Goodwater Capital

Goodwater Capital

A venture capital firm in Burlingame, California, United States that focuses on consumer tech startups

Goodwater Capital is a venture capital firm in Burlingame, California, United States that focuses on consumer tech startups. Founded in 2014 by Chi-Hua Chien and Eric J. Kim, it is a microventure capital firm that invests in early stage ventures. It typically invests in Series B, Series A, Series C, Series E and other ventures. Its portfolio companies include TIER Mobility, Tide, ZeroDown, Toss and Kyash.

The Goodwater Index helps entrepreneurs know the overall health of the venture capital funding environment for consumer tech. Goodwater Capital calculates the index by combining key industry data sources including dollars invested, venture capital funds raised, deal volume, M&A, and IPOs.

Timeline

2014

Founded

Funded Companies

Company
Description
Industry
Website
Location
EverlyWell

EverlyWell is an at-home health testing company and digital health platform. The company was founded in June 2015 by Julia Cheek in Dallas and is located in Austin, Texas.

Monzo is a software development company developing mobile banking applications.

A consumer company providing customers with the latest in Asian beauty products, culture and trends.

Also known as Viva Republica, Toss provides a peer-to-peer mobile payments platform in Korea.

Simple Health provides accessible birth control; prescribed online and delivered to your door affordably.

Scentbird is a company that provides subscription service for designer fragrances. It sends 30-day supply of perfumes and colognes for clients try out and find the right match for them without the price of a full size bottle.

Frank & Oak is a Montreal-based company founded in 2012 by Hicham Ratnani.

TIER Mobility is a company founded by Julian Blessin.

Dosh is an Austin, Texas-based company founded in 2016.

A company headquartered in New York City providing personalized ingredients to improve overall health and fitness.

Simple Contacts is a New York City-based company founded by Joel Wish.

IRL is a company founded by Gen Liston.

Photomath is a company founded by Damir Sabol.

Mobile app to encourage friends to spend more time together In real life.

Stash is an insurance company.

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Associated investment funds

Investment Fund
Total offering (USD)
Total sold (USD)
Location
Date signed
Goodwater Capital Titan, L.P.
8,000,000
8,000,000
February 9, 2015
13,500,000
13,500,000
October 24, 2016
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People

Name
Role
LinkedIn

Chi-Hua Chien

Co-Founder & Managing Partner

Eric J. Kim

Co-Founder and Managing Partner

Edward Suh

Principal

Nathan Tien

Investment Associate

Twum Djin

CTO

Further reading

Title
Author
Link
Type
Date

Documentaries, videos and podcasts

Title
Date
Link

Companies

Company
CEO
Location
Products/Services

Stash

Dote Shopping

EverlyWell

IRL - Social Calendar

Kyash

Monzo

TIER Mobility

Toss

Youper

ZeroDown

References

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