186 Ventures Closes $37 Million Inaugural Fund

Boston – January 31, 2022 – Cooley advised 186 Ventures, a venture capital firm that provides pre-seed and seed-stage funding to impactful founders, on the closing of its oversubscribed $37 million inaugural fund. Nicole Peppe and Zach Robert led the Cooley team advising 186 Ventures.

With fundraising completed in less than four months, 186 Ventures plans to fund founders who are relentless in their focus on disruption and innovation in the fintech, web3, future of work and media sectors. Limited partners of the fund include industry-leading technology founders and executives, institutional investors, funds of funds and endowments. 

“At 186 Ventures, we actively listen to founders and dig deep into their visions,” said 186 Ventures managing partner Giuseppe Stuto, who co-founded the firm alongside managing partner Julian Fialkow. “Vision first, then mechanics. We have been on both sides of the table, and we started 186 to use that experience to support entrepreneurs. We go to the mat to help founders build.”

“We’ve institutionalized specific support systems to save our founders time when it comes to building their organizations and raising subsequent rounds of financing,” added Fialkow. “Because of our extensive ecosystem of partners, we bring a unique network of resources who are all ready to roll up their sleeves for our portfolio companies.”

Founded in 2021 by Stuto and Fialkow, 186 Ventures provides pre-seed and seed-stage funding to impact-obsessed founders. 186 Ventures leverages a world-class network and deep founder experience to present a differentiated approach to founder relationships, venture financing, and following through with end-to-end support. Named after the speed of light, 186 Ventures invests across consumer, enterprise and disruptive technology. 

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Related Contacts
Nicole Peppe  Partner Boston
Zachariah A. Robert  Partner Chicago
Stephanie Gentile  Partner New York
Halima A. Nguyen  Associate Chicago
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Fund Formation  Venture Capital