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A Different Kind of Co-founder

We found, fund, and foster conscious capitalist companies–partnering with pragmatic co-founders to solve real problems for real people.

Joshua Brandau

Co-Founder, CEO

Ahmad Elzahdan

Co-Founder, CEO

Andrew Jensen

Co-Founder, CTO

Misha Kordestani

Co-Founder, CEO

Cleo Stiller

Co-Founder, Editor in Chief

Rachel Ashcraft

Executive Director

Ben Gerst

Co-Founder, Chief Product and Technology Officer

Evan Young

Co-Founder and COO

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An Unconventional Approach to Incubation


From Inception to Reality

We're not just your first investor; we're your co-founder. We assist you in assembling a founding team, designing your prototype, and building the early brand. This extends to formulating your go-to-market strategy, your first business plan, and even your early-stage operations and infrastructure.


Empowering Self-Sufficiency

Our aim is to position you for independent success by guiding you to become revenue-positive and equipping you to fundraise or scale autonomously. From the initial pitch to navigating investor feedback, advising on strategic pivots, and meticulously preparing you for rigorous financial scrutiny during due diligence, we offer hands-on support to ensure a seamless transition to either an IPO, an acquisition, or sustainable profitability. With AnKord Labs, you're never navigating the complex terrain of fundraising alone.


Enduring Partnership

Even after you've transitioned to self-sufficiency, our commitment to your mission remains steadfast. We stick around to ensure that your vision and dedication to conscious capitalism persist, providing you with the right support systems for long-term growth. We are deeply committed to visionary leaders who aim to be role models for founder excellence, influencing consumer choices for the betterment of people and planet.

Services We Offer

Ankord isn't just an incubator; it's your growth catalyst. We're here to streamline your journey from concept to market leader, offering resources like expert coaching, advanced prototyping, and a suite of business services from HR to PR. With Ankord, you're not just building a business; you're anchoring your vision in a community dedicated to your success. Welcome to hassle-free startup growth!









Come Build The Next
Great Company

Join us in Creating a Better Tomorrow