To be world class requires focus

There’s an enormous opportunity to raise the bar on what seed stage investors provide for early stage founders.  We only work with a limited number of portfolio companies so you can get the focused attention you need at this critical seed stage of development.

An authentic beginning

John and Jyoti started Unusual Ventures by reconsidering everything about seed-stage investing born from their experience as a long-time investor and serial entrepreneur. From a place of empathy, they started Unusual Ventures to provide a full range of seed stage services that are specifically designed to meet the needs of early stage companies.

A mission-driven firm

We are committed to building a firm that is uncompromising in its values—integrity, honesty, diversity, and humility—and to driving innovation in the traditional venture ecosystem.

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Focus on seed stage

We believe to be the best you need to specialize. We are selective in the number of portfolio companies we work with at one time. This lets us give hands on attention to your specific needs throughout this entire stage.

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Do the work other investors avoid

Where other venture capital firms come in at Series A or B when you already have demonstrated product market fit and traction, we’re in the trenches with you at the beginning to guide you through the most difficult part of your journey. Our work builds a strong foundation for your future success.

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Leverage socially conscious LPs

We work with Limited Partners that represent inspiring causes like foundations, endowments, historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs), and health-related institutions. In the end, you create wealth for causes that matter.

Meet the team behind our story