EMERGING Hypergrowth Fund 1


Founders helping Founders

GPs are proven owners and investors of top Restaurant, Entertainment, and F&B Technology companies

GPs have proprietary data industry leading for deal sourcing

GP affiliated companies provide growth services to over 100,000 restaurant locations, thus increase speed and reduce cost on go to market

Prior investments by GP team in technology companies average a MOIC of 11.6x

GPs warehoused and will be rolling prior investments in leading concepts into the fund; Puttshack, Flight Club, Electric Gamebox, Overproof. Warehoused investments average MOIC are already tracking over 3.0x.

Combined, GPs are committing $11 million to Fund, $7 million in new capital and $4 million in warehoused investments

EMERGING facilitates growth for industry innovators across real estate, supply chain, data science, finance, sales and labor—scaling growth while mitigating risk

Summary of Terms

Fund Size

$100 Million


Early-stage, venture—seed through Series B, with Series C/Late venture opportunistically


Food & beverage technology, restaurant, social entertainment concepts


Leverage existing network, thousands of channel partners, use operating companies to identify industry leading concepts and technology, and scale


8-12 companies, diversified across stage, theses, between operating and technology companies

Investment Committee

GPs & selected top invested LPs




2% management fee and 20% carried interest


Michael Best & Friedrich LLP

Unsurpassed Team of Partners

Innovation Partners

Proven restaurant operators that are founders of multi-state expansion

Adam Breeden

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

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Randy DeWitt

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

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Nick Hogan

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

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Peter Venti

Founder/CEO of FamilyMeal, Pippy Sips, RealFood

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Venture Partners

Experts that are founders of F&B technology solutions that have scaled nationally

Sterling Douglass

Co-Founder/CEO of Chowly

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Damian Mogavero

Founder/Former CEO of Avero

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Rom Krupp

Founder CEO of OneDine, Marketing Vitals

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Bhavuk Kaul

Co-Founder/Former CEO of Plate IQs

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Taylor Katzman

Founder/CEO of Provi

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General Partners

Mathew Focht


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John Davie

GP EMERGING Fund/ Founder & CEO Buyers Edge Platform

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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

Innovative Portfolio Investments

FEDERALES is a lofty, open-air tequila and taco concept with an energetic atmosphere. (Chicago, Denver, Dallas) federalesbars.com

Immersive Gamebox is an immersive team adventure inside the world’s smartest room. immersivegamebox.com

Flight club has shaken up the Bar and Hospitality industry by reinventing the classic pub game of darts in one of the most unique venues. flightclubdarts.com

Puttshack is part of the ground-breaking social entertainment brand from the founders of Top Golf. puttshack.com

Overproof is a business intelligence company that helps customers in the adult beverage industry create, execute and analyze winning brand strategies. overproof.com

The F1 Arcade is an immersive, state of the art F1 racing simulation experience, gamified for a mass audience in a premium venue with best in class’ hospitality and design.

Chowly provides innovative tech solutions to connect restaurant POS platforms with third-party online ordering solutions. This saves the restaurant time, controls staffing costs, reduces errors and makes their customers happier. chowly.com

Tablz is redefining the future of dining, by enabling diners to select and upgrade to the table of their choosing. tablz.com

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