QED Investors

QED Investors

A venture capital firm in Alexandria, Virginia, United States that invests in high-growth businesses using information technology

QED Investors is a venture capital firm in Alexandria, Virginia, United States that invests in high-growth businesses using information technologies. Founded in 2007 by Frank Rotman, it invests in seed, private equity, early stage and late stage ventures. It typically invests in Series A, Series B, seed, Series D and other ventures.

The company focuses in early stage and disruptive financial services companies in the U.S., U.K. and Latin America. Notable investments include Credit Karma, ClearScore, SoFi, Avant, Nubank, Remitly, GreenSky and LendUp.

Timeline

January 1, 2007

Founded

Funded Companies

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Nubank

Nubank is a financial technology company based in Brazil issuing, administrating, processing and transfering payments related to post-paid credit cards and equity investments.

LendUp is a company building credit products that cater people with low credit or volatile income. It participated in the W12 cohort of Y Combinator.

QuintoAndar is a Brazilian company who offers an online rental platform which allows renters to find a rental without a co-signer, deposit or rental insurance and offers landlords protection against insolvent renters.

GuiaBolso is a personal finance platform automatically aggregating people's financial information who also offer credit and investment products.

Avant is a company operating an online platform providing users access to personal loans. It utilizes big data and machine learning algorithms.

Konfio is a Mexico City-based online financial services platform offering small and medium businesses find access to working capital credit and loans.

Credit Karma is a personal finance company providing finances and credit information to improve its members financial standing.

Card.com is a Santa Monica, California-based company founded by Ben Katz.

MediaMath is a company developing and delivering digital advertising media and data management technology solutions.

Roofstock is an Oakland, California-based company founded in 2015 by Gary Beasley.

2U Inc., is an education technology company that partners with universities to bring their degree programs and credit-bearing courses online.

AddThis is a Vienna, Virginia-based company founded by Dom Vonarburg.

blooom is a London-based online investment advisor that manages employer sponsored retirement accounts.

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People

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Role
LinkedIn

Amanda Krass

Senior Operations Associate

Amias Gerety

Principal

Bill Cilluffo

Partner

Fernando Gonzales

Executive in Residence

Laura Bock

Principal

Miles Reidy

Partner

Frank Rotman

Founding Partner

Mike Packer

Partner

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FIDEL API

Credijusto

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minu

Mission Lane

MotoRefi

Ocrolus

Pitzi

Roger.ai

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News

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Date
Publisher
Description
Sara Gilgore
June 30, 2020
AmericanInno
These are the people, companies, initiatives and organizations innovating across the ecosystem.
Madison Hogan
July 2, 2020
AmericanInno
FraudScope, an Atlanta-based AI platform that detects health care fraud, has raised a $7 million Series A round led by QED Investors, Brewer Lane Ventures and the local GRA Venture Fund. Atlanta's Mosley Ventures and TechSqaure Labs also participated in the round, along with Spider Capital out of San Francisco. The funding will be used to scale the FraudScope team and expand product offerings. The Series A round brings FraudScope's total funding to $10.5 million. "The rising cost of health care is a perfect example of an issue that hurts consumers, businesses, and the economy as a whole - and one that technology is uniquely positioned to help solve," Matt Risley, partner at QED Investors, said in a statement. "We look forward to using our operational expertise to help the FraudScope team use its cutting-edge machine learning to reduce healthcare fraud, shoring up health plans and bringing down costs for consumers and employers at a time when both are under tremendous pressure."
Jonathan Shieber
November 4, 2019
TechCrunch
With roughly one million customers across Brazil and a new round of financing, the mobile phone insurance provider Pitzi now finds itself with a $100 million valuation. The size of its latest round, which was led by QED Investors and included commitments from existing investors like Thrive Capital and Valiant Partners, was undisclosed. PItzi acts [...]
Steve O'Hear
September 25, 2019
TechCrunch
Fidel, the U.K.-headquartered startup that offers an API to let developers build functionality, such as rewards, on top of the major card payment networks, has raised $18 million in Series A funding. The pretty sizeable round is co-led by U.S.-based fintech funds Nyca Partners and QED Investors. Also participating are Citi Ventures, Commerce VC, Elefund, [...]

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