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    Narwhal Ventures

    Looking for a Different Unicorn

  • About

    Strange Beasts from Unlikely Places

    Founders with Multiple Successful Exits - Turned Founder-First Investors. Focused on: Reusing Spaces & Growing Things; Distributed Work & Education; Decentralized Technology & Finance. Located smack between Churchill Downs and the University of Louisville with offices/event space in a historic bourbon bar named after a horse.

  • Projects

    Entrepreneurial Investments & Spaces

    The 6ixth Event | Cataclysmic Capital Logo

    The 6ixth Event | Cataclysmic Capital

    Active Funds focused on Evolving Entrepreneurial Ecosystems with investments across the country.

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    LongTail Ventures

    Incubating new businesses in the LongTail Building, an entrepreneurial and event space.

  • People

    Founders with Repeat Exits Turned Founder-First Investors

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    Melanie Rosenthal

    Partner at The 6ixth Event

    EY Entrepreneur of the Year / Yale / Human Genome Project. Work featured in Entrepreneur Magazine, Forbes, Bloomberg, & US News / Named a CMS Innovator.

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    Co-founder & CEO @ Sprigley [Acquired by Eliza, 2009]. Deal team @ Eliza [majority stake investment by Parthenon Capital, 2011]. Co-founder & CEO @ RowdMap, Inc. [Acquired by Cotiviti (COTV), 2017].

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    3rd-Shift Factory Worker / College Basketball Player / Volunteer in Kazakhstan / Venture Capital at Socially Responsible Fund / High School Girls Basketball Color Commentary.

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    Josh Rosenthal, PhD

    Partner at LongTail Ventures

    EY Entrepreneur of the Year / Fulbright / PhD / Sorbonne’s Institute for Advanced Studies (EPHE) / Guest Lecturer @ Harvard, MIT, Hopkins, SXSW, etc. Work featured in Entrepreneur Magazine, Forbes, Bloomberg, & US News / Named a CMS Innovator.

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    Co-founder & CSO @ Sprigley [Acquired by Eliza, 2009]. Deal team @ Eliza [majority stake investment by Parthenon Capital, 2011]. Co-founder & CSO @ RowdMap, Inc. [Acquired by Cotiviti (COTV), 2017].

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    Served as Expert Advisor to OSTP, ONC, HHS, NCVHS, NCQA, Robert Wood Johnson, etc.

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    Lydia, Junia & Apphia

    Jacks / Jills of All Trades

    Ad hoc Zoomer Focus Group

  • Interests

    Select Friends & Investments

    Delineo Dx

    AI Diagnostics

    Gravie

    Better Benefits for All

    Greenfield Robotics

    Healthy Planet, Healthy Food

    Lawyaw

    AI Document Automation‎

    Multicoin Capital

    Distributed Investment

    Vidatronic

    Innovation to Power

    Yes VC

    Funding Great Companies

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