What stage do you invest in?
We make initial investments at the seed stage. We are interested in both pre-revenue startups (with demonstrated proof of concept) as well as revenue-generating companies seeking capital to accelerate their growth. We will make follow-on investments in our portfolio companies on a deal-by-deal basis.
Do you specialize in any particular industries?
Yes. We actively invest in early stage technology companies solving problems in healthcare, financial services, and real estate.
Any specific geographic focus?
We are a 'Miami-first fund'. This means that we are prioritizing the review of and investment in opportunities in South Florida. However, we also make investments in early stage companies located in other cities such as New York City, Boston and San Francisco.
How do I get you to invest in my big idea?
If you already have an executive summary or investor deck, please email it. However, we place a higher priority on reviewing investment opportunities from companies that are referred/endorsed by people we know and trust.
How long will it take for us to hear back from you?
While we believe in fast answers so you can spend your time wisely, it may take a bit for us to review your submission. If you don’t hear back, ping us again.
Why did you start Krillion Ventures?
We are entrepreneurs ourselves and wanted to build a fund by entrepreneurs for entrepreneurs that was anchored in Miami. With complementary skill sets, we joined forces to provide capital, connections and counsel to early stage entrepreneurs. Jeff has been a principal in companies in the banking, energy, real estate, and health care verticals. He excels in deal structuring and has engineered two significant exits and countless mergers. Melissa has advised over 1,000 entrepreneurs and met with countless others throughout their business planning and capital raising processes. She has an extensive network of friends and colleagues within the start-up universe.
How old is your fund?
We launched Krillion Ventures in January 2014, the year of the horse. The horse is not only a symbol of traveling, but also a sign of speedy success.
What is Krillion Ventures Charitable Fund?
We are investing in entrepreneurs as well as in Miami. We are committed to maximizing the return on investment for our fund and are also dedicated to strengthening South Florida to help to make it an even better place to live, work and learn. Our Krillion Ventures Charitable Fund makes donations to education-focused organizations and projects throughout South Florida.
By the way, what exactly is a ‘krillion’?
Sorry to disappoint, but we didn’t name our fund after a planet from Star Trek. Rather, we blended our last names – Krinzman and Miller – and added an ‘ion’ for good luck. After all, lots of large numbers end in ‘ion’.