Contour Venture Partners

Contour Venture Partners

Contour Venture Partners is an early-stage venture capital firm.

Company Overview

Contour Venture Partners is a New York-based venture capital firm that works with companies that provide technology-enhanced products and services in the financial services, digital media, and internet sectors. Contour specifically invests in seed and early-stage companies with typical investment size between $250,000 and $1.5 million per round.

History

Contour Venture Partners was founded in 2001 by Matt Gorin. The firm invests in companies focused on information technology, and the application of technology into the financial services, enterprise SaaS and digital media sectors. The principals at Contour have supported over 50 companies through numerous market cycles.Contour Venture Partners is based in New York City, New York.

Investments

Contour Venture Partners has made 81 investments. One of their investments was on Jan 7, 2019, when they invested $4M in LendingFront. Contour Venture Partners has raised a total of $81M across two funds, their latest being Contour Opportunity Fund I, L.P. This fund was announced on Mar 16, 2016 and raised a total of $25M.

Contour Venture Partners is a venture capital firm specializing in investments in seed and early-stage companies. The firm seeks to invest in information technology and the application of technologies into the consumer and business services markets, including financial services, , enterprise SaaS , digital media, advertising, Internet, software, and healthcare. It prefers to invest in the Northeastern United States. The firm typically invests between $0.25 million and $1 million per round. It prefers to act as the lead or co-lead investor as well as represent the first institutional capital in the company. The firm seeks to take a board seat in its portfolio companies.

Timeline

January 7, 2019

LendingFront

$4M.

March 16, 2016

Opportunity Fund I

$25M.

Funded Companies

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Description
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Website
Location
Datadog

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Surveillance
New York City
Pendo (company)

A company offering a cloud platform for digital product creators and product development teams.

Raleigh, North Carolina
Bench

Company

Accounting
Canada
Estimize

Estimize is a New York-based company founded by Brian Smith.

Prediction market
New York
Voxy

Voxy is a New York City-based company founded by Paul Gollash.

Education
New York City
BounceX

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Artificial intelligence (AI)
New York City
Qwiki

Qwiki is a New York-based photography company founded by Doug Imbruce.

Photography
New York
Simpli.fi

Company

Advertising
Fort Worth, Texas
Routehappy

Company

E-commerce
New York City
Ellevest

Ellevest is a New York-based provider of an investment and wealth management platform to help women meet their financial goals.

Website
New York
Zipmark

Zipmark is a New York-based company founded in 2010 by Jay Bhattacharya.

Billing
New York
Cutover

Cutover is a financial technology company founded in 2013 by Marcus Wildsmith.

Financial technology
London
ClassTag

ClassTag is a company focused on connecting teachers with parents.

Communication
Kohort

Kohort is a social media company founded by Steve Blood.

Social media
Yhat

Yhat is a company providing an end-to-end data science platform for developing, deploying and managing real-time decision APIs.

Brooklyn
Scratch Music Group

Company

Education
OnDeck Capital

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New York City
Covr Financial Technologies

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Insurance
Boise, Idaho
OwnEnergy

Company

Radius Networks

Radius Networks is a Washington, D.C.-based company founded in 2011.

Washington, D.C.
Ticketfly

Company

Punchbowl.com

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TrialJectory

True Office

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