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Boll & Branch


Luxury bedding & linens rooted in fairness.

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Boll & Branch


Luxury bedding & linens rooted in fairness.

 

Summit, NJ  |  bollandbranch.com

Boll & Branch was founded in 2014 to offer consumers industry-leading luxury bedding and goods from the ground up. As the textile industry is wrought with unfair and inhumane practices (including unethical treatment of labor workers, dangerous toxins and unsafe factories, to name a few), the company set out to right those wrongs and implement ethical practices across our entire supply chain. It directly sources the world’s finest organic cotton to create better-end products, all while remaining rooted in fairness from farmer to factory worker, making it a win-win for every stakeholder. The company offers bedding sheets to duvets and shams, towels, knit blankets, seasonal knit scarves and baby sheets and blankets. Each is made to exacting standards of quality, softness and durability. And each is made with respect for the human and environmental resources that make it possible. By selling directly to the customer and sparing the marketing gimmicks, expensive retail stores, middlemen markups and licensing fees, you get luxury linens for a fraction of the price of traditional retailers.

Silas Capital invested in 2016 & 2017

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Lifefactory


Healthy housewares for everyday life.

Lifefactory


Healthy housewares for everyday life.

 

Sausalito, CA  |  lifefactory.com

Lifefactory designs healthy housewares solutions for modern life. The Company brings the purity of glass, the protection of silicone, and the power of color to a full line of products designed for everyday use by healthy families. The Lifefactory line includes baby bottles, adult reusable bottles, wine and beverage glasses and oven-friendly food storage. All components are made in North America and Europe. One of the fastest growing housewares brands in the United States, Lifefactory is best known for its iconic beverage bottles wrapped in colorful silicone sleeves that have been the #1 bestseller in Whole Foods stores nationwide. Other retail partners include Amazon.com, Bed Bath & Beyond, as well as Target — along with Lifefactory bottles being top sellers in over 1,000+ stores in the broader natural and specialty channel.

Silas Capital invested in 2015.

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Bare Snacks


Crunchy, healthy and addictive.

EXITED IN 2014

Bare Snacks


Crunchy, healthy and addictive.

EXITED IN 2014

 

San Francisco, CA  |  baresnacks.com

Bare Snacks, the maker of 100% natural and organic Bare and Bare Fruit brand apple chips, coconut chips and other fruit snacks, is leading a healthy snacks revolution by creating simple, tasty and wholesome snacks to keep people healthy and happy. Bare products are made from 100% real fruit, are baked never fried, and use only high quality ingredients as close to nature as possible. Bare and its top selling line of Bare Fruit apple chips are available at Whole Foods, Safeway, Publix, Wegman’s, Costco, Amazon.com, and many local independent grocery stores.

Silas Capital invested in 2013, alongside NGEN Partners and Avrio Capital, and exited through an acquisition by VMG Partners in 2014.

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Pasta Chips


The great taste of pasta now in a snack chip!

Pasta Chips


The great taste of pasta now in a snack chip!

 

Windermere, FL  |  pastachips.com

Vintage Italia is the maker of Pasta Chips brand pasta snacks. Made from semolina flour, ancient grains and Italian herbs, Pasta Chips come in savory pasta flavors like Garlic & Olive Oil, Marinara, Alfredo, Sea Salt, Spicy Tomato Herb, and now Veggie. Pasta Chips are a baked, crispy and better-for-you snack—containing 20% less fat than pita chips and 60% less fat than potato chips. Pasta Chips first hit store shelves in late 2013 and are now in scores of retailers including Safeway, Albertsons, Walmart, Target, Vons, Harris Teeter and local grocery stores everywhere.

Pasta Chips was born through the passion of Jerry Bello, a foodie and serial entrepreneur behind a number of enormously popular snack food successes—including Sensible Portions, the maker of Veggie Straws, which catapulted to $100 million in annual sales in 5 years (acquired by Hain Celestial) and Sheila G's Brownie Brittle, which grew to record annual sales in under 3 years.

