LAUNCH Fund

LAUNCH Fund

LAUNCH Fund is a San Francisco-based venture capital company founded by Jason Calacanis.

Launch Fund is a San Francisco based venture capital fund being invested in early-stage startups. Jason Calacanis founded the company in 2010. It creates events, books, research products, and podcasts to help founders and entrepreneurs. The firm invests its funds in 40-50 startups in a year through the events it organizes. The startups the company has invested include Calm, Datastax, Desktop Metal, Robinhood, Uber, Thumbtack, and Wealthfront. Their investment ranges from $25,000 to $1.5 million. The events by the company include LAUNCH festival, LAUNCH Scale, Founder University. It also runs ‘This Week in Startups’ podcast and ‘LAUNCH ticker’ online news aggregator.

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Rescour

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

A company making software for tracking and sharing blood glucose, food, and fitness data that is headquartered in New York City.

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Ashley Whitehurst

Managing Director of the Syndicate

Grant Crider

Director of Partnerships

Jacqui Deegan

Managing Director of Accelerator

Jason Calacanis

Founder and CEO

Matt Kotler

VP of Sales

Presh Dineshkumar

Associate, Growth

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