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Top 50 Sporting Goods Startup Investors in United States

A list of 50 angel investors and VC funds that invest in Sporting goods startups based in United states. We rank investors based on the number of investments they made in Sporting goods companies from United states. We update this investor list every month.

Top 50 Sporting Goods Startup Investors in United States

Investor Sporting Goods United States investments
Listen 4
Jumpstart New Jersey Angel Network 4
Guild Capital 3
KB Partners 3
Bread and Butter Ventures 3
Blake Griffin 2
Teamworthy Ventures 2
The R-Group, LLC 2
Global Founders Capital 2
David J. Adelman 2
David Blitzer 2
Gopher Angels 2
Keiretsu Capital 2
Roger Ehrenberg 2
Sharp Alpha Advisors 2
John Elstrott 2
Keiretsu Forum Northwest 2
Gary Vaynerchuk 2
GAN Ventures 2
Maria Thomas 2
Christopher J. Dean 2
Frank Bober 2
Lloyd Danzig 2
Alliance of Angels 2
Wavemaker Partners 2
Founder Collective 2
FJ Labs 2
Matthew Ocko 2
Verance Capital 2
Keiretsu Forum 2
Daren Cotter 2
Dundee Venture Capital 2
RiverPark Ventures 2
Mark Pincus 2
Break Trail Ventures 2
Lodie Grubb 1
David Grubb 1
NewBound Venture Capital 1
Madison Valley Partners 1
Great North Ventures 1
Connected VC 1
Von Miller 1
GOS Capital 1
FIH Mobile 1
Forerunner Ventures 1
Nicholas Horbaczewski 1
Admiral Capital Group 1
TCG 1
NAI Elliott 1
Susquehanna Growth Equity 1
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Listen VC Fund · Chicago, Illinois, United States
Listen is a consumer-focused venture capital firm that backs and builds the brands of tomorrow.
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Investment focus
  • E-Commerce, Consumer Goods, Wellness
  • Seed, Series A, Funding Round
  • United States, Canada
Portfolio highlights
  • Fable — Fable Home dinnerware brings people together for love, laughter, and storytelling by delivering gorgeous cutlery, tableware, and glassware at affordable prices.
  • Black Buffalo — Black Buffalo is a smokeless tobacco alternative that has the same look, feel, smell, and experience as traditional dipping products like Copenhagen or Skoal, without using tobacco leaves or stems. The product comes in both long-cut and pouch varieties and contains pharmaceutical-grade nicotine.
  • Dame Products — Dame Products is your women-powered resource for game-changing products for pleasure and sexual wellness content.
Jumpstart New Jersey Angel Network VC Fund · New Brunswick, New Jersey, United States
Jumpstart is a private, member-lead, angel group that invests in early-stage technology companies in the Mid-Atlantic region. As the leading angel group in New Jersey, Jumpstart members include many successful entrepreneurs, business executives and venture capitalists in the region.
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Investment focus
  • Health Care, Information Technology, Software
  • Seed, Funding Round, Angel
  • United States
Portfolio highlights
  • NeuroFlow — NeuroFlow helps healthcare and government organizations enhance population behavioral health through improved risk management.
  • Deepwave Digital — Software and hardware technology at the intersection of deep learning, signal processing, wireless systems, and GPU computing with the AIR-T - Artifical Intelligence Radio Transceiver
  • SunRay Scientific Inc. — SUNRAY SCIENTIFIC offers custom engineered interconnect solutions for advanced electronic packages.
Guild Capital VC Fund · Miami, Florida, United States
Founded in 2009 by Iain Shovlin, Guild typically backs founders as their first institutional investor, actively partnering with them to assist in crafting growth strategies, architecting high-performance teams, creating distinctive brands, and embracing metric-driven management. The company is headquartered in Miami Beach and invests in Chicago,Los Angeles and New York in the US, and in Mumbai and Pune in India.
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Investment focus
  • E-Commerce, Internet, Software
  • Seed, Series A, Funding Round
  • United States, India, Japan
Portfolio highlights
  • Easebuzz — Simplify your online payment processing with Easebuzz. Get access to fast and secure Digital payment solutions for your business. Sign up Now to Schedule a demo!
  • Plix Life — Looking for plant-based products? Buy Plant Protein Powder, Tablets & Capsules Online for Men & Women in India at PlixLife. We have a wide range of plant based vegan products for weight, skin, hair & wellness.
  • Pickrr Technologies — Pickrr is India's largest ecommerce logistics solution & shipping software for professional courier aggregator services. Take advantage of our real-time order tracking, cash on delivery (COD) features & make your shipping experience hassle-free.
KB Partners VC Fund · Highland Park, Illinois, United States · 4 investments in the past 12 months
We invest in passionate innovators at the intersection of sports and technology.
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Investment focus
  • Sports, Software, Information Technology
  • Seed, Series A, Funding Round
  • United States, Canada, France
Portfolio highlights
  • OMORPHO — Weighted Training Gear from OMORPHO helps you burn more calories, build strength and boost your cardio. Lift your training to new heights!
  • Rypplzz — Through Interlife™, our mission is to advance humanity by spatially engineering the flow of the environment to create optimal efficiency. Interlife™ enables unique location-based experiences and transforms physical spaces into smart environments with precise geolocation and enhanced connectivity. The evolving use and omnipresence of connecteddevices and the increasing demand for experiential content, including mixed reality, are resulting in an exponentially increasing need for Interlife™ and its applications.Rypplzz partners with investors who like to back companies creating breakthrough proprietary tech and are on a mission to build a more sustainable world.
  • Symitri — Symitri is the integrated privacy firewall and real-time data cleanroom for the open web.
Bread and Butter Ventures VC Fund · Saint Paul, Minnesota, United States · 8 investments in the past 12 months
Bread and Butter Ventures is an early-stage venture capital firm based in Minnesota, the Bread and Butter State, investing globally while leveraging our state and region’s unparalleled access to strong corporate connections, commercial opportunities, and industry expertise for the benefit of our teams. Led by Brett Brohl and Mary Grove, we investin founders at the seed stage across foodtech, digital health and enterprise saas.
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Investment focus
  • Software, SaaS, Food and Beverage
  • Seed, Pre-Seed, Funding Round
  • United States, Canada, India
Portfolio highlights
  • Chiyo — Fertility, pregnancy & postpartum meal delivery for new mothers. Eastern food therapy meets nutritional science, we use whole, nutrient-dense ingredients to help alleviate or avoid pregnancy symptoms like morning sickness, heartburn, gestational diabetes and more. OBGYN recommended, nutritionist curated, ready-to-eat.
  • Ducky — Ducky improves your team's efficiency with automation that helps customer support agents respond to tickets faster and more accurately.
  • SocialCrowd — SocialCrowd automates employee incentives by tracking progress towards goals, reminding them of the work they have left, and instantly rewarding employees – so you can save time and stay focused!
Blake Griffin Angel · Los Angeles, California, United States
Blake Griffin, the six-time All-Star, former Rookie of the Year and Slam Dunk Champion, is regarded as one of the most influential players in recent history. Second only to his basketball talent is his innate knack for comedic timing, which has been showcased in numerous national ad campaigns, top-tier media, and through his annual charity comedyshow, Comedy.by blake. Behind the camera, Blake serves as the Cofounder of Mortal Media, his Hollywood production company, which works on projects in the film, TV, and digital spaces. A true triple-threat, adding to athlete and actor, Blake and his brother Taylor also run the Team Griffin Foundation, their non-profit organization that provides young men and women with opportunities to learn the essential lessons of life, competition, and hard work by inspiring them to nurture their passions in athletics, academics and the arts.
