Mucker Capital

Mucker Capital

U.S-based venture capital firm investing on early-stage startups outside of Silicon Valley.

Mucker Capital is a venture capital firm established in 2011. The firm was founded by Erik Rannala and William Hsu. It is based in Santa Monica, California. It also manages an accelerator program alongside its firm called MuckerLab. As of March 2019, the firm is managing 58 companies in its portfolio and has sold off its ownership in 18 companies. Its most recent investment was in Sila on January 2019, a company providing blockchain-based payment platform.

Funding

Mucker Capital specializes in funding U.S-based companies that are based outside of Silicon Valley. It provides financing for companies at the early stages, from incubation to Series A. It focuses on investing in companies developing Internet-based software, services, and media ventures. Since 2014, the firm has managed to raise a total of $65 million in funds. Its most recent funding round in March 2016 collected $65 million.

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Funded Companies

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Description
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Hologram (company)

Hologram is a company with a platform for building Internet of Things type products

Stackin is a Los Angeles-based company founded by Kyle Arbaugh.

Scylla monitors real-time video streams to predict violent behavior and identify acts of violence.

Landline connects travelers from Duluth and Mankato to Minneapolis−Saint Paul airport with affordable, nonstop, comfortable bus service.

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Associated investment funds

Investment Fund
Total offering (USD)
Total sold (USD)
Location
Date signed
Mucker A-1, LLC
1,839,990
1,839,990
August 17, 2017
55,000,000
February 14, 2018
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People

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Role
LinkedIn

Erik Rannala

Founder/Managing Partner

Greg Bettinelli

Co-Founder

William Hsu

Founder/Partner

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News

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Jonathan Shieber
July 2, 2020
TechCrunch
When it comes to venture capital, Los Angeles is a city on the rise. In the past year, it's seen one of the most profitable venture-backed exits of any tech ecosystem (with the $4 billion sale of Honey to PayPal) and investors are minting billion-dollar companies in the region at a torrid pace. It's also [...]
FinSMEs
June 12, 2020
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Connie Loizos
December 2, 2019
TechCrunch
Mucker Capital, the now eight-year-old, Santa Monica, Ca.-based pre-seed startup accelerator and venture outfit, has brought aboard Omar Hamoui, a partner at Sequoia Capital for the last six-plus years, as its third general partner. Hamoui joins firm cofounders Erik Rannala and William Su, along with several other investors on the team who are collectively working [...]

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