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serve the bottom 90%

Mission-Driven Brands

consumer goods & hardware

 

Life-Saving Medicines

synthetic biology & software

 

Frontier Technologies

clean tech & artificial intelligence

 

Underserved Markets

femtech & markets ignored by stodgy old white guys

meet powerful investors

get help from badass entrepreneurs

Shadiah Sigala

Shadiah Sigala

Co-Founder, Honeybook | CEO, Kinside

Gautam Sivakumar, MD

Gautam Sivakumar, MD

Founder, Medisas

David Haber

David Haber

Founder, Bond Street

raise capital like a boss

I'll do whatever it takes to make Unbound succeed. 

When Unbound first started growing like crazy and the business was on fire, I didn't have much of a network in the world of VC-backed entrepreneurs. I was navigating this crazy world of fundraising by myself as a latinx women building a sextech startup in NYC. It was hard!

Matt helped plug me into a community of like-minded entrepreneurs who understood the fundraising/company-building game and gave me good advice. Plus, they turned around and made even more intros, including to their investors. I was embraced by a community of founders just 2-3 steps ahead of me, and it made all the difference. 

Now I pay it forward whenever I can.

Raised $3.5M from Founders Fund & others

we love outsiders

Poor

Hungry

Driven

Guerrilla Capital features entrepreneurs who have been punched in the face by life, picked themselves back up and come back determined to win.

We especially love: People who grew up poor. Women. Minorities. LGBTQ.  Immigrants.

How It Works

Startup is Chosen

handpicked by Matt & friends

 

Pitch Sent to the Community

elevator pitch & deal memo

 

Member Requests an Intro

investors & entrepreneurs

 

Startup Accepts (or not)

sees bio, linkedin profile & more

 

Intro Made via Email

happens automatically once the startup accepts

I’m Like You

I got my start as a 911 paramedic in the Bronx and struggled to pay my way through college before I was an entrepreneur. I was the poor kid in a world of 1%’ers.

Now, after a decade of struggle, 3 startups and a near bankruptcy, I’ve earned a small fortune and become an active angel investor with a portfolio of 21 startups. In the VC world, I’m what you call a “high conviction” seed investor. I rely on my own judgement, not herd mentality social proof (70% on the founder, 30% on the product/market). I invest people like me: poor, hungry, driven outsiders who’ve had to struggle in life. These are my people.

My most frequent co-investor is Cyan Banister at Founders Fund (she used to be homeless) and I’ve had one exit to Facebook, but in the end, I’m a small angel investor. I don’t have enough cash to make to make or break a company. When I really believe in a startup, I have to introduce them to investors with deeper pockets than I. 

In 2012, I sent Lyft to Founders Fund; they invested $10M (now up 200x). In 2014, I sent Thumbtack to Andreesen Horowitz and told them to invest $100M; they passed––whoops. In 2017, I sent tbh to Social Capital (Facebook acquired them 2 months later), OsmoBot to Venrock and Unbound to Founders Fund. 

Guerrilla Capital is an extension of what I’ve been doing over the last half decade, transforming happenstance email chains into a social network for collective action. If it works, we’ll be the financing engine for the next 50 years of social progress; if it doesn’t, well… at least we didn’t go down without a fight. 

-Matt Mireles
 Founder, Guerrilla Capital

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Poor. Hungry. Driven.

I look for people who’ve taken it on the chin in life and come back determined to win.

I look for hustlers who’ve risen beyond their station in life.

I look for champions.

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