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Lowercase Capital

Lowercase Capital

Lowercase Capital is a venture fund based in San Francisco.

Lowercase Capital is a private equity and venture capital firm based in San Francisco. Founded in 2007 by Chris Sacca, it has commitments of $8.5 million from partners, including Richard Branson and Eric Schmidt. The company specialises in investments in seed/startups, mature, and later stage companies. The firm typically invests in wireless, media, commerce, infrastructure, energy, and transportation sectors. It also advises businesses and funds.



In April 2017, Lowercase Capital announced they would no longer be raising new venture funds.



Investments

Lowercase Capital has raised a total of $33.5 million across 2 funds. Their second fund was announced on June 11, 2014 and raised a total of $25 million. Lowercase Angel Fund raised $8.5 million in 2010. Investments include Tala, Boundless Mind, Happy Returns and Grove, with exits including Instagram, Twitter and Gimlet Media.



In 2017, Lowercase demanded the resignation of former Uber CEO Travis Kalanick after accusations of misconduct within Uber.

Timeline

Funded Companies

29 Results
Company
Company
Description
Description
Website
Website
Industry
Industry
Location
Location

A cloud communications platform for building SMS, Voice & Messaging applications on an API built for global scale that was founded in 2008 and headquartered in San Francisco, California.

Uber Technologies Inc. is a transportation network company (TNC) headquartered in San Francisco, California.

Liftopia is a company founded by Ron Schneidermann.

Moveline is a company founded by Kelly Eidson.

Carbon Engineering is building technologies to capture CO2 directly from the atmosphere, and to use that CO2 in the synthesis of clean transportation fuels that displace crude oil.

U.S-based mobile public safety software platform designed for law enforcement officials.

A technology company developing fusion power systems based on ARC tokamak reactors.

Tred is a company in the automotive industry founded by John Wehr.

Big Frame is a company founded by Steve Raymond, Brian Brater, Sarah Penna and Jarret Myer.

Zencoder is a company providing a web-based video encoding SaaS for converting any video into web and mobile-compatible formats. It participated in the W10 cohort of Y Combinator.

Chartbeat is a New York City-based company.

Posterous provides a blogging platform. It started in May 2008.

280 North is a software company enabling users to build applications. through its proprietary tech toolkit, Cappuccino.

Formspring is a company founded by Ade Olonoh.

VHX is a company founded by Jamie Wilkinson.

Upserve is a Providence, Rhode Island-based company.

A telemedicine service company that delivers oral contraceptives to its customers

Artillery is a company founded by Ankur Pansari.

Stickybits is a search engine optimization company founded by Seth Goldstein.

Associated investment funds

6 Results
Investment Fund
Investment Fund
Total offering (USD)
Total offering (USD)
Total sold (USD)
Total sold (USD)
Location
Location
Date signed
Date signed
6,147,500
6,147,500
March 29, 2012
46,100,000
46,100,000
September 24, 2015

People

Name
Role
LinkedIn

Aaron Batalion

Investor



Adam Besvinick

Employee



Brad Stephens

Investor



Chris Sacca

Founder and Chairman



Clay Dumas

Chief of Staff



Crystal English Sacca

Partner



Dick Hillenbrand

Investor



Diego Berdakin

Investor



Ellie Wheeler

Employee



Eric Doherty

Attorney



Hans Swildens

Investor



Jason Port

Investor



Katie Jacobs Stanton

Investor



Matt Mazzeo

Employee



Paul Sethi

Investor



Rebecca Revel

VP of Operations



Shervin Pishevar

Investor



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280 North







9gag







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Adgrok







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Auctomatic







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Bytegain







Cabana







Cardpool







ChartBeat







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