MEET THE TEAM
Partners
The Bricks

The Bricks is a group of proven entrepreneurs and investors. The founding member, Andrew Craissati, led Richard Branson’s investments across Australia and Asia. He’s also enjoyed over a decade of funding and raising capital for start ups whether across SaaS, crowd-based activities, the shared economies, marketplaces, P2P, cloud computing, DNA-based cosmetics, materials science (recycled plastics), edtech, fintech and a variety of music-related investments. He’s also a chairman of an overseas incubator in London, UK. He’s lived in California, London, Singapore and has been in Florida since 2000: global experiences.

Dorm Room Fund

Dorm Room Fund is a $3 million American venture capital firm focused on investments in student-run startups. Established by First Round Capital in 2012, the firm is operated by full-time undergraduate and graduate students. It has backed companies that have raised a combined $300 million in venture capital from investors including Y Combinator, Sequoia Capital, Andreessen Horowitz, and Union Square Ventures. With investments in over 100 companies, the firm is one of the most active seed-stage investors in the US. The firm has teams in San Francisco, New York City, Philadelphia, and Boston.

Varfaj Ventures

Varfaj Ventures seeks to provide capital and expertise to young entrepreneurs with promising business plans. Start-up founders are constantly searching to find the resources and knowledge to build out their platforms in a manner that will allow them to reach critical mass.

Handsome Hospitality

Handsome Hospitality investments was founded by Gus Lange and Colter Rule during the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. Handsome facilitates investments into a multitude of sectors. Handsome has owned and operated a bar in Manhattan’s West Village, Automatic Slim’s, as well as injecting capital and providing operational oversight into POSH. Handsome has also invested in AEXLABS, a virtual reality gaming startup based in Miami.