215 Capital was founded by Rudy Karsan and Ajay Raju, a pair of friends, business partners and believers in the power of access to innovation.
Ajay and Rudy are passionate not just about connecting companies with capital, but about forging new cultures of entrepreneurship where investors and entrepreneurs alike share a stake in the next great idea. Between them, Rudy and Ajay have over forty years of experience as investors, advisors, entrepreneurs and managers.
Rudy Karsan, Principal
Ajay Raju, Principal
Leveraging the expertise of our management team, 215 Capital offers subscribing individual and institutional investors flexible, deal-by-deal opportunities to participate in investments meeting 215 Capital’s stringent vetting process.
215 Capital deploys financial capital to advance strategically targeted early and growth stage companies across a range of sectors.
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HOW WE DO IT
215 Capital’s subscribing investors are as varied as the companies and sectors in which we invest.
Our curated subscriber roster comprises individual and institutional players in industries ranging from med tech, life sciences and green innovation to software development and real estate.
This diversity of background across our subscriber community provides 215 Capital a competitive edge by creating new avenues for deal flow, market monitoring and expert consultation.
A key component of 215 Capital’s value proposition is providing our subscribers an incentive to search and source prospective deals for investment.
215 Capital’s investment strategy adopts a “pledge fund” approach to aggregating and deploying investment capital.
Unlike a conventional blind-pool private equity fund, 215 Capital allows our subscribers to participate in individual investments on a deal-by-deal basis without the obligation of an up-front capital contribution into the fund.
This approach offers subscribers flexibility, autonomy, and a greater hand in putting individual investment philosophies into practice.