Clerisy, a new growth equity investment firm, has made its first investment from its debut $100 million growth equity fund in Dormify, a dorm room and home decor e-commerce platform.
Clerisy is co-founded by former L Catterton partner Lisa Myers as well as Alexandra Wilkis Wilson, Gilt and Glamsquad co-founder.
The firm partners closely with and invests in entrepreneurs who have developed solutions for the evolving consumer and are poised to scale and grow its business.
Alexandra Wilkis Wilson, co-founder and managing partner of Clerisy said, “Roughly two million students head off to college each year in the United States and we’ve seen Gen Zers enthusiastically invest in putting their individual stamp on their living spaces, even during the pandemic. Dormify is uniquely positioned to benefit from the home category’s momentum and we see significant additional opportunity for growth in dorm and apartment furnishings and lifestyle. We’re extremely pleased to leverage our collective experience, our investors and our deep bench of diverse experts to support the company to accelerate growth and scale.”
Lisa Myers, co-founder and managing partner of Clerisy, said, “We’re committed to delivering superior investment returns by partnering closely with talented entrepreneurs like Amanda Zuckerman who are innovating to solve problems and meet the evolving needs of consumers. We understand how to help companies like Dormify expand their total addressable market, employ transformative technology, optimize their supply chains, leverage different channels of distribution and create dynamic branding strategies that engage key demographics.”