An investment management
and advisory business.

We provide strategic partnership, operational support and capital
to consumer brands, media and technology companies.

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APPROACH

Our team brings experience founding, operating, scaling and selling companies. 

We develop growth and innovation strategies, help solve business problems, and aim to be a true business partner.

Our expertise includes corporate strategy, business development, operations, finance, m&a, product development, talent, content, marketing, DTC and e-commerce.


“An entrepreneur's vision is one of the purest and most valuable elements of a business. It’s a coalescence of insight, instinct, and sheer force of will. It’s a clear north star, a purpose, the first step of real leadership.
The vision should be preserved and fostered 24/7.

- Jason Stein

“An entrepreneur's vision is one of the purest and most valuable components of a business. It’s a coalescence of insight, instinct, and sheer force of will. It’s a clear north star, a purpose, the first step of real leadership. The vision should be preserved and fostered 24/7.


 

PORTFOLIO

Insight, news, and authority at the intersection of sports and business.

The first live streaming video marketplace.

AI SaaS platform analyzing large-scale open-ended text across the internet and surveys.

When LeBron James and his trainer can’t find a supplement brand with professional caliber results, they make their own.

The #1 legal cannabis delivery platform.

Contemporary designer menswear.

 

 

PRESS

Jason Stein Tells Us About the Art of Entrepreneurship

These ad stars are creating a Berkshire Hathaway for the streetwear era

Smart-Guy Friday: Cycle CEO/Founder Jason Stein and Bill's Dad on 'Game of Thrones' (Ep. 244)

Sports and business with Jason Stein.

“Starting Up” with Jason Stein

 

 

TEAM

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JASON STEIN
General Partner

Jason is a serial entrepreneur, investor and and operator. He was the founder & CEO of two companies that were acquired by Wasserman Media Group: Laundry Service, a social media agency and 3x top 10 Ad Age agency; and Cycle, a media company that creates original content for ESPN, Netflix, Discovery, and Facebook. He is a general partner in Windforce Ventures, a venture capital firm focused on early stage technology companies. Jason serves on the board of directors of Transmit.live, Front Office Sports, Canvs, and Ovadia. He also serves as an advisor to Nextdoor. You can find Jason on Twitter and Instagram at @jasonwstein.

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ALYSON WARSHAW STEIN
General Partner

Alyson is an artist and businesswomen. She was Chief Creative Officer of Cycle Media and its two core brands, Laundry Service and Cycle. She architected the agency’s style that helped position global brands like Nike and Amazon as leaders in digital marketing. Alyson has proven to be a leader, administrator, and mentor, building a department of 150+ across the country and maintaining the highest creative standards throughout the company’s many years of explosive growth. In 2016, she was honored as Business Insider’s 30 Most Creative People In Advertising, and awarded Content Marketer of the Year by Digiday. In 2018, she was named to Adweek’s annual “Creative 100” list.

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MARIO MONTOYA
General Partner

Mario joined Renaissance Technologies as a partner in 1999 to help the firm explore and implement derivatives strategies. Subsequently, he was a member of the trading team and worked with researchers on a variety of products and strategies that involved futures and options trading. He also helped develop a merger arbitrage strategy that was added to the fund. In addition, he worked with senior managers on exposure management and risk reduction techniques for the Medallion fund.

Post Renaissance, Mario started a venture capital fund in partnership with Jason, Windforce Ventures. Mario currently runs his own money through Windforce Capital, a private quantitative hedge fund.

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BILLY STROBEL
General Partner

Billy has spent twelve years in the financial services industry originating, structuring, and placing public and private financings for major corporations and financial institutions for a total of over $10 billion.

Billy has a depth of experience in negotiating complex transactions and managing the corresponding legal, accounting, operations, compliance and risk functions. Throughout his career, Billy has been instrumental in helping provide the resources to allow businesses to grow as well as offering leadership and mentorship along the way.

 

HERITAGE

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OUR HERITAGE

Steins is named after Stein’s America’s Greatest Clothiers, which was founded by Jason’s great-grandfather, Joseph, after immigrating to the U.S. to escape the post World War One pogroms in Eastern Europe. Stein’s became one of the largest menswear retailers in America, with 91 stores, before being acquired by Richman Brothers in 1959.

Pictured is Joseph with his friend Albert Einstein, who frequently donned Stein’s custom suits.

OUR HERITAGE

The business is named in honor of Stein’s America’s Greatest Clothiers, which was founded by Jason’s great-grandfather, Joseph, after immigrating to the U.S. to escape the post World War One pogroms in Eastern Europe. Stein’s became one of the largest menswear retailers in America, with 91 stores, before being acquired by Richman Brothers in 1959.

Swipe right to see Joseph with his friend Albert Einstein, who frequently wore Stein’s suits.

 

“An entrepreneur's vision is one of the purest and most valuable elements of a business. It’s a coalescence of insight, instinct, and sheer force of will. It’s a clear north star, a purpose, the first step of real leadership. The vision should be preserved and fostered 24/7.

- Jason Stein

CONTACT US

hello@steins.co