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Desjardins Desjardins Venture Capital

Desjardins Venture Capital is the venture capital fund management arm of the Mouvement des caisses Desjardins.

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Desjardins Capital is the development capital fund management arm of Desjardins Group. It fuels the expansion of SMEs and cooperatives alike by providing them with the strategic and financial support needed. By investing in all regions of Quebec and in all major business sectors with strong growth potential, it has become one of the most solidly established and active development capital companies in Quebec.

History

Desjardins Capital Inc. engages in issuing securities on capital markets. It invests the proceeds in subordinated notes issued by Desjardins caisses of Quebec. The company was founded in 1987 and is headquartered in Lévis, Canada. Desjardins Capital Inc. is a subsidiary of Fédération des caisses Desjardins du Québec.It manages the assets of Desjardins Venture Capital, a limited partnership, six Desjardins investment regional funds, as well as Capital régional et coopératif Desjardins, a public fund whose assets under management are projected to reach $1.425-billion over the next 10 years. Desjardins Venture Capital makes its network and expertise available to businesses.

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The Desjardins Group (French: Mouvement des caisses Desjardins) is a Canadian cooperative that is the largest federation of credit unions in North America and is counted among the World's Strongest Banks according to the Banker magazine. It was founded in 1900 in Levis, Quebec by Alphonse Desjardins. Its legal headquarters remains in Lévis but most of the executive management, including the CEO, is based in Montréal. As of 2017, there are 293 local credit unions (French: caisses populaires) operating 1,032 points of service and serving more than 7 million members and clients, mostly in Quebec and Ontario. In addition to retail banking, the Group has over 20 subsidiaries offering products and services related to insurance (Desjardins Financial Security, Desjardins General Insurance), real estate (Complexe Desjardins), venture capital funds (Desjardins Venture Capital) and brokerage (Desjardins Securities). The Desjardins Group, through subsidiary Développement international Desjardins, is also active in over 50 developing countries through technical assistance programs and various investments.

Investments

Desjardins Venture Capital has made 47 investments. One of their investments was on Mar 4, 2019, when they invested CA$15M in Emovi.Desjardins Venture Capital has raised a total of $120M in a single venture fund, Transatlantic Fund. This fund was announced on Jun 7, 2018, and raised a total of $120M.Desjardins Venture Capital has $17.1B in estimated revenue annually and competes with RBC Venture Partners, Toronto Dominion Bank Group, and Scotiabank.

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June 7, 2018

Transatlantic Fund

$120M.

Designer FundDesigner Fund was edited bySergiu MironSergiu Miron
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Designer Fund

Designer Fund invests in early stageearly-stage startups who have designers in their founding team.

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Designer Fund is an early-stage investor in tech startups that are design leaders including Stripe, Gusto, and Omada Health. The Designer Fund is a venture capital and private equity firm specializing in start-ups and later stage companies post series A financing. The firm typically invests in companies co-founded by designers and also in education, energy, environment, food, health, creativity, and productivity sectors. The firm gives non-equity grants at a minimum of $5000, angel funding at a minimum of $5000 for 0.5% equity, and co-investments with partners in amounts between $0.05 million and $0.1 million for an equity stake between 5% and 10%. The firm invests between $100,000 and $1 million.

History

The Designer Fund was founded in 2011 by Ben Blumenfeld and Enrique Allen and is based in San Francisco, California.Designer Fund is a community of designers who invest in designer founders through mentorship, funding, and access to the network.

Investments

Designer Fund has made 32 investments. One of their investments was on Mar 1, 2019, when they invested $1M in Primer. Designer Fund has raised a total of $20M in a single venture fund, Designer Fund I. This fund was announced on May 2, 2016, and raised a total of $20M.

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Designer Fund specializes in helping design products and scale design teams through their professional development programs Bridge and Designer Founder Guild. Their community includes exceptional designer founders and design leaders from companies like Apple, Facebook, Google, Airbnb, Pinterest, and Dropbox.

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March 1, 2019

Primer.

$1M in

May 2, 2016

Designer Fund I

$20M.

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Delta Dental

Delta Dental is America's largest and most trusted dental benefits carrier.