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Investment focus
  • Retail, Sports, Consumer Goods
  • Seed, Series A, Funding Round
  • United States
Portfolio highlights
  • SlamBall — SlamBall is a global sports league association. It was founded in 1999 and is headquartered in Los Angeles, California.
  • Lemon Perfect — Lemon Perfect is a zero-sugar cold-pressed lemon water that’s full of flavor and packed with antioxidant vitamin C. We squeeze half a California-grown organic lemon into every bottle and can—and add no artificial ingredients—making healthy hydration more convenient, refreshing, and delicious than ever.The Lemon Perfect Company is headquartered inAtlanta, GA.
Teamworthy Ventures VC Fund · New York, New York, United States
At Teamworthy Ventures, we seek to develop long-term relationships with talented and trustworthy entrepreneurs and teams, and we invest in their ventures at the seed, early, or growth stage. A sample of our investments: SeatGeek, Ibotta, Boxed, and more. Our partners are Thomas Lehrman, Evan Kaye, a
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Investment focus
  • Software, SaaS, Information Technology
  • Series A, Series B, Seed
  • United States, Spain, Canada
Portfolio highlights
  • Shift5 — Shift5 is a cybersecurity company that provides hardware and software solutions to defend operational technology (OT) platforms, such as planes, satellites, ground combat vehicles and large-scale mining and construction vehicles.
  • User Interviews — Recruit users from our audience of over a million vetted consumers and professionals, or bring your own audience and build a participant database for any type of UX research.
  • Zelus Analytics — Professional sports teams are currently engaged in a billion-dollar arms race to squeeze wins out of data. While early innovations in sports analytics largely relied on simple techniques, many teams are struggling to handle emergent challenges with the complex data sources now dominating the space. At Zelus Analytics, our mission is to address these challenges by building the world's [...]
The R-Group, LLC VC Fund · Portland, Oregon, United States
Family Office, active Angel Investing
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Investment focus
  • Software, SaaS, E-Commerce
  • Seed, Series A, Funding Round
  • United States, Israel, United Kingdom
Portfolio highlights
  • Cleary — The Cleary Employee Experience platform is purpose built to help distributed, remote, and hybrid teams to scale their culture.
  • PDX Angels, LLC — A syndicate of friends
  • STRIVE — STRIVE Elite delivers the most complete, accurate and actionable data platform proven to optimize muscle performance for elite athletes and teams.
Global Founders Capital VC Fund · Berlin, Berlin, Germany · 21 investments in the past 12 months
Over the past two decades, GFC have backed over five hundred entrepreneurs worldwide, e.g. Facebook, LinkedIn, Slack, and Away Travel.
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Investment focus
  • Financial Services, Software, FinTech
  • Seed, Series A, Pre-Seed
  • United States, Germany, United Kingdom
Portfolio highlights
  • Zocks — The Meeting Assistant made for Financial Advisors
  • Elevate Pay — Bloom mobile banking app helps in money transfer in Sudan.
  • Smartpay — Smartpay is the first free of charge BNPL payment option for Japanese consumers who have credit cards. There are no sign-up fees, interest fees, settlement fees, or late charges. The payment experience is also Japan’s first cross-merchant, cross-platform, and single-click checkout BNPL service, allowing consumers to checkout in as little as 10seconds. The BNPL payment solution is simple to understand, structured on 3 equal installments over 8 weeks. This means that unlike the existing BNPL services in Japan, customers do not need to go to the convenience store to make payments or pay any bank transfer fees.
David J. Adelman Angel · Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
As CEO of Campus Apartments, David J. Adelman is one of the nation’s leading experts on university-affiliated real estate development. Under his leadership, Campus Apartments has grown into one of the nation’s largest providers of on- and off-campus student housing with more than $2 billion in assets under management across 24 states.Mr. Adelmanis an active private investor, entrepreneur, and member of his community. He has served in leadership positions at Franklin Square Capital Partners, a leading manager of alternative investment, as well as FS Investment Corporation and FS Energy and Power Fund, both publicly registered business development companies focused on investing in the debt securities of private U.S. companies.Mr. Adelman also serves on the Actua Corporation (Nasdaq: ACTA) Board of Directors; Penn Medicine Board of Trustees; Wheels Up Board of Directors; Board of Councilors of the USC Shoah Foundation-The Institute for Visual History and Education; Vice Chair of University City District Board of Directors; and a member of the Young Presidents’ Organization (YPO).David is also the CEO and Founder of Darco Capital.
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Investment focus
  • Food and Beverage, E-Commerce, Sports
  • Series A, Seed, Funding Round
  • United States
Portfolio highlights
  • SlamBall — SlamBall is a global sports league association. It was founded in 1999 and is headquartered in Los Angeles, California.
  • Framebridge — Framebridge makes online custom picture framing ridiculously easy, fast, and affordable.
  • Harris Blitzer Sports & Entertainment — Harris Blitzer Sports & Entertainment (HBSE), founded by Josh Harris & David Blitzer in 2017, is a proud family of diverse, global brands and sports properties including the Philadelphia 76ers and the New Jersey Devils among many others.
David Blitzer Angel
David Blitzer joined HBSE Ventures as Founder.
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Investment focus
  • Sports, Fantasy Sports, Sporting Goods
  • Funding Round, Series A
  • Portugal, United States
Portfolio highlights
  • SlamBall — SlamBall is a global sports league association. It was founded in 1999 and is headquartered in Los Angeles, California.
  • TMRW Sports — TMRW is a sports company that focuses on progressive approaches to sports, media, and technology. Using advances in technology, the company launches golf leagues and holds a series of stadium events to provide people with growing approaches to sports and entertainment.
Gopher Angels VC Fund · Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States · 2 investments in the past 12 months
We are the most active Minnesota investor network, supporting the Midwest startup community through angel investment, a shared knowledge bank.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Biotechnology, Health Care
  • Seed, Series A, Funding Round
  • United States
Portfolio highlights
  • HLRBO — HLRBO is an online hunting network that connects landowners and hunters. List your property on HLRBO. No fees. No commissions. Hunters contact you directly with questions or to lease.
  • ProsperStack — Automate subscription growth. Immediate results and guaranteed ROI.
  • Creatively Focused — Creatively Focused provides direct, tailored support from special education professionals who understand your role and value as an educator.
Keiretsu Capital VC Fund · Seattle, Washington, United States · 3 investments in the past 12 months
Keiretsu Capital LLC is an affiliate of the World's Leading Angel Network, Keiretsu Forum, and manages funds which enable limited partners to co-invest in the proprietary deal flow of the angel investors.
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Investment focus
  • Health Care, Biotechnology, Medical
  • Funding Round, Series A, Seed
  • United States, Canada, India
Portfolio highlights
  • Clensta — Clensta is a biotechnology start-up to improve the National Hygiene condition whilst addressing the aspect of water conservation. Clensta is an Indian startup and in association with IIT Delhi, works to create innovative healthcare solutions to make hygiene accessible for anyone, anytime, and anywhere. Driven by their aim to create products thatpromote complete cleaning solutions without water.
