What We Do
Emerging Venture Labs (EVL) is dedicated to identifying and cultivating promising entrepreneurs around the world. We provide strategy consulting, lectures and entrepreneurial skills development in addition to equity funding in a select number of cases.
Current Investment Portfolio
Simple Science Juices
Simple Science Juices is a 100% chemical-free, cold-pressed juice company driven by a passion to provide health and wellness through the use of fresh vegetable and fruit juices.
Saxbys Coffee, Washington, DC
Washington, DC located neighborhood coffee shops featuring specialty roast coffees and seasonal beverages. A proud landmark of the Georgetown community.
Fintech company building communities, one small business at a time.
Entrepreneurial Skills Development
Georgetown University, Global Residency Program
5 Boro Pitch Challenge
Competition to promote startup culture in the greater New York Metropolitan Area. Each borough hosts a preliminary competition, with a final round of 5 finalists that compete for the title of #NYFIVEBORO Champion.
Absa Enterprise Development Centre, South Africa
Organization within Barclays Africa that provides access to skills development and financial products with the aim of creating sustainable and competitive entrepreneurs in Africa. EVL has provided mentorship and skills development workshops.
Global Consulting and Mentorship
A Toronto-based tech startup that uses blockchain technology to manage digital assets. EVL is advising the company on business development and growth strategy.
Reserve Travel Service
South African entrepreneur seeks to form her own travel management service. EVL has assisted with development of marketing and customer acquisition plans.
A fast-paced fashion retailing platform that seeks to disrupt traditional fashion retail companies. EVL has assisted with capital raising documentation and go-to-market strategy. The Founder successfully exited his investment in December 2014 and Sabbs is currently being re-branded by its new owner.
Ken Martin, CFA
Ken is Founder & Executive Chairman of Emerging Venture Labs. Previously, Ken was a Vice President in the Technology, Media & Telecom Investment Banking Group at Barclays having worked in the New York, London and Johannesburg offices. He holds a Master of Science degree from the London School of Economics, a Bachelor of Science degree from Georgetown University and is a Chartered Financial Analyst. Ken has a passion for entrepreneurship and partners with aspiring businesses owners across the world.