Our newest investors had a lot to say about their recent commitment to Campus Ink.
Last week, we were proud to announce our $2 million fundraising round. In case you missed it, you can check it out here!
In addition to the second investment from Mark Cuban, we were proud to unveil Chicago’s LightBank as our lead investor with further participation from Capital Innovators, Irish Angels, West Suburban Angels, Connetic Ventures, High Street Equity Partners.
Here’s what they said about Campus Ink!
“Steven and the team are a group of relentless entrepreneurs whose traction and capital efficiency stood out from day one. As the NIL market has taken off, they are uniquely positioned leaders in the space. Their athlete-first approach, and unwavering passion for empowering athletes, no matter how big or small, will change the lives of countless student athletes, and we could not be prouder to be working with them.”Lightbank VC, Jyothi Vallurpalli
“Campus Ink has recently demonstrated rapid growth and we believe in its vision as a pioneer in the merchandising industry.”Capital Innovators CEO & Managing Partner, Judy Sindecuse
“When I invested in Campus Ink six months ago they had one school and 15 athletes. Now they have more than 20 schools and over 600 athletes with no signs of slowing down. Campus Ink is disrupting the NIL space on behalf of college athletes for the better.”Mark Cuban
High Street Equity Partners
“We are witnessing Campus Ink take flight and master the NIL landscape, first-hand. They are building campus marketplaces by the droves, and we are proud to be making this investment.”High Street Equity Partners Managing Partner, Mitch Brooks
Via General Parttner Chris Hjelm, on behalf of Wendal (AI database)
- Campus Ink scored in the top 2-percent of all companies (8,500) in the Wendal database
- CEO Steven Farag was identified as a top leader with ideal traits (leadership, proactivity and drive) to build a successful company
- Campus Ink has the most well-balanced team of any company it has ever evaluated
- The likelihood of success is three times higher than the average startup
More from Campus Ink leadership
“At Campus Ink, we exist to change the lives of students. Some just happen to be athletes. The company grew by teaching life skills to students, enabling them to design and sell to organizations. When the NIL opportunity presented itself, we were positioned. We set out on a journey last February to roll this out to athletes and schools everywhere and the feedback and receptiveness has been incredible. The NIL Community has been truly great to us.”Steven Farag, CEO and Co-Founder
“When sweeping changes occur like they have in the NCAA, it provides an opportunity. More importantly, it’s an opportunity to get that change right. Campus Ink is doing that and I’m grateful to be a part of that change while having such wonderful support from our partners.”Adam Cook, NIL Director