Silas Capital invested in 2015.

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Casper


Because everyone deserves a great night's sleep.

Casper


Because everyone deserves a great night's sleep.

 

New York, NY  |  casper.com

Casper is a sleep startup that launched with an outrageously comfortable mattress sold directly to consumers — eliminating commission-­driven, inflated prices. The critically­ acclaimed sleep surface was developed internally by product engineers with experience from IDEO and NASA, has a sleek design, and is delivered right to your door in a mini­fridge­-sized box. Launched in April 2014, Casper topped $1 million in sales after just 28 days, $30 million in its first 12 months, and $100M million in 2015.

Silas Capital invested in 2014, alongside NEA, Norwest Venture Partners, SV Angel, A-Grade Investments, Lerer Hippeau Ventures.

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Proenza Schouler


A luxury brand for Today.

Proenza Schouler


A luxury brand for Today.

 

New York, NY  |  proenzaschouler.com

Proenza Schouler is a New York based womenswear and accessories brand founded in 2002 by designers Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez. The brand is defined by its fusion of craftsmanship and attention to detail, drawing inspiration from contemporary art and youth culture. Awarded with the inaugural CFDA Vogue Fashion Fund award in 2004, the emerging brand was established as a leading talent in the industry and has played an important role in reinvigorating American fashion. Since then, Proenza Schouler has won five CFDA awards including the 2003 Swarovski award for Ready to Wear, the 2009 Accessory Designer of the Year award, and the Womenswear Designer of the Year award in 2007, 2011 and 2013. The brand is sold in many of the most exclusive retailers worldwide, including Barneys New York, Bergdorf Goodman, Harvey Nichols, Collette and Joyce. 

Silas Capital invested in 2011 as part of a syndicate led by Andrew Rosen (Theory) and John Howard (Irving Place Capital).

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Tracksmith


Running deserves better.

Tracksmith


Running deserves better.

 

Wellesley, MA  |  tracksmith.com

Tracksmith makes premium performance apparel that celebrates the style and culture of running. The brand represents a new breed of performance and lifestyle apparel targeting the avid runner and the brand's New England aesthetic is a direct response to the overload of flashy clothes that saturate the market. Tracksmith fills a void in this market, bringing together quality craftsmanship, performance fabrics and classic styling. You could call Tracksmith the anti-Nike. The company was founded in 2013 by Matt Taylor, a former competitive runner and Puma executive, and Luke Scheybeler, co-founder and former creative director of the iconic cycling brand Rapha. 

Silas Capital invested in 2013, alongside Index Ventures, Lerer Hippeau Ventures, Pentland.

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Ringly


Jewelry, meet Technology.

Ringly


Jewelry, meet Technology.

 

New York, NY  |  ringly.com

Ringly creates beautiful smart jewelry and accessories that keep you effortlessly connected to the things that matter most. The company's core belief is that technology can be more discreetly integrated into our lives. Ringly places style and simplicity above all else and their first product line is a collection of rings with much more to come.

Silas Capital invested in 2014, alongside Andreessen Horowitz, First Round Capital, Highline Venture Partners.

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CircleUp


A marketplace to invest in promising consumer brands.

CircleUp


A marketplace to invest in promising consumer brands.

 

San Francisco  |  circleup.com

CircleUp is an online investment platform that provides angel investors free access to direct investments in high-growth consumer product and retail private companies that were previously difficult to identify and access. For retail and consumer product entrepreneurs, it offers an efficient way to access a network of sophisticated investors as well as value added partners. Typical investments on CircleUp are in food, personal care, pet product, apparel or retail/restaurant companies in their early stages of business looking to raise $100,000 to $2 million in financing. Investors can review a curated list of private company investments, ask questions to the management team, request product samples and complete their private company investment online.

Silas Capital's partners invested in 2012, alongside Maveron, Union Square Ventures, Google Ventures, Canaan Partners.