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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.





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Funded Companies

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Description
Website
Industry
Location

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

Ubooly is a company founded by Isaac Squires.

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.

UBeam is a company founded by Meredith Perry.

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

Italic is a Los Angeles-based e-commerce company.

WAVE is an at-home music-guided meditation application.

Fourpost is a New York-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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News

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Author
Date
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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...

People

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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



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Beauty By Design







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Bloomscape







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Creative Market







Cucumbertown







DataPad







Deepgram







Density







Dwolla







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