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Calm Company Fund

Investment Advisor + Mentor for Founders of Calm Companies

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Brian Mac interviewed Calm Company Fund on May 4, 2021. Play Video
Brian Mac Mahon
Brian has lived in over 40 countries and owned multiple companies. He's one of the most respected startup influencers in Silicone Beach.
says, "Already invested in a good number of companies so early domain experience established."
says, "Founder is spending the money to bring in more partners. This is very important to make the fund successful and should be a priority."

What Investors Say

CEO + Founder, Tech Ladies®, Angel Investor
Invested $5,000 this round
I'm so excited to be coming on as a Lead Investor in Earnest Capital's round. Earnest is being strategic about the largely untapped market of funding entrepreneurs who are focused on profitability from day one, and building calm, super-focused companies. These founders have traditionally been overlooked but represent a huge opportunity to grow the next generation of companies that have both staying power and ability to grow on their own terms for years to come.

In the News

Rising star solo VC Tyler Tringas has found an investing strategy that's bigger than all of venture capital, he says
June 25, 2021
The Calm Company Fund invests in startups that prioritize profits over billion-dollar valuations. Founder Tyler Tringas sought to back startups that didn't fit traditional VC models. His firm takes a cut of a startup's earnings, up to a specified amount, to earn its returns. See more stories on Insider's business page.
How some founders are raising capital outside of the VC world
April 15, 2021
Hello and welcome back to our regular morning look at private companies, public markets and the gray space in between. Today, we're exploring fundraising from outside the venture world. Founders looking to raise capital to power their growing companies have more options than ever. Traditional bank ...
Too Small For Venture? SEALs And Early-Stage Investment Firms Offer Financing, Although Options Still Limited
March 11, 2021
Although there may be a romanticism about bootstrapping that long-dreamed about startup, the fact is even after all the credit cards are maxed out, you likely will still need money. However, if monthly recurring revenue is only at a few thousand dollars, options on raising funds can be quite limited.
More Start-Ups Have an Unfamiliar Message for Venture Capitalists: Get Lost (Published 2019)
January 11, 2019
On a sunny Saturday morning in New York a few months ago, a group of 50 start-up founders gathered in the dank basement of a Lower East Side bar. They scribbled notes at long tables, sipping coffee and LaCroix while a stack of pizza boxes emanated the odor of hot garlic.
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