• The 86xth Event Dinosaur

    The 6ixth Event

    Cataclysmic Capital

  • About

    Cataclysm Is in the Name

    Bam! Didn’t see that coming… Or maybe you did. We have a meteor in our logo, with a dinosaur sporting a rather quizzical look. You know, he’s contemplating the changing ecosystem.

     

    We’re serial entrepreneurs with repeat successful exits. Turned Founder-First Investors. Sold our first startup at the last bust Q4 ‘08. Used lessons from that time to build and sell our last startup to a public company at the height of the bubble.

     

    Understand how to build, scale and especially exit a company successfully, during change. Sweet spot is where operational experience as entrepreneurs and flat world perspective as investors overlaps.

     

    Offices in Portland, ME, and Louisville, KY, with entrepreneurial space blocks from Churchill Downs in a historic bourbon bar, named after a horse.

  • Advice

    Thrive in Cataclysm

  • Partners

    Projects and Interests

    Narwhal Ventures Logo

    Narwhal Ventures

    Looking for a Different Unicorn

    Sager Solutions Logo

    Sager Solutions

    Technology | Wise, Creative & Plain

    LongTail Ventures Logo

    LongTail Ventures

    Incubating the Long Tail

  • People

    Founders with Repeat Successful Exits Turned Founder-First Investors

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    Melanie Rosenthal

    EY Entrepreneur of the Year / Yale / Human Genome Project. Work featured in Entrepreneur Magazine, Forbes, Bloomberg, & US News / Named a CMS Innovator.

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    Co-founder & CEO @ Sprigley [Acquired by Eliza, 2009]. Deal team @ Eliza [majority stake investment by Parthenon Capital, 2011]. Co-founder & CEO @ RowdMap, Inc. [Acquired by Cotiviti (COTV), 2017].

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    3rd-Shift Factory Worker / College Basketball Player / Volunteer in Kazakhstan / Venture Capital at Socially Responsible Fund / High School Girls Basketball Color Commentary.

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    Burak Sezen

    EY Entrepreneur of the Year / Bogazici University. Work featured in Entrepreneur Magazine, Forbes, Bloomberg, & US News / Named a CMS Innovator. Board Member @ Maine Center for Entrepreneurs

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    Co-founder & CTO @ Sprigley [Acquired by Eliza, 2009]. Deal team @ Eliza [majority stake investment by Parthenon Capital, 2011]. Co-founder & CTO @ RowdMap, Inc. [Acquired by Cotiviti (COTV), 2017].

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    PwC / Fidelity / Fluent in Turkish, German and all sorts of CS Languages.

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    Josh Rosenthal, PhD

    EY Entrepreneur of the Year / Fulbright / PhD / Sorbonne’s Institute for Advanced Studies (EPHE) / Guest Lecturer @ Harvard, MIT, Hopkins, SXSW, etc. Work featured in Entrepreneur Magazine, Forbes, Bloomberg, & US News / Named a CMS Innovator.

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    Co-founder & CSO @ Sprigley [Acquired by Eliza, 2009]. Deal team @ Eliza [majority stake investment by Parthenon Capital, 2011]. Co-founder & CSO @ RowdMap, Inc. [Acquired by Cotiviti (COTV), 2017].

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    Served as Expert Advisor to OSTP, ONC, HHS, NCVHS, NCQA, Robert Wood Johnson, etc.

  • Portfolio

    Select Investments

    6DAI

    3D Mapping Platform

    70 Million Jobs

    Anti-Recidivism Workforce

    Ampjar

    Micro Audiences

    Archipelo

    Code Search

    Aspireship

    Career Paths

    Assure

    SPV Platform

    Balloon

    Decision Making

    Begin

    Idea to Production

    Captiv8

    Influencer Marketing

    Career Karma

    Working Revolution

    Contiq

    Sales Content

    Crash

    Career Launch Platform

    Delineo Dx

    AI Diagnostics

    Density

    Space Utilization

    Double-Loop

    Product Development

    DroneSeed

    Scaleable Reforestation

    Earth AI

    AI Mining

    Enklu

    AR Marketplace

    Freeplay

    Subscription Gyms

    Fresh Bowl

    Healthy Fast Food

    Greenfield Robotics

    Reimagining Agriculture

    Grin

    Influencer Platform

    Joyne

    Pre-construction Rebuilt

    Juneshine

    Hard Kombucha

    Luk

    Talent Marketplace

    Marlow

    Coaching Platform

    Massive

    Reimagining Publishing

    May Mobility

    Self Driving

    Meowtel

    Pet Service

    MUD \ WTR

    Adaptogenic Tea

    Neyborly

    Space on Demand

    Parabol

    Distributed Collaboration

    Pared

    On-Demand Shifts

    Passport

    Modern Shipping

    Planned

    Event Marketplace

    Porter Road

    Reimagining Food Supply

    Reconnect

    Anti-Recidivism Platform

    Reduct

    Text-Edited Video

    Resolve

    Reimagining Finance

    Room

    Personal Shared Space

    ScentBox

    Subscription Self Care

    Shoot My Travel

    Memory Marketplace

    Shuttl

    International Mobility

    Slab

    Beautiful Knowledge

    Slite

    Working Together

    Spiro

    AI for Sales

    Stacks

    Voice Community

    The Stylist LA

    Reimagining Retail

    Talla

    AI Automation

    Tonebase

    Lessons Marketplace

    Torii

    Easy Home Buying

    Underground Cellar

    Subscription Marketplace

    Upward Farms

    Urban Agriculture

    Watchful

    AI Annotation

    Wellnite

    Social Mental Health

    Xendoo

    AI Bookkeeping

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