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Delta Dental is the largest dental plan system in the United States. The Delta Dental Plans Association is composed of 39 independent Delta Dental member companies operating in all 50 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. These member companies provide coverage to 68 million people, enrolled in over 120,000 groups. While many of the Delta Dental member companies and Delta Dental Plans Association (DDPA) are non-profit organizations, a few of the member companies have for-profit segments. Delta Dental member companies serve more than one-third of the estimated 166 million Americans with dental insurance.

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Delta Dental of California, a dental carrier, provides dental benefits plans and coverage to customers in California. The company offers managed fee-for-service plans for purchasers to select from various licensed dentists; prepaid plans for enrollees to select from a given network of dentists; mid-priced managed fee-for-service plans to select a preferred dentist; and prepaid plans to select a dentist in California. It also provides dental insurance plans through its subsidiary. The company offers its plans to individuals, families, seniors, retirees, and Fortune 100 companies, as well as for federal, state, and local government agencies. It allows customers to access various dentist locations in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Puerto Rico, and Guam. The company has a strategic partnership with Mercury Data Exchange. Delta Dental of California was formerly known as Delta Dental Plan of California. The company was founded in 1955 and is based in San Francisco, California with an additional office in Oakland, California. Delta Dental of California operates as a subsidiary of Dentegra Group, Inc.

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Delta Dental specializes in dental benefits and is passionate about oral health and its importance to future generations. The company's core purpose is the advancement of oral health care to customers, partners, and consumers through the dental benefits programs and philanthropic efforts of its 39 independent member companies.

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Deerfield Management CompanyDeerfield Management Company was edited bySergiu MironSergiu Miron
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Deerfield Management Company, L.P. is an employee owned hedge fund sponsor. The firm primarily provides its services to pooled investment vehicles. Deerfield is famous, and perhaps a bit infamous, for its structured financings for out-of-favor healthcare companies, particularly biotechs. These financings have helped many a biotech live to fight another day and subsequently prosper, but the financing terms are often steep--often including warrants, which allows the firm to purchase stock cheaply at a later date when its stock price may have climbed substantially. The firm prides itself on employing the most relevant financing structure, regardless of type. This gives it an edge over some investors who can be tied to particular forms of investment given their fund structure. Not Deerfield. It will do a debt, secondary, IPO (initial public offering), or royalty financing.

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Deerfield Management Company LP

Deerfield Capital Management (DCM) is a global fixed-income investment adviser.

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Deerfield Management Company, L.P. is an employee owned hedge fund sponsor. The firm primarily provides its services to pooled investment vehicles. Deerfield is famous, and perhaps a bit infamous, for its structured financings for out-of-favor healthcare companies, particularly biotechs. These financings have helped many a biotech live to fight another day and subsequently prosper, but the financing terms are often steep--often including warrants, which allows the firm to purchase stock cheaply at a later date when its stock price may have climbed substantially. The firm prides itself on employing the most relevant financing structure, regardless of type. This gives it an edge over some investors who can be tied to particular forms of investment given their fund structure. Not Deerfield. It will do a debt, secondary, IPO, or royalty financing.

History

Deerfield Management Company, L.P. was established on January 13, 1994, by James Edward Flynn and is based in New York City.The firm is a global fixed-income investment adviser that has managed institutional, alternative accounts since 1994. Deerfield Management Company, L.p. (series C) is a large advisory firm with 14 clients and discretionary assets under management fund.

Deerfield Management launched in 1994 with $17 million in equity. Twenty years later, it manages funds in excess of $5 billion. So, only roughly half of its holdings, when measured by value, are represented in its latest SEC filing.

Investments

Deerfield Capital Management has made 42 investments. One of their investments was on Jan 18, 2019, when they invested $8M in Itamar Medical. Deerfield Capital Management has had 20 exits, including Foundation Medicine, Orchard Therapeutics, and Alector.

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The firm invests in public equity markets of the United States. The firm makes its private equity investments in large-cap and growth companies. It typically invests in healthcare sector which includes pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, generic drugs, over the counter drugs, medical devices, medical equipment, diagnostics, hospital supplies, hospital services, acute care hospitals, nursing homes, psychiatric hospitals, alternate site providers, home care, physician practice management, medical software HMOs (health maintenance organization), health insurers, benefit management companies, distributors, drug stores, and animal healthcare products and services. The firm employs fundamental analysis to make its portfolio. It obtains external research to complement its in-house research.

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January 18, 2019

Itamar Medical.

$8M

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Deerfield Management launched in 1994 with $17 million in equity.
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Deep Fork Capital

Deep Fork Capital (DFC) is a $30m seed-focused venture capital fund.

