a little more than a year ago, has changed names again: it is now A&I Ventures.
A&I describes itself as "the venture investment arm of Artists & Instigators", which is fashion designer and entrepreneur Marc Ecko's "venture innovation company". A&I lists as its founders SeventySix Capital partners Wayne Kimmel and Tony Bifano, in addition to Ecko. It is not clear yet how this latest rebranding will be reflected in its funding or strategy. Active portfolio companies include Fisker Automotive, which has recently begun production of its first electric car model and is scheduled to begin manufacturing on its second model next year at the former GM plant in Wilmington, Marc Ecko Entertainment, focused on mobile gaming, and Philly-area startups Visibiz and PackLate.