RCG Ventures: The Strategic Investment Partner the Metaverse Needs

Oct 28, 2021

RCG Ventures will deploy an active investment strategy, providing management resources, infrastructure, access to its network, and hands-on strategic guidance from its team of industry leaders. The firm’s unique approach allows it to navigate today’s volatile markets while consistently bringing turnkey solutions to market.

River Capital Group Holdings (River Capital), is a family investment office that is going all in on NFTs, the Metaverse, Big Data, AI, and extended reality. Its new venture arm and active investment strategy, RCG Ventures, .

The timing is most certainly right; NFT sales volumes hit $10.7 billion in Q3. Augmented reality adoption in retail, and healthcare is spiking, the latter of which researchers forecast will reach $4.15 billion in 2025 at a CAGR of 30.8 percent.

So what makes RCG Ventures unique?

For one thing, all invested funds are that of the family investment office principals.

Secondly, this new venture arm not only links innovative companies to funds, but also provides infrastructure, accounting, sales/marketing, support, and access to a global business development pipeline that spans banking, technology, healthcare, pharma, manufacturing, and retail. Most important to note is the hands-on strategic guidance from RCGV’s leadership team who bring decades of experience from top posts at Citibank, FiServ, First Data, NetApp, AT&T, BTG, and other household brand names. Also, each member of RCG Ventures’ leadership team has helped build, grow, and successfully exit various entities. This access to guidance and strategic counsel through each phase of maturation is critical.

So, while River Capital primarily focuses on passive investments, RCG Ventures will deploy an active investment strategy, providing management resources, infrastructure, access to its network, and hands-on strategic guidance from its team of industry leaders. The firm’s unique approach allows it to navigate today’s volatile markets while consistently bringing turnkey solutions to market.

RCG Ventures is led by Managing Partner, Jeff Kaplan, a successful entrepreneur and capital markets strategist who launched, built, and exited a private cloud company in 2017. Kaplan is charged with executing an investment strategy focusing on small and midsize companies developing the latest innovations in blockchain, augmented reality (AR), artificial intelligence (AI), big data, Internet of Things (IoT), workforce management (WFM), data analytics, and extended reality (XR).

According to River Capital Chairman of the Board, Mario Monello, “Our vision is to make opportunistic investments in early-stage companies to which we can add significant value beyond investment capital. For partners, our expansive network will open doors that accelerate business development on an unprecedented scale.”

You can learn more at www.RCGV.com.

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