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Deep Fork Capital (DFC) is a balanced-stage venture capital fund focused on providing equity capital and convertible debt financing to companies in the consumer technology, digital media, and cleantech spaces, DFC principally works closely with early-stage venture firms and strategic corporate investors. Current DFC portfolio companies have included Amie Street, Dash Navigation [acquired by Research in Motion], Genius.com, SearchMe, Reach Media Group, Moblyng, Trulia, Weplay and Digital Artists Entertainment.

History

Founded in 2007 by Andre de Baubigny and Tim Komada, Deep Fork Capital (DFC) is a digital media-focused venture capital fund providing seed- and early-stage capital to companies in the consumer internet and digital media spaces. Partners include Aubrey K. McClendon, Founder and CEO of American Energy Partners and Co-Founder, and Former CEO of Chesapeake Energy. Deep Fork Capital was founded in 2008 and is based in Menlo Park, California with additional offices in New York City, New York, and Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

Deep Fork Capital (DFC) is a $30m seed-focused venture capital fund in San Francisco focused on providing equity capital and convertible debt financing to companies in the consumer technology, digital media, and enterprise spaces. The firm's initial investment size typically ranges from $250k to $500k. Current DFC portfolio companies include Algorithmia, Dataminr, Educents, Transfix, StatMuse, Boxed, DealPath, and Canopy, among others.

Investments

Deep Fork Capital has made 46 investments. One of their investments was on Feb 14, 2018, when they invested $15.5M in SaltStack. Deep Fork Capital has raised a total of $280M across two funds, their latest being Deep Fork Capital II, L.P. This fund was announced on Feb 1, 2014, and raised a total of $30M.

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Deep Fork Capital is a venture capital firm specializing in follow-on financing, seed, and early-stage investments. The firm considers investing globally in consumer innovation and technology, consumerized internet, consumer electronics, adtech, digital media, gaming, social, applications, big data, cloud computing, e-commerce - either online, mobile or, preferably, both, and clean technology sector. It also looks for innovations in the consumer space outside of pure technology. The firm prefers being a board member or an observer in its portfolio companies.

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February 14, 2018

SaltStack

$15.5M.

February 1, 2014

Deep Fork Capital II, L.P.

$30M.

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Data Collective is a San Francisco-based venture capital company that uses deep technology with the intention to transform industries.

Company Overview

Data Collective is a San Francisco-based venture capital company that uses deep technology with the intention to transform industries. It invests in entrepreneurs building Big Data companies. The big data companies capture, store, secure, transmit, transform, and analyze data for economic advantage, either with huge volumes (terabytes to exabytes), or at tremendous speed (microseconds to seconds), or both.

History

Data Collective was founded in 2012 and is based in San Francisco, California with an additional office in Palo Alto, California. Data Collective's leaders have been investing for two decades, with over 150 companies and 40 material exits to date for entrepreneurs and investors.

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Data Collective DCVC has made 340 investments. One of their investments was on Apr 2, 2019, when they invested $11.9M in Medical Informatics Corp. Data Collective DCVC has $14.9M in estimated revenue annually and competes with IA Ventures and Hyperplane Venture Capital.

Data Collective is a venture capital firm specializing in seed, growth capital, growth stage, Series A, and early-stage investments. The firm seeks to invest in key data and algorithmic technologies, deep compute, fintech, big data, IT infrastructure, analytics, and data space companies. In the infrastructure sector, the firm focuses on storage, security, and management systems. It also considers investments in vertical-focused apps in areas like lending, travel, customer service, and medical research. The firm seeks to invest in and holding equity and equity-oriented securities of privately-held companies in communications, information technology and technology-related fields, including big data infrastructure, analytics, data services, and vertical market opportunities.

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The venture capital fund focuses on investing in companies that have computable data that creates defensibility for the company and promising returns in terms of both economic and human impact.Entrepreneursimpact. Entrepreneurs and start-ups can gain investment from the company if their entities are within the scope to their vision and investors' expectations.

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Data Collective invests in fields such as applied artificial intelligence, computational biology, cybersecurity, industry and transportation, and smart agriculture. NoteableNotable companies in Data Collective's portfolio include LendUp, planet, and rigetti.

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April 2, 2019

Medical Informatics Corp

$11.9M.

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Danone

Multinational food-products corporation.

