investment Syndicate

reasonably priced deals with high potential of fast positive re-evaluation – and never in hyped up ones
Fast-growing, numbers-driven deals in large potential markets with high exit probability /multiples
unique companies with distinct competitive advantages, not just in their tech, but mainly in their biz

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REMEMBER THAT THE MARKET IS MANIC-DEPRESSIVE.

ALWAYS STAY RATIONAL.

WARREN BUFFETТ.

The Garage is confident in its ability to deliver excellent results and we are the first investment syndicate to offer a 10% hurdle rate

HURDLE RATE:

10% is the minimum amount of net profit that an investor should receive in any of our SPVs before The Garage can charge its performance fee (carry).
If we generate less than 10% net profit, we do not charge carry

10%

PORTFOLIO

the garage

Kraken is the first U.S. crypto firm to receive a state-chartered banking license, as well as one of the first exchanges to offer spot trading with margin, regulated derivatives and index services.
Invested $1.5M
Coursera is an American massive open online course provider founded in 2012 by Stanford University computer science professors Andrew Ng and Daphne Koller.
INVESTED $1M
Rappi is a consumer tech company that specializes in providing online delivery services. It connects consumers who want to purchase prepared foods, groceries, clothes, and virtually anything with independent contractors.
INVESTED $900K
Standard Cognition is an autonomous check-out solution without the use of cashiers that can be quickly installed in retailers' existing stores.
INVESTED $700K
Allset Technologies is a marketplace platform founded in 2015 that connects customers to more than 4,500 restaurants in US, enabling pre-ordering meals for pickup and dine in.
INVESTED $550K
LegionFarm is a pay to play videogame-coaching company, connecting professional gamers with amateurs who want to improve their experience by hiring those pros on-demand as coaches.
INVESTED $1M
Tanium Inc. was founded in 2007 in San Francisco to develop an innovative new approach to enterprise endpoint management and security.
Invested $500K
Trax retail is a leading global provider of in-store shelf monitoring and management solutions, combining its breakthrough proprietary computer vision, advanced Internet of things hardware, on-demand workforce, and shopper solutions.
INVESTED $400K
Adwiely is the multichannel advertising platform for E-comm brands. The platform analyzes website audience behavior and runs fully automated ad campaigns to boost sales & bring more profit.
Invested $300K
Muncher is a fast-growing Latin American cloud kitchen startup. The company organizes dark-kitchens and manages these restaurants brands, that specialize on food delivery. The project was launched in 2019, and in early 2021 the company already had several hundred locations in four countries and five of its own brands.
Invested $1.3M
B9 is a fintech which allows underbanked Americans to demonstrate and build their creditworthiness based on their economic behavior to help them get
access to personalized and fair-priced financial services and products.
Invested $500K
A hyper-growing multi-million user sport video content distribution and monetization platform.
Invested $300K
Platform that allows non-bank lenders to create and manage portfolios of real estate loans while allowing institutional investors in the United States to purchase and invest in such portfolios.
Invested $200K
Service simplifies blockchain infrastructure for teams big & small. Global API and Web3 developer tools for 10 blockchains.
Invested $1.1M
The startup’s software helps its users to create new SPVs and funds more quickly, also helping investors manage capital calls and the like after their fund is formed.
Invested $1.1M
LATIN AMERICA’S LEADING SOCIAL COMMERCE PLATFORM, EMPOWERING THOUSAND OF FEMALE MICRO-ENTREPRENEURS ACROSS LATIN AMERICA TO BUILD THEIR OWN ONLINE STORES AND SELL PRODUCTS TO THEIR COMMUNITIES.
Invested $200K

UNIQUE

ACCESS TO THE BEST DEALS USUALLY RESERVED ONLY TO TOP VCS AND ANGELS

ADVANTAGES:

ZERO INCOME TO THE TEAM, OTHER THAN THE SUCCESS FEE (CARRY) AT THE EXIT
PROFESSIONAL DUE DILIGENCE AND THOROUGH RESEARCH OF ALL DEALS
DEEP REACH INTO THE VENTURE AND START-UP CIRCLES OF SILICON VALLEY, NEW YORK, BOSTON, LA, THE MIDDLE EAST AND EUROPE

