RPM Ventures

RPM Ventures

RPM Ventures invests in business-to-business and business-to-business-to-consumer technology companies.

RPM Ventures is an early-stage venture capital firm based in Ann Arbor, Michigan and was founded in 2000. The firm seeks to invest in companies operating in b2b enterprise solutions, marketplaces, insurance, financial technology, automotive, and transportation sectors.

RPM Ventures has a deep commitment to its portfolio CEOs and focuses on markets and models where its specific expertise can make a significant impact on the growth of the business - a reflection of the firm's relationship-driven approach. The firm has operations in Silicon Valley and the Midwest.

Investment

RPM Ventures' investments include Amava, Biproxi, Hippo Insurance, Figure, Avinew, Deliv, Convey, DailyPay, Give and Take, Roost, Able Lending, SoFi and PolySync Technologies.

They exited their investments in Automatic, Janrain, Xtime, Luvocracy, DeepField, TetraVitae Bioscience, Caterva, OPENLANE, Arbor Photonics, Applimation and Symwave.

Timeline

Funded Companies

Company
Description
Industry
Website
Location
SoFi

SoFi or Social Finance is a finance company offering lending and wealth management services.

Loan
San Francisco
ShareThis

ShareThis is a Palo Alto, California-based social media company.

Social media
Palo Alto, California
Deliv

Company

E-commerce
Menlo Park, California
Figure (company)

Figure is a San Francisco-based company that uses blockchain technology to provide home equity loans online.

Financial technology
San Francisco
DailyPay

DailyPay is a financial solutions company that allows employees to control when and how often they receive their pay.

Financial services
New York
BountyJobs

BountyJobs is an Austin, Texas-based company founded by Jeremy Lappin.

Human resources
Austin, Texas
Convey

Convey is an Austin, Texas-based company founded in 2013 by Rob Taylor, Dan Bebout, Carson Krieg and Jenny Bebout.

E-commerce
Austin, Texas
Hippo (insurance company)

Hippo is a homeowners insurance company that's available in 16 states (as of July 2019).

Insurance
Mountain View, Contra Costa County, California
Janrain

Janrain is a Portland, Oregon-based company founded by Larry Drebes.

Website
Portland, Oregon
ArborMetrix

Company

Healthcare
Ann Arbor, Michigan
RiverGlass, Inc.

RiverGlass, Inc. is a software company.

Software
Oxlo Systems

Oxlo Systems is a software company.

Software
Amava

Social
Avinew

Avinew is a Los Angeles-based company.

Los Angeles
Eastman Ventures

Company

Arbor Photonics

Company

Biproxi

Biproxi is a San Diego-based commercial real estate company.

Commercial real estate
San Diego
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Associated investment funds

Investment Fund
Total offering (USD)
Total sold (USD)
Location
Date signed
RPM Ventures II SoFi Second, LLC
6,435,042
1,193,000
Ann Arbor, Michigan
October 6, 2015
RPM Ventures II SoFi, LLC
2,642,888
2,642,888
Ann Arbor, Michigan
November 12, 2015
RPM Ventures II BountyJobs, LLC
1,693,028
503,028
Ann Arbor, Michigan
April 26, 2016
BGW Ventures II, LP
4,613,929
Ann Arbor, Michigan
October 5, 2018
BGW Ventures I, LP
4,600,000
Ann Arbor, Michigan
June 27, 2018
RPM Ventures III, L.P.
100,000,000
Ann Arbor, Michigan
January 29, 2016
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People

Name
Role
LinkedIn

Adam Boyden

Employee

Art Roldan

Advisor

Jeff Schox

Advisor

Joshua Lin

Employee

Kurt Skifstad

Advisor

Marc Weiser

Employee

Mary E Lemmer

Employee

Tim Street

Employee

Tony Grover

Employee

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