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Danone S.A. is a French multinational food-products corporation based in Paris and founded in Barcelona, Spain. The company is listed on Euronext Paris where it is a component of the CAC 40 stock market index. Some of the company's products are branded Dannon in the United States. As of 2018, Danone sold products in 120 markets and had sales in 2017 of €24.7 billion. In the first half of 2018, 29% of sales came from specialized nutrition, 19% came from waters, and 52% came from dairy and plant-based products.

History

Danone was founded by Isaac Carasso, a Sephardic Jewish doctor, who began producing yogurt in Barcelona, Spain in 1919. The brand was named Danone, which translates to "little Daniel," after his son Daniel Carasso.

In 1929, Isaac Carasso moved the company from Spain to France, opening a plant in Paris. In 1942, Daniel Carasso moved the company to New York. In the United States, Daniel Carasso partnered with the Swiss-born Spaniard Juan Metzger and changed the brand name to Dannon to sound more American.

In 1951, Daniel Carasso returned to Paris to manage the family's businesses in France and Spain, and the American business was sold to Beatrice Foods in 1959; it was repurchased by Danone in 1981. In Europe in 1967, Danone merged with Gervais, the leading fresh cheese producer in France, and became Gervais Danone. In 1973, the company merged with bottle maker BSN. The company changed its name to Groupe Danone in 1983.

Investments

Danone has made three investments. One of their investments was on Jan 16, 2019, when they invested ₹1.8B in Drums Food International. Danone has had one exit, which was Avantium Technologies. Danone has 12 sub-organizations, including The Dannon Company, Inc., NV DANONE SA, and NUTRICIA Zaklady Produkcyjne Sp. z.o.o.. moi. Danone has acquired 11 organizations. One of them was WhiteWave Foods on Jul 7, 2016. They acquired WhiteWave Foods for $12.5B. Danone has $28.7B in estimated revenue annually. Danone competes with Royal FrieslandCampina, General Mills, and Bel Group.

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As of 2018, Danone sold products in 120 markets, and had sales in 2017 of €24.7 billion.
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Danhua Capital

DHVC is a California-based venture capital fund investing primarily in early-stage technology companies.

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Danhua Capital is a venture capital firm specializing in seed, Series A, early, and growth-stage investments. It invests in the information industry, big databases, cloud computing, new materials, new energy, mobile internet, artificial intelligence, big data, blockchain, disruptive technology, robotics, and wearable devices industry. Danhua Capital was founded in 2013 and is based in Palo Alto, United States.

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Danhua Capital is a venture capital firm specializing in seed, Series A, early, and growth stage investments. Danhua Capital was founded in 2013 by Andrew Gu and Shoucheng Zhang and is based in Palo Alto, California.

Danhua Capital is a venture capital fund that invests primarily in early-stage and growth-stage companies with disruptive technologies or innovative business models, big market opportunities and strong management team. The fund focuses on innovations in high-tech space, including mobile internet, big data, cloud computing, wearable computing, artificial intelligence, robotics, virtual reality, smart devices, gaming and entertainment, medical devices and other disruptive technologies. They invest in companies from early-stage to growth-stage, and they occasionally participate in later rounds of financing for extraordinary companies.

Investments

DHVC has made 147 investments. One of their investments was on Jan 29, 2019, when they invested $4M in Oxygen. DHVC has raised a total of $434.5M across two funds, their latest being Danhua Capital II. This fund was announced on Feb 6, 2018, and raised a total of $343.2M.

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Danhua Capital (DHVC) (丹华资本) is a VC fund that invests primarily in early-stage and growth-stage companies with a disruptive technology/business model, big market, and an excellent team. The fund's areas of focus include AR/VR, Artificial Intelligence, Mobile Internet, Big Data, Cloud Computing, Robotics, and other technologies. Danhua Capital has a professional investment team with an academic, industry, and investment background. The founding team has been working together for over ten years. They bring together a combination of education/research/entrepreneurship/capital market, extensive network in both Silicon Valley and China, and in-depth knowledge in cutting-edge technologies.

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January 29, 2019

Oxygen

$4M.

February 6, 2018

Danhua Capital II

$343.2M.

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Cycle Capital

Cycle Capital provides venture capital fund management solutions to companies at their development and commercialization stages.

