We are one of the top VCs who concentrate on software, digital media, consumer technology and consumer-focused start-ups. We specialize in what we do best: consumer. We’re all about helping world-class entrepreneurs build the best consumer-focused companies.
ENTREPRENEURS COME FIRST
We invest in the entrepreneur. We believe in relationships. From outstanding entrepreneurs come great consumer brands. We look for grit, passion, courage and integrity.
We provide funding to innovative entrepreneurs. Our commitment is about unlocking greatness and a long-term focus to help companies through tough times.
At Interstate VC, we are dedicated, seasoned venture capital industry professionals, who bring our companies the benefit of decades of experience. Each of our team members brings in-depth knowledge and industry experience in sales, marketing, business development, production and operations. It’s a team our companies and investment partners can count on and trust.
Phil Tassi is Vice President of Corporate Business Development at Interstate VC and works to source early-stage technology deals and to identify global licensing, partnering and acquisition opportunities for Interstate clients. Phil was recently a Venture Associate at Techstars Los Angeles, a leading venture accelerator with a portfolio that includes more than 1,000 companies and a market cap of $9.6 billion. He focused his work at Techstars on identifying high potential seed and pre-seed stage startups in the Los Angeles area. Prior to Techstars, Phil worked as an intern at NCT Ventures while earning his MBA from The Ohio State University.
Ohio State University, M.B.A.
Ohio State University, B.S.
Dylan Bergenfeld is a graduate of Pennsylvania State University
earning his B.A. in Advertising, Public Relations and Economics. Dylan has worked as a website developer for Lexus automobile under Lexus.com. Music has always been a passion for Dylan. He served as a booking agent in college, booking artists such as Kanye West which generated thousands of audience members. After graduating college, he created a concert party series, planning and executing events from start to finish while producing over 300 attendees at each performance. Dylan has also worked on executing business and brand strategies for charities and website development for a cannabidiol company specializing in patients undergoing chemotherapy. Through these positions, Dylan has established numerous relationships in the entertainment, education, tech, and art industry along the East and West coast.
Pennsylvania State University, B.A.