  • Healionics — Healionics has applied its expertise in synthetic biomaterials to develop a novel vascular graft (artificial blood vessel) that, unlike existing grafts, remains open to blood flow long-term without need for costly interventions. Its first commercial application will be as a more reliable means of vascular access for dialysis patients, with asubsequent application to treat peripheral artery disease. We have great results in multiple controlled animal studies, a large patent portfolio, established production capacity, and are ready to begin human studies later this year in preparation for market launch.Near-Term Problem / Market Opportunity: Vascular Access for Dialysis Kidney failure patients need to have their blood filtered 3 times per week via dialysis. This removes waste from the blood, which would otherwise cause them to die. However, current methods for repeatedly accessing the bloodstream for dialysis are unreliable. This problem is a huge contributor to the $50 billion per year that the U.S. spends on dialysis patients (7% of Medicare’s entire budget!). A vascular graft is often implanted under the skin (connecting an artery to a vein) to create an access site with sufficient bloodflow for dialysis -- but existing grafts tend to occlude quickly, requiring repeated expensive interventions to keep them open.Solution: STARgraft Because our vascular graft remains open to blood flow much longer than existing grafts, it can potentially satisfy a severe unmet clinical need for ready-to-use, safe, long-term dialysis access, while substantially reducing costs, illness and death rate among dialysis patients.Product Pipeline We have additional products in development, including an implantable port which will allow needle-free dialysis. Eliminating the use of needles would further reduce cost and illness among dialysis patients, and allow them to perform dialysis in the convenience of their own home. In addition, our platform STAR biomaterial can improve the performance of a wide range of implantable devices via its remarkable ability to prevent both infection and scar tissue. We currently have two corporate-funded development contracts to explore STAR material’s use in multiple other device applications.
  • Another Tomorrow — Conscious Clothing. Education. Action. Another Tomorrow pushes the boundaries of what responsibly grown, and ethically manufactured materials can achieve. Sensual and strong, our collection is designed for living.
Roger Ehrenberg Angel · New York, New York, United States · 6 investments in the past 12 months
Roger Ehrenberg is the founder and Managing Partner of IA Ventures, a firm that invests in companies creating competitive advantage through data.
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Investment focus
  • FinTech, Advertising, Software
  • Series A, Seed, Series B
  • United States, United Kingdom, Canada
Portfolio highlights
  • SlamBall — SlamBall is a global sports league association. It was founded in 1999 and is headquartered in Los Angeles, California.
  • FL Newsletter — Fantasy Life keeps you up to date on all of the latest NFL news, fantasy analysis, sports betting tips, and hot topics around the fantasy watercooler.
  • Gemini Sports Analytics — The first AI cloud for sports
Sharp Alpha Advisors VC Fund · New York, New York, United States
Sharp Alpha Advisors is a venture capital firm specializing in sports betting and online gaming
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Investment focus
  • Gaming, Sports, Fantasy Sports
  • Seed, Series A, Pre-Seed
  • United States, Canada, Israel
Portfolio highlights
  • SlamBall — SlamBall is a global sports league association. It was founded in 1999 and is headquartered in Los Angeles, California.
  • GridRival — GridRival is a sports betting startup built for race fans with the mission of making motorsports more engaging. We accomplish this through a valuable and unique fusion of fantasy-style gaming & betting, motorsports content, and built-in social functionality.
  • Players' Lounge — Play For Something. Make money playing video games on Players' Lounge. Madden, NBA 2K, Fortnite, Call of Duty, FIFA, & more!
John Elstrott Angel · New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
John Elstrott is the Mentor, The LePage Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation In-Residence Program Mentor at Tulane University School of Medicine. He attended the University of Colorado Boulder.
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Investment focus
  • Apps, Sports, Consumer
  • Seed, Pre-Seed
  • United States
Portfolio highlights
  • Dinner Lab — Dinner Lab is a membership-based social dining experiment that unites undiscovered chefs with adventurous diners who are looking for something different from the traditional restaurant experience. Whether it happens on the roof of an abandoned building, the floor of a paper mill, or inside a motorcycle dealership, they believe that good people,good food and good drink are the only elements paramount to a memorable meal.The company was founded in 2011 and headquartered in New Orleans, Louisiana.
  • Tigeraire — The Tigeraire Cyclone helmet airflow system for youth, college, and professional athletes. It's time to get some aire.
  • Good2Go, Inc — Good2Go leverages IoT technology to make everyday experiences more enjoyable. Good2Go handles everything from locating the nearest facility to unlocking and opening the door.
Keiretsu Forum Northwest VC Fund · Seattle, Washington, United States
Keiretsu Forum is a community of private equity investors, business leaders and entrepreneurs with a network of over 50 global chapters and more than 2,500 investor members.
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Investment focus
  • Health Care, Software, Biotechnology
  • Series A, Seed, Funding Round
  • United States, Spain, Canada
Portfolio highlights
  • iQure Pharma — iQure Pharma preclinical and clinical drug development
  • Levered Learning — Levered Learning is a classroom-tested and teacher-designed instructional system providing 3rd-5th grade mathematical learning. The company was founded in 2017 by Mitch Slater and is headquartered in Soquel, California, United States.
  • Vartega — Vartega is a technology development company specializing in the carbon fiber-reinforced plastic recycling process. We have developed alternative technology, processes, and equipment to provide low-cost carbon fiber for use in mass market applications.
Gary Vaynerchuk Angel · New York, New York, United States
Gary Vaynerchuk is the Chairman of VaynerX. He previously worked at Resy as a Co-Founder. Gary Vaynerchuk attended Mount Ida College.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Mobile, Internet
  • Seed, Series A, Angel
  • United States, Australia, Canada
Portfolio highlights
  • OpenFortune — www.openfortunemedia.com
  • Metalink — Metalink is a private chat app that provides NFT collection. They also offer the punk owners to find and chat with other verified holders by simply connecting their wallet.
  • Unrivaled — Unrivaled operates as a professional women's basketball league.
GAN Ventures VC Fund · Denver, Colorado, United States
GAN Ventures is the investment arm of the Global Accelerator Network
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Investment focus
  • Software, Information Technology, Health Care
  • Seed, Angel, Pre-Seed
  • United States, Ireland, Kenya
Portfolio highlights
  • Mesh++ — Mesh++ is a solar-powered routers developer. Mesh++ uses mobile processing power to deliver a high-speed WiFi connection to outdoors and public places.
  • Stax — Stax is a simple way to send money, buy airtime, and receive money across Africa. No extra charges. No internet required.
  • Pomp — Pomp: Personalized Skincare Recommendations
Maria Thomas Angel · Washington, District of Columbia, United States
Maria Thomas is a consumer Internet pioneer and entrepreneurial business builder. She is also a well-respected member of the Board of Directors of both a publicly traded and a private equity backed company. She's currently (2017) an expert advisor and hands-on contributor to Remote Year.In 2016, Maria was Interim CEO at Glamsquad:http://blog.glamsquad.com/post/145956909567/corepower-yoga-amy-shecter-glamsquad-ceo. Maria is the former CEO of Etsy, a position she took in July of 2008 after Founding CEO Maria Prior to
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Investment focus
  • E-Commerce, SaaS, Enterprise Software
  • Seed, Series B, Series A
  • United States
Portfolio highlights
  • Twice — Buy & sell electronics, cars, clothes, collectibles & more on eBay, the world's online marketplace. Top brands, low prices & free shipping on many items.