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Cycle Capital is a pioneer in Canadian Cleantech venture capital fund management investing in companies at the development and commercialization stages in North America. Cycle Capital's Platform has become an important venture capital investor of the Cleantech industry with its three funds totaling $230M Assets Under Management (AUM). Cycle Capital is looking to invests in promising ventures that are not capital intensive and/or that can benefit from the leverage brought by Cycle Capital extensive network of investors, strategic partners, and advisors.

History

Cycle Capital was founded in 2009 by Andrée-Lise Méthot, Founder and Managing Partner. In addition to its core investments, Cycle Capital targets companies with high growth potential - especially those with strong intellectual property, leading-edge technologies, and with management talent that would benefit from the firm's network of strategic industrial partners and advisors. With its core investment and business expertise, Cycle Capital plays an active role in adding tangible value to its portfolio companies at all stages of their life.

Investments

Cycle Capital has made 48 investments. One of their investments was on Aug 8, 2018, when they invested CA$23.5M in MineSense Technologies. Cycle Capital has raised a total of $419M across 5 funds, their latest being Cycle Capital Fund IV. This fund was announced on Feb 11, 2019, and raised a total of $109M.

Cycle Capital Management is a private equity and venture capital firm specializing in start-ups, early venture, PIPE's (Private investment in public equity), and growth capital transactions. It seeks to invest in:

  • the companies, the development, and commercialization phases in clean technology;
  • renewable energy sector with a focus on biomass, green transportation and green buildings, agriculture technologies, green chemicals, new generation of biofuels, biomass transformation, smart grid, energy storage technologies, renewable energies, energy efficiency, Internet of Things (IoT) applied to resources management, big data, reducing greenhouse gas emissions, energy efficiency, and smart grid;
  • technology, energy;
  • electric utilities;
  • fuel, optimizing resource use, improving process efficiency throughout a product’s life cycle, products or processes that improve the quality of water and technologies dedicated to Smart Cities, and industrial technologies with a focus on companies with technology-enabled solutions to global challenges such as industry dislocations and climate change;
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The firm prefers to make leading investments in North America, China, North Eastern North America and co-invests across Canada. Within Canada, it focuses on investments in the Québec region. The firm usually invests between CAD $0.1 million ($0.10 million) and CAD $8 million ($8.18 million) in its portfolio companies with maximum revenues up to CAD $1 million ($1.02 million). It prefers to take a minority stake. It provides advisory service to its portfolio companies. The firm typically holds its investments between five and seven years. Cycle Capital Management is based in Montréal, Canada with additional offices in Toronto, Canada, and Qingdao, China.

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February 11, 2019

Cycle Capital Fund IV

$109M.

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Cycle Capital Management

Cycle Capital Management

Cycle Capital provides venture capital fund management solutions to companies at their development and commercialization stages.

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Crystal Tech Fund

Crystal Tech Fund is a venture capital firm.

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Crystal Tech Fund backs high-growth entrepreneurs with up to $1M in funding.

History

Crystal Tech Fund was founded in 2006. The firm specializes in startup, early-stage, and post-seed investments. The fund focuses on investments in post-seed companies and between seed and Series A rounds. It seeks to invest in technology and internet sector. It invests in companies based in Crystal City in the United States. The fund typically invests between $250,000 and $1 million in each portfolio company. It seeks to invest in companies having annual revenues average is $1 million.

Investments

Crystal Tech Fund has made three investments. One of their investments was made on Nov 4, 2014, when they invested $2M in Contactually. Crystal Tech Fund has raised a total of $50M in a single venture fund, Crystal Tech Fund. This fund was announced on Apr 1, 2014, and raised a total of $50M.

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November 4, 2014

Contactually

$2M.

April 1, 2014

Crystal Tech Fund

$50M.

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CrunchFund

CrunchFund is an early-stage venture capital firm.

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CrunchFund is an early-stage, sector-agnostic venture capital firm based in San Francisco. CrunchFund maintains a variety of relationships with other VC firms and works alongside them, using its media and PR expertise, to help propel companies forward.

History

CrunchFund was founded in September 2011 by Michael Arrington (who later left TechCrunch in October 2011), Patrick Gallagher, and MG Siegler (who later left for Google Ventures) - when it raised its inaugural $20 million in funding. $8 million came from AOL, and much of the rest coming from individuals (like Ron Conway and Marc Andreessen).