15

COMPANIES
in the portfolio
$12M
total
invested
1
successful

EXIT

COMPANIES IN THE PORTFOLIO
TOTAL INVESTED
SUCCESSFUL EXIT

15
$12M
1

TEAM

Igor Shoifot
FOUNDER
Partner at TMT Investments: $250M market cap (London Stock Exchange AIM), first VC investors in 4 unicorns, 17 profitable exits, 8x+ stock growth, 8x net returns to investors. Boards of directors - 2 unicorns. Founder: CEO of Epsylon Games, the largest gaming site on Microsoft WebTV in 1990s (70+ games). Co-founder of Fotki (25M users in early 2000s). Sold vInternship system to Manhattan Institute of Management. Co-founder at Angelsdeck: by far the largest Russian-speaking investment club (500+ investors). Taught at UC Berkeley and New York University for 11 years. Co-created a graduate course “Recreating Silicon Valley” at Stanford University. Wrote a chapter in "Masters of Corporate Venture Capital" book. Numerous interviews and articles about venture capital and startup growth in Forbes, NBC, MSNBC, Inc. Magazine, CIO Magazine, Entrepreneur Magazine, Wired, LA Times, Business Insider, etc. MBA from Boston University, PhD from the Russian Academy of Sciences, MA from Central European University in Budapest.
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vladimir gidirim
General Partner
Vladimir started his career in consulting having spent over 23 years in several big4 advisory practices in Russia and in the Middle East; but since 2015 he started investing in private technology companies, mostly as an investor into syndicates run on Angellist and Fundersclub. In parallel Vladimir has made several angel (early seed and pre-seed) investments into startups with Russian-speaking founders, helping their management teams adjusting their corporate structure to the requirements set for an internationally present tech company. Over time, Vladimir has made over 300 syndicated investments and over 20 direct investments. Vladimir's portfolio counts 6 profitable exits and numerous mark-ups with large unrealized multiples to his original investment. Vladimir's media presence is known through his co-hosting role with the Garage Youtube video-podcasts for investors that start venturing into the private tech asset class (co-hosted with Igor Shoifot and Sergey Mosunov). Besides his role as Venture Partner in The Garage Syndicate, he is also an active member and syndicate lead on ANGELSDECK. He teaches a course in "VC investment tax structuring" at STARTA ANGEL INVESTOR ACADEMY. In his current role, Vladimir is senior member of the tax team in one of the global late-state VC funds. Vladimir has also invested as an LP into several marquee VC funds, including One Way Ventures, Hack VC, Asymmetry Ventures, Viaduct Ventures, and the Red Pill Venture Fund. VLADIMIR OBTAINED AN MBA DEGREE FROM THE RUSSIAN-GERMAN SCHOOL OF MANAGEMENT (SPONSORED BY THE BIELEFELD UNIVERSITY IN GERMANY). Vladimir authored a book on International Corporate Taxation in 2017.
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Sergey Mosunov
Venture Partner
Serial technology entrepreneur (built the R'ain Group manufacturing company, Zinc Sulfide and Selenide production, laser optics and medical laser equipment, multi-wavelength laser systems and optical current and voltage sensors). A co-founder of a neobank for migrants B9 bnine.com, a prolific venture capital investor, co-founder of the Angelsdeck venture community (more than $30M in investments for the last 12 months), an active angel investor in 100 projects. Two executive MBAs.
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pAlina sapina
Chief operating officer
Chief Operating Officer with multidisciplinary expertise and an integrated approach, able to create the ideal conditions for the realization of the syndicate's goals.
Unique professional experience, combining knowledge of the venture capital market with the necessary skills, deep subject expertise of real business (sales, marketing, finance, business processes), and practice of entrepreneurship.
Head of the analytical group in IP Fund. Financial and investment analysis. Due Diligence. Company valuation. Desk research. Financial modeling. Audited more than 200 innovative projects at pre-seed and seed stages. Packed 13 projects for the next round of investment. Co-founder of an IT startup. Accelerated at IIDF and attracted investments.
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David Mnatsakanian
investment manager
David has more than 4 years of experience in transaction advisory services acquired in top European banks and global consulting companies.
He participated in 15+ M&A (buy-side and sell-side) and debt financing projects in financial services, real estate, consumer retail, media, and IT industries.
Graduated with a bachelor’s degrees in economics and finance from the Higher School of Economics and University of London. Currently pursuing his CFA designation.
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