Watch and listen

Technology disrupting operations and accelerating concept innovation.

ResTech & Restaurant innovation / collaboration
LARGEST acceleration platform

Innovative Portfolio Investments

Unsurpassed Team of Partners

Innovation Partners (5)
Adam Breeden

Founder/Co-Founder of Flight Club, Puttshack, F1 Arcade, Hijingo

Randy DeWitt

Founder/CEO of FB Society, Rock Fish, Twin Peaks, Velvet Taco, Whiskey Cake

Nick Hogan

Founder/CEO of Flagship Restaurant Group, Blue Sushi Sake Grill, Anthem, Palma, Plank Seafood Provisions, Blatt Beer & Table, Ghost Donkey

Peter Venti

Founder/CEO of FamilyMeal, Pippy Sips, RealFood

Padma Rao

Marketing & Product Executive Grubhub, Zynga, Netflix, Grubhub, Tapingo

Venture Partners (5)
Sterling Douglass

Co-Founder/CEO of Chowly

Damian Mogavero

Founder/Former CEO of Avero

Rom Krupp

Founder CEO of OneDine, Marketing Vitals

Taylor Katzman

Founder/CEO of Provi

General Partners (4)Advisors (7)
Mathew Focht


John Davie

GP EMERGING Fund/ Founder & CEO Buyers Edge Platform

Matt Menna

GP EMERGING Fund, Managing Principal and Chief Design Officer at Sterling Bay, Founder/ Founder and Managing & Principal Four Corners

Dave Bagley

EMERGING Fund Investment Director

Carissa De Santis

CTO of Friendly’s, BRIX

David Drinan

Managing Partner at Blackthorn Strategic Advisors

Jay Stieber

General Counsel at Lettuce Entertain You Restaurants, Former NRA Chairman

Kyle Kavanaugh

Founder / CEO of Main + Main

Scott Redler

Co-Founder of Freddy’s Frozen Custard & Steakburgers, NRA 2023 Chairman

Please fill in your contact info below.

This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

Summary of Terms

Fund Size Fund Size


General Partner General Partner

Emerging Fund GP, LLC

GP Commitment GP Commitment

10% of aggregate capital commitment

Minimum Commitment Minimum Commitment


Investment Period Investment Period

4 Years

Management Fee Management Fee

2% of Capital Commitments per annum

GP Carried Interest Term GP Carried Interest Term

20% after return of 100% return of capital to LPs
10 Years with three 1-year extensions by GP

Counsel Counsel

Michael Best

Fund Administrator Fund Administrator


General Investing Parameters

Stage Stage

Early-stage venture—seed through Series B, opportunistic

Sectors Investing Sectors Investing

Food & beverage technology (ResTech), Restaurant or Social Entertainment Concepts

Strategy Strategy

Leverage deal sourcing network and due diligence expertise of venture partners and Investment committee. Leverage team and founders to mentor investments, massive sales channel and foster innovation collaboration across segments

Portfolio Construction Portfolio Construction

8 to 12 companies diversified across ResTech and Restaurants

Initial Investments Follow-On Initial Investments Follow-On

$50,000–$5M depending on investment stage with follow-on rounds up to approximately $10M per Investment.

Investment Committee Investment Committee

General Partners and select LPs over 10% of Fund.

Partner Comments

Watch and listen

Leading Founders & CEOs in Restaurants and Restaurant Technology (ResTech)

....founded EMERGING Fund to Invest in the explosive growth areas that are going through the most disruptive period in history

....and partnered with leading entrepreneurs to accelerate go to market strategies under a modern fund.

Schedule a Discovery Call

Latest insights on EMERGING Fund

May 8, 2024
Interview with Mathew Focht on the EMERGING Fund
April 17, 2024
An Interview with Nick Hogan, the Co-Founder of the Inspired PYRO Restaurant
April 11, 2024
BUYER’S EDGE PLATFORM Announces $425M Preferred Equity Investment
April 10, 2024
Restaurant Technology Companies Receiving Millions
April 2, 2024
Top Restaurant CEOs, EXECs Join EMERGING Fund to Grow Restaurant Concepts, Technology
February 12, 2024
Discover What Lies Within EMERGING Magazine’s Spring 2024 Edition!
January 24, 2024
Hilary Slocum, EMERGING Fund’s New VP of Strategic Partnerships
January 17, 2024
The State of Restaurant Tech Venture Capital Funding
More Insights on EMERGING Fund

Are you capital raise ready?