It raised $32 million in additional capital in a second round on January 30, 2014. In 2016, Susan Hobbs joined as a partner while Michael Arrington took on a reduced role. As of 2016, it has raised $59 million in funds. Square was one of its investments that successfully raised an initial public offering. Among its other investments include Airbnb, Cruise, DigitalOcean, Mesosphere, Redfin, Path, and Uber. At least 35 of its other investments, such as Klout, have become acquisitions. It invests $250,000 to $500,000 in young startups, and only invests with other venture capitalists. Most of the companies it invests in are in the categories of the mobile web and the curated web.

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The firm raised its inaugural fund in September of 2011. Investors in CrunchFund include AOL, Accel Partners, Austin Ventures, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Greylock Partners, Redpoint Ventures, Sequoia Capital, the founding partners of Andreessen Horowitz, each of the general partners of Benchmark Capital, Ron Conway, Yuri Milner, Brad Garlinghouse & Kevin Rose.

Investments

CrunchFund has made 242 investments. One of their investments was on Oct 10, 2018, when they invested $4.6M in YourMechanic.CrunchFund is a venture capital firm specializing in investing in seed, start-ups and early-stage companies. The firm invests in information technology and fintech companies at any stage. It seeks to invest between $25,000 and $500,000.

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October 10, 2018

YourMechanic

$4.6M.

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Crosslink Capital

Crosslink Capital is a leading early-stage venture capital firm based in San Francisco with over $1.6 billion in assets.

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Crosslink Capital is a leading early-stage venture capital firm with roughly $1.6 billion in assets. Crosslink Capital is a private venture capital firm with a primary focus on technology and the energy industry. Crosslink Capital was founded in 1989 and is headquartered in San Francisco, California.

History

Crosslink Capital was founded in 1989 by Michael Stark and Sy Kaufman. Crosslink, which traces its roots back to 1989, was among the first and largest investment firms in the U.S. to integrate public and private technology investing in three families of funds: venture capital funds, long/short hedge funds, and a unique hybrid crossover fund. This strategy allows Crosslink to partner with its portfolio companies on a long-term basis.

Crosslink Capital, fka Omega Ventures, is a venture capital and growth equity firm specializing in private and public equity investing. The firm primarily makes its investments in early-stage companies but is open to investing in all stages of a company from seed stage to pre-IPO (initial public offering). Crosslink Capital also invests in later-stage private companies (growth equity/expansion capital) and private investment in public equity (PIPEs).

Investments

Crosslink Capital has made 332 investments. One of their investments was on Mar 29, 2019, when they invested $4.8M in Novo. Crosslink Capital has raised a total of $965M across four funds, their latest being Crosslink Ventures VIII. This fund was announced on Jul 16, 2018, and raised a total of $275M.

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Crosslink Capital, Inc. is a private equity and venture capital firm specializing in seed, early, mid, late venture, special situation investments and growth equity in private and public companies and in small to mid-cap public equities and public growth companies. The firm also provides bridge financings. It primarily invests in health IT, predictive analytics, & enterprise SaaS, energy technologies, mobile, cloud computing, financial technologies, Software-as-a-Service, Enterprise IT communication services and infrastructure, security, communications, computing and semiconductors, e-commerce, digital media and Internet services, IT hardware, consumer, consumer technology and software and business services. The firm also invests in technology, information/data, and financial services sectors and through the Alpha Seed Program typical investment sizes range from $100,000 to $500,000. It manages hedge funds for its clients. The firm invests in the public equity markets. It employs a long/short strategy to make its investments in mid-cap stocks of companies. The firm prefers to be the lead investor in transactions and takes a board seat in its portfolio companies.

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March 29, 2019

Novo

$4.8M.

2019

This year, Crosslink Capital is projected to spend $432.1K on IT.

July 16, 2018

Crosslink Ventures VIII

$275M.

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CrossCut Ventures

Crosscut is a seed-stage venture capital firm, partnering with early-stage founders to build high-growth tech companies.

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Crosscut Ventures specializes in seed, startup, early and later venture investments. It prefers to invest in Los Angeles and Southern California. The firm primarily invests in companies in digital media field including online advertising, mobile, digital telecommunications, gaming and ESports, consumer Internet, business software, artificial intelligence, blockchain technologies, and e-commerce and the next-generation of infrastructure and analytics.

