We’re a “first-check” venture firm based in Brooklyn. We work with technical founding teams in the trenches on day 0:00.

Notation — Who We Are

Notation is a community of people helping one another succeed. This includes the founders of portfolio companies, our advisors, LPs, and broader network.

Alex Lines

Focuses on hard tech, infrastructure, and product at Notation. Alex is a software engineer with experience in distributed systems and scalability. He has been building products and companies in NY for over 10 years.

Nicholas Chirls

Focuses on product, growth, and capital raising at Notation. Nick was previously Head of Seed Investing at betaworks, and led product for several betaworks projects and previous startups.

Thomas Bailey

Leads cryptocurrency and blockchain investing at Notation. He works with early-stage teams on negotiating partnerships, user acquisition, recruiting, and raising capital. An angel investor for the past six years, he has also built large-scale crypto-mining facilities.

Katherine Wu

Makes investments and supports portfolio companies at Notation. Katherine has a legal background with experience in business development and growth at a NYC-based seed-stage startup.

Origins – Our Podcast

Origins is a podcast about Limited Partners – the firms and institutions that invest in venture capital funds. Through a series of interviews, we explore what has historically been an opaque corner of the startup ecosystem and learn how the people behind the capital make decisions.



Hi – Get In Touch

The best way to reach is through someone in our network. You can also email us directly.