Press Release

186 Ventures Closes $37 Million Inaugural Fund

January 31, 2022

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. 

About Cooley LLP

Clients partner with Cooley on transformative deals, complex IP and regulatory matters, and high-stakes litigation, where innovation meets the law. 

Cooley has 1,500 lawyers across 17 offices in the United States, Asia and Europe.

This content is provided for general informational purposes only, and your access or use of the content does not create an attorney-client relationship between you or your organization and Cooley LLP, Cooley (UK) LLP, or any other affiliated practice or entity (collectively referred to as “Cooley”). By accessing this content, you agree that the information provided does not constitute legal or other professional advice. This content is not a substitute for obtaining legal advice from a qualified attorney licensed in your jurisdiction and you should not act or refrain from acting based on this content. This content may be changed without notice. It is not guaranteed to be complete, correct or up to date, and it may not reflect the most current legal developments. Prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome. Do not send any confidential information to Cooley, as we do not have any duty to keep any information you provide to us confidential. This content may be considered Attorney Advertising and is subject to our legal notices.