WELCOME TO CHASELLA

CHASELLA is a results oriented private equity and early stage investment firm that is predicated on value-creation through entrepreneurship, innovation, and trust.

ABOUT US

At its core, CHASELLA is a multi-generational real estate investment and development firm. With over 50 years of experience in the industry, CHASELLA founders are responsible for countless innovations, and are now continuing that tradition by investing in promising young companies. In working with our portfolio companies, the CHASELLA team:

  • Helps accelerate growth in companies
  • Provides strategic and tactical advice
  • Lends technology and data support
  • Injects capital on an as needed basis
HISTORY

CHASELLA was founded in 2011 as a spinoff of traditional real estate investment and development.

  • Founded shortly after completing a successful development project – a residential lifestyle community, consisting of more than 1000 homes.
  • Principals have spent decades analyzing, designing, building, and managing hundreds of millions of dollars of prime real estate.
  • Custom design and construction of multiple residential development projects across the northeastern U.S.
  • Creatively structured joint ventures in both commercial and residential investments.
  • Principals now spend the majority of their time leveraging their experience to help scale various early stage companies in a wide range of industry verticals.
PHILOSOPHY

Honesty, transparency and fairness are central to CHASELLA’s investment philosophy. These are the principles that define our relationships with over 20 portfolio companies. We are known for our collaborative strengths, our ability to operate as integrated members of various teams, and our commitment to driving efficiency and fostering growth within fast-paced environments.

VISION

We set out each and every day to improve the overall health of our portfolio companies. Over time, we intend to leverage our team’s expertise in an effort to help all of our partners achieve their highest level of success.

We are problem solvers. We seek out inefficiencies in your organization and remedy the situation as you continue down the road to significant growth. Our principals wish to enrich the lives of others and give back to the community as often as possible.

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WHY US?

We were also the first to realize that the real estate world was changing, and we needed to change with it to continue innovating. Now we are investors, founders and developers behind some of the most intriguing companies in the business. Contact us to learn more.

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    Sharp People
    “The sharp motivate the sharp.” Douglas William Jerrold
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    A "DYT" Culture
    "Do your thing. Seriously."
    - Jim Kaplan
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    Industry Experience
    As real estate developers and problem solving managers
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    Transparency
    CHASELLA believes in open and honest collaboration.

Sharp People

CHASELLA goes above and beyond to recruit the best young founders, motivated entrepreneurs and technical gurus to its team. Most importantly, everyone on the CHASELLA team has been in the founder’s seat multiple times, which is something we know can make all the difference in the world.

A "DYT" Culture

A mantra often used by Managing Partner Jim Kaplan, “do your thing” is the best summation of the CHASELLA culture, which is largely driven on the ideal that smart, motivated people will always find a way to make things work. The CHASELLA culture revels in exploration, iteration and experimentation. In addition to cross-linked workflow across the team, individuals are granted full autonomy over their projects.

Industry Experience

As real estate developers and problem solving managers, CHASELLA has more than half a century of combined experience across a select group of industries. Our backgrounds span a variety of disciplines that include finance, marketing, programming, data science, and operations. The breadth of our team’s capabilities enable us to process information at an incredible pace, while remaining diligent in our decision-making process.

Transparency

CHASELLA believes in open and honest collaboration. We believe our partners and clients are entitled to the utmost in clarity for their business and investment dollars.

OUR PORTFOLIO

Triplemint

Bevi

Notion

Dagne Dover

Plum

Alley

Inkbox

Vanguard Global Realty

Ecovent

EquityZen

SeamlessDocs

SpareHire

Nimble

Docurated

Rumble Supershake

Tower Strategic

Jackpocket

Four Mine

Rize

OUR TEAM

Jim Kaplan

Co-Founder, Managing Partner

Jim Kaplan

Co-Founder, Managing Partner

Amanda von Goetz

Vice President

Amanda von Goetz

Vice President

Steve Kaplan

Co-Founder, Special Advisor

Steve Kaplan

Co-Founder, Special Advisor

Louis Scrimenti

Associate

Louis Scrimenti

Associate

Mike Corrigan

Mike Corrigan

CLIENT TESTIMONIALS

Jim was an early supporter of Dagne at a time when our initial supporters and investors were from our friends and family network. He quickly embraced our team and our brand. He has continually demonstrated an eagerness to help us grow our brand and support us.