CrossCut Ventures, launched in 2008, is a seed-stage venture capital firm founded by Brian Garrett and Rick Smith. The firm looks to invest between $250,000 and $750,000 in the equity of start-up companies that have the potential to achieve $50 - $100 million in revenue in the next five years. Their area of greatest interest is in digital media and the infrastructure and analytics associated with new media. Crosscut Ventures typically co-invests with other seed-stage funds or angel investors for a total initial raise of $1- 2 million.

History

Crosscut Ventures was founded in 2008 by Brett Brewer, Brian Garrett, and Rick Smith and is based in Venice, California.

Crosscut Ventures is a seed-stage venture capital firm in Los Angeles. The firm invests early in the equity of start-ups that have the potential to scale, disrupt, and build large markets. Crosscut is a catalyst for innovation, bringing expertise in technology and entrepreneurship to help founders build strong companies. Founded in LA, the firm has been committed to powering the entrepreneurship community in southern California.

Investments

Crosscut Ventures has made 97 investments. One of their investments was on Feb 20, 2019, when they invested $3.9M in Monarx, Inc. Crosscut Ventures has raised a total of $221M across four funds, one of them being CrossCut 4, L.P. This fund was announced on Dec 6, 2017, and raised a total of $125M.

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Crosscut Ventures Management, LLC is a venture capital firm specializing in investments in seed and startups and growth capital. The firm primarily invests in companies in digital media field including online advertising, mobile, digital telecommunications, gaming and ESports, consumer Internet, business software, artificial intelligence, blockchain technologies, and e-commerce and the next-generation of infrastructure and analytics. It prefers to invest in Los Angeles and Southern California. It typically makes investments between $250,000 and $20 million in the equity of start-ups that have the potential to scale to $100 million or more in revenue. The firm typically co-invests with other seed-stage funds or angel investors for a total initial raise of $1 million to $2 million.

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February 20, 2019

Monarx, Inc.

$3.9M.

December 6, 2017

CrossCut 4, L.P.

$125M.

2008

CrossCut Ventures, launched in 2008, is a seed-stage venture capital firm founded by Brian Garrett and Rick Smith.
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Craftsman Capital Partners

Craftsman Capital Partners is a private equity firm based in Dallas, Texas.

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Company Overview

Craftsman Capital Partners is an operationally-focused private equity firm investing in lower middle-market companies that exhibit a strong potential for growth. The private equity firm seeks to invest in the energy services, manufacturing, consumer products, service-oriented businesses, healthcare, education services, and information technology sectors.

History

Craftsman Capital Partners was founded in 2014 and is based in Dallas, Texas.

Investments

Craftsman Capital Partners is a private equity firm specializing in management buyouts, growth capital, control recapitalizations, family successions, corporate divestitures, and complex and special situation investments. The firm prefers to invest in lower middle market companies in the following sectors: energy services, manufacturing, service-oriented businesses, value-add distributors, consumer products, multi-unit, healthcare, education services, and information technology. It primarily invests in companies based in Texas or surrounding states with EBITDA between $1 million and $5 million, enterprise values between $5 million and $50 million, and revenues between $5 million and $100 million. The firm typically invests between $5 million and $20 million with a transaction size between $5 million and $50 million.

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Cowboy Ventures

Cowboy Ventures is a seed stage ventureseed-stage capitalfocused fund investing in digital startups.

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Cowboy Ventures is a venture capital firm specializing in seed, startups and early-stage investments. It seeks to invest in Fintech, digital and technology companies and in Life 2.0 products. The firm prefers to invest across the United States of America. Cowboy Ventures was founded in 2012 and is based in Menlo Park, California.

History

Cowboy Ventures was founded by Aileen Lee in 2012. Cowboy Ventures is a seed-stage focused fund that seeks to back exceptional founders who are building products that "re-imagine" work and personal life in large and growing markets.

Investments

Cowboy Ventures has made 96 investments. One of their investments was on Mar 20, 2019, when they invested $30M in Abstract. Cowboy Ventures has had 14 exits including Dollar Shave Club, August Home, and Product Hunt. Cowboy Ventures has raised a total of $190M across 3 funds, their latest being Cowboy Ventures Fund III. This fund was announced on Aug 6, 2018, and raised a total of $95M.

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March 20, 2019

Abstract

$30M.

August 6, 2018

Cowboy Ventures Fund III

$95M.

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Courtside Ventures

Courtside invests in early-stage founders that are transforming the intersection of sports, technology and media.

