๐Ÿ˜‡ Angel Investing

Occasionally, I invest in early stage startups.

TL;DR: Art Lapinsch

  • Currently: Researching climate tech and energy systems
  • Previously: Co-founding and building Perengo from idea to exit
  • A lifetime ago: Incubating FinTech/AdTech ventures for HitFox Group (now Ioniq Group)

Check my about page for more info.


How I Help

I'm a founder and business owner myself.

  • ๐Ÿ Remote: We built Perengo fully remote from idea to exit and through corporate integration.
  • ๐Ÿ—บ Adaptation: We pivoted during our journey. We evaluated our options based on facts and EV calculation.
  • ๐Ÿ“’ Documentation: Knowledge bottlenecks are kryptonite for any organization. I can help you to scale your institutional knowledge.
  • ๐Ÿค– Operations: Perengo was a boot-strapped business and we learned how to simplify, optimize, and automate workflows.
  • ๐Ÿ’œ Marketing: I consult startups and corporates on brand strategy and consistent marketing execution.
  • โ˜บ๏ธ Mental Hygiene: Building a business is a ๐ŸŽข. I'm happy to listen and provide an objective opinion.

How I Invest

I invest my own money.


Current Investments

I'm industry-agnostic.

๐Ÿ„ ย Magic Fund (Magic #1): Pre-seed investment in technical founding teams.

๐Ÿ๏ธ Remote First Capital (RFC #1): A group of remote founders, operators, and early investors investing in the next generation of remote work.

๐Ÿ“ฑ First Circle Capital (Silent GP): African seed-stage VC focusing on digital infrastructure.

๐ŸŒฟ Fernway: An adult-use cannabis product manufacturer based in MA.

๐ŸŒŠ Swell: Headless e-Commerce platform.

๐Ÿ“ฒ Onboard: Software onboarding for teams.

๐Ÿ’ช Supersapiens: Real-time glucose visibility for athletes and coaches.

๐Ÿ”— Beacons: Flight control for social commerce traffic.

๐Ÿ๏ธ Remote First Capital (RFC #2): A group of remote founders, operators, and early investors investing in the next generation of remote work.

โœ๏ธ Foster: Collaborative writing community.

๐Ÿ—“ Cal.com: The open-source Calendly alternative.

๐Ÿค MicroAquire: Business acquisition marketplace.

๐Ÿ Remote First Capital (Growth Fund): Growth fund focused on breakout tech companies.

๐ŸŒˆ Arc Studio Pro: GDocs and Git for screenwriting.

๐Ÿ’ธ Fonoa: Global tax automation platform.

๐Ÿฎ Mootral: Natural food supplement to reduce methane emissions from cows by 30%.

๐Ÿชฐ Future Fields: Synthetic biology platform.

๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐ŸŒพ Nitricity: Electrified fertilizer production.

๐Ÿ”ฌ MicroByre: R&D platform for bioengineering.

๐Ÿ›ก [NOT PUBLIC]: 21st-century Defense prime.

๐Ÿ”† [NOT PUBLIC]: Micro-fusion reactors.


If you want to talk, DM me on Twitter.