Helping Great Founders Raise Capital


Kerosene is a two-sided network that connects qualified, early-stage founders with our network of 200+ Venture Capital partners across the U.S.

Built from the learnings of fundraising for our own companies, we understand the pain points of raising capital first-hand. Our customized, virtual program is designed to Educate, Prepare and give Access to the venture capital community through warm introductions.


We work 1-1 with each of our portfolio companies and design a customized program that fits their fundraising timeline and goals. You’ll be working closely with a team of fundraising experts who have been in your shoes and will support you before, during and after your fundraising journey.

The Kerosene program is designed for technology companies that meet the following criteria:

  • Raising Seed-Stage Capital (typically seeking $2-$10M)
  • Are Post-Revenue (Min $20K MRR)
  • Have a Minimum of $250K Invested To-Date
  • Are Addressing Large Markets (Min $1B TAM)
  • Have a Stellar Founding Team with Founder-Market-Fit

For more information on program-fit, you can take the Fundability Assessment or check out our FAQ page.


“The team at Kerosene Ventures was instrumental in helping me build my business plan and played a pivotal role in my seed and post seed financings.”

“From our first meeting, the Kerosene Ventures team has been a consigliere for my firm and I’d recommend them to any entrepreneur who is seriously considering institutional capital.”

“Kerosene were instrumental in helping close our multi-million-dollar seed round in 4 months. I would highly recommend their team and program to any founder looking to optimize their first institutional raise.”

“Two things thrilled us about Kerosene Ventures from the get-go. First, their expert direction on how to raise capital. Second, their flexible approach allowed us to focus on growing our business while raising capital simultaneously. These guys get it!”

“As a first time founder, I had lots of questions about raising capital. Thanks to Kerosene, we received 4 competitive term sheets from reputable VC funds and closed a multi-million-dollar seed round. We’re looking forward to being partners and friends with Kerosene for many years to come.”

“We had great financial, legal and technology advisors. What was missing was a fundraising advisor. We partnered with Kerosene to complete our first raise, and plan on engaging them on every raise going forward.”

Lisa Fiore
Founder & CEO
Landscape Hub

Dave Bowen
CEO & Founder
Purchasing Platform

Karen Kravits

Mike Wisnefski

Alex Kerr
CEO & Founder

David Engler
CEO + Co-Founder
Distribution Depot


Marc Halpin
Marc Halpin


Janine Kick


Dan Dragicevich



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Email us at info@kerosene.vc or take the Fundability Assessment