The first dedicated “pre-seed” fund in NYC, based in Brooklyn. We work with product-obsessed 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.

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

Feel free to reach out through someone in our network or just email us directly.