Invest with Looking Glass
$73.6K ($1K)
Typical Investments
2
Deals Last 12 Months
28
Unique LPs have invested
Note from Looking Glass

I am an early stage venture investor focusing on Series A and earlier opportunities. For nearly the last 5 years, I've been a full-time venture investor in pre-seed through Series C companies. I spent just under 3 years at Deep Fork Capital, making pre-seed and seed investments in the Bay Area and NYC. Most recently, I was at Anchorage Capital Group, a hedge fund in NYC, which focuses principally on growth stage investing when evaluating private companies. At Anchorage, I made Series A through Series C investments. Prior to investing full-time, I led business development and partnerships at Wanelo, and co-led By/Association, an angel investor group, which made three investments.

I joined Wanelo as the first business hire after graduating from Harvard Business School. During those two years, I worked remotely as Chris Sacca's part-time associate at Lowercase Capital, doing whatever I could to learn the business from him and assisting portfolio companies like Twitter, Uber, StyleSeat, and Gumroad. Prior to business school, I worked as an investment banking analyst at Jefferies.

Dealflow

Looking Glass will invest against the themes of healthier living, enablement and empowerment (consumer fin tech, ed tech, sharing economy, SMB tools, products that facilitate access or self-expression), and sustainability and global impact. These investments will typically be in seed and Series A companies, but occasionally could be later.

I target companies which I can have an immediate impact on given my previous operating and investing experience, and I will only back companies that have a strong founder-product fit.

My deal flow typically comes from intros to founders from entrepreneurs I've worked with or backed before, seed funds that I frequently speak with, or from founders reaching out to me because of previous investing / operating experience that resonates with them.

If a founder allows me to invest, I will make it available to my syndicate. My investment decision is made only after thorough due diligence on the team, market, product, and company itself.

Founders take note, Bez is legit!

First, Bez discovered StatMuse by being an early adopter and patiently waiting on our private beta list for a few months (i.e., he found us before any other VCs by having his ear to the street). Shortly after receiving a private beta key, he led our Series Seed...more
Adam is a world-class investor who is not afraid to roll up his sleeves and add value to his companies. Finding someone who will proactively add value (through strategic intros to partners, new hires, investors etc), in a way that is far more signal than noise is rare. Adam is one of the first I...more
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LPs
Michael Duda
Managing Partner
Founder @ Bullish (formerly Consigliere Brand Capital)
Sajid Rahman
Angel
Can help with
“I have strong exposure/network in emerging markets in Asia and Africa. I will be able to help the company grow internationally in those markets.”
Eric Friedman
Angel
COO In A Box Consulting for Startups | prev. @Expa @Foursquare, @Union Square Ventures, Focussed on early stage investments
Michael Karnjanaprakorn
Founder
founder @otiswealth
Josh Yang
Angel
Head of Growth @ YouTube TV.
Ezra Galston
Investor
Starting Something New. Previously VC @Chicago Ventures Young Entrepreneur @Foundation Capital Chicago Booth MBA, @KauffmanFellow
Jeremy Levine
Angel
Founder/CEO @DRAFT. Investor in 40+ startups.
Chris Kurdziel
Angel
Investor @SamsungNEXT Advisor @Social Starts @Joyance Partners Previously: Product @Vimeo, @VHX, @Samsung Electronics, @Shelby.TV Optimist.
References
Adam is one of the sharpest guys in the industry when it comes to social products. He has been invaluable to us as we've refined Strut over the past few months.
Mark Daniel
For Adam Besvinick's work with The Human Development Company
Adam has been instrumental in helping our team at key inflection points. He's the type of guy that will drop what he's working on to help in anyway and every way he can. You can count on Adam.
Adam is one of the people you're glad to have met and feel blessed to have on your team. Adam does not just aspire to be the better version of himself, he lives it out. It shines through in his work and relationships. In his role as one of our investors, Adam was insightful, creative,...more
Adam is exceptional. Prior to their investment in our round, I asked a well known VC friend about Adam and the firm. He was a huge fan of both and said Adam was the future of venture capital; bright, talented and committed. After working together for almost two years, I wholeheartedly agree....more
Founders take note, Bez is legit!

First, Bez discovered StatMuse by being an early adopter and patiently waiting on our private beta list for a few months (i.e., he found us before any other VCs by having his ear to the street). Shortly after receiving a private beta key, he led our Series Seed...more
Adam is diligent and reliable…qualities that have made him a pleasure to work with. But what sets Adam apart as an investor is the depth with which he engages. Whether it be the time he invests to first use new features and then provide feedback. Or, how he has researched our audience to better...more
Adam was a great partner at Vive. He went out of his way to offer insights; support; and high-quality connections to potential partners and hires.
Adam is an incredible investor and someone you want to have in your corner. We worked together for a few years as he invested in the company I started, Educents. He was there for us through thick and thin, made many connections, and was someone we could talk to about product and marketing. I...more
Worked with Adam at Anchorage. He was extremely supportive, responsive, and engaged. He took time to understand our issues and he took initiative to try to help us find solutions, resources, staff. We loved working with him and cannot recommend him enough as a venture investor and advisor.
Adam is a world-class investor who is not afraid to roll up his sleeves and add value to his companies. Finding someone who will proactively add value (through strategic intros to partners, new hires, investors etc), in a way that is far more signal than noise is rare. Adam is one of the first I...more
Adam is my get shit done investor. I need an intro? He's got it. Even if I've forgotten about it, 1 month later that intro might land. Always a pleasant surprise!
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