About Knickerbocker Financial Group

Knickerbocker Financial Group (KFG) is a New York based venture investment and family office capital network. We invest in and curate next-gen digital businesses (Block-chain, Fin-tech, Digital Media & Marketplaces, and ClimateTech/ESG) and connect them with our extensive network of strategic capital partners. We work with some of the largest and most notable single and multi-family offices, Serial Entrepreneurs, and Venture Capital and Private Equity partners.

KFG is well placed to provide pre-screening, advisory and consulting services to better round out the broader needs of our co-investors. We leverage our networks at scale and deliver results through our affiliation with subject matter experts within the disciplines that we operate in.

KFG Value Proposition

We understand the challenges that investors face daily; the search for opportunistic investments that are pre-screened with real potential for asymmetric returns. To meet that goal, KFG offers a suite of services that connect fast-growing companies and funds with our own capital and our capital partners.

Our value proposition is built on 4 pillars; Providers of Capital, Founder Aligned Experience, Strategic Insights, and Investor Know-How.

of Capital

We invest alongside Family Offices, Super-Angels and Micro VC/Large VC Investors. Within this Eco-system, we identify, pre-screen, and provide access to forward thinking investment opportunities.

Aligned Experience

We are investors who have raised financings, run, and sold businesses. We know how to maximize value, and are uniquely placed to provide guidance, help with fundraising, and connect you to strategic investors.


We build high-connectivity to other market participants including subject-matter experts, competitors, investors, and distribution partners. Our network is wide-ranging and includes corporate VCs and larger companies seeking acquisitions.


We have skin in the game. We have invested in early- stage enterprises for more than 25 years. We have been, and continue to be, Angel investors in more than 100 projects. Your success equals our success, and we often invest alongside our investor communities.

KFG Impact Initiatives

At KFG, we seek out investments that create and protect long-term value, utilize ethical and compliant business practices, promote transparency and effective management of Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) risks, consider the needs of stakeholders both internal and external to the company, and embrace a diverse, equitable and inclusive culture. 

People, Planet,

At KFG we invest with purpose - to ensure long term growth in a sustainable world. We actively seek out investments that enhance the wellbeing of people, strengthen our shared communities, and preserve our planet.


Maximizing ESG Impact –
KFG’s Africa Growth

In January 2022, KFG launched Africa Growth, applying KFG's expertise in investment, pre-screening, and advisory services to high growth potential business ventures in Africa.


Co-Investors & Strategic Partners

KFG seeks out the brightest ideas and identifies the hardest working and most creative founders. We collaborate with a vast network of investors to earn sustainable returns that meet our collective financial objectives in markets and in technologies that move fast.

Family Office &
Private Wealth

Our extensive Family Office and Private Wealth connections bring a breadth of knowledge and industry experience.

  • 600+ Family Office Relationships
  • 2,200 Family Office Database
  • Targeted Interest Profiling
  • Growing cohort of co-investors and partnerships

Institutional &
Corporate Strategic Partners

Our institutional partners are industry leading domestic and international organizations.

  • International banks
  • Domestic banks
  • Merchant banks
  • Diversified financial services
  • Specialized private investment firms

KFG Team

Expertise that drives results

Stanley Goldstein

Managing Partner & Chairman

Stanley Goldstein was the founder of Goldstein Golub & Kessler, which is now part of RSM. He began advising in the early days of hedge funds. He remains a prolific angel investor.

He is the founder of American Friends of James Joyce, the New York Hedge Fund Roundtable and Donors’ Forum, an association of grant-making foundations.

Stanley is a graduate of Brooklyn College.

Hugh Nguyen

Managing Partner

Hugh was the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of ClearServeSM, a leading technology platform for Private Banks, Family Offices, and other private investors; sold to an alternative asset manager.

Prior to ClearServeSM, he led business development at GLG - Gerson Lehrman Group, based in Boston and New York. He is a former management consultant and analyst at Fidelity.

As an active angel investor, he is an advisor to several venture-backed startups and to Fordham Foundry (Fordham University’s Incubator).

Hugh is an honors graduate of Harvard College and has published academic papers in the field of Neurobiology.

Scott Kerbel


Scott is a veteran of various International Banks where he originated structured derivative transactions across all major asset classes.

Prior to KFG, he was a Managing Director at HSBC Bank where he established the high net-worth/retail structured products business and managed the Private Client Fixed Income Desk.

His professional postings included New York, London, Zürich, Tokyo, and Singapore.

Scott is a graduate of The George Washington University.

Selected Portfolio

Job Management Software

Interactive Video/Streaming Tools

Market Intelligence

Specialty Finance/Lending

Quant VC Fund

Digital Asset Custody

Global Consumer NFT Entertainment Company

Global Financial Services VC fund

Media Collective to accelerate Black-owned Media assets

Social Conversation Platform

Blockchain VC Fund

Fossil-free Index Funds for 401(k)

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