Local VC fund joins Mark Cuban, Stefon Diggs in backing two recent ‘Shark Tank’ alum


A local student-led venture capital fund has joined the likes of Mark Cuban and Stefon Diggs with its recent backing of a fast-growing e-commerce startup that landed an appearance on ABC’s “Shark Tank” this spring.

RedHawk Ventures, a fund entirely run by undergraduate students at Miami University, participated in a $2 million seed round for Mad Rabbit Tattoo, a tattoo after-care company founded by Oliver Zak and Selom Agbitor, 2019 alums of the Oxford-based school. RedHawk’s funding totaled $25,000, which is its maximum investment allowed.

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Written by Liz Engel.

Originally published July 29, 2021.

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