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Primary Role
Managing Partner @
Investments
10 Investments in 7 Companies
Born:
October 27, 1000
Gender:
Male
Location:
New York
Website:
http://www.beanstalk.vc
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Person Details

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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.

Jobs (4)

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Co-Founder

Managing Partner

Aug, 2013 - Current   (about 3 years)
Past
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Company
Apr 1, 2011
Jan 5, 2013
EVP Direct and OmniChannel
Apr 1, 1998
Nov 1, 2004
Founder and CEO

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Investments (10)

DateInvested InRoundDetails
Jun, 2016$11.4M / Series A
May, 2015undisclosed amount / Venture (Lead)
Apr, 2015$16M / Series BPersonal Investment
Apr, 2015$3.6M / Seed
Sep, 2014undisclosed amount / Seed
Feb, 2014$900k / Seed
Feb, 2014$850k / Seed
Nov, 2013$250k / Seed
Nov, 2013$12.2M / Series APersonal Investment
Jul, 2012$750k / SeedPersonal Investment

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