M3V is made of passionate consumers, ambitious entrepreneurs, and most of all, brand lovers.
Transformative brand investing. Every relationship we’ve created was built upon the same belief. That a brand should be more than a collection of products and services. That, more than anything, a brand should be inspiring, empowering, and life-enhancing.
It is at our core to impact as many people as we can by supporting the brands that propel us to become our best selves. This has become all the more important as we continue to see fundamental changes within consumer habits and consumption patterns. We’ve been witnessing a complete convergence of health and wellness with the ways in which emerging generations are engaging with brands and embracing innovative products as staples in their daily lives. These experiences have a common thread which we define as authenticity, values, transparency, experience, community, personalization and a holistic lifestyle. This is why, at M3V, we look to partner with inspirational and caring people that strike a balance between brand, mission, and product.
Prior to establishing M3 Ventures in 2015, Dolfi was a Partner at Relativity Media where he oversaw endorsements, licensing and business development for the firm. Previously, Dolfi was an executive at Creative Artists Agency where he co-founded their Consumer/Retail practice managing licensing for top consumer brands and clients on behalf of CAA. Dolfi began his career in investment banking at Ladenburg Thalmann. He later became a Partner of several publicly traded private equity companies including Endeavor Acquisition Corp. collectively managing over $1 billion in institutional capital. Dolfi studied at George Mason University and Western Michigan University.
Prior to joining M3 in 2016, Dubb was at Sandbridge Capital, a retail and consumer focused private equity firm where she was a VP overseeing the firm’s early stage and growth equity investments such as Rossignol, Bonobos and Farfetch. Prior to joining Sandbridge, Dubb was at Traub a retail and consumer focused strategic consulting firm, where she worked on global growth initiatives for clients such as Macy’s, Bloomingdale’s and the Related Companies . Previously, she worked as an investment banking analyst at Credit Suisse in their Retail and Consumer Products coverage group. Dubb graduated Magna Cum Laude University of Pennsylvania.
Prior to joining M3 in 2018, Bakes was the Creative Director of Michael Andrews Bespoke, a custom menswear brand where he oversaw everything from design direction, marketing, and branding to the launch of the company’s foray into e-commerce and other various strategic initiatives. Prior to joining Michael Andrews, Bakes was the CEO and Founder of his eponymous label, Charles Dean, which was acquired by Michael Andrews in early 2016. Previously, Bakes worked at Ralph Lauren, where he cut his teeth in the men’s wholesale division across the Polo and RLX brands. Bakes graduated from Dartmouth College with a B.A. in Economics.