Vive Capital

Seed Funding

We invest in the bold, the daring, the executors in early-stage companies with category defining visions and potential.


Our model is predicated on building a globally connected startup ecosystem that fosters and taps into local industry clusters and technology talent pool of where the Vive Accelerators operate, to scale innovative startups through connecting them globally, yet supporting them locally to fortify their ventures into globally scalable innovations.

we create global networks
to power local clusters


are passionate
startup ambassadors and backers.

Ash Rofail Ph.D > General Partner

A multi-disciplined investor with deep expertise and experience in founding, operating and scaling enterprise technologies,


Yev Muchnik > Venture Partner & President of Vive Denver

Yev Muchnik is an entrepreneur, attorney, innovator, and founder of ESQLegal, a collaborative, coworking space for business solo attorneys and small firms serving the startup, technology and business sector.

Iris Sherman MBA > Venture Partner & President of Vive DC

Visionary leader, and entrepreneur with 15+ years of experience directing startups within life science and digital health market spaces. A key player in 6 successful technology ventures increasing revenue from seed to over $150 M with high valued returns to investors, Iris holds a BS in Health Science with advanced studies in Immunology along with MBA from Northeastern University.

provide funding

to early stage founders
through the global accelerators

Our ethos at Vive Capital is shaped by our empathy for founders, the partners at Vive Capital have all founded, operated, and scaled successful technology ventures, and we believe in the power of innovation ecosystems as a catalyst for startup growth.

We invest in founders we can fuel to move fast and forward with the power of our ecosystem network engine. The bold, the daring, the executors in early-stage companies with category defining visions and potential.

Dependent on the location and macro-economics of the regions, the talent pool and network of the founders, we will invest not only capital, but fund the resourcing, provide space, and talent to truly build scalable ventures.

to support and scale

with strategic resources
in addition to capital

We help early stage startup build extreme-scale businesses and help them cross the chasm by providing strategic value add resources. Startups need more than capital. We provide Expertise, Strategies, Connections, Mentorship, Leadership Development Skills, and ultimately RESOURCES in Product Development, Product Distribution, and Company Infrastructure to help them go from startup ventures to category-leading enterprises in their market niches.

early stage startups

with category defining
vision and drive

We partner early at the accelerator, seed, and series A stages of a venture’s growth. We look for committed, category defining, vision driven founders with potential for high growth who are plugged into their local ecosystems.

Learn more about the Vive Local Accelerators, or view our portfolio.

meet the trailblazers.

helping startups
beat the odds

A powerful ecosystem backing exceptional teams.