Investor Connect Podcast

On this episode of Investor Connect, Hall welcomes Joe Tonnos, Co-Founder and Managing Partner at Ketch Ventures.

Headquartered in West Palm Beach, Florida, Ketch Ventures partners with early-stage entrepreneurs and management teams to add value and grow businesses to the next level. Ketch focuses on emerging consumer-facing businesses that have established a foundation, are differentiated, and/or solve a problem and engage with customers and followers. 

While they will consider all kinds of investments, Ketch Ventures primarily invests in post-revenue seed and pre-series capital raises, with a quality over quantity approach. They focus on ambitious and authentic companies that are already proving out a thesis.

Joe has over ten years of experience investing in and advising companies across a number of different sectors. He previously worked at Mistral Equity Partners, a consumer and retail-focused investment platform including growth equity and middle-market buyouts. While at Mistral, Joe was also a Senior Vice President of three consumer-focused SPACs under the Haymaker Acquisition Corp. banner. He also worked in consumer and retail investment banking at Lazard and Bank of America Merrill Lynch and started his career as a foreign exchange trader at CIBC Capital Markets. In addition to Ketch Ventures, Joe also serves as a Principal and Associate Portfolio Manager at Meteora Capital and a Venture Partner at Natureza Growth Partners.

Joe details his background before investing in early-stage companies, and shares what excites him now in the consumer industry. He explains some of the challenges startups and investors face and discusses his investment thesis.

You can visit Ketch Ventures at, and via LinkedIn at

Joe can be contacted via email at, and via LinkedIn at


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