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.

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Funded Companies

Company
Description
Industry
Website
Location
RadPad

RadPad is a Los Angeles-based company founded by Tim Watson, Jonathan Eppers and Tyler Galpin.

The Kive Company is a company founded by Jeff Lipp.

Strike Graph, Inc. is a Seattle-based company.

Artificial Intelligence company

Alto Solutions is a Nashville, Tennessee-based company.

Vetted PetCare is a Los Angeles-based company.

12 Results
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Associated investment funds

Investment Fund
Total offering (USD)
Total sold (USD)
Location
Date signed
Amplify.LA Opportunity Fund, L.P.
20,000,000
December 16, 2016
4 Results
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Accelerator batches

Accelerator Batch
Accelerator batch companies
Amplify.LA May 2012
22 Results
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People

Name
Role
LinkedIn

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

2018 LA Tech & Venture Scene | Amplify.LA

Web

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

Companies

Company
CEO
Location
Products/Services

20Jeans

Bitium

ClubW

Clutter

Fama

Gem

KingMaker

RadPad

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References

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