About LDR

Based in Southern California and led by Co-Managing Directors Maxi Kozler and Drew Koven, LDR Ventures invests in early stage companies with entrepreneurs who embrace and embody our core values of diversity and inclusion. Businesses that are part of the omni-channel food and restaurant ecosystem and marketplaces that make people’s lives better are our focus. We leverage our resources to  democratize access to opportunity and are hands on to provide strategic direction, operational experience and key relationships.

WHERE MEANING & MONEY INTERSECT

We want to know who you are and your “Why.” Relationships take precedence over transactions.

We have diverse backgrounds and extensive leadership and operations experience. Industry expertise includes: fast casual restaurants, food and beverage, CPG, eCommerce, marketplaces, distribution, mobility, legal tech, food tech, travel tech and fashion. Mentoring is in our DNA.

We embrace gender equality, impact, diversity, inclusion and female founders. And invest in operationally savvy entrepreneurs, game changers and market insiders to build good habits, address systemic shifts and behavioral trend changes.

VERTICALS WE INVEST IN:

  • Restaurants
  • Food & Beverage
  • Food Tech
  • Cloud Kitchens
  • Travel Tech
  • Legal Tech
  • Autonomous Vehicles
  • Marketplaces
  • Distribution
  • Fashion

We invest nationwide in Seed and Series A rounds. We do not have a set number of new investments we make per year. Our approach to investing is synergistic.

MEET THE TEAM

Maxine Kozler

Drew Koven

Jim Scharpf

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LET'S WORK TOGETHER

WHERE MEANING AND MONEY INTERSECT, WE'RE APPROACHABLE, TRANSPARENT AND ACCESSIBLE.