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General Information

Websitebeanstalk.vc
Twitter@seiff
BirthplaceNew York City

Degrees

University of Pennsylvania, BS Econimics 1986
Business

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Founder
EVP Direct and OmniChannel
CEO and Co-Founder
Founder and CEO

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Ken Seiff

Ken Seiff is a serial entrepreneur and venture capitalist. He is the founder and Managing Partner of Beanstalk Ventures, retail technology venture fund. Prior to this he was EVP of Direct and OmniChannel at Brooks Brothers, America’s oldest retailer.

In 2009 Ken 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, Uncommongoods, Simply Gum and uBeam.

Recent Milestones

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    Ken Seiff — Invested in Brickwork Inc. (9/1/13)
    Posted 1/15/14 at 7:32pm
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    Ken Seiff invested in uBeam. (7/10/12)
    Posted 7/10/12 at 5:10pm via pandodaily.com
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    Ken Seiff added a position as EVP Direct and OmniChannel at Brooks Brothers. (4/1/11)
    Posted 1/5/13 at 10:08am
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    Ken Seiff added a position as CEO and Co-Founder at Poppin. (9/1/09)
    Posted 1/5/13 at 10:10am
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    Ken Seiff added a position as Founder at Diet TV. (3/1/05)
    Posted 8/10/07 at 10:18pm
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    Ken Seiff added a position as Founder and CEO at Bluefly. (4/1/98)
    Posted 1/5/13 at 10:11am

Investments

Company Date Round Size Participants
uBeam 7/2012Seed$750k8

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  1. uBeam Raises 750k from FF Angel, Andreessen Horowitz, CrunchFund and Angels (pandodaily.com) [edit]
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