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SignalFire

SignalFire is a venture capital and private equity firm built on a real-time data platform.

SignalFire is a venture capital and private equity firm that is headquartered in San Francisco, California and was founded in 2012 by Chris Farmer and Ilya Kirnos. SignalFire combines their data analysis platform with traditional portfolio services to make their investment decisions. SignalFire also offers a talent recruitment platform that helps companies with: recruitment process optimization, leadership development & mentorship, executive recruiting, technical recruiting, talent research, advisor network, community development, and a talent sourcing tool.

Funds

As of January 31, 2019 SignalFire claims to have $375 million under their management.

Seed fund

SignalFire's Seed Fund is made for investing up to $5 million in series A funding for early stage startup companies. The fund closed in 2014 with $53 million in capital that was invested into 8 startup companies.

Breakout fund and SignalFire Fund II

In 2017 Signal fire raised 101.6 million in capital for its Breakout Fund and SignalFire Fund II.

Timeline

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Funding Rounds Participated In

People

Name
Role
LinkedIn

Adam Vogel

Managing Director, Data Science

Chris Farmer

Co-Founder, Managing Director & CEO

Ilya Kirnos

Co-Founder, Managing Director & CTO

Laurent Parmentier

Managing Director, Head of Portfolio Operations

Mike Mangini

Managing Director & Head of Talent

Further reading

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Author
Link
Type
Date

Seed Fund SignalFire Emerges With $53 Million

Lizette Chapman

Web

SignalFire Raises $330 Million for Data-Centric Venture Capital

Tomio Geron

Web

This Upstart Is Using A Bridgewater-Style Data Approach To Beat Traditional VCs To Key Hires--And Deals

Alex Konrad

Web

Watch Out, VCs: Chris Farmer Plans To Massively Disrupt The Industry

Connie Loizos

Web

We are thrilled to publicly announce SignalFire's talent platform!

Michael Mangini

Web

Documentaries, videos and podcasts

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News

Title
Author
Date
Publisher
Description
Candy Cheng and Berber Jin
January 25, 2021
Business Insider
VC firms have been building out their editorial and content strategy, with and without PR relations with tech journalists, for decades, they say.
January 13, 2021
WebWire
In 2020, shopping changed forever. Consumers were already shifting their spend to online channels, but the pandemic accelerated the trend by roughly five years. To empower brands to fast-forward their growth across digital marketplaces, Tradeswell launched its next-generation ecommerce platform in October, and today announced the close of a $15.5M Series A round of funding to fuel its expansion. The Series A is led by SignalFire, the firm that was also the lead investor of Tradeswell's...
December 11, 2020
WebWire
Tradeswell, the company on a mission to fix the economics of ecommerce while unlocking profitable, healthy growth for brands, announces a live webinar it will be hosting along with venture firm SignalFire on Tuesday, December 15th titled: "A Look Back on Ecommerce in 2020." Connecting an esteemed panel of speakers that include: Geraldine M
Chris Metinko
December 10, 2020
Crunchbase News
There are few industries in tech that have not been changed or disrupted by artificial intelligence. Now, some of the people investing in those sectors are using AI to figure out where to put their money next.
Mars W. Mosqueda Jr.
November 18, 2020
DealStreetAsia
The firm raised $42 million in Series C early this year.
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