Investing in the
FUTURE OF LOGISTICS
As owners of NFI for over 90 years, the Brown Family created NFI Ventures to partner with early-stage companies driving innovation, evolution, and disruption in the supply chain and logistics industry.
THE NFI VENTURES DIFFERENCE
People matter, and not all capital is the same.
Our unique operational expertise, coupled with a collaborative and patient approach, sets up early-stage companies for long-term success.
Leveraging our nine decades of legacy through our affiliation with NFI, we evaluate opportunities holistically. As operators of warehouses, dedicated fleets, and other logistic solutions for Fortune 500 companies, we gain insights from our customers as well as our own operational constraints to determine real-world opportunities for innovation.
Unlike traditional venture capital funds, we are not bound by liquidation timelines. We are long-term investors with patience for the optimal time and circumstance for an exit opportunity. We are flexible with how we deploy capital and will partner with other companies, venture capitalists, and family offices.
COLLABORATION & PARTNERSHIPS
Using our internal and external network of resources, we provide capital and collaborate to help our portfolio companies achieve their goals. With over 300 diverse operations throughout NFI, we can identify optimal testing environments for new innovations. We look for opportunities to create strategic partnerships and provide transparent feedback.
The NFI Ventures team consists of the 4th generation (G4) of the Brown Family, who bring 50+ years of combined operational and leadership experience within logistics. In addition to holding various roles across NFI’s solutions, G4 offers distinct expertise gained from their time in financial, consulting, real estate, and other industries. NFI Ventures is also supported by 1932 Capital Management, a single-family office serving the Brown Family. Jared Szychter, who leads 1932 Capital Management, partners with G4 to oversee NFI Ventures and brings a unique perspective to the team.