  • Catalant — Access on-demand consulting services for strategic business planning, data & business analytics, digital transformation, M&A, market research, and more.
  • SidelineSwap — SidelineSwap connects athletes so they can buy, sell, and learn about new and used sports gear. They were founded in 2012 by former college athletes who realized how difficult it was to find high-quality used sports gear online. Since launching the marketplace, hundreds of thousands of athletes have joined their community and contributed to theirmission of making sports more affordable.On SidelineSwap you’ll not only find the largest collection of high-quality new and used sports gear on the internet, you will also connect with athletes who know about gear and love their sport. If you browse long enough, you might even find a few pros.We’re entrepreneurs at heart, and we’re proud to empower their community of sellers. Sellers on SidelineSwap come in all shapes and sizes, from high school athletes selling last season’s gear, to former college players unloading a career’s worth of equipment, to business owners like Eric (see below) who make a living on SidelineSwap.We’re backed by Global Founders Capital, Riverpark Ventures, Fullstack Sports Ventures, Teamworthy Ventures, FJ Labs, and 500 Startups, and their advisors include former executives from Amazon, Etsy, Seamless, Staples, and ESPN. We’re alumni of 500 Startups, MassChallenge, and the Harvard Innovation Lab.
Christopher J. Dean Angel · Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Christopher J. Dean joined Summit Partners in 2001. Prior to Summit, he worked for Morgan Stanley, J.H. Whitney & Co. and Sun Microsystems. Based in Summit’s Boston office, Chris is active in the firm’s investment activities in North America, Europe and Asia.During his 12 years with Summit Partners, Chris has served as a director ofmany companies. He is currently a director of Aurora Diagnostics, Champion Windows, Commercial Defeasance, Focus Financial Partners and Salient Partners. His prior directorships include optionsXpress Holdings (NASDAQ: OXPS, later acquired by Charles Schwab), PSC Info Group (acquired by Roark Capital Group) and Senior Home Care (acquired by Oaktree Capital Management).Chris holds a BA in history, summa cum laude, from the University of Notre Dame and an MBA from Harvard Business School.
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Investment focus
  • E-Commerce, SaaS, Retail
  • Seed, Pre-Seed, Series B
  • United States
Portfolio highlights
  • AceUp, Inc. — AceUp is the premier leadership development coaching solution, with unparalleled coaches, technology, and analytics.
  • ShipMonk — Ecommerce fulfillment for high-growth brands. ShipMonk helps your brand unlock scalable growth with our powerful 3PL software and fulfillment centers.
  • SidelineSwap — SidelineSwap connects athletes so they can buy, sell, and learn about new and used sports gear. They were founded in 2012 by former college athletes who realized how difficult it was to find high-quality used sports gear online. Since launching the marketplace, hundreds of thousands of athletes have joined their community and contributed to theirmission of making sports more affordable.On SidelineSwap you’ll not only find the largest collection of high-quality new and used sports gear on the internet, you will also connect with athletes who know about gear and love their sport. If you browse long enough, you might even find a few pros.We’re entrepreneurs at heart, and we’re proud to empower their community of sellers. Sellers on SidelineSwap come in all shapes and sizes, from high school athletes selling last season’s gear, to former college players unloading a career’s worth of equipment, to business owners like Eric (see below) who make a living on SidelineSwap.We’re backed by Global Founders Capital, Riverpark Ventures, Fullstack Sports Ventures, Teamworthy Ventures, FJ Labs, and 500 Startups, and their advisors include former executives from Amazon, Etsy, Seamless, Staples, and ESPN. We’re alumni of 500 Startups, MassChallenge, and the Harvard Innovation Lab.
Frank Bober Angel
Frank Bober founded Stylesight in 2003 in response to the growing industry demand for a faster and more effective Web-based approach to the process of product inspiration and development.Stylesight is the continuation of a career that spans every aspect of the fashion industry including design, manufacturing, trend forecasting, productdevelopment and merchandising.Frank’s career began in the 1960s as a menswear designer with an eponymous collection. He later held senior executive positions at Arthur Richards and Polo Ralph Lauren before founding CMT Enterprises in 1979. At CMT, he pioneered the private label concept by both designing and producing private label men’s and women’s apparel for many of America’s top retailers. He sold CMT Enterprises in 2000 after 21 successful years.
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Investment focus
  • Hardware, Mobile Apps, Sporting Goods
  • Seed
  • United States
Portfolio highlights
  • FUSAR — FUSAR Technologies builds a platform for connected cameras, communication, and safety technology. FUSAR stands for the fusion of technology and adventure. Their mission is to make technology as easy to use in motion as it is when standing still. The FUSAR app is the cornerstone of their ecosystem and their line of companion hardware devicesallows users to interact with the app on-the-go, enabling entirely new experiences.It was founded in 2014 and is based in Kearny, New Jersey.
Lloyd Danzig Angel · New York, New York, United States
Lloyd Danzig is the Founder and Managing Partner of Sharp Alpha Advisors.
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Investment focus
  • Gaming, Sports, Fantasy Sports
  • Series A, Funding Round, Seed
  • United States
Portfolio highlights
  • SlamBall — SlamBall is a global sports league association. It was founded in 1999 and is headquartered in Los Angeles, California.
  • GridRival — GridRival is a sports betting startup built for race fans with the mission of making motorsports more engaging. We accomplish this through a valuable and unique fusion of fantasy-style gaming & betting, motorsports content, and built-in social functionality.
  • Playtertainment — Playtertainment provides combination of classic arcade games and mobile technology and offers real live-streaming games with real prizes, enabling gamers to play live games directly from their phone.
Alliance of Angels VC Fund · Seattle, Washington, United States
Largest and most active angel group in the Pacific Northwest
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Investment focus
  • Software, Health Care, Mobile
  • Seed, Funding Round, Series A
  • United States, Canada, Nigeria
Portfolio highlights
  • Vega Cloud — Vega is a next-generation Cloud management platform. With increased visibility, scalable management, and advanced optimization strategies, Vega can save you up to 35% on your monthly cloud bill.
  • Give InKind — Set up a Give InKind Page to coordinate support from anywhere. Create a Care Calendar, add items to your Wishlist and connect your Crowdfunding - all for free.
  • SafKan Health — OtoSet® by SafKan Health is the first FDA Cleared automated ear cleaning device for the 35 million Americans affected by impacted earwax - the leading cause of conductive hearing loss.
Wavemaker Partners VC Fund · Singapore, Central Region, Singapore · 21 investments in the past 12 months
Wavemaker Group is a cross-border venture capital firm founded in 2003 and one of the most active early-stage investors across multiple funds.
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Investment focus
  • Software, E-Commerce, Information Technology
  • Seed, Series A, Funding Round
  • United States, Singapore, Philippines
Portfolio highlights
  • Beppo — Get the expertise of an accountant with our AI-driven bookkeeping app and team of experts. Beppo automates tasks and provides access to experts, freeing you up to focus on what matters most.
