FI  Brainchild Holdings

     Office Locations:

New York, NY



  • Early
  • Seed



  • Consumer Products & Services
  • Information Technology
  • Retail & Restaurant
  • Software & Internet
  • Transportation & Distribution



    Brainchild Holdings is the private investment vehicle for Kal Vepuri, and manages his personal capital. Kal has been an entrepreneur, investor and advisor since he founded Brainchild in 2009 with his personal capital. Since then, Brainchild has funded over 135 companies and has pre-seeded or seeded transformational companies including Docker, Oscar Health, Gusto, Forward, Harry's, Warby Parker, Dataminr, Blockstack, Astranis, ClassPass, Seatgeek, Allbirds, Sweetgreen, Quartet Health, Cricket Health, Atrium, Quip, Mirror, Science Exchange, DuckDuckGo, Drift Energy, Arcadia Power, The Wing, Heyday, WayUp, Outdoor Voices, Reformation, Immunomic Therapeutics, MakerBot, SmartThings and Artsy. The firm also holds positions in Uber, Pinterest, Peloton, Clover Health, Color Genomics, Zillow and XPO Logistics. It also wholly owns The Arrivals and Onomie. Over $7BB of follow-on equity capital has been invested in Brainchild's portfolio and over $75BB of shareholder value has been created by the founders of Brainchild companies subsequent to receiving investment from the firm.

    Investment Firm Key

       VC = Venture Capital
       PE = Private Equity
       A = Angel
       I = Incubator
       MB = Merchant Bank
       VD = Venture Debt
       FI = Family Investment Office
       FOF = Fund of Funds
       ED = Economic Development Office   
       TT = Technology Transfer Office
       CVC = Corporate Venture Capital
       SEC = Secondary Purchaser
       HF = Hedge Fund/Mutual Fund
    Venture Capital
    Seed Stage
    (includes "pre-seed," or
    concept stage)
    No Revenue
    Early StageMinimal
    Growth Stage
    (also called Mid-stage)
    Expansion Stage
    (also called Late-stage)
    $7M and greater
    Private Equity
    Lower Middle Market$10M-$249M
    Middle Market$250M-$499M
    Upper Middle Market$500M-$1B
    Large Cap>$1B

    Investment Team:

    Name   Title
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    Kal Vepuri Founder


    Portfolio companies include:

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      MIRROR Fitness
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