Corazon Capital

Corazon Capital

Corazon Capital is a venture fund based in Chicago that invests in enterprise software, e-commerce marketplaces, technology platforms, autonomous vehicles, and parking startups.

Corazon Capital is a venture capital firm that provides investment management services. The firm is based at Chicago, Illinois and seeks to invests in the technology firms.

Corazon Capital (spanish for "heart"), works to bring a coastal approach to Seed and Series A investing. With investing experience and operating expertise, Corazon works to provide pragmatic, actionable counsel to the entrepreneurs it supports. Corazon believes the best entrepreneurs and the smartest venture capital firm's will intentionally solicit both financial and operating investors in their syndicates.

Corazon's co-founders, Sam Yagan and Steve Farsht, have accomplished track records as investors and operators. Sam co-founded SparkNotes, eDonkey, and OKCupid before posting up as CEO of Match Group (NASDAQ: MTCH) through its IPO, and most recently taking the reins as the CEO of Shoprunner. As a General Partner at Norwest Equity Partners, Steve participated in its growth from five to twenty-five investment professionals. He honed his operating chops as CEO of DCM Services, an NEP portfolio company. After moving to Chicago, Steve immersed himself in the startup ecosystem, first as COO of Tap.me and then co-CEO of Techstars Chicago.

Investment

Corazon Capital's investments include Fitplan, TripScout, Draftbit, Knock, Foodsby, Mac & Mia, Greenfly and Heretik.

They have exited investments in Bonobos, Authy, Rocketmiles, Betaout, Precognitive, XOR Data Exchange, GiveForward and LiveMinutes.

Funds

Corazon Capital has raised two funds. Their first fund, Corazon Capital Fund I, was announced on December 17, 2013 with a total raised amount of $13 million. Their second fund, Corazon Capital Fund II, was announced on October 5, 2016 with a total raised amount of $40 million.

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Funded Companies

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Fitplan

A mobile fitness app with interactive training programs world's best personal trainers at your fingertips - anytime, anywhere.

Knock is a real estate company that guarantees to sell a client's house in less than 8 weeks or they buy it for full market price.

Kapow Events is a company that looks to help venues book client events online

Foodsby is a Minneapolis-based company founded by Parag Shah.

Greenfly is a Santa Monica, California-based company founded in 2014.

TripScout is a tourism company.

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Chris Coyne

Venture Partner

Christian Rudder

Venture Partner

Sam Yagan

Co-Founder and Managing Director

Steve Farsht

Co-Founder and Managing Director

Zach Kaplan

Venture Partner

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