Ken Seiff is a serial entrepreneur and venture capitalist. He is the founder and Managing Partner of Beanstalk Ventures, a retail technology venture fund. Prior to this he was EVP of Direct and OmniChannel at Brooks Brothers, America's oldest retailer.
In 2012, Ken co-founded Simply Gum, the first premium and all natural chewing gum company. In 2009, he co-founded Poppin.com, the "Apple Meets Staples" of the office supplies industry. In 2005, he co-founded Diet TV, a web and cable tv channel focused on Diet and Weight Loss. In 1998, Ken founded Bluefly.com, a retailer of discounted designer clothing. And in 1991, Ken founded Pivot Rules, the first lifestyle golf clothing company to sell in the department store channel. In 1995, Ken took Pivot Rules public.
Ken has also invested in a diverse array of retail companies with innovative, patented or highly differentiated products. A few of his investments include Kule.com, Brickwork, SmartSkus, Knox Payments, PredictSpring, Uncommongoods, Simply Gum and uBeam.
Board & Advisor Roles (3)Update
|Jun, 2016||PredictSpring||$11.4M / Series A||Beanstalk Ventures|
|May, 2015||Reachify||undisclosed amount / Venture (Lead)||Beanstalk Ventures|
|Apr, 2015||Loop Commerce||$16M / Series B||Personal Investment|
|Apr, 2015||INTURN||$3.6M / Seed||Beanstalk Ventures|
|Sep, 2014||Brickwork||undisclosed amount / Seed||Beanstalk Ventures|
|Feb, 2014||Knox Payments||$900k / Seed||Beanstalk Ventures|
|Feb, 2014||PredictSpring||$850k / Seed||Beanstalk Ventures|
|Nov, 2013||INTURN||$250k / Seed||Beanstalk Ventures|
|Nov, 2013||Loop Commerce||$12.2M / Series A||Personal Investment|
|Jul, 2012||uBeam||$750k / Seed||Personal Investment|
|Jul 1, 2016||Boston Tech Flash - This week in N.Y.C. funding news: Modern Meadow, Progyny, Airbnb|
|Jan 14, 2016||PE HUB - Inturn collects $9.7 mln Series A|
|Jan 14, 2016||Business Wire - INTURN Completes $9.7 Million Series A Financing to Accelerate Growth of Global B2B Off-Price Inventory Platform|
|Dec 17, 2015||Boston Tech Flash - Brickwork coaxes online shoppers into local stores with dressing rooms on demand, VIP offers|
|Aug 5, 2015||Business Wire - World Retail Congress Announces U.S. Advisory Board and Key Speakers for Rome|
|Apr 28, 2015||TechCrunch - Loop Commerce Raises $16 Million For Its “E-Gifting” Checkout Service For Online Retailers|
|Apr 28, 2015||Business Wire - Loop Commerce Secures Additional $16 Million Funding to Meet Burgeoning Market Demand|
|Apr 28, 2015||WSJ Blogs - Loop Commerce Scores $16 Million for Custom E-Gift Cards|