INTELLIGENT CAPITAL

Streetsense Capital provides a combination of financial and intellectual resources to advance ideas and concepts beyond what traditional capital sources can do. By way of our experience and expertise, we provide strong contextual support and industry-specific advice to our entrepreneurial partners (in addition to financial backing) adding significant value.

Specially Focused

Born out of Streetsense – a multi-disciplinary design and strategy firm specializing in retail, real estate, hospitality, and public sector work, Streetsense Capital focuses on the same industry segments. We leverage our contacts and experience in these areas to help identify prospects, guide investment decisions, and generate returns for all parties involved.

People people

We’re not just founder friendly, we’re friendly to all that cross our path. We believe that we have something to learn from every meeting, every big thinker, and every investor. First and foremost, our investments are in the people, a notion that guides all of Streetsense Capital’s decisions.

Cultivating market leaders

Our unique and highly specialized approach has consistently created market leadership opportunities for the ideas and concepts in which we invest. Our approach combines intellectual and financial capital with strict operating discipline to achieve proven results.

  • Brian Taff

    Brian Taff

    Managing Partner

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    Brian currently serves as Chief Operations and Strategy Officer of Streetsense. Previously, he served as Chairman of Delivery Labs, and prior to that as Vice President of Corporate Development for Namemedia, where he oversaw corporate development and M&A. He was a founding member of Namemedia’s predecessor company, Buydomains.com, a company that he spearheaded the sale of to Highland Capital and Summit Venture Partners in 2005. Brian has also served as CEO of a cutting-edge retail systems Internet technology venture, acting president of a local restaurant chain, and advisor to online business ventures and venture firms. Brian sits on several boards of advisors, including the Dingman Center for Entrepreneurship at the University of Maryland’s Smith School of Business, the Community Foundation for Montgomery County, and the Kid Museum. Brian received his MBA and JD from George Washington University, and his Bachelor of Science in Finance & Economics from the University of Maryland. Brian has had a Guinness on every St. Patrick’s day since 1985. - See more at: http://www.streetsense.com/team/brian close close

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    Sebastian Fainbraun

    Managing Partner

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    Prior to joining Streetesense Capital, Sebastian co-founded Financial Foods where his responsibilities included asset management, investment deal due diligence, transaction negotiations, as well as operational support. Over the past decade, Sebastian has been actively involved in the development, ownership, and management of a wide variety of real estate assets including commercial retail and pad sites with several national retail tenants. He has also helped found and grow several local companies. Sebastian started his career on Wall Street as a trader, quantitative analyst, and investment banker. Sebastian received his MBA in Finance from NYU's Stern School, and is a CFA Institute Charter Holder. close close

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    Howard Kra

    Managing Partner

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    Previously, Howard was a co-founder of Financial Foods where he handled deal origination, investment due diligence, and negotiations of transactions. In addition to his work at Financial Foods, Howard has been a partner and private investor at Atlantic Capital Group since 2002, where amongst several deals, he was instrumental in the early stages of development of Honest Tea (Now a part of The Coca Cola Company) both as an advisor and early investor. Howard was also instrumental in the launching of Streamline.com, a pioneer in e-commerce that was started in 1993; he helped take the company public in June of 1999. The company has since then been acquired by Peapod. close close

We target EARLY STAGE PROVEN CONCEPTS with INNOVATIVE IDEAS, UNIQUE VISION and CAPABLE MANAGEMENT TEAMS.

We like DISCIPLINED THINKERS with COMPELLING BUSINESS MODELS looking for GROWTH CAPITAL and ACTIVE INVESTORS to help reach their goals.

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