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

Company
Description
Website
Industry
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.

A telemedicine service company that delivers oral contraceptives and various testing kits to its customers. It was founded in 2015 and has headquarters in San Francisco, California.

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

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

Liftopia is a San Francisco-based company founded by Ron Schneidermann.

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.

Moveline is a company founded by Kelly Eidson.

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

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

Getable is a San Francisco-based company founded by Tim Hyer.

Big Frame is a Los Angeles-based 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.

VHX is a video distribution platform.

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.

Upserve is a Providence, Rhode Island-based company.

Pachama is a company estimating carbon storage in forests and predicting future deforestation or potential for forest restoration with the use of satellite images.

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Associated investment funds

Investment Fund
Total offering (USD)
Total sold (USD)
Location
Date signed
6,147,500
6,147,500
March 29, 2012
46,100,000
46,100,000
September 24, 2015
3,500,000
3,500,000
March 29, 2012
25,000,000
April 6, 2012
30,000,000
April 9, 2012
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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

Further reading

Title
Author
Link
Type
Date

Documentaries, videos and podcasts

Title
Date
Link

Companies

Company
CEO
Location
Products/Services

1000 Memories

280 North

9gag

About.me

Adgrok

AeroFS

Auctomatic

Automattic

Backtype

Backupify

Batch/DailyBooth

Bee Free Honee

Bellhops

Big Frame

Binti

Bit.ly

Blue Bottle Coffee

Brightwheel

Bytegain

Cabana

Cardpool

ChartBeat

Chill

Clickpass

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References

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