Early Stage Venture 

Cutting edge Technologies 

be bold: the space coast advantage 

Plenty Agriculture is revolutionizing how food is grown and consumed.  It started on Google’s Campus in 2015 and has since raised over $500 million and is now valued at over $1 billion. In 2016 we were the first private capital to invest.

ecoSPEARS removes toxic PCB and Dioxin contaminants from water, sediment and soil using patented NASA technology. These contaminants represent a $3.2 Trillion liability in the US alone, and the problem is much worse globally. 

Violet Defense uses the extremely effective germ-killing power of UV light to create healthier places where we live, work and play daily. The technology kills up to 99.9% of bacteria and viruses, including E. coliSalmonella, Norovirus, MRSA, C. auris and C. diff

Recent Headlines

 
 

“We believe that business is good because it creates value, it is ethical because it is based on voluntary exchange, it is noble because it can elevate our existence, and it is heroic because it lifts people out of poverty and creates prosperity. Free-market capitalism is the most powerful system for social cooperation and human progress ever conceived.”

– John Mackey, Founder of Whole Foods and Author of Conscious Capitalism

 

 
 

Our Inspiration: Stay Sharp

Kirenaga is a Japanese term used to describe a knife or sword blade. It literally translates to duration of sharpness or amount of edge retention.

We were drawn to the term Kirenaga because it represents the principles we aspire to embody as a company – to find and maintain a distinctive edge in everything we do. It takes a commitment to excellence and great craftsmanship to balance the metallic properties of hardness and toughness to create a blade with high “kirenaga.”

It takes a similar commitment to excellence and craftsmanship to find and structure investments that enable our portfolio companies to simultaneously grow and generate current return. Companies, just like blades, will lose their edge over time. Therefore, we must always remain vigilant to ensure that we, as well as our companies, Stay Sharp and Retain an Edge.