IA Ventures

IA Ventures

An early-stage venture capital firm that specializes in investing within the financial technology industry. It is located in New York City and was founded in 2009.

IA Ventures is a New York-based venture capital firm that invests in early-stage start-ups. It works with entities in the financial technology industry that utilize data for a competitive edge. The company states that it communicates a clear path with its start-up investments and invests in long-term relationships.

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The company initially started with investing in early-stage companies. As the company has grown, it now invests in both early-stage and later-stage start-ups, with the intention of taking companies through the growth stage. IA Ventures mode of investing consists of investing early and then moving in more money later. It seeks to invest in companies that generate contributory databases, core enabling data technologies, or technologies that utilize large data sets.

Companies that are in IA Venture's portfolio include Octane Lending, Gospel Technology, TellusLabs, PointOne Navigation, Quorum Control, InfoSum, Drift, Verge Genomics, Alluvium, Kepler Communication, Komodo Health, Direct Match, and more.

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Funded Companies

Company
Description
Industry
Website
Location
TransferWise

TransferWise is a company that offers money transfers services founded by Kristo Käärmann and Taavet Hinrikus.

Datadog is a New York City-based enterprise software company offering monitory and analytics for developers, IT operation teams and business users.

An industrial biotech company developing a commercial bioprocess for manufacturing bio-based malonic acid.

Better Mortgage offers an online mortgage application which promises faster preapproval and a better rate.

Flatiron Health is a startup that organizes real-time oncology data to help cancer patients and doctors.

Kepler Communications is a company that has a focus on satellite communications

Next Big Sound provides a dashboard, charts, and reports to monitor popularity, activity, and metrics for musicians, albums, authors and books across social media, sales and events.

DataSift is a company founded by Nicholas Halstead.

The Trade Desk is an advertising company.

Signifyd is a SaaS-based, enterprise-grade fraud technology solution for e-commerce stores.

Simple is a Portland, Oregon-based company founded in 2009 by Joshua Reich, Shamir Karkal and Alex Payne.

ThinkNear is a Los Angeles-based company founded by Eli Portnoy.

SavingStar is a Waltham, Massachusetts-based advertising company.

Kohort is a social media company founded by Steve Blood.

Visual Revenue is a New York-based company founded by Dennis R. Mortensen.

Lore is a New York City-based learning management system company.

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Associated investment funds

Investment Fund
Total offering (USD)
Total sold (USD)
Location
Date signed
IA Venture Strategies Fund I, LP
25,000,000
10,085,000
January 20, 2010
160,000,000
160,000,000
July 14, 2015
110,000,000
97,750,000
September 19, 2011
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People

Name
Role
LinkedIn

Brad Gillespie

General Partner

Roger Ehrenberg

Managing Partner

Further reading

Title
Author
Link
Type
Date

IA Ventures Doubles Down On Big Data With A New $105M Fund

Erick Schonfeld

Web

February 8, 2012

Documentaries, videos and podcasts

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Companies

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CEO
Location
Products/Services

News

Title
Author
Date
Publisher
Description
Ingrid Lunden
June 11, 2020
TechCrunch
The upcoming CCPA regulations coming into effect in the U.S. have put a renewed focus on how companies online are handling the issues of data privacy and compliance. Today a startup that's built a platform to help them navigate those waters more easily is announcing a round of funding to meet that demand. Ethyca, which [...]

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