Collaborative Fund

Collaborative Fund

Collaborative Fund is a venture capital firm with four funds focusing on cities, kids, consumers, and financial technology.

Company Overview

Founded in 2010, Collaborative Fund is a venture capital firm based in New York, New York. The firm seeks to invest in the cities, money, consumer, health and kids sectors.


Collaborative Fund was founded by Craig Shapiro in 2010 in New York City. Collaborative Fund is a venture capital firm focused on providing seed, and early-stage funding to technology companies The Company serves customers in the United States.

Collaborative Fund launched in 2010 as an investment fund for the shared future, with their thesis being born out of two macro themes: the growth of the creative class and the concept of collaborative consumption. They support and invest in companies that are shaping culture. The firm operates an investment fund focused on supporting and investing in the shared future.


Collaborative Fund has raised a total of $113 million across four funds, one of them being Collaborative Fund IV. Collaborative Fund 2 raised $33 million in 2014, Collaborative Fund III raised $70 million and Collaborative, and Sesame Workshop Fund raised $10 million in 2016. Investments include Flip, Spyce Food Co., and Circle Medical and exits include Osmo, Earnest, and Pinch.

Collaborative Fund has made 136 investments. One of their investments was on Feb 15, 2019, when they invested $10.8M in Zipdrug. Collaborative Fund has $7.4M in estimated revenue annually. The firm competes with, Garage Technology Ventures, and Ojas Venture Partners.


February 15, 2019


Funded Companies

Just, Inc.

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Modern Meadow is a biotechnology company using cellular agriculture and biofabrication to manufacture bioleather, "Zoa", out of cultured animal free collagen mixed with natural and man made materials.

A financial technology company with a mobile application to manage personal loan. Founded in 2011 and has headquarters in Santa Monica, California.

CircleUp is a San Francisco, California based venture capital firm founded in 2012 by Rory Eakin and Ryan Caldbeck.

Skillshare is a New York-based educational technology company offering an online learning community for creative entrepreneurs.

Daily Harvest is a New York City-based company founded in 2015 by Rachel Drori.

A company with a car-sharing platform and hardware. It was founded in 2009 and is located in San Francisco, California.

Universe is a mobile website builder offering no code development founded in 2014 by Joseph Cohen.

Prime Roots (formerly Terramino Foods) is a food company located in San Leandro, California, founded by Kimberlie Le and Joshua Nixon in 2017 producing a salmon meat substitute made from fungi.

Moon Express is a privately-held American company that develops robotic spacecraft and is planning the first commercial voyage to the moon.

An insurance technology company offering a telehealth platform for connecting doctors to employees through their company's health plan.

Whoop is a performance optimization system for elite athletes and teams.

Good Eggs is an online grocery delivery service based in the Bay Area, offering fresh local produce, weeknight meal kits, everyday staples, and wine, beer, and spirits .

A food company that makes cereal for adults that combines the nostalgia for childlike cereal with healthy protein. It was founded in 2019 and is located in Brooklyn, New York.

A blockchain company in New York that focuses on giving access to vital medical data.

Porter Road is an online butcher service headquartered in Nashville, Tennessee selling pasture-raised beef, pork, lamb, and chicken, delivered. Free of antibiotics, hormones, and GMOs.

Upstart is a San Mateo, California-based company founded in 2012 by Andy Palmer, Lucy Ashenhurst, Dave Girouard, Paul Gu, Andrew Palmer, Anna Mongayt and Jeff Keltner.

Getable is a San Francisco-based company founded by Tim Hyer.

Kano provides a system of kits and coding platform that enables users to develop apps, games, and music.

Kano is a London-based company founded in 2013.

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