  • LiveIn — LiveIn is a hospitality company that offers long term room rental. Enjoy quality assured room, cleaning services, maintenance and community activities. Find out more!
  • XSQUARE Technologies — XSQUARE sets out to optimise and reshape the warehousing scene by developing a suite of proprietary AGVs and best-in-breed warehouse automation solutions.
Founder Collective VC Fund · Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States · 13 investments in the past 12 months
Each Founder Collective partner has founded and sold a technology company. The company we wish had existed when we first started out is what we hope to create with Founder Collective. We offer a user guide for managing the risky commodity known as venture capital. The company believes that in order to advance their firms and maintain control,entrepreneurs should aim to raise the least amount of money possible.Founder Collective was established on May 22, 2009 in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Internet, E-Commerce
  • Seed, Series A, Funding Round
  • United States, United Kingdom, Israel
Portfolio highlights
  • Suno — Suno is a music start-up that enables anyone to make the songs they want. The company aims to help people rediscover the joy of play and exploration.
  • Baselayer — Baselayer automates business risk assessment and eliminates B2B fraud in the financial sector. It offers services such as business verification (KYB), fraud detection, business onboarding optimization, risk profiling, portfolio monitoring & alerting, and workflow automation. Baselayer empowers 100s of financial institutions, governmentagencies, lenders, and fintech to unlock instant trust with any business in America.
  • Draftboard — Refer your friends, community and following with our hiring platform, and get paid when they get hired! Start referring (or hiring!) now!
FJ Labs VC Fund · New York, New York, United States · 89 investments in the past 12 months
FJ Labs is a stage-agnostic investment firm that focuses on marketplaces and consumer facing startups.
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Investment focus
  • E-Commerce, Software, Financial Services
  • Seed, Series A, Series B
  • United States, United Kingdom, Brazil
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  • Gameto — Gameto is a new breed of biotechnology company in female reproductive longevity
  • OTPless — Experience the future of user authentication with OTPLESS. Our one-tap sign-in solution eliminates the need for passwords and OTPs, offering a secure, convenient, and user-friendly alternative.
  • Rhea — Transforming fertility experiences for many. Recognizing the fragmented nature of the fertility market, we're here to unite and connect.
Matthew Ocko Angel · San Francisco, California, United States · 2 investments in the past 12 months
Matthew Ocko has nearly three decades of experience as a technology entrepreneur, operating executive and venture capitalist, with over 20 patents granted or pending in areas as diverse as hardware systems and social games. He still reads C++ code but admits to occasional struggles with Erlang. Matthew is a co-founder & co-managing partner ofData Collective, a venture fund with a unique team of experienced venture capitalists, technology entrepreneurs and practicing engineers, investing together in seed and early stage Big Data and IT infrastructure companies. During his venture capital tenure, he has invested in and/or helped grow a variety of companies including XenSource (CTRX), Zynga (ZNGA), Impermium, Verisign (VRSN), Facebook (FB), Virtuata (CSCO), Akimbi Systems (VMW), Cotendo (AKAM), Tango.me, MetaWeb (GOOG), FlashSoft (SNDK), DataMirror (IBM), UltraDNS (NSR), Kenshoo, Metamarkets, Fortinet (FTNT), SupportSoft (SPRT), Alantro (TXN), CouchBase, Spool (FB), BranchOut, On-Ramp Wireless, and many others.
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  • Software, Information Technology, Mobile
  • Seed, Series A, Series B
  • United States, Canada, New Zealand
Portfolio highlights
  • Toku — Seamless employment, built for Web3. WorkDAO is the only Web3-native employment service that provides legal employment, token payroll, and employee benefits that make a difference, globally. We're building the infrastructure to scale DAOs and Web3 organizations so you can focus on building.
  • Mesh — Mesh enables safer, easier crypto transfers and payments from 300+ leading exchanges and wallets, all without leaving your platform
  • VMind AI — VMind is a frontier technology company building artificial general intelligence (AGI).
Verance Capital VC Fund · 2 investments in the past 12 months
Verance Capital partners with leading entrepreneurs and management teams, providing early and growth stage capital across sports, media and live entertainment.
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Investment focus
  • Sports, Media and Entertainment, Sporting Goods
  • Series A, Series B, Funding Round
  • United States
Portfolio highlights
  • MVPindex — MVP offers an array of omnichannel, data-driven solutions to help you maximize your advertising spend across sports and entertainment ventures in various DMAs.
  • Swag Golf — Premium milled golf putters designed and assembled in the USA, insane limited release golf club head covers, men's golf clothing & apparel, and the coolest golf accessories for all players who don't give a putt.
  • League One Volleyball — One League. For Youth. For Pro. For Life.
Keiretsu Forum VC Fund · San Francisco, California, United States · 6 investments in the past 12 months
Keiretsu Forum is a global angel investor network with more than 2,500 accredited investor members throughout 47 chapters on 3 continents.
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Investment focus
  • Health Care, Software, Biotechnology
  • Funding Round, Seed, Series A
  • United States, India, Turkey
Portfolio highlights
  • Mistikist — Mistikist's AI Assisted Brainwave Entrainment for focus, relaxation & sleep. Well-being in just minutes with neuroscience backed methodology.
  • Unibloom World — Enable sustainability teams to engage operations, analyse investments, and simulate future looking projects, in real time.
  • AutoNxt Automation — Discover the future of sustainable farming with Autonxt Automations electric tractors and self-driving technology. Explore our innovative solutions today.
Daren Cotter Angel · Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States · 2 investments in the past 12 months
Daren was the Founder and CEO of InboxDollars, an online marketing company that connects consumers and advertisers in a way that benefits both. He founded the company as a Freshman in college in 2000 and bootstrapped the company to more than $25 million in annual revenues. InboxDollars was acquired by Prodege in 2019. Daren is active in the MNstart-up community as an investor, advisor and mentor.
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  • Software, Health Care, E-Commerce
  • Seed, Series A, Funding Round
  • United States
Portfolio highlights
  • TicketRev — TicketRev helps fans find cheaper tickets to their favorite games and concerts. Fans name their price for their preferred seating location, enabling resellers and teams to sell their inventory faster.
  • Fulcrum — Designed with technology in mind, be free of paper with Fulcrum, the manufacturing ERP of the future. Ai scheduling, visual BOM, live tracking
  • Refr Sports — Refr Sports is developing a platform solution to fix inefficiencies and shortages in the United States referee marketplace by bringing new generation technologies and employees to the industry. Sports referees currently rely on antiquated third-party referee schedulers to provide them with games to work. Similarly, sports organizations rely on thesame referee schedulers to provide referees that are qualified to officiate their games. This approach has not been updated in decades as the referee industry continues to use outdated technologies and employment methods. The result has been a severe drop in the supply of referees while at the same time demand has increased.Our application, Refr Sports, will modernize the current system, providing referees and sports coordinators an efficient and effective tool for completing their respective duties. Refr Sports makes this a reality by offering a mobile application that supports both referees and sports organizers as end users. Our app delivers complete freedom to the users by allowing the sports organizations to post their game schedules along with officiating needs and offered compensation for each game. Referees can then see the ‘work order’, accept it, and be paid immediately after the game. The Refr platform makes money by taking a small service and processing fee on the payments we facilitate through the app. This business model is very similar to what has been successful in the food (DoorDash), transportation (Uber) and personal care (care.com) industries.Our Refr Team, made up of business, technical and sporting experience, has set out on a mission to create the platform that will turn the referee industry into a gig economy marketplace. The world has seen this successfully materialize in many industries already and the referee industry can be next, by making it easy to post opportunities, claim opportunities, and get paid.
