Angel Investment: Varuna

We’re happy to announce that our family angel program (back 80+ entrepreneurs over eight years and donate all gains to charity; details here) has invested in Varuna. It is our 19th investment so far (portfolio here).

The company uses AI to improve water quality for cities and towns, which is a growing need and for which tech is a great solution. A family friend, Lauren Kieff, introduced us to them.

Co-Founders Jamail Carter and Seyi Fabode have a great deal of determination. We met them before the pandemic. Through a great deal of grit, they closed their round last July. (Sorry that my VC and teaching jobs were all-consuming last semester.)

You can read more here about the company and the $1.5MM seed round.

Thank you, Jamail and Seyi, for letting us invest! Thank you, Lauren, for the intro!

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