Ludlow Ventures

Ludlow Ventures

Ludlow Ventures provides entrepreneurs and startups with seed and early stage, and debt financing investments.

Ludlow Ventures was founded in 2010 by Jonathon Triest. Based in Detroit, Michigan, the company provides entrepreneurs and startups with seed and early stage, and debt financing investments. The firm invests in technology companies and invests between $.025 million and $.075 million.

Ludlow Ventures also assists and supports companies through various stages i.e. when testing a product, networking or marketing. The overall ethos of the company is to operate with empathy, honest and trust with a view to strengthening company relations

Investments

Ludlow Ventures invests at many stages to early and seed stage. It also invests in debt financing to entrepreneurs. Ludlow Ventures has raised over $60 million across 3 funds, their latest being Ludlow Ventures Detroit II. Ludlow Ventures I LP raised $15 million in 2014 and Ludlow Ventures II raising $45 million in 2017. Investments include Knock Knock, Beauty by Design and Bloomscape with exits including Final, Roadtrippers and Shape Analytics.

Timeline

Funded Companies

Company
Description
Website
Industry
Location

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.

An e-commerce company that sells high-quality hijabs with a focus on clientele in the United States. It was founded in 2010 and is located in New York City.

Creative Market is a marketplace for design assets like graphics, photos, fonts, website themes, icons, brushes & more.

Ubooly is a Boulder, Colorado-based company founded by Isaac Squires.

Chalkfly is a Detroit-based company founded by Andrew Landau.

Winnie enables parents to search local child care providers, including daycare and preschools for their children. Winnie provides parent-trusted child care resources and community.

SonicEnergy is a Los Angeles-based company founded by Meredith Perry.

Luxury goods from the same manufacturers as major brands with no logos and no markups.

UpTo is a company founded by Greg Schwartz, Mathew Piccinato, Chris Kaufman and David Webber.

Navdy is a car company.

DataPad is a San Francisco-based big data company.

Beauty By Design is a Los Angeles-based company.

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Associated investment funds

Investment Fund
Total offering (USD)
Total sold (USD)
Location
Date signed
55,000,000
January 26, 2016
60,000,000
December 20, 2018
25,000,000
January 26, 2016
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People

Name
Role
LinkedIn

Adam Lisagor

Employee

Blake Robbins

Partner

Brad Feld

Advisor

Brett deMarrais

Partner

Eric Ries

Advisor

Gwen Castleberry

Executive Assistant

Jason Lawrence Nazar

Advisor

Jonathon Triest

Founder and Managing Partner

Further reading

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Author
Link
Type
Date

Documentaries, videos and podcasts

Title
Date
Link

Companies

Company
CEO
Location
Products/Services

100 Thieves

Ambassador

AngelList

Beauty By Design

Big Screen

Bloomscape

Boulevard

Boxbee

Brud

Campaign

Canvs

Carbon

Circa

Cleanly

Clora

Comparably

Creative Market

Cucumbertown

DataPad

Deepgram

Density

Dwolla

Enso

Final

FLUD

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News

Title
Author
Date
Publisher
Description
Matt Burns
March 21, 2019
TechCrunch
Ludlow Ventures raised another $45 million to invest in young startups. The Detroit-based venture firm is today announcing it closed its third fund since the firm's founding in 2010. Founding and managing partner Jonathon Triest tells TechCrunch the firm set out to raise another $45M and were immed...

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