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Roa Investments deploys early-stage capital in to high-potential lifestyle businesses where outsized additional value can be create in three areas: injecting our design-oriented philosophy, actively advising / managing, and deploying our global partnership network.

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ÄKTA

Innovation / User Experience design consultancy focused on digital transformation for the enterprise. Fastest Growing Companies 2013.

Industry: Consulting | Design
Location: Chicago
Role: Founder
Status: Acquired by Salesforce

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The Betty

The Betty is a neighborhood gathering place located within the trendy Fulton Market District of the West Loop.

Industry: Hospitality
Location: Chicago
Role: Investor
Status: Active

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The Grand Voyage

Created by fashion footwear veteran Robert Nand, Grand Voyage is a luxury men’s footwear/accessory brand, producing the highest quality, artisanal products.

Industry: Fashion
Location: Los Angeles
Role: Investor
Status: Active

 
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SocialCrunch

SocialCrunch is a behavior graph of people on the Internet based on psychographic data sets. TechStars class of 2013.

Industry: Big Data
Location: Chicago
Role: Advisor / Investor
Status: Acquired by Tastebud

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Caden

Revolutionizing personalized hospitality experiences.

Industry: Tech
Location: Chicago
Role: Founder / Investor
Status: In Development

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Like a Gentleman

Old school meets new school barber shop.

Industry: Retail
Location: West Hollywood
Role: Investor
Status: Active

 
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Ellison

Direct-to-Consumer luxury eyewear brand featuring artisanal products all hand-made in Greece.

Industry: Fashion
Location: Chicago
Role: Advisor / Investor
Status: Active

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Rose & Poison

A private "London-style" cocktail lounge that will set a new level for service and exclusivity in Chicago.

Industry: Hospitality
Location: Chicago
Role: Advisor / Investor
Status: In Development

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Sunlust

High-end boutique featuring swimwear, sun care, sunglasses, and accessories.

Industry: Retail
Location: Mykonos
Role: Investor
Status: Active