FirstMark Capital

FirstMark Capital

A venture capital firm in New York that focuses on partnering with entrepreneurs who are changing the world by solving meaningful problems.

FirstMark Capital is a venture capital firm in New York that focuses on partnering with entrepreneurs who are changing the world by solving meaningful problems. Founded 2008 in New York, United States by Amish Jani, Lawrence Lenihan, and Rick Heitzmann, it invests in early stage ventures, late stage ventures, seed, series A, series B, and series C rounds. Its portfolio companies include Ada Support, Aura, Brooklinen, HopSkipDrive, and Justworks. As of April 2020, FirstMark has made 245 investments. Their most recent investment was on March 19, 2020, when Ada Support raised $44M. FirstMark has had 31 exits, the most notable of which include Riot Games, Shopify, and Upwork. The company has raised nine funds, their latest being FirstMark Capital V.

Timeline

2008

Founded

Funded Companies

Company
Description
Website
Industry
Location

Cockroachs Labs is the New York based company behind Cockroach DB, an open source, distributed SQL database.

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

An insurance technology company offering a platform for consumers to purchase and manage their healthcare expenses.

Statespace is an artificial Intelligence company founded in 2017 by Jay Fuller and Wayne Mackey.

InVision is New York City based startup building a collaborative and wireframing design tool.

Imimobile is a global software and solutions company that enables organisations to utilise mobile and digital technologies to communicate and engage with their customers.

A technology company offering a platform for payroll, benefits, human resources, and compliance.

Discord is a company providing voice, video and text chat application designed for gamers.

Sproutling is a hardware company founded by Chris Bruce.

Kinsa is a San Francisco-based big data company.

Lot18 is a New York City-based hospitality company founded in 2010 by Philip James.

Tubular Labs is a Mountain View, Contra Costa County, California-based company founded by Rob Gabel.

Vendor of software and services for cross-device advertising

A company with search engine marketing and social media management software for advertisers and agencies to manage search and social marketing. It was founded in 2006 and was acquired by LookSmart in 2013. It is located in San Francisco, California.

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Associated investment funds

Investment Fund
Total offering (USD)
Total sold (USD)
Location
Date signed
225,000,000
225,000,000
December 16, 2011
222,575,000
222,575,000
November 13, 2013
268,625,000
268,625,000
June 15, 2016
200,000,000
200,000,000
March 10, 2015
3,350,000
3,350,000
June 15, 2016
199,600,000
199,600,000
June 15, 2016
20,000,000
13,000,000
August 5, 2016
3,625,000
3,625,000
June 15, 2016
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People

Name
Role
LinkedIn

Amish Jani

Employee

Andrew Oved

Employee

Chris Ahearn

Employee

Dan Kozikowski

Employee

Dan Kozikowski

Employee

Demilade Obayomi

Employee

Greg Raiten

Employee

Jason Yeh

Employee

Jessica Park

Employee

Jim Hao

Employee

Joseph Essas

Employee

Josh Abramson

Employee

Julia Rudlin

Employee

Matt Turck

Employee

Paul Cianciolo

Employee

Rick Heitzmann

Employee

Samuel Hodges

Employee

Sergey Nazarov

Employee

Sutian Dong

Employee

Tasso Argyros

Employee

Further reading

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Date

Documentaries, videos and podcasts

Title
Date
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Companies

Company
CEO
Location
Products/Services

ActionIQ

Ada

Frame.io

Grafiti

HopSkipDrive

Justworks

Orchard

News

Title
Author
Date
Publisher
Description
Jordan Crook
March 31, 2020
TechCrunch
Stuck at home? JK! I know you are! You're not alone. FirstMark Capital partners Rick Heitzmann, Amish Jani, Matt Turck and Beth Ferreira are also working from home. But neither distance nor virus can truly keep us all apart. That's why I'm thrilled to announce that tomorrow at 12pm EDT/9am PDT, we will be joined [...]
Jordan Crook
November 12, 2019
TechCrunch
Loop Returns, the startup that helps brands handle returns from online purchases, has today announced the close of a $10 million Series A funding round led by FirstMark Capital. Lerer Hippeau and Ridge Ventures also participated in the round. Loop started when Jonathan Poma, a cofounder and COO and President, was working at an agency [...]
Jordan Crook
July 24, 2019
TechCrunch
Adam Nelson, an early Dropbox employee and partner at Social Capital, has today announced that he's joined New York-based FirstMark Capital as a partner. Nelson was actually born and raised here in New York City on the Upper East Side and moved out to the West Coast when he attended Stanford for his MBA. It [...]
Kate Clark
April 17, 2019
TechCrunch
What it means to be an 'undercorn' and should we care?
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.
Matt Burns
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TechCrunch
Ada is on a mission to build chatbots powered by artificial intelligence. The company today is announcing a $19 million Series A that will go far in helping it reach that goal. The company sees the capital fueling international expansion and launching products into new verticals as well as doubling...

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