Fuel Capital

Fuel Capital

Fuel Capital is a U.S.-based venture capital firm funding early-stage startups.

Fuel Capital is a venture capital firm founded in 2013. The firm was established by Brad Silverberg and Chris Howard. Its headquarters is located in San Francisco, California. As of March 2019, the firm has 59 active companies in its portfolio and has sold off its ownership in 36 companies. Its most recent investment was in February 2019 for CTRL-Labs, a startup developing neural interfaces for use in electronic devices.

Funding

Fuel Capital focuses on providing funding for companies operating in the field of consumer, infrastructure, and marketplace businesses. The firm specializes in financing companies in the early stage of development.

As of March 2019, the firm has collected a total of $71.5 million throughout two funding rounds and is currently raising capital for its third funding round since July 2018. They announced the close of their third fund, FUEL Fund III, in May 2019, oversubscribed at $75 million. This was up from $25 million for their FUEL Fund I and $46 million in their FUEL Fund II and brought their total assets under management to $146 million at the time of announcement.

FUEL Fund III seeks to improve Fuel Capital's ability to offer marketing and branding services to their portoflio companies and to commit to further supporting their portfolio companies founders.

Fuel Capital's invesment includes Flexport, Katerra, Convoy, Lattice, Clearbit, Figma, Highspot, Notable, Weave, Buoyant, Mesosphere and CTRL-Labs.

Their exits include CTRL-Labs, Julep, URX, CoreOS, NErvana, ScaleFT, KryptonCloud, Mindie, Grove and WillCall.

Timeline

Funded Companies

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Description
Website
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A health, wellness, & fitness company offering a suite of female fertility products.

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.

Code Climate is a New York City-based company founded by Bryan Helmkamp.

A company offering personalized texts and schedule text campaigns to customers or leads

A company that participated in the W13 cohort of Y Combinator and is currently not operational

HubHaus is a Redwood City, California-based company founded by Kerry Jones.

swivel is a San Francisco-based company founded by Stewart Huang.

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Associated investment funds

Investment Fund
Total offering (USD)
Total sold (USD)
Location
Date signed
25,503,000
25,503,000
April 17, 2014
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People

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Role
LinkedIn

Brad Silverberg

Founder & Advisor

Brie Gaza

Executive Assistant

Chris Howard

Co-Founder/Managing Director

Jamie Viggiano

Chief Marketing Officer

Leah Busque

General Partner

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Companies

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Assist

Code Climate

Figma

Julep

TrendMD

Weave

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