Futhering new frontiers

At Pioneer 1890, we seek to partner with entrepreneurs, business owners, and innovators whose daring resilience has created the possibilities for new frontiers. We want to support those who already have a product or service in the marketplace by helping them expand their reach. We partner with you to harness your unique DNA and operating advantages to grow your customers, capital, and capabilities.

Why 1890?

1890 was a pivotal year in American history. Since America's founding, moving westward to the unsettled frontier was always an the calling of those seeking new destinies and possibilities. In 1890, the U.S. Census declared that the frontier was finished, and no more land grants awaited those who made the difficult journey across the continent. Historians, most notably Frederick Jackson Turner, declared, "The frontier has gone, and with its going has closed the first period of American history." In the era that followed--entrepreneurs, innovators, and businessmen had to tap into and utilize technological and industrial advances in order create new frontiers. In just over a century, these advances have already taken us to the moon, the digital age, and into the world in which we live today.

What We Do


At the heart of every service we offer, we want to harness the distinct DNA and story behind what makes your business or organization exceptional so we are best able to expand your customers, capital, and company. We commit to kickstarting your sales and revenue by crafting an end-to-end go-to-market strategy for existing and new markets.Through understanding your unique advantage, we can develop a fundraising plan from the pitch to the term sheet, including which investors to target, how to craft your narrative, and which marketing materials you need to succeed. Whether you're just getting started or just looking to grow after several years, we want to help you refine and scale. From governance & advisory boards to building a purpose-driven culture, we want to help scale organizations for the long haul.


Our thesis is simple: Invest or acquire creative & courageous companies - including newly formed ventures to small and middle-market businesses - that have a core product in the market and want to expand their frontier with new capabilities and customers. Our process starts and ends with people. From the daring founders who pioneered your organization to the committed colleagues who joined along the way, we want to understand your company’s culture and individual passions.

The Team

Tanveer I. Kathawalla, Founder

Tanveer is an experienced venture-backed entrepreneur and investor. Previously, he was the COO/CFO and part of the founding team at Analytical Space, a venture-backed satellite company. During his tenure, Analytical Space was named to Fast&Co’s list of most innovative companies, launched the first commercial cube satellite equipped with a laser, and raised funding from investors such as MIT’s The Engine and Flybridge Capital. Previously, Tanveer was on the full-time team at NextGen Venture Partners and is currently a venture partner. Additionally, he is a member of the Leadership Now Project, a World Economic Forum Global Shaper, and a former Aspen Ideas Scholar.

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