In conversation with Jason Stoffer, Partner at Maveron, a leading early-stage consumer venture fund in the U.S. that has partnered with companies including eBay, Circle up, General Assembly, Allbirds, and Modern fertility. A wide-ranging discussion, Jason covers lessons learned from two decades of consumer investing in the U.S on topics such as founder traits and best business practices.
Unlocking Our Next Phase of Growth: Final Close of Fund IV at $114 million
We are incredibly grateful and proud to announce the final close of DSGCP IV at $114M! In the past decade, we have been privileged to partner with mission driven founders across India and Southeast Asia as they build the next generation of category-defining brands.
Game Changers: The Insurgent Consumer Brands Playbook
India’s emerging consumers—both Gen Z and millennials—demand more, better, and faster. To serve their needs, a new breed of consumer brands has emerged. We define them as “insurgent consumer brands.” These brands operate with a sense of insurgency and are on track to capture an outsized share of growth in consumption. These brands have a clear sense of purpose and are winning the hearts of underserved customers in India.
Why We Partnered with Moom: The opportunity to create natural remedies for the modern Asian woman with a personalised, convenient, and transparent supplement purchasing experience.
“Prevention is better than cure” is a pearl of (the age-old) wisdom that has been given a new lease of life after COVID. There has never been a timelier reminder for us to start building up our immunity and to work on staying healthy.
Why We Partnered with Pickup Coffee: To build Philippines' leading new age coffee brand
We are thrilled to announce our investment in Pickup Coffee, an insurgent brand at the forefront of defining the next generation of coffee in the Philippines. F
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