Teton Equity Partners originated from a desire to invest our own capital in leading internet platforms and emerging national brands that empower people and enrich communities. By aggregating investors into a single company fund, we have created an opportunity for ourselves and our partners to access an investment that would not typically be available to individual investors.
We are not a typical VC fund. By structuring each fund around a single target company, each investor can analyze the precise risks and opportunities associated with the investment. Without multiple portfolio companies to identify, source and manage, we’re able to structure our funds with no management fees. Our goal and ultimate reward is precisely aligned with our partners – we only benefit as and when our partners achieve a successful return on investment.
Focusing on a single company also allows us to invest in multiple financing rounds within the same company. Our investors can continue to participate in the company’s growth at varying points in the company’s evolution.
Teton Equity Partners has sponsored three rounds of investment in Blinker: $1.5 million in Series B Convertible Notes, $3.1 million in Series B Preferred Stock, and $3 million in Series C Convertible Notes. The second investment qualified the entity as a “Major Investor” in Blinker, with preferential information and re-investment rights. Our third investment made us collectively the 2nd largest investor in Blinker with $7.6 million.
We launched Teton Wellness Partners in 2019 to invest the final $300,000 of the $700,000 Seed Round in CANVIVA. Founded by product development specialists who successfully launched over 250 new products for leading consumer packaged goods companies such as Pillsbury, General Foods, Nestle, PepsiCo, and Cargill—CANVIVA is a first-to-market wellness brand of CBD products to be sold in America’s largest retailers.