TK Ventures


Opportunities.  Investment.  Entrepreneurship. 

Headquartered in Connecticut, TK Ventures specializes in finding and vetting investment opportunities that span start-ups, young franchises and thriving national businesses.  

Founded and led by Managing Partners Twan and Karen Bentlage, TK Ventures brings more than thirty years of expertise in investment strategy and trend-watching.  The Bentlages are disciplined risk takers, always looking for the next provocative venture or collaborative partnership. 

They balance their passion for new ventures with financial precision.



Corporate Chronology


1985     Founded Future Industries of America

1995    t.k, inc established

2009   Began operations as area developers of european wax center

  • Acquired area development rights in RI and CT.

  • Area Development extended: NH, VT, ME, MA, and New York (NYC, Bronx, Upstate)

2010     Acquired and opened Massage Envy franchise location  

2010     ACQUIRED and opened european wax center location

  • Opened 9 locations between 2010- 2013 (currently operating 8 locations)

2010    merger of t.k, inc and future industries of america

2013    waxmelt created, patented and brought to market

2018    sold future industries of america

2018    tk ventures established



Pleasure in the job puts perfection in the work
— Aristotle