Dundee Venture Capital VC Fund · Omaha, Nebraska, United States · 2 investments in the past 12 months
Dundee Venture Capital invests $250,000-$1M in high-growth, early-stage technology companies. DVC invests across industries in founding teams they believe in. Most of DVC's investments are in e-commerce, B2B SaaS, or consumer networks.Dundee VC formally began in 2010. The root of the idea started much earlier when Mark Hasebroock, DundeeVC’s founding, and managing partner, was raising money for his two e-commerce companies, giftcertificates.com and Hayneedle.com, in the late 1990s and early 2000s, respectively.
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Investment focus
  • Software, E-Commerce, SaaS
  • Seed, Series A, Funding Round
  • United States, Canada, Kenya
Portfolio highlights
  • Blanka — Create your own branded cosmetics line with Blanka in under 5 minutes. 100s of high quality vegan cruelty-free cosmetic, skincare and beauty products.
  • Autobound — Autobound generates highly personalized sales emails and email openers in a single click, based on news events, job changes, shared experiences, and more. We've trained our machine learning model on millions of high quality sales emails to pinpoint what works best. Sign up for free and see for yourself!
  • Echo Labs — Echo Labs is developing the first artificial intelligence capable of human-level transcribing.
RiverPark Ventures VC Fund · New York, New York, United States · 11 investments in the past 12 months
RiverPark Ventures is an early stage venture capital fund, founded by entrepreneurs to invest in entrepreneurs. RiverPark Ventures is part of the RiverPark family of funds, a multi-strategy portfolio management firm. RiverPark Funds collectively manage over $3 billion in assets.
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Investment focus
  • Software, E-Commerce, SaaS
  • Seed, Series A, Series B
  • United States, United Kingdom, Canada
Portfolio highlights
  • Prevu — Prevu empowers homebuyers with real estate commission rebates. Browse listings, schedule tours, and connect with a local agent.
  • Cyvl.ai — Next-gen infrastructure asset management for governments and civil engineers. Powered by Cyvl's 3D scanning sensors and artificial intelligence algorithms.
  • Simply Bail — Simply Bail is an online platform that offers a secure, hassle-free, and fastest way for people to get out of jail with bail. Their system allows them to locate their friend or loved one with just a little information from you. Simply Bail was founded in 2020 by Peter Morris in Santa Monica, CA.
Mark Pincus Angel · San Francisco, California, United States
Mark Pincus is the founder and Executive Chairman of the Board of Zynga. He has served as our Chairman from April 2007 to March 2016 and the company's Executive Chairman since March 2016. He previously served as Chief Executive Officer from April 2007 to July 2013 and from April 2015 to March 2016, and as Chief Product Officer from April2007 to April 2014. In 2014, he founded superlabs, a San Francisco-based product lab focused on developing products that connect and empower people, which was acquired by Zynga in 2015. Pincus also founded Zynga.org in 2009, a non-profit organization dedicated to using social games for social good.From 2003 to 2007, Pincus served as Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of Tribe.net, a company he launched and one of the first social networks in the industry. From 1997 to 2000, he served as Chairman of Support.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: SPRT), a help desk automation software company he founded, and he served as Chief Executive Officer and President from December 1997 to July 1999. From 1996 to 1997, he served as Chief Executive Officer of FreeLoader, Inc., a web-based news company he founded.Pincus also made founding investments in Napster, Twitter, and Facebook.Pincus graduated summa cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business and earned an MBA from Harvard Business School. He is an angel investor in multiple Silicon Valley startups and regularly gives lectures to aspiring entrepreneurs.
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Investment focus
  • Internet, FinTech, Software
  • Seed, Series A, Series B
  • United States, Canada, United Kingdom
Portfolio highlights
  • Loop — Control your freight spend with Loop. A tech-first audit and pay platform loved by Shippers, Carriers and 3PLs.
  • Tract — Tract is the first for kids, by kids online community for student-directed learning. We are reimagining education by giving kids full control and making learning fun. We offer members (kids age 8+) unlimited on-demand courses (learning paths) and vibrant weekly live events, taught by our inspiring community of accomplished creators. Together, theyenable kids to develop passions through meaningful, real-world lessons giving them the skills and mindset to address 21st-century challenges and opportunities.Tract is based on TRICK, the philosophy pioneered by our co-founder Esther Wojcicki. Esther has positively impacted the lives of thousands of children from her award-winning student-run journalism program and is a mother of three successful women (CEO of YouTube, CEO, and founder of 23andMe, and top UCSF medical researcher) all by applying TRICK.TRICK stands for Trust, Respect, Independence, Collaboration, and Kindness. These five pillars are at the core of Tract and our mission to empower all kids to become tomorrow's innovators, leaders, and global citizens.Our team is unified by Esther’s lifelong work to evolve education for the 21st century and comes from top Consumer and Education Technology companies (Uber, Microsoft, and Instracture).What We Believe:- The secret to getting kids interested in learning is giving them control - Kids are much smarter and capable than most people think - Successful people believe in themselves and aren’t afraid to take risks - Creative people with great passions don’t follow the rules - Current rates of depression and lack of career-readiness is a global epidemic - Our education system of standardization and obedience limits creativity and a growth mindset - Education is not equitable and the achievement gap is widening - We need a generation of community-minded global citizens to make the world a better place - Education that works for kids, not against them is the silver bullet for the world’s problems
  • Spring Free EV — Fleet managers, high mileage, and gig drivers. No Personal Credit Required. Learn More About Spring Free EV Today! A Stress-Free, Quick, and Unbiased Process to Get You Into an Electric Vehicle. Pay As You Go.
Break Trail Ventures VC Fund · Boulder, Colorado, United States
Break Trail Ventures is an early stage venture fund based in Columbus, OH and Boulder, CO.
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Investment focus
  • Fashion, Health Care, E-Commerce
  • Seed, Series A, Funding Round
  • United States
Portfolio highlights
  • Biofire — Sign up by April 13th to be the First to Experience the Future of Firearms.
  • Thesis — Thesis offers personalized brain supplements that cater to all types of brains. They create potent nutritional compounds to improve mental function and provide individualized suggestions depending on their customers' goals and brain chemistry.
  • Guest House — Guest House makes it easy to have a beautiful space. Our home staging delivers premium furnishings and real interior designers in as quick as a week.
Lodie Grubb Angel
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Investment focus
  • Outdoors, Online Portals, Sporting Goods
  • Seed
  • United States
Portfolio highlights
  • Rerouted — Rerouted believes that all used gear deserves a good home. That's why we made it easy to buy, sell & donate second hand outdoor gear with all the expertise of a local gear shop and the convenience of the internet
David Grubb Angel
David Grubb
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Investment focus
  • Outdoors, Online Portals, Sporting Goods
  • Seed
  • United States
Portfolio highlights
  • Rerouted — Rerouted believes that all used gear deserves a good home. That's why we made it easy to buy, sell & donate second hand outdoor gear with all the expertise of a local gear shop and the convenience of the internet
NewBound Venture Capital VC Fund · Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
NewBound VC is an early stage venture capital firm partnering with entrepreneurs who challenge what's "possible".
