Welcome to Ground Up Ventures, an early-stage venture capital firm.

We partner with extraordinary founders building transformational companies from the ground up

 

What we do

We're generalists who invest $500,000-$1,500,000 in pre-seed and seed-stage startups in the United States and Israel. We back founders with game-changing ideas, jaw-dropping hustle, and never-ending determination

Our relationship with our founders is one in which we intend to grow together, learn from each other, and hold each other accountable. We check our egos at the door and  jump into the trenches with you as you build your business. 

Why us
Why us

It takes a special type of person to turn a dream into a reality. We want to partner with founders who challenge the status quo and don't let anything get in their way.

Hustle. Vision. Determination.
Hustle. Vision. Determination.
Opening Doors

We wake up every day asking ourselves one question: "how can we help you?" For some, that's a mantra. For us, it's a way of life. We will only invest where we can add significant value via our global network. 

Opening Doors
A fund with a story

At Ground Up, our founders are taking a bet on us, just as we are on them. Our story started at Wharton Business School where David and Cory were roommates. Since then, they have dreamed of building a venture firm together and are excited to bring a fresh energy to the industry. 

 

We're lucky to work with

+8
unannounced investments.

 

Meet The Team

David Stark

David Stark

Founding Partner

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Cory Moelis

Cory Moelis

Founding Partner

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Jordan Odinsky

Investor, Head of Platform

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Le'ora Lichtenstein

Investor

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