LAUNCH (digital media)

LAUNCH (digital media)

A venture capital firm and an accelerator in California that focuses on startups

LAUNCH is a venture capital firm and an accelerator in California that focuses on startups. Founded 2011 in San Francisco, California, United States by Jason Calacanis, this company invests in seed, convertible notes and early stage ventures. It usually funds pre-seed, seed and early venture rounds. Its portfolio companies include Ozone.AI, Xendoo, Thalamus, Balloon, and Robinhood. As of January 2020, the company had 15 exits and 191 investments.

LAUNCH offers free events, podcasts, books, research products, and financial assistance to early-stage startups. It invests in 40 startups per year through a series of private funds, the LAUNCH Accelerator and its public angel syndicate. Its investment sizes range from $25,000 to $1.5m.

Startup Name
URL
Batch

Timeline

2011

Founded

Funded Companies

Company
Description
Industry
Website
Location
Superhuman

A company offering an email client designed to be the fastest email experience. The company was founded by Conrad Irwin, Rahul Vohra, and Vivek Sodera in 2015 and is headquartered in San Francisco, California.

Software
San Francisco
Density (company)

Density is a San Francisco-based company building a people-counting system to measure the number of people in or passing through a physical space such as a hallway, lobby, or conference hall.

Surveillance
San Francisco
Cozy (company)

Cozy is a Portland, Oregon-based company founded in 2012 by Gino Zahnd.

Financial services
Portland, Oregon
Contiq

Contiq is a San Jose, California-based enterprise software and marketing and sales company using machine learning and data analysis founded in 2016 by Arun Lal and Rahul Kapoor.

Machine learning
San Jose, California
Fitbod

Fitbod is a San Francisco-based personal fitness company founded in 2015 by Jesse Venticinque and Allen Chen.

Machine learning
San Francisco
Torii (company)

Torii is a California-based company founded in 2017 by James Rogers.

Real estate
California
Rescour

Commercial real estate investment recommendation platform company based in Atlanta, GA.

Real estate technology
Atlanta
Blokable

Blokable is a Seattle-based company.

Technology
Seattle
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People

Name
Role
LinkedIn

Ainishah Hemraj

Employee

Alex Tew

Mentor

Alexander Pack

Mentor

Allen Nance

Mentor

Andrew Lee

Employee

Andy Artz

Mentor

Ariel Poler

Mentor

Ashley Whitehurst

Employee

Ben Nader

Mentor

Ben Parr

Mentor

Brandon David

Employee

Brice Milano

Employee

Casey Winters

Mentor

Chamath Palihapitiya

Mentor

Craig Zingerline

Mentor

Des Traynor

Mentor

Don Dodge

Advisor

Dovey Wan

Mentor

Ed Dua / Tilden Capital

Mentor

Eric Ries

Mentor

Gigi Brisson

Investor

Grant Crider

Employee

Jacob Beemer

Employee

Jacqui Deegan

Employee

Jake Zeller

Mentor

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Further reading

Title
Author
Link
Type
Date

Documentaries, videos and podcasts

Title
Date
Link

Companies

Company
CEO
Location
Products/Services

Balloon

Capiche

Gather Voices, Inc.

GMTM

Live Furnish

NAZAR

Ozone.AI

Tampon Tribe

The Coven

Xendoo

References

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