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
Industry
Website
Location
Density (company)

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.

Surveillance
San Francisco
Haute Hijab

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.

E-commerce
Manhattan
Creative Market

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

E-commerce
San Francisco
Ubooly

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

Toy
Boulder, Colorado
Chalkfly

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

E-commerce
Detroit
Winnie (parent resources company)

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.

San Francisco
Scan (company)

Mobile commerce
Videolicious

Videolicious is a company founded by Amanda Eilian.

Video
SonicEnergy (uBeam)

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

Consumer electronics
Los Angeles
Italic

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

E-commerce
Los Angeles
UpTo

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

Boulevard (company)

Boulevard is a company founded by Sean Stavropoulos.

Artificial intelligence (AI)
Catalyst (software company)

Catalyst is a New York City-based company.

Business-to-business
New York City
Fourpost

Fourpost is a New York-based company.

Restaurant
New York
Knock Knock (social media company)

Knock Knock is a San Francisco-based company.

Video game developer
San Francisco
WAVE (meditation)

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

Meditation
New York City
Navdy

Navdy is a car company.

Car
Canvs

Company

DataPad

DataPad is a San Francisco-based big data company.

Big data
San Francisco
NetPlenish

Company

California
Beauty By Design

Beauty By Design is a Los Angeles-based company.

Los Angeles
Sqwiggle

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Associated investment funds

Investment Fund
Total offering (USD)
Total sold (USD)
Location
Date signed
Ludlow Ventures Detroit I LP
55,000,000
Detroit
January 26, 2016
Ludlow Ventures Detroit II LP
60,000,000
Detroit
December 20, 2018
Ludlow Ventures Detroit I-A LP
25,000,000
Detroit
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

Title
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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