Emerging Venture Labs

Dedicated to identifying and cultivating promising entrepreneurs around the world


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.

Honeycomb Credit


Fintech company building communities, one small business at a time.


Entrepreneurial Skills Development



Georgetown University

Georgetown University, Global Residency Program

Lecture to MBA students covering entrepreneurship, technology and communications on the African continent.

5 Boro Pitch Challenge

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

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

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

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.


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