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  • Sector: Financials
  • Industry: Asset Management
  • Sub-Industry: Private Equity

Courtside Ventures is a venture capital firm. The Firm makes seed and series A investments in technology companies that have a strong focus in sports and media. The Firm primarily makes investments in the United States, but also considers international opportunities.

History

Courtside Ventures was founded in 2016 by Deepen Parikh and Vasu Kulkarni and is based in New York City, US.

Built on the backs of highly specialized sports and media entrepreneurs and investors, they look to utilize their industry networks and domain knowledge to bring value to the companies. They build long-term partnerships with management, by providing ongoing strategic support across all aspects of operations.

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Courtside Ventures invests in entrepreneurs that it can help through its years of built relationships, as well as with operational experience in actually building successful startups.

Investments

Courtside Ventures has made 34 investments. Their most recent investment was on Mar 28, 2019, when they invested $3M in Players' Lounge. Courtside Ventures has raised a total of $35M in a single venture fund, Early-stage venture capital fund. This fund was announced on Jan 11, 2016, and raised a total of $35M.

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March 28, 2019

Players' Lounge

$3M.

January 11, 2016

Early-stage venture capital fund

$35M.

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Costanoa Venture Capital

Costanoa Ventures backs tenacious and thoughtful founders who change how business gets done.

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Costanoa Venture Capital is an early-stage investor in cloud-based services solving real problems for businesses and consumers. The firm is designed to deliver a unique value proposition to entrepreneurs: the flexibility to invest moderate amounts of capital and yet support companies over time; active collaboration with entrepreneurs around product-market fit and initial market entry; and the support and patience to help them build real companies with real technology. The firm formally launched in December 2012 with an early-stage fund of $100 million.

History

The firm, founded by Greg Sands, started with a $100 million fund in 2012. The venture capital firm specializes in series A, seed/startups, and early-stage investments. It seeks to invest in cloud-based services for businesses and consumers leveraging data and analytics with a focus on applications and infrastructure, social and mobile opportunities in the enterprise, and big data technologies. The firm invests between $0.5 million and $3 million. Costanoa Venture Capital is based in Palo Alto, California.

Costanoa Ventures team has helped hundreds of startups go to market, achieve product-market-fit, and become successful. They focus on early-stage companies because it's where they have the most impact. They invest mostly in SaaS infrastructure and marketplaces.

Investments

Costanoa Ventures has made 83 investments. One of their investments was made on Apr 4, 2019, when they invested $3M in AppOmni. Costanoa Ventures has raised a total of $550M across 5 funds, one of them being Costanoa Ventures Opportunity Fund. This fund was announced on Dec 6, 2018, and raised a total of $75M.

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Costanoa announced the closing of their $135 million second fund in 2015. The firm focuses on cloud-based consumer and business services, analytically driven applications, and data-driven infrastructure. Costanoa Venture Capital provides seed and Series A funding for smaller companies. First-round investments range from $500,000 to $3 million.

Costanoa Venture Capital started with ten initial investments. The current portfolio includes: Acme Ticketing, Alation, Apptimize, Bugcrowd, Demandbase, Directly, Gamechanger, Grovo, Guardian Analytics, Inflection, Intacct, Kahuna, Kenna (Risk I/O), Krypton, NovoEd, Propeller Aero, Quizlet, ReturnPath, Stitch Labs, VictorOps, Viglink, Welcome and ZenIQ. Datalogix, iSocket, Lex Machina, LinkSmart, and 3scale have been acquired.

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April 4, 2019

AppOmni

$3M.

December 6, 2018

Costanoa Ventures Opportunity Fund

$75M.

December 2012

The firm formally launched in December 2012 with an early-stage fund of $100 million.
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Corvesta

Corvesta is dedicated to advancing oral health through scientific research, technology, and benefits and practice management.

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Corvesta provides a platform of resources and strategic alliances for its family of companies to deliver cost-effective insurance and technology products, services, and solutions to the oral health and related industries.

  • Sub-Industry: Medical Equipment
History

Corvesta, Inc. was founded in 2006 and is based in Roanoke, Virginia. The company's line of business includes providing management services on a contract or fee basis.

Investments

Corvesta, Inc has made 2 investments. One investment was on Mar 19, 2015, when they invested $3.8M in Healthentic.

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March 19, 2015

Healthentic

$3.8M.

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