Portfolio Companies
traditional 506c $10M fund investing in pre-seed and seed Web 2 and Web 3 community-driven startups in the US and Latin America.
Highlights

$10M

Investable Funds

50%

Underestimated and underrepresented Limited Partners

The unicorns of tomorrow will owe their success to leveraging community as a source of competitive advantage.

Summary

Ganas Ventures is a $10M fund investing in pre-seed and seed Web 2 and Web 3 community-driven startups throughout the US and Latin America. Ganas believes in creating generational wealth through community as highlighted in their thesis of investing in diverse, community-driven founders addressing large problems in growing markets.

Background
  • Ganas Ventures is run by solo-GP Lolita Taub, who is building an early-stage VC boutique franchise. Beyond Lolita’s impressive online following, she brings 15 years of experience working within the Silicon Valley ecosystem, investing in 91 startups as a scout/angel/VC, and post launching her first fund The Community Fund. Ganas helps portfolio companies with sales, community, and fundraising strategies by leveraging their expertise, proprietary tools, WhatsApp, and the Ganas LP, mentor, and support community.
Why Sweater Invested
  • Fund Manager-Market Fit: Over the past few years, Lolita has demonstrated her ability to build a large community of followers, founders, and funders through her 68k twitter followers, her startup-VC matching tool, and her LaaS community, which brings together over 4K+ diverse individuals throughout the tech and startup ecosystem. She lives what she preaches.
  • Top tier and diverse deal flow: Ganas has access to top tier deal flow through Lolita’s large following and network of impressive co-investors. The first investment in Fund I is in Latitud, through which Lolita invested alongside top tier VC funds Andreesen Horowitz and NfX. Additionally, Lolita prioritizes investing in underrepresented founders and can attract high caliber startups given her diverse LP base and network.
  • Indirect International Investment: Ganas invests in both US and Latin American community-driven startups. While Sweater is not currently focused on investing in international startups, investment in Ganas allows Sweater to have indirect access to investments in the growing ecosystems throughout LATAM.
  • Community-driven Alignment: Similar to Sweater, Ganas prioritizes utilizing communities to drive impact for startups and founders. The Sweater and Ganas communities have the opportunity to create generational wealth by bringing together diverse groups of people and democratizing a formerly antiquated ecosystem.
Other Active Investors
- LATAM represents 600M people and $6T of GDP
- 68,500+ followers on Twitter
- Lolita has built a community, called LaaS, of over 4k diverse founders and funders in the tech and startup ecosystem
Disclosure: Investors should carefully consider the investment objectives, risks, charges, and expenses of the Fund before investing. The prospectus contains this and other information about the Fund and can be obtained by calling 1-888-577-7987 or by visiting the Fund’s website at www.sweaterventures.com/cashmerefund. Please read the prospectus carefully before investing. All investments involve risks, and past performance is no guarantee of future results.