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Melissa Mash, Dagne Dover

I’ve had over 15 years of experience as an entrepreneur and have NEVER before found a partner like CHASELLA. They have the strategic vision to see opportunities where others don’t. They have the financial stability and the permanent capital base to invest with that vision and help enable their management teams to execute. We never could have gotten here without CHASELLA and we have the certitude that they will continue to bolster our efforts with their counsel and resources.

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Jason Mandel, Tower Strategic

Simply put, Jim [Kaplan] is the man! We have been fortunate enough to have him as a key advisor/investor to our team. We always hope to have folks like the CHASELLA team on our side, but it”s almost always too rare.

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Bevi

Jim [Kaplan] gets it! As an entrepreneur himself, he understands the challenges that most start ups face and is happy to not only provide advice but roll up his sleeves (and roll out his rolodex) to get to real-time solutions. He”s also really personable and approachable which makes our conversations/emails/meetings that much more enjoyable and productive.

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Jeremy Bernard, Tansler

“Jim has been a pleasure to work with during our time together building EquityZen. He is a well-networked and down-to-earth mentor who helps me focus on the big picture. During major (sometimes turbulent) partnership negotiations, Jim acts as a voice of reason, a calming force, and a valuable advisor to help get the deal done. If you have the opportunity, I highly recommend working with Jim.” – Atish Davda, CEO, EquityZen

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Mr. Atish Davda

LATEST NEWS

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11 June
The New Buzz in Office Coolers
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12 April
Diversification: Direct-to-Consumer Retail
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21 January
Shedding New Light on Smart Homes Investment Series
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18 July
New Addition To Smart Homes Investment Series
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1 August
Diversification: Commercial Brokerage & Advisory
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20 August
Charities & Philanthropy: Kids Need More, Inc.
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ENGAGE WITH US

  • Partner
  • Startups
  • Invest
  • Data
  • Causes

Partner

CHASELLA is always looking to develop relationships that yield reciprocal value for all parties involved. We work with a number of strategic partners across various industries, including but not limited to manufacturing, software, real estate, hospitality, branding and business intelligence.

Startups

CHASELLA has investments in over 20 early stage companies and is passionate about driving big ideas beyond the boundaries of the impossible, while working alongside dedicated entrepreneurs. We are actively seeking to capitalize, provide support, and accelerate business at the seed and Series A investment levels.

If you are seeking investment in your early stage company, please click apply now and our team will review your application and reach out to you if there is a foreseeable fit with Chasella.

Invest

We are currently in the process of screening new limited partners for some off market equity acquisitions at the intersection of real estate, hospitality, technology and data.

Data

Data is one of the CHASELLA team’s specialties. It has played an instrumental role in keeping our companies competitive in an ever-changing business landscape. We engage in cutting edge market research that utilizes a broad range of data discovery, mining, analysis and forensic techniques. We also believe in the power of automation and create efficiencies for our companies with custom programs that we develop in-house.

Causes

CHASELLA is passionate about providing support to meaningful philanthropic causes and groups such as Kids Need More, MHS Hall of Fame, LI Bike Challenge & The Feinstein Institute @NSLIJ, Memorial Sloan Cancer Center.

CHASELLA believes in building and inspiring the future innovators of tomorrow. We embrace our support of student communities and have enjoyed engagements with students across a variety of academic institutions. This summer a member of the CHASELLA team is serving as a mentor for the Global Founders’ Skill Accelerator Program at MIT.

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