With a unique method of collaboration and engagement, we are an extension of your investment team.

Force Multiplier

We position ourselves to achieve outsized returns by aligning our resources and incentives with our investment partners.

We appreciate the value and competitive advantages that our investment partners offer and, combined with our own, leverage those strengths to identify opportunities, enhance diligence and improve portfolio success.

We Are Agnostic To Stage And Industry

We are a multi-stage and industry agnostic investment firm which allows us to be truly opportunistic in our approach. We prefer opportunities where we or our world-class Emblem55 network can add value. We build partnerships with key upstream organizations to maximize collaboration and deal sharing.

Consumer Tech (eComm/DTC)
Digital Health
Fintech / Insurance & Legal Tech
Elder Tech
Future of Work
Agriculture & Food Tech
Cloud & Enterprise Tech
BI / Data Science

Industry / Sectors

We approach investments opportunistically, but here are some verticals of interest:


A group of experienced investors and operators who power our world-class Emblem55 network of founders, industry experts, and family offices.

Brandon Pevnick


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Brandon defines success as generating superior financial returns while innovating, deepening human relationships and positively impacting society. His experience both as an investor and operator allows him to relate and partner with visionary, disciplined, and intentional founders building long-lasting businesses. Brandon has been a leader in institutional investments, bringing a vast array of experiences investing on behalf of large endowments, foundations, and family offices. Brandon has always been a generalist investor and has enjoyed success finding market inefficiencies across a broad range of investment types and sectors. Brandon holds bachelors and masters’ degrees in Accountancy from the University of Illinois and is a CFA® charterholder and registered CPA.

Scott Bernstein


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Scott is passionate about innovation and has played roles both as an investor and an operator / founder of innovative companies. He comes from the Chicago financial sector, having worked with firms such as BMO Harris Bank, Citadel, and Northern Trust. Over the past decade he's worked at a Series A VC, held C suite positions at early stage companies and founded a startup of his own. Scott is a Kauffman Fellow and "40 under 40" St. Louis honoree. He holds a bachelors degree in Economics from University of Colorado Boulder and an MBA in Finance and Economics from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.



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