We’re with our founders, leveraging our experience to help our founders succeed.
It’s simple: we only partner with product-obsessed,
people-centric, world-changing winners.
It’s simple: we scrutinize the founders and only partner with product-obsessed, people-centric, world-changing, winners.
Where we locate the gold
We focus on the pre-seed, seed or series A stages, when the upside is greatest and our expertise and network have meaningful impact.
We look for potential monopolies and hard-to-imitate projects in a diverse range of emerging technology fields — with a particular bent towards gaming and mental health.
We focus on the US, Canada, and Israel.
(not stuffy boardroom execs)
Our success comes from thoughtful analysis. A tightly-knit team. A wide-reaching network. And strategic, lasting relationships in the fast-evolving startup world.
Meir is a startup aficionado whose single love in the world — aside from his family — is helping entrepreneurs succeed. Meir first got involved in growing startups by mistake when he took pieces of their businesses in exchange for tech and marketing services. Sitting at the intersection of business, marketing and technology has empowered Meir to co-found Enthusiast Gaming, Curbngo and Northspace and advise Browze, GritCap, Eshyft and others. Meir has co-founded, built from the ground up, or closely advised 23 startups to date. And he doesn’t plan on slowing down.
David spent 6 years as an attorney in large law firms (K&E and Cleary) counseling some of the largest global fund sponsors (KKR, TPG, Blackstone) on forming and managing venture, private equity, hedge and real estate funds. David is obsessed with investment theory and loves to delve deep into companies and industries to understand what makes businesses tick. David, has 10 + years experience investing in the private and public sector, and manages a concentrated hedge fund with family partners.
Sasha is the co-founder and managing partner of the Greywood and Eastmore Group of companies, multi-strategy investment companies that invest and trade the proprietary capital of Sasha and his partners via their wholly owned subsidiaries. Sasha has launched and seeded broker dealers, hedge funds and venture capital funds and has been trading and investing since 1998. He focuses primarily on multi-asset systematic quantitative strategies, multi-asset global long/short strategies, and early-stage public and private companies.
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Eshyft is like Uber for nursing.In 2018 Towne nursing, a temp staffing agency for nursing homes for 25+ years partnered with Meir Bulua and Leverage IT to build Eshyft. Since its founding, Eshyft has been rocketing to the top and:
Enthusiast Gaming is the world’s largest platform for esports & video game communities.
Enthusiast’s founder (and principal partner in Leverage VC) Menashe Kestenbaum met Meir Bulua via a business mentoring program. Meir encouraged Menashe to quit his IT job and bring his gaming network ideas to fruition. Meir helped with all areas of development — building the technology, attending meetings, connecting key funding partners and raising funds for the seed round. Meir sat on the board and is currently CIO. Highlights since its founding in 2014 include:
Grit Capital began as an idea: to democratize investing knowledge.
Leverage VC Founder Meir Bulua encouraged CEO Genevieve Roch-Decter to draw from her traditional finance, media and social media expertise and experience (Including external Investor Relations for Enthusiast Gaming) to turn her idea into a fruitful reality: to create a platform for retail investors to connect, learn & access high-quality investment insights & opportunities.
Meir assisted in formalizing the business, helping her shape the vision, the brand helping lead a funding round that sold out within a week. Meir remains an advisor to the company. Grit Capital is on fire since its inception in 2020:
Curbngo is helping the food-ordering industry increase revenue and decrease overhead.
Curbngo offers the only all-in-one tech suite including POS, touchscreen kiosks, CC processing, online & mobile ordering, KDS, inventory management, custom websites, payroll, and IT services. Curbngo also provides a consumer-facing app that lets users order food with nearly unlimited customization.
After Jack Biderman approached Meir with an idea for a kosher food ordering app, Meir broadened the product offering to encourage curbside orders and joined forces to co-found Curbngo.
Meir helped secure government grants for R&D and raise seed capital. He sourced Curbngo’s developer hires through Leverage IT’s own developer pool. Meir remains an active co-founder of Curbngo. Highlights since its founding in 2018 include:
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