NEW YORK, March 22, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- On March 10th 2017, Blue Scorpion Investments ("BSI") was awarded as the 'Best Early-Stage VC Fund Manager – North America' by the International Fund Awards.
BSI is a consumer facing VC that focuses on investing in US based companies. Co-founded by Gautam Ahuja and Jamison Ernest in October 2015, BSI has spearheaded lead investor rounds in The Game Agency, Hooch and Quip.
Advisors, venture partners, endorsement partners and co-investors include a variety of notable names that range from famed global economist Nouriel Roubini, WeWork vice chairman Michael Gross, Access Industries mogul Len Blavatnik, entrepreneur and philanthropist Russell Simmons, fashion magnate Chris Burch, famed designers Dean and Dan Catan of DSQUARED2, celebrity designer Neil Barrett, Academy Award nominated producer and long-time Tarantino collaborator Lawrence Bender, three time Grammy award winning artist Maxwell, two time Olympic gold medallist Shaun White, lead singer of all American Rejects Tyson Ritter who sold 10 million records, Grammy Award winning songwriters and producers Stargate, who co-wrote multiple hits for Sia, Katy Perry, Rihanna and Beyonce, Grammy award winner, founding member and keyboardist of Bon Jovi and Three time Tony award winner David Bryan, actor Danny A. Abeckaser, NBA All-Stars Baron Davis and Emeka Okafor, celebrity chef and healthy lifestyle crusader Rocco DiSpirito, and super models Ana Beatriz Barros, Linda Vojtova, and Bridget Hall.
The Ernest/Ahuja partnership is a rare combination of art and commerce offering sound financial investment and top-level creative direction. BSI adds tremendous value through their network and VIP relationships with celebrities, tastemakers and brand endorsers tailored to each of their portfolio companies.
'We are honored to have received the International Fund Award for Best Early-Stage VC Fund Manager in North America. It is our mission to continue building great companies alongside visionaries that we believe will improve the everyday lives of people around world. Our success would not have been possible without the support of our investors, advisors, partners and the founders of the cutting edge companies which we have been fortunate to collaborate with.' – Jamison Ernest, co-founder and GP of BSI.
Founded by Simon Enever and Bill May in 2014, Quip is a subscription based Internet startup that delivers simple, affordable, battery-powered toothbrushes. The Quip toothbrush has a simple, elegant design with minimal features, which Time Magazine named as one of the 25 Best Inventions of 2016.
HOOCH is an award winning cocktail app that is the brainchild of nightlife veteran Aleksey Kernes (Hotel Chantelle), tech industry expert Lin Dai (Keek, Emmis NY and Alloy Media + Marketing), and digital marketing entrepreneur Jared Christopherson (Yellow Hammer Ad Agency). HOOCH is the first "Private Cocktail Society" subscription app that buys a round of drinks each day at some of the top cocktail bars, elite lounges and premiere restaurants in New York City, Los Angeles, Austin, San Francisco, Dallas, Miami, Phoenix, San Diego, and Hong Kong.
About The Game Agency
The Game Agency ("TGA") is a Stamford, Connecticut-based award winning digital agency and development studio that creates video games to drive customer activation. Since 2007, TGA has won numerous awards and deployed over 150 Powered By Play™ solutions for Fortune 500 companies in the entertainment, lifestyle, finance, healthcare, and technology industries, which accounts for over 250 million game plays.
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