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Investment focus
  • Sports, E-Commerce, Media and Entertainment
  • Series A, Seed, Funding Round
  • United States, Canada, Portugal
Portfolio highlights
  • Buzzer — Buzzer is a notification-driven mobile platform for live sports personalized for fans. The company's mission is to simplify the discovery of live moments and make them seamless to watch. Buzzer takes fans from league to league and game to game, instantaneously.
  • Siprocal — Unparalleled reach across the Americas. Impact your target audiences with immersive experiences on their first screen of choice.
  • Explorer Cold Brew — With Explorer, you choose how you want your coffee, pick your caffeine level, what Flavor Elixir to add. Craft the perfect cup, conveniently in 30 seconds or less. No more trips to the coffee shop - it's the best way to make an (award-winning!) cold brew at home.
Madison Valley Partners VC Fund
Madison Valley Partners is a investment firm.
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Investment focus
  • Information Technology, GPS, Mobile
  • Series A, Series B, Funding Round
  • United States
Portfolio highlights
  • onxMaps — Know where you stand with onX, the most accurate GPS mapping tech for outdoor enthusiasts featuring land ownership maps that work offline.
  • Omnia Fishing — Omnia Fishing is your one-stop-shop for smart fishing gear online. Try our shop-by-lake map and get better resources to land more fish. Learn more!
  • Somewear Labs — Somewear is a satellite communications solution designed for the increasingly digital world. Somewear is building a satellite-powered platform to keep people safe. Somewear gives any remote operative a reliable line to safety and keeps organizations compliant at a fraction of the traditional cost with a combination of compact satellite hotspots andsoftware designed for low-bandwidth applications.It was founded in 2017 and is based in San Francisco, California.
Great North Ventures VC Fund · Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
Venture capital fund and venture studio. We invest in startups using breakthrough technologies to innovate industries dominated by analog processes.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Information Technology, E-Commerce
  • Seed, Series A, Series B
  • United States, Canada
Portfolio highlights
  • iraLogix — iraLogix, an advanced, institutional IRA record-keeping and trading technology offering web-based institutional IRA record-keeping services. By providing the industry's only end-to-end, fully paperless system, they allow their clients to provide high-quality IRA products that offer seamless access to professional advice, education, andinstitutionally priced investments regardless of account size. iraLogix was founded in 2015 and is headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States.
  • Pitchly — Freakishly fast & perfectly consistent document solutions because we're different than everyone else. Click, if you want to learn more.
  • Soiltech Wireless — Soiltech Wireless is a developer of ag-tech solutions to design electronic devices for agricultural professionals. Its product provides real-time data to drive efficiency and optimize quality. It also provides actionable data without installation hassles and creates scalable monitoring solutions for farmers.The company was founded in 2019 and isheadquartered in Rupert, Idaho.
Connected VC VC Fund · New York, New York, United States
Connected VC provides growth capital to emerging Energy, IoT, and commerce startups. Connected VC funds start-ups with growth capital via equity investment, working capital, and other capital instruments.The company's objective is to provide early stage companies equity, debt, and other forms of capital in order to help the company grow asfast as possible, and at the same time, minimize the dilution to the founders.
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Investment focus
  • B2B, Sports, Internet
  • Seed
  • United States
Portfolio highlights
  • FANCHEST — FANCHEST is a Brooklyn-based company that curates and sends team-themed gift boxes as gift.FANCHEST is a company built by sports fans for sports fans - They believe in FANS FIRST. They love what it means to be a fan; the bonds it creates with friends, family and other fans; the sense of community and purpose; and the ability to come together andcelebrate a common goal. They want to help people access, create, and enjoy these experiences.FANCHEST has a B2B component as well, with the end goal of improving fan experience and engagement through increased ticket sales, exclusive merchandise promotions, and strategic partnership opportunities. FANCHEST works directly with teams, schools, vendors, and sponsors to build consistent touch points outside the game day experience.
Von Miller Angel · Dallas, Texas, United States
Vonnie B'Vsean Miller Jr. is an American football outside linebacker for the Denver Broncos of the National Football League (NFL). Miller played college football at Texas A&M, where he earned consensus All-American honors and was awarded the Butkus Award as the most outstanding college linebacker in the nation. He was drafted by theBroncos second overall in the 2011 NFL Draft. He is a five-time Pro Bowl selection, receiving first-team All-Pro honors as a rookie. At the conclusion of the 2015 NFL season, Miller was named Super Bowl MVP after the Broncos defeated the Carolina Panthers in Super Bowl 50. Following his Super Bowl victory, he appeared on season 22 of Dancing with the Stars.
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Investment focus
  • E-Commerce, B2B, Sports
  • Seed, Series A
  • United States
Portfolio highlights
  • FANCHEST — FANCHEST is a Brooklyn-based company that curates and sends team-themed gift boxes as gift.FANCHEST is a company built by sports fans for sports fans - They believe in FANS FIRST. They love what it means to be a fan; the bonds it creates with friends, family and other fans; the sense of community and purpose; and the ability to come together andcelebrate a common goal. They want to help people access, create, and enjoy these experiences.FANCHEST has a B2B component as well, with the end goal of improving fan experience and engagement through increased ticket sales, exclusive merchandise promotions, and strategic partnership opportunities. FANCHEST works directly with teams, schools, vendors, and sponsors to build consistent touch points outside the game day experience.
  • MatchaBar — New Decade. New Hustle. Powered by Positivity, we're on a mission to bring matcha to the people.
GOS Capital VC Fund · Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States
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Investment focus
  • Information Technology, Real Estate, Telecommunications
  • Seed, Series A, Pre-Seed
  • United States
Portfolio highlights
  • Placemakr — WhyHotel is an alternative lodging service company that operates pop-up hotels in newly built, luxury apartment buildings. The hotels offer fully furnished apartments that combine the comforts of home, the services of a hotel and the amenities of newly built, luxury apartment buildings. WhyHotel allows multifamily developers to de-risk the lease-upphase of new assets and creates a new revenue stream while serving as an added amenity for residents.
  • Parkquility — At Parkquility, we're solving the biggest headaches for parking owners & managers, as well as customer experience, starting with parking access and discovery. Parkquility is simplifying parking access and discovery and making it as easy as making a reservation on Resy, checking into Equinox, and paying with a single tap. Through ourOperator app, we save parking operators significant money on hardware and empower them with tools like Dynamic Pricing, Hyperlocal Marketing, and real-time visibility into their garages to improve their net operating income. Bhagwat, Stephen and I are the right team to bring this to market with experience in AI, data, and operations. I founded and ran an AI consulting company, Affine, with more than 400 consultants and $30M ARR. Bhagwat worked for Accenture & Mu Sigma, where he designed and delivered many AI/ML based products to Fortune 500 clients. Stephen is a parking industry veteran. He spent the last 10 years selling parking systems to the top operators and building lasting relationships. Powered by our proprietary technology, we have built the smoothest parking experience you can ever have. Our vision is to digitize parking and bring parking experience to the times we live in.
