Portfolio Past and Present

For over 20 years, Vaux’s managers helped entrepreneurs build businesses and realize final exits. More importantly, our work has directly helped create over 1,000 jobs in America.

Here are some of the ones worth remembering:

Alpine Lace Cheese

Well, originally First World Cheese, but anyways, it was the pioneer in low fat cheese, and lives on today. A fond memory from earlier financing days. Exit by IPO and then private sale. (KRAFT)


Carewell Industries

Carewell Industries is another great story, this one about a fearless entrepreneur and his toothbrush. Exit by private sale.


Nat Nast

Very unique and sometimes vintage style men’s casual clothes marketed through specialty stores throughout the US. Exit by private sale.



Krypto developed the first urethane inline skate wheels for Rollerblade- and then started marketing under their own brand. It was sold to HYPER to make the largest player in the space at the time. Exit by private sale. (HYPER)


Money Hunt

Originally a marketing idea for the Private Equity Fund Capital Express, MoneyHunt became a mini-movement in the late 90’s. We created a TV show that was seen by over 1M people a week in 230 PBS stations and 13 markets abroad. Exit by private sale.


PenTech Pens

Perhaps the one that put us on the map. This marketer of cool pens and pencils ran from $4MM sales to over $50MM in four years after… Exit was an IPO, back in the day. (PTCH)



A domain name registration business, held via Capital Express. It was simply a great experience. You can look it up. Exit in 2001 (NASDAQ- RGST)


Mojiva and Sister Company mOcean Mobile was a mobile ad network and ad serving platform. Partial exit in 2014. Final Exit 2015 (PUBMATIC)



Operative was a software and services company that helped media companies simplify the business of advertising. – First LP Exit in 2017. (SINTEC)


Aptaris offer(ed) a suite of enterprise marketing and promotions management tools and services focused specifically on the promotional needs of today’s retailer – First exit in 2018. (DunHumby/TESCO)

FS logoFashion Snoops is an innovative trend forecasting service and consulting agency that inspires clients to create with confidence.


~Selected current projects~

Bell Family- Bell Family is a women-run childcare company with an established reputation for quality, excellence and care.

ShortCut – Shortcut is the easiest way to get a haircut, delivered right to your door. We offer in-home haircut services, and corporate events for your office.

Glass of Lemonade (Dinner at the Majestic) – AGL owns the rights to the historical Middle East Geopolitics drama in development by Nelle Nugent as written by Liz Egloff.

True Tickets – True Tickets provides a scalable and secure digital ticketing delivery experience while integrating with existing ticketing platforms and CRM’s.

Magical Butter – Magical Brands, formerly MagicalButter.com, is the #1 brand in the micro-extraction market. With a network of 20K retailers and 300K existing customers, we’ve built a bespoke cannabinoid brand house.