Our conception-stage venture capital practice deploys Smaby Group capital to form, fund, incubate, advise and assist very early-stage startups. We have on occasion, also invested side-by-side with a corporate client on promising spinout opportunity.

Quatris Fund I was a venture capital fund formed in 2000 to create, seed and mentor early-stage ventures. Quatris blended the financial assets of St. Paul Fire and Marine (now Traveler’s) with the entrepreneurial talents and private capital of four former CEOs. Fund I is now closed and distributed.