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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.

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People

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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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Companies

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Angellist

Chegg

IFTTT

Myra Labs

Pantheon

Refinery29

News

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By ERIN GRIFFITH
March 24, 2019
www.nytimes.com
As high-profile start-ups like Lyft, Pinterest and Uber prepare to go public, Silicon Valley venture capitalists are using the moment to shine the spotlight on themselves.

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