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Amplify.LA

Amplify.LA

Amplify is a venture capital firm that invests mainly in Los Angeles start-ups.

Company Overview

Amplify is a startup accelerator, seed fund, and entrepreneurial campus in Venice Beach, Los Angeles. Their focus is on Technology, Media & Entertainment companies.

History

Amplify LA is a startup accelerator and entrepreneurial campus in Venice, California. Located in Silicon Beach, Amplify's accelerator program is comprised of four months of collaboration: within companies, between companies and with the Amplify team.



They invest between $50,000 - $150,000 in seed funding for a 5% - 15% stake. They also provide free workspace at their Venice campus and extensive hands-on mentorship. Their portfolio companies also benefit from free or highly discounted services including hosting, legal, and banking.



Amplify.LA has funded 36 startups and 13 exits with $ 57,900,000 in total exits , and $585,983,591 in total funding raised .

Investments

Amplify.LA does not invest in hardware, clean technology, biotechnology, service-based business (i.e. no consulting ideas), physical goods, movies or other creative projects, and small markets. The firm prefers investing in social, mobile, consumer internet, SaaS, digital media, B2B, B2C, D2C and technology.



It prefers to invest in the United States. The firm typically invests between $0.1 million and $0.25 million in its portfolio companies. The firm prefers taking between eight percent and 10 percent stake in its portfolio companies.



They average $100,000 funding for 10.0% equity. The equity required is a 5% - 15% stake.

Timeline

February 20, 2019

SafeRide Inc

SafeRide Inc

VENTURE CAPITAL (SERIES A)

January 11, 2019

Amplify.LA Capital IV

$11M

August 2, 2018

WeeCare

WeeCare

$4,200,000

SEED FUND

January 22, 2018

Skylar Body

Skylar Body

$3,000,000

SEED FUND

November 16, 2017

Skylar Body

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August 1, 2017

CarPay, Inc.

CarPay, Inc.

SEED FUND

August 1, 2017

WeeCare

WeeCare

SEED FUND

March 2, 2017

unGlue

unGlue

$1,500,000

SEED FUND

January 30, 2017

Amplify.LA Capital III

$10M

December 19, 2016

Amplify.LA Opportunity Fund, L.P.

October 6, 2016

The Flex Company

The Flex Company

$3,000,000

SEED FUND

August 10, 2016

The Flex Company

The Flex Company

$1,000,000

SEED FUND

August 2, 2016

Sensay

Sensay

$4,500,000

SEED FUND

July 1, 2016

Markett

Markett

SEED FUND

March 16, 2016

FloQast

FloQast

$6,500,000

VENTURE CAPITAL (SERIES A)

January 15, 2016

The Flex Company

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January 6, 2016

Gem

Gem

$7,100,000

VENTURE CAPITAL (SERIES A)

December 23, 2015

Fama

Fama

$1,500,000

SEED FUND

December 22, 2015

ICONERY Jewelry

ICONERY Jewelry

SEED FUND

November 11, 2015

TripScope

TripScope

$1,200,000

September 16, 2015

HelloTech

HelloTech

$12,500,000

VENTURE CAPITAL (SERIES A)

August 9, 2015

EverSport

EverSport

SEED FUND

May 27, 2015

Mapsense

Mapsense

$2,500,000

SEED FUND

May 26, 2015

HelloTech

HelloTech

$2,000,000

SEED FUND

May 19, 2015

Little Labs

Little Labs

$3,000,000

SEED FUND

May 19, 2015

Little Labs

Little Labs

$3,000,000

SEED FUND

May 19, 2015

AlphaDraft

AlphaDraft

$5,000,000

SEED FUND

May 19, 2015

AlphaDraft

AlphaDraft

$5,000,000

SEED FUND

May 18, 2015

Clutter

Clutter

$2,000,000

SEED FUND

May 12, 2015

Vadio

Vadio

$7,500,000

VENTURE CAPITAL (SERIES A)

May 1, 2015

FanBread

FanBread

$1,610,000

SEED FUND

February 10, 2015

AFINITY

AFINITY

$500,000

SEED FUND

February 1, 2015

AlphaDraft

AlphaDraft

SEED FUND

January 5, 2015

Sensay

Sensay

SEED FUND

November 13, 2014

Little Labs

Little Labs

SEED FUND

November 1, 2014

TripScope

TripScope

$320,000

SEED FUND

October 9, 2014

RAUR

RAUR

SEED FUND

October 9, 2014

instaradio

instaradio

SEED FUND

September 17, 2014

Gem

Gem

$2,000,000

SEED FUND

August 14, 2014

Vadio

Vadio

$2,000,000

SEED FUND

August 1, 2014

TranslationExchange

TranslationExchange

SEED FUND

July 1, 2014

Ziptask

Ziptask

SEED FUND

June 26, 2014

The Bouqs Company

The Bouqs Company

$6,000,000

VENTURE CAPITAL (SERIES A)

