Dallas-based actual property entrepreneur Rogers Healy has launched 5 corporations by March 2022, constructing a stellar fame for having celeb shoppers and star athletes like Khloe Kardashian and former Dallas Maverick Lamar Odom. However alongside along with his actual property ventures, he is dabbled within the VC world for greater than a decade — and in September he went full steam forward with the founding of Morrison Seger Enterprise Capital Companions.
At the moment, its Dallas-based VC fund, often known as “MoSe,” introduced that it has accomplished its preliminary spherical of investments within the fourth quarter of 2022, with $5 million raised throughout a number of industries since launch.
“As an lively VC investor for practically 15 years, it was nothing in need of a thrill for me to be concerned,” Healy mentioned in a press release. “It began after I was fortunate sufficient to have the ability to personally spend money on Mizzen + Fundamental on the pre-seed stage and fell in love with the chances of the enterprise. We sit up for taking part in integral roles with manufacturers that proceed to excite us as they show their worth.”
About that identify…
So why is not the fund known as Rogers Healy VC Companions? Seems Healy is a lifelong fan of Van and Jim Morrison and Bob Seger. That is how he named his new VC fund after them. (Healy can be a “huge” fan of Don Henley—which is why his child daughter is known as Henley Healy.)
MoSe says it invests in corporations at varied levels, from pre-startup to later stage, that “ship actual worth to their traders”. From CPG startups to SaaS corporations, MoSe takes what it calls a “generalist method” by partnering with trade leaders and influencers who goal to influence others in a significant method.
Early give attention to Tiff’s treats
MoSe’s first capital elevating is concentrated on one thing candy: Austin-based cookie Tiff’s Treats. Based in 1999 out of an Austin condo by Tiffany and Leon Chen, two UT Austin sophomores, this fast-growing privately held cookie manufacturing and supply firm now operates greater than 80 areas in 5 states. A $30 million elevate in November 2021 rated the corporate on the time as a $500 million dealin keeping with the Austin American-Statesman.
Tiff’s previous traders have included the daring names that Healy aspires to in his actual property enterprise – together with Dallas Maverick legend Dirk Nowitzki, tennis star Andy Roddick, jewellery designer Kendra Scott and actress Brooklyn Decker.
Additionally elevating funds for tequila, ice cream and ‘laundry dip’
MoSe mentioned additionally it is elevating funds for different manufacturers, together with Toronto at all times tequilabased by Monica Sanita and Alex Lacroix “with $9,000 and a bank card,” and impressed by Sanita’s grandmother’s “lifelong expertise farming and making agave spirits in Mexico.”
Two different manufacturers for which MoSe is elevating funds are Laundry detergent (above)—which produces scented pods, drying leaves and drying balls,—i Catch’N ice creama New York-based startup that calls itself “the world’s largest digital creator targeted on ice cream.”
Healy had a busy 2022
Healy has had a busy 2022. Already the proprietor of Rogers Healy and Associates, the most important impartial actual property agency in North Texas, in March he launched his fifth firm, RHA Land and Lake, concentrating on “all the pieces rural” in Texas. His purpose for the corporate was to accommodate extra folks in modest properties throughout Texas and “Texahome” — with an estimated $50 million underneath contract by final spring.
However all of the whereas he mixed his give attention to actual property with a watch on the September launch of Morrison Seger VC Companions.
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