Fontinalis Partners

Fontinalis Partners

A venture capital firm in Michigan that focuses on next-generation mobility.

Fontinalis Partners is a venture capital firm in Michigan that focuses on next-generation mobility. Founded 2009 in Detroit, Michigan, United States by Chris Cheever, Chris Thomas, Mark Schulz, Ralph Booth, and William Clay Ford, Jr., it invests in early stage ventures, late stage ventures, private equity, seed, series A, series B, and other venture rounds. Its portfolio companies include Masabi, Axle, Vecna Robotics, Skyryse, and Stae, As of March 2020, Fontinalis Partners has made 70 investments. Their most recent investment was on January 29, 2020, when Axle raised $1.4M. Fontinalis Partners has had 14 exits, the most notable of which include Lyft, Life360, and Telogis. The company has raised two funds, their latest being Fontinalis Capital Partners II. This fund was announced on July 13, 2016 and raised a total of $100M.

Timeline

2009
Founded

Funded Companies

Company
Description
Industry
Website
Location
ClimaCell

ClimaCell is a Boston-based weather intelligence platform for automated weather predictions.

An electronic manufacturing company with a focus on high-resolution LIDAR sensors. It was founded in 2015 and is located in San Francisco, California.

An image recognition and video monitoring company using machine learning to analyze existing data points and improve motion detection systems. The company is headquartered in Toronto, Canada and was founded in 2015.

Zagster is a Boston-based company founded in 2007 that offers software support and solutions for micromobility companies.

Humatics is a Cambridge, Massachusetts-based company founded in 2015 by David Mindell.

Streetline is a San Mateo, California-based software as a service company.

Wise Systems is a Boston-based company founded by Layla Shaikley, Jemel Derbali and Ali Kamil.

Cargo is a New York-based company founded by Jasper Wheeler.

Verity Studios has established itself as a reliable, world-leading provider of drone shows.

Vecna Robotics is a Waltham, Massachusetts-based robotics company founded by Daniel Theobald.

Karamba Security is an artificial intelligence company founded by Ami Dotan.

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People

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Role
LinkedIn

Brian Yormak

Employee

Chris Stallman

Employee

Chris Thomas

Founder

Christopher Cheever

Founder

Gabe Cunningham

Employee

Kevin Zhang

Employee

Further reading

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Companies

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CEO
Location
Products/Services

Cellink

Axle

Robust.AI

Skyryse

Vecna Robotics

References

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