, with experience at Summit Partners, General Catalyst, and Techstars. Isaac holds an MBA with distinction from Harvard Business School and MS and BA degrees from Stanford University.
Carson Nye
Carson Nye previously worked as an investment manager at Techstars with Isaac. Additionally, he has operating experience via tenures at successful startups Hiya and Lexion. Carson graduated from the Michael G. Foster School of Business at the University of Washington.
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FOUNDERS

We make a hugely positive difference in the lives of our founders and their companies.

But, don’t take our word for it. Check out the videos below to hear how we’ve worked to help our previous founders find personal and professional success.

Rexby
Bjarki Benediktsson
The Folklore
Amira Rasool
Twelve Labs
Jae Lee
MD Ally
Shanel Fields 
TransCrypts
Zain Zaidi
Proxi
Melinda Haughey
WELL DONE
Alex Guest
She Matters
Jade Kearney
Olive
Chris Heard
PairTree
Erin Quick
Rexby
Bjarki Benediktsson
Twelve Labs
Jae Lee
MD Ally
Shanel Fields
WELL DONE
Alex Guest
Proxi
Melinda Haughey
TransCrypts
Zain Zaidi
The FolkLore
Amira Rasool
Olive
Chris Heard
PairTree
Erin Quick
She Matters
Jade Kearney
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VALUES

At Two Ravens, we take our values seriously. Here they are:

We put Integrity first.

We strive to do the right thing, always. We never take ethical shortcuts, even if the high road is longer and harder. We are direct, honest, and fair in our communication.

We practice Humility.

We recognize how fortunate we are to be able to do what we do. Being humble allows us to learn faster, avoid ego-driven decisions, and maintain strong relationships internally and externally.

We prioritize Team and Mission.

They come ahead of our individual needs, knowing that the collective success of our team, our founders, and our stakeholders will lead to our own personal success.

We embrace Inclusivity.

We strive to foster diversity of race, gender, and creed, but also diversity of thought, political view, economic background, and communication style. Our own empirical data and experience clearly point to the fact that diverse teams outperform non-diverse teams.

We hold ourselves Accountable.

Results matter; commitments matter. We take responsibility for our mistakes, and we relentlessly strive to improve ourselves and achieve our ambitious goals. There are no trophies for participation at Two Ravens.

We place Intellectual Honesty at the core of our decision making.

We make it clear when something is a hunch versus a data-driven perspective. We are transparent about risks and challenges when making an investment decision. This is a truth-seeking business, and we don’t put spin on the ball.

We win with Discipline.

Focus, the willingness to run to our problems, and long-run commitment to overcome challenges are critical to winning.

We treasure our Relationships.

Relationships are the currency of our business. We invest time to build them and foster them, and we take them seriously. 

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COMMITMENT

Our commitment to Founders:

We will treat you with dignity and respect.

We will not knowingly waste your time.

We will communicate transparently with you.

We will be clear and upfront about any known conflicts of interest.
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CONTACT

Looking for your first round of institutional investment? Please get in touch.

Send us your blurb, deck, or whatever you think sets you apart to info@tworavens.vc

Also, please add us to your investor update list.

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