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    Narwhal Ventures

    Looking for a Different Unicorn

  • About

    Founders with repeat successful exits turned investors seated squarely in fly-over country.

    Focusing on: Reused 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 and Spaces

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    The 6ixth Event | Cataclysmic Capital

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

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    LongTail Ventures

    Reimagining historic spaces, the LongTail Building serves as entrepreneurial and event space.

  • People

    Founders with repeat successful exits turned 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 of All Trades

    Ad hoc Gen Z / Gen Alpha Focus Group

  • Interests

    Select Friends & Investments

    Yes VC

    Early Stage Capital

    Multicoin Capital

    Innovation Requires Freedom

    Adamant Capital

    Decentralized Reformation

    Greenfield Robotics

    Reimagining Agriculture

    Gravie

    Benefits for All

    Vidatronic

    IoT Power

    Lawyaw

    Legal Automation

    Insider Louisville

    Local Journalism