Supporting entrepreneurs who are developing transformational companies and brands.

LCP Ventures concentrates efforts and resources on seed and early stage companies across all sectors.

As entrepreneurs with more than two decades of experience in founding, investing in, and managing businesses, LCP Ventures knows how challenging it is to build a successful company with a winning team and culture.

OUR APPROACH AS EARLY-STAGE INVESTORS is to take the lessons we have learned from our past successes and failures and apply them to help management teams proactively navigate the challenges in building companies.

LCP Ventures focuses its resources on Seed, Early-Stage and Series A companies with the belief in investing alongside strategic co-investors and established venture capital firms in the United States and abroad.

We are sector agnostic as we look for innovative ideas with outstanding management teams in sectors with exceptional growth potential.

What we look for:

  • Founders and executives who are passionate, focused, and experienced
  • Concepts with large addressable markets
  • Ideas that are scalable and have clear paths to profitability
  • Products that excite

We invest in businesses that can establish formidable barriers to entry through strong IP, and that have an identifiable exit strategy.

team

Scott Roskind Managing Partner, LCP Ventures

Scott is Managing Partner, Ventures for The LCP Group, L.P. (LCP) He is responsible for sourcing and executing new venture capital investment opportunities for LCP’s portfolio.

Scott has more than 20 years of experience in venture capital investing and in leading startup companies, bringing expertise in business development, strategic partnerships, marketing, and team development.

Scott’s history as an investor and operator includes LinkShare Corporation, a leader in online affiliate marketing, and other ventures including Marquis Jet, The National Basketball Retired Players Association, Reveal Designs, and Eleven James. He was instrumental in driving early-stage investing for LinkShare Corporation, Marquis Jet, Avíon Tequila, MiniBar, and WheelsUp.

Scott has an M.S. in Sports Management from the University of Massachusetts and a B.A. in Economics from Lafayette College. He is also the co-chairman of the Babies Heart Fund at Columbia University Medical Center.

Justin Frankel Executive Vice President, LCP Ventures

As Executive Vice President of Ventures for The LCP Group, L.P. (LCP), Justin is responsible for sourcing and managing early-stage investment opportunities.

Prior to joining LCP, Justin was the CEO of Bayside Corporation, a publicly traded crypto-asset and blockchain infrastructure company with locations throughout the United States. Prior to Bayside, he was a portfolio manager at RiverPark Funds, a private investment management firm founded by former Baron Fund executives, where he created and managed a low-beta hedged equity mutual fund. Prior to this, Justin was a managing partner at Wavecrest Asset Management and was focused on liquid and risk-managed derivatives-based solutions for institutional and individual investors.

Previously, Justin spent more than a decade in leadership roles at Morgan Stanley, UBS Wealth
Management, Merrill Lynch in structured investment sales, private wealth advisement, capital markets sales, and equity trading.

Justin holds a B.A. in International Relations from Lehigh University where he was a Martindale Scholar.

PHILANTHROPY

LCP Ventures is committed to several philanthropic endeavors and we are delighted to highlight one that we take great pride in supporting.

Babies Heart Fund

Established for the Division of Pediatric Cardiology at Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC), the Babies Heart Fund (BHF) was founded in 1986 by Robert Roskind, Chairman & Founder of The LCP Group, L.P., along with other parents whose children had a need for advancements in congenital heart disease (CHD). Mr. Roskind served as the original Chairman of the Fund for 14 years at which time his son, Scott Roskind, took over as Co-Chairman with John Minio. Today, the board has 24 members, two co-chairs, and six vice chairs. BHF events include a major gala event with world-renowned celebrities, sold-out golf outings, art auctions, and young professional events.

Initially, BHF paid for training interns and fellows. Today, the Babies Heart Fund is devoted to supporting vital research initiatives to help save and improve the lives of babies and adolescents with congenital heart disease. All donations made to the Babies Heart Fund are used toward funding the innovative research conducted by CUMC physicians and surgeons to benefit pediatric cardiology and cardiac surgery patients globally, and to support transitional care programs for young adults who require special cardiac expertise.

“We are dedicated and honored to support the doctors, researchers and nurses of Columbia University Medical Center’s Pediatric Cardiology Department. The work they do to improve the lives of children with congenital heart disease is ground-breaking and has a massive impact on families near and far.”

– Scott Roskind, Managing Partner

CUMC is one of the largest pediatric cardiology and cardiovascular surgery centers in the United States. It performed the first pediatric heart transplant in the U.S. on a four-year-old child in 1984. CUMC is consistently ranked among the “Best Hospitals for Pediatric Cardiology & Heart Surgery” by U.S. News & World Report. With a growing number of international referrals, it is also becoming a top destination for the world’s most
complex pediatric cardiac cases. Currently, CUMC performs more than 700 CHD surgeries per year with overall survival rates above 98%. And, the Pediatric Cardiology department handles approximately 44,000 outpatient visits annually.

LCP continues to support the Babies Heart Fund and has funded two chairs. The first in honor of Dr. James R. Malm, chief of cardiothoracic surgery, who transformed the program of both adult and pediatric cardiac surgery, and the second in honor of renowned pediatric cardiologist Dr. Welton M. Gersony. The gifts were used to fund two pediatric cardiology professorships at the College of Physicians & Surgeons.