NEW YORK, March 8, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- A new innovative Series A venture capital fund called Blue Scorpion Investments ("BSI") co-founded by both Jamison Ernest and Gautam Ahuja has launched to provide visionary entrepreneurs with strategic capital bringing superior creative and marketing expertise coupled with strategic relationships. Advisors, venture partners and endorsement partners include a variety of notable names that range from economist Nouriel Roubini, entrepreneur Russell Simmons and film producer Lawrence Bender among other handpicked influential individuals across multiple disciplines. BSI focuses on US based consumer facing businesses that aim to capitalize on expansion opportunities as a result of the tremendous advancement in e-commerce and social media. This has made customer acquisition costs substantially lower, which in turn helps companies reach their proper brand positioning and profitability more quickly. BSI intends to bring the best new consumer brands to the forefront - enabling both consumer-facing businesses and their targeted customers to have success and satisfaction in the ephemeral while developing long term growth strategies. According to United Nations Statistics Division, US consumer spending is the largest in the world at USD 11.5 trillion, representing 71% of GDP.
The co-founders' aggregate network and experience deeply extend into financial sectors, artistic, creative and visual circles, and high-profile marketing spheres - additionally, their networks also house specific consumer marketplace relationships. The co-founders bring together a unique combination of creative direction, brand marketing and financial resources, which will benefit the Fund's portfolio companies through active management guided by knowledgeable, and experienced, professionals. This approach resonates with founders and management teams of high-growth consumer facing businesses, allowing BSI to hold a competitive stance during the investment process and an informed and effective stance as investment partners post-closing.
BSI pursues early stage investments in consumer electronics; disruptive technologies; shared economy; single and multi-platform applications; beauty, cosmetics, and accessories; retail, fashion/lifestyle brands; and beverages and packaged foods.
"We first and foremost invest in great people with an authentic vision and purpose who are willing to work tirelessly to bring their businesses to global market and make an even greater world for all of us to live in together. When you invest in great people for the long term and empower them to succeed by giving them access to the right tools, then you've done your absolute best to guarantee success for everyone. It takes a unified team effort and everyone working in the trenches together until victory is achieved. We are not investing the money into these companies and telling them here's a check see you in 7 years. We are truly passionate about the founders, companies and staff and while it's an acceptable business practice it wouldn't be fair to the entrepreneurs or our investors if we knew we could've done more and we didn't. That's the reason we have the full confidence of our advisors and venture partners who are amongst the most talented and successful individuals in the world and are excited to be involved with the companies we invest in." - Gautam Ahuja and Jamison Ernest
"Blue Scorpion investments is a unique and innovative fund with a strong team that adds tremendous strategic value to their portfolio companies" - Nouriel Roubini
"My experience with Jamison Ernest and Gautam Ahuja has been very innovative and smart and I'm excited to be supportive of their efforts." - Russell Simmons
"I believe Investing in and nurturing young companies is a lot like producing films. You need talented people, great ideas, hard work, tons of luck and someone who can put it all together so it makes sense. I'm confident Blue Scorpion will deliver on all levels and I'm excited to be part of the process." – Lawrence Bender
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