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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.

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2009
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Brian Yormak

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Chris Stallman

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Chris Thomas

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Christopher Cheever

Founder

Gabe Cunningham

Employee

Kevin Zhang

Employee

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Cellink

Axle

Robust.AI

Skyryse

Vecna Robotics

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FinSMEs
August 23, 2021
FinSMEs
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Connie Loizos
August 19, 2021
TechCrunch
Fontinalis Partners, a 12-year-old, Detroit-based venture firm that was among the earliest early-stage venture outfits to focus squarely on mobility, has collected $104 million in capital commitments for its third and newest fund. Investors in the vehicle include Ford Motor Corp., whose executive chairman, Bill Ford, co-founded Fontinalis and continues to help manage the fund. [...]

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