Alpaca VC is a seed-stage venture capital firm based in New York. We believe that layering technology over daily life transforms how the real world works. So we invest in the people, products and processes that power commerce in the physical world. Together with founders, we kickstart real change with outsized impact.
Led by a diverse team of company builders, operators, and analytical thinkers, Alpaca has developed a repeatable playbook to help its entrepreneurs most efficiently progress from Seed to Series A.
As previous founders, we understand the ups and downs of the startup journey.
The strength to break down walls and put out fires, day after day. The heart to take care of your own. The capacity to prioritize what really matters and get the big stuff done.
If you are an entrepreneur creating an interesting company and would like to contact us, feel free to reach out at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We lead Seeds, the most formative period in a company's life cycle
Early Stage: We invest in early stage rounds across the US and Canada.
$500k–$2M: Our check size can range anywhere from $500K to $2M.
Founder-Market Fit: We back founders who were put on this planet to run the businesses they’re building.
35 Days: We’re the transparent VCs we wish we had. That’s why it takes us 35 days on average to close a deal.
We invest in sectors that we know best.
Proptech + Contech: As owners and operators ourselves, we have a frontline view to inefficiencies and opportunities. We’re interested in parking tech, branded living/working, Smart Buildings/Homes, sustainable building materials and new forms of home ownership.
Commerce Enablement: Supply chains are the engine driving economic prosperity abroad. These complex, and often mismanaged systems, are ripe for disruption. We're interested in emerging solutions that have excellent potential to change that. We’re interested in Payment and Processing Softwares, Marketplaces, and tools that power global e-commerce supply chains.
Web3: In the emerging Web3 space, new technologies are creating shifts in almost every aspect of life, from art and gaming to organizational structures and ownership.
Consumer: Shifts in consumer preferences have created white spaces across product, experience, logistics, and more. We’re captivated by Personalization, Wellness, and Luxury goods made to be more accessible.
Future of Work: The way we work is rapidly changing, from where we work to how we navigate daily business in a global world. We're interested in solutions for hybrid and remote work, live/work spaces and new technologies that drive what's next.
FinTech: As the FinTech sector continues to mature, there are a number of trends characterizing the industry. These emerging technologies, matched with a population eager to invest and adapt, has continued to play an important role in shaping the future.
Creator Economy: Creators are fueling new communities, tools and forms of communication with their own distinctive economies.
We go beyond the capital with our OneHerd Platform
Fundraising: Our team connects founders with the right players in the field. We’ve helped dozens of companies raise their Series A.
OKRs: We believe structure feeds success. That’s why we take the time to outline company milestones that set founders up for a fundraiser.
Experts: From Growth to Product, our experts come with a range of different skillsets that help our companies scale from 0 to 1.