Why “Bread”?

We take half baked ideas + prepare them for market.

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Why “Ventures”?

We are invested in every project we take on. Always emotionally, often financially.

Design stokes our Creative Fire.
It’s not enough to have an outstanding idea. You need to stand out.
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We are Changemakers.

Supporting social entrepreneurs and their mission.

Our Social Initiatives

Social Entrepreneurship is a catalyst for impact. BREAD invests and supports numerous initiatives and serves on a variety of not for profit advisory boards. Our community of alliances include: Echoing Green, Ashoka, Acumen, One Goal Graduation, SHOFCO, The Glass House, and The Park Avenue Armory.

Our team

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Amy Jurkowitz

An entrepreneur at heart with deep experience building brands, an eye for design and a commitment to social innovation. Co-founder of Milkshake, a daily email featuring good finds that give back. Co-founder of MATERIAL, a fashion-inspired activewear line. Serves on various boards across private companies, educational institutions and angel networks.

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Mimi Sternlicht

An award-winning copywriter and creative director. Founder of Campus Goose, a concierge service on college campuses. Founder of The Loading Dock, a special events venue.  Mentor and leader in arts education and college persistence programs, with a weekend passion for construction and interior design.

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Huei-Tai Chen
Tai hails from Taiwan and received his Masters of Science in Packaging Design from Pratt Institute. His passion for design was peaked when he began his career as a copywriter. He quickly realized graphics could be even more persuasive than words. Tai has worked in design shops in Taipei, Shanghai, Tokyo and New York, is an award-winning amateur novel writer, and loves getting lost on his skateboard on the streets of Brooklyn.
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Chris Yih
Social Media/DP

Chris graduated from Dartmouth College with a double major in History and Middle Eastern studies. As a photographer, writer, and art director, Chris focuses on producing and shooting online content. Previous clients include Treat House, David Yurman, Stuart Weitzman, and Ann Taylor’s LOFT.

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Betsy Ellison
Financial Officer

Betsy Ellison has been Bread Ventures’ Finance guru since inception. She was a senior manager in one of the big 4 accounting firms, and was a finance executive with Merrill Lynch in both its institutional business and its corporate finance function. Betsy provides analysis for all Bread’s venture opportunities and keeps the check and balances on all the books.

Join Us!

We’re currently looking for a rock star business development manager. We often collaborate with designers, copywriters, animators and illustrators. If you’re interested in working with us, email your CV. We also offer internships to design undergrads and graduates.

Our Clients

WeWork, Spartan, The Granary, Milkshake, Public Square, Brady Miller, Lysee Fashion, 1 Hotels, Maidenform, Roadhouse Brewery, Daily Provisions, YPO, Chelsea Piers, Lydia Fenet, TreatHouse, Stern Center for Human Rights, PointGuard, Mayhew Wines, Robert Graham, Inn Town Suites, Grant Ortho, BCP Securities, Robert Graham, Field & Stream, Napa Valley Reserve, Joe Coffee, The Flats, Linda Hoffman Interiors, Enjoy Services, Grass Roots, Star Hotels, Frankie’s Flatbreads, Treehouse Hotels,Crown Robinson Family Partnership