June 1, 2014

ICONERY Jewelry

ICONERY Jewelry

SEED FUND

June 1, 2014

weaver

weaver

SEED FUND

May 1, 2014

FanBread

FanBread

$800,000

SEED FUND

March 3, 2014

AlpineReplay

AlpineReplay

$2,132,731

SEED FUND

March 1, 2014

Bitium

Bitium

$6,500,000

VENTURE CAPITAL (SERIES A)

February 21, 2014

Clutter

Clutter

SEED FUND

February 11, 2014

Gem

Gem

$1,500,000

January 23, 2014

Mapsense

Mapsense

SEED FUND

January 23, 2014

Mover

Mover

SEED FUND

January 21, 2014

Gem

Gem

$100,000

SEED FUND

January 14, 2014

Battlefy

Battlefy

$1,300,000

SEED FUND

January 7, 2014

AlpineReplay

AlpineReplay

SEED FUND

January 6, 2014

AFINITY

AFINITY

$200,000

SEED FUND

January 1, 2014

Amplify.LA Capital II

$8.1M

November 6, 2013

RadPad

RadPad

$600,000

SEED FUND

October 24, 2013

The Bouqs Company

The Bouqs Company

SEED FUND

October 7, 2013

FloQast

FloQast

$50,000

SEED FUND

September 27, 2013

Estify

Estify

$800,000

SEED FUND

August 8, 2013

Mover

Mover

$1,000,000

SEED FUND

August 1, 2013

Squabbler

Squabbler

SEED FUND

May 30, 2013

RadPad

RadPad

$200,000

SEED FUND

April 18, 2013

DSTLD

DSTLD

$1,000,000

UNDISCLOSED FUNDING

April 1, 2013

Bitium

Bitium

$2,400,000

SEED FUND

February 1, 2013

Winc

Winc

$3,100,000

UNDISCLOSED FUNDING

February 1, 2013

DSTLD

DSTLD

SEED FUND

November 1, 2012

Vadio

Vadio

$750,000

November 1, 2012

Battlefy

Battlefy

$200,000

July 24, 2012

StackCommerce

StackCommerce

$800,000

SEED FUND

April 25, 2012

CARD.com

CARD.com

SEED FUND

March 18, 2012

Kingmaker

Kingmaker

SEED FUND

January 19, 2012

InvestedIn

InvestedIn

$880,000

VENTURE CAPITAL (SERIES A)

January 1, 2012

Look.io

Look.io

SEED FUND

December 1, 2011

InvestedIn

$45,000

SEED FUND

November 1, 2011

Amplify.LA Capital I

$4.7M

September 1, 2011

Winc

Winc

$500,000

VENTURE CAPITAL

June 24, 2011

Ship Mate Cruise App

Ship Mate Cruise App

SEED FUND

People

Name
Role
Related Golden topics

AMANDA SCHUTZBANK

VICE PRESIDENT



CONNOR SUNDBERG

ANALYST



ERIC PAKRAVAN

VICE PRESIDENT



Adam Chapnick

Mentor



Adam Ettinger

Mentor



Amanda Schutzbank

Employee



Andrei M. Marinescu

Mentor



Ankarino Lara

Mentor



Anthony Citrano

Mentor



Arlene Zeichner

Mentor



Austin Murray

Mentor



Bob Sirmans

Mentor



Carl Kirchhoff

Mentor



Chris Mansolillo

Mentor



Chris Olson

Employee



Clinton Foy

Mentor



Connor Sundberg

Employee



Craig Muhlrad

Mentor



Danielle Corey

Mentor



Darren Rush

Mentor



David Carrico

Mentor



David Leyrer

Mentor



David Waxman

Mentor



Diego Berdakin

Mentor



Dustin Rosen

Mentor



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Further reading

Title
Author
Link
Type
Date

Amplify.LA raises nearly $11 mln of a $30 mln fourth fund - PE Hub

Marina Temkin

Web



Amplify.LA Turns the Accelerator Model Inside Out (Completely) - StrictlyVC, LLC



Web



How Amplify.LA is shaping the next generation of start-ups | News Anyway

ELISE DOPSON

Web



Incubated: How Amplify.LA Helps LA-Based Startups Grow

Ryan Lawler

Web



Documentaries, videos and podcasts

Title
Date
Link

Amplify.LA | Incubated

Aug 20, 2014



Amplify.LA | Incubated

August 20, 2014

Jeff Solomon Amplify.LA - Bisnow/Allen Matkins Silicon Beach

May 21, 2012

Los Angeles Tech & Venture Capital Event | Amplify.LA

Mar 1, 2018

Paul Bricault talks about investment philosophy of Amplify.LA

Mar 26, 2012

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