Defining the Future of Retail Technology
To identify, invest in, and support the next generation of companies that will lead innovation in retail technology.
Industry Focused Venture Fund
With an exclusive focus on retail, restaurants, and next-generation commerce technologies, we initiate investments into a pre-configured portfolio that includes indications of pre-money valuations and types of securities. The principals of the Fund are proven experts in their field and have done the hard work to assemble a group of private, growing, and sector-leading companies that will represent the changing landscape of retail technology.
We are redefining the venture model of the past. By taking an investor centric approach with a focus on retail technology, our unique business model allows our investments to be placed into a known, pre-configured portfolio.
We believe our format is the future of private venture investing; a model designed for attentive portfolio assembly alongside sector experts, with no focus on "empire" building. Instead, we have directed our efforts to portfolio construction and companies led by exceptional entrepreneurs with strong advisory boards and post product-market fitness.
By combining industry experience and knowledge, we work hands-on with our advisors to identify:
- The most important trends
- The emerging private companies that will be next-generation leaders in retail technology
- The most thoughtful and dynamic entrepreneurs
We build relationships for future investment
The portfolio and strategy of our retail technology fund stands out and entrepreneurs in this sector want us on their capitalization table. We have gathered a winning team that can be aggressive on terms and structure, including taking control of positions for added value.
Key Themes in Retail
For decades retail did not view technology as critical to winning markets... this has changed.
- Next-Generation AnalyticsExtreme personalizationContext targeted marketing
- Automation of RetailNo-friction commerce at the edgeAlternate checkoutNew store formats
- PaymentsEmployee financial wellnessFrictionless payments
Operations, Innovation, and Venture Capital
The Composite team consists of highly recognized venture professionals, retail industry executives known for their innovative successes, as well as a group of highly incentivized advisors from industry leading retailers. We are able to intelligently fathom market leaders in our focus sector, gain access to those investments, and help our portfolio companies with our deep industry network.
Former Head of Innovation, Payments, and Financial Services at Dollar General
10+ Year Venture Investor, M&A and Capital Markets; Board Member and Advisor
Recognized Leaders in the Field
Former EVP, CMO at Dollar General; Former COO at Vitamin Shoppe; Former VP at Walmart
Founder and CEO of Blackhawk Network; Former VP of PayPal; Former President of Westfield
Former SVP/Chief Customer Officer Walmart Asda U.K.; Former SVP/Marketing Walmart U.S.
CEO of Storch Advisors; Former CEO of HBC and Toys"R"Us; Vice Chairman of Target
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