  • Integrated Projects — Integrated Projects is focused on the digital transformation of real estate. We help real estate professionals by combining 3D scanning, 3D modeling, and data science to visualize, verify, and quantify the buildings they live and work.
FIH Mobile VC Fund · Langfang, Hebei, China
FIH Mobile is a handset manufacturing and Integrator services company.
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Investment focus
  • Apps, Consumer Electronics, Augmented Reality
  • Funding Round, Series B, Series A
  • United States, China, India
Portfolio highlights
  • Lingxi AR — Lingxi AR is an AR optical display technology provider, providing optical solutions for partners developing AR glasses. It is committed to the development of lightweight glasses with large field of view. The optical modules are equipped with nano-scale coupling gratings and optical waveguide technology. AR 3D imaging can be achieved with an angleof view of up to 36 degrees.
  • HMD — HMD designs and markets a range of smartphones and feature phones targeted at a range of consumers and price points. With a commitment to innovation and quality, HMD is the proud exclusive licensee of the Nokia brand for phones and tablets.
  • Journey Technology — An augmented reality technology company.
Forerunner Ventures VC Fund · San Francisco, California, United States · 5 investments in the past 12 months
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Investment focus
  • E-Commerce, Retail, Fashion
  • Series A, Seed, Series B
  • United States, Canada, Israel
Portfolio highlights
  • Topline Pro — Receive a optimized website built for you in 24hrs with online tools to grow your service business. Take your business to the next level.
  • Boombox — Boombox is a new way for music makers to work. Secure, fast cloud storage. Simple collaboration tools. Amplify your work.
  • Duckbill — Duckbill provides personal assistant service.
Nicholas Horbaczewski Angel · New York, New York, United States
Nicholas Horbaczewski is the founder and CEO at The Drone League Racing and also the founder of Leeden Media. He is the previous senior vice president revenue and business development at Tough Mudder Inc. Nicholas ha a MBA at Harvard Business School and a bachelor's degree in history and literature at Harvard University.
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Investment focus
  • B2B, Sports, Internet
  • Seed
  • United States
Portfolio highlights
  • FANCHEST — FANCHEST is a Brooklyn-based company that curates and sends team-themed gift boxes as gift.FANCHEST is a company built by sports fans for sports fans - They believe in FANS FIRST. They love what it means to be a fan; the bonds it creates with friends, family and other fans; the sense of community and purpose; and the ability to come together andcelebrate a common goal. They want to help people access, create, and enjoy these experiences.FANCHEST has a B2B component as well, with the end goal of improving fan experience and engagement through increased ticket sales, exclusive merchandise promotions, and strategic partnership opportunities. FANCHEST works directly with teams, schools, vendors, and sponsors to build consistent touch points outside the game day experience.
Admiral Capital Group VC Fund · New York, New York, United States
Admiral Capital Group's mission is to create superior value for our investors, partners and communities through a combination of financial expertise, proprietary opportunities, investment capital, strategic business development and a strong commitment to social impact.
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Investment focus
  • Hospitality, SaaS, Mobile
  • Series B, Series A, Private Equity
  • United States
Portfolio highlights
  • Houwzer — Save an average of $15,000 when you sell with our flat fee listing agents. Trust our salaried agents and mortgage advisors when you buy.
  • Fitler Club — Fitler Club is a socially conscious, forward-thinking Philadelphian, combining world-class dining, fitness, social, and business offerings all under one roof at a social club for dining, fitness, socializing, and business. The club is centrally located in Philadelphia, a 2-minute drive from the University of Pennsylvania and a 9-minute drive fromthe Pennsylvania Convention Center. The Rittenhouse Square is 0.6 mi (0.9 km) away, and the Philadelphia Museum of Art is 1.4 mi (2.3 km). They currently accepting applications for a limited number of memberships for individuals, families, and businesses.
  • SidelineSwap — SidelineSwap connects athletes so they can buy, sell, and learn about new and used sports gear. They were founded in 2012 by former college athletes who realized how difficult it was to find high-quality used sports gear online. Since launching the marketplace, hundreds of thousands of athletes have joined their community and contributed to theirmission of making sports more affordable.On SidelineSwap you’ll not only find the largest collection of high-quality new and used sports gear on the internet, you will also connect with athletes who know about gear and love their sport. If you browse long enough, you might even find a few pros.We’re entrepreneurs at heart, and we’re proud to empower their community of sellers. Sellers on SidelineSwap come in all shapes and sizes, from high school athletes selling last season’s gear, to former college players unloading a career’s worth of equipment, to business owners like Eric (see below) who make a living on SidelineSwap.We’re backed by Global Founders Capital, Riverpark Ventures, Fullstack Sports Ventures, Teamworthy Ventures, FJ Labs, and 500 Startups, and their advisors include former executives from Amazon, Etsy, Seamless, Staples, and ESPN. We’re alumni of 500 Startups, MassChallenge, and the Harvard Innovation Lab.
TCG VC Fund · Los Angeles, California, United States
TCG is an independent media company. Their focus is on majority and minority investments in growing consumer businesses. Our portfolio includes digital media, commerce, marketplaces, sports, gaming, consumer finance, and health and wellness brands and platforms.
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Investment focus
  • Health Care, Software, Internet
  • Seed, Series A, Funding Round
  • United States, United Kingdom, Canada
Portfolio highlights
  • Hume — Hume provides a web3 record label creating music-driven metastars.
  • Night — Night is a multimedia talent management company and creative outpost for the largest creators on the internet.
  • Invisible Universe — Invisible Universe is an internet-first animation studio that develops original character IP on social media and web3 platforms. Its mission is to create the next household name animated franchises faster and more economical than traditional models. We believe the next generation of animated franchises will be born on the internet.
NAI Elliott VC Fund · Portland, Oregon, United States
NAI Elliott has four decades of experience in commercial real estate, thriving and growing in our roles as advisors, brokers and managers.
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Investment focus
  • Retail, Electronics, Health Care
  • Funding Round, Post-IPO Equity
  • United States
Portfolio highlights
  • Gear.com — Discover emerging new brands and shop our latest handpicked gear collections. At Gear.com, we tell stories about the creators behind gear that we love and sell. Gear collections for any adventure.
  • Palatin Technologies — We develop therapeutics for patients living with inflammatory and autoimmune conditions.
  • Houston Street Exchange — The HoustonStreet European electricity trading platform is now live, marking the first step in establishing a multi-commodity, online trading platform spanning all European markets. Initially, trading is focused on power, with trading floors for England and Wales, Germany, the Netherlands, Austria and Switzerland, then expanding into other regionsand other commodities including crude oil, refined products and natural gas.
Susquehanna Growth Equity VC Fund · Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States · 4 investments in the past 12 months
Susquehanna Growth Equity (SGE) is unlike the typical investment model: our firm is backed solely by bootstrapped entrepreneurs. This enables us to invest on.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Information Technology, SaaS
  • Private Equity, Series B, Series A
  • United States, United Kingdom, Israel
Portfolio highlights
  • HyperJar — HyperJar is a free prepaid debit card & money app for everyone. Divide money into Jars for things like food, clothes or petrol and spend directly from your Jar.
  • Cube Group — Cube is the hybrid trading platform fusing TradFi with blockchain technology.
  • jiritsu.network — Jiritsu is a decentralized protocol enabling verifiable compute.
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