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FLOODGATE (venture capital firm)

FLOODGATE (venture capital firm)

U.S-based venture capital firm providing early stage funds for tech-based startups.

FLOODGATE (previously known as Maples Investments) is a venture capital firm founded by Mike Maples Jr. and Ann Miura-Ko. The firm was founded in 2006. The firm primarily operates from Palo Alto, California. As of February 2019, it is currently managing a portfolio of 133 companies, and has sold off its stakes in 105 companies. Its most recent investment was in January 2019 for Sandbox VR, a company providing virtual reality entertainment services.

Funding

FLOODGATE has provided funding for companies in the United States. The firm provides funding for companies in technology-related industries, with a focus on new media, software, e-commerce, security and big data. It primarily gives funding for companies in the seed and early stage of development. The firm has managed to amass a fund total of $401.3 million since its first funding round in January 2006. Its latest funding round was held in March 2017, collecting $131 million.

Timeline

Funded Companies

77 Results
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Company
Description
Description
Website
Website
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Industry
Location
Location

Lyft is an American transportation network company. It designs, markets and operates a mobile application for matching drivers with passengers.

Lob is a company developing and building APIs for automating mail and customer communications with print media. It participated in the S13 cohort of Y Combinator.

Buddy Media is a social media marketing platform.

Refinery29 is a fashion company.

Kapost is a software company founded by Nader Akhnoukh.

Ngmoco is a San Francisco-based company founded by Neil Young.

Ensighten is a customer data tracking platform and tag management technology vendor headquartered in San Jose, California. The company sells a customer data platform which includes visitor tracking and marketing products.

An infrastructure company for self-driving cars. It is located in Sunnyvale, California and was founded in 2017.

A company that uses virtual reality for entertainment purposes. It was founded in 2016 and is located in San Francisco, California. 

A company offering a platform for booking 4-5 star hotels that allows customers to only pay for the time they need.

Touch of Modern is an e-commerce company.

Founded in 2007, Weebly is a San Francisco-based, global platform for creating a blog, website, or online store.

Pantheon is the website management platform for Drupal & WordPress sites.

Tesorio is a company providing a cash management platform streamlining B2B collections, currency exposure analysis, and cash flow forecasting with the use of machine learning.

Streak is a company providing a CRM integrated within Gmail inbox.

BranchOut is a San Francisco-based company.

San francisco, california based software company

Egnyte is a Mountain View, California-based company.

Associated investment funds

8 Results
Investment Fund
Investment Fund
Total offering (USD)
Total offering (USD)
Total sold (USD)
Total sold (USD)
Location
Location
Date signed
Date signed
131,000,000
131,000,000
February 28, 2017
73,500,000
73,500,000
July 29, 2010

People

Name
Role
LinkedIn

Ann Miura-Ko

Founder/Partner



Arjun Chopra

Partner



Iris Choi

Partner



Lori Simotas

Chief Financial Officer



Mike Maples Jr.

Founder/Partner



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