Social Leverage

Social Leverage

A microventure capital firm in Arizona that focuses on early-stage investments in the software, consumer, and fintech industries

Social Leverage is a microventure capital firm in Arizona that focuses on early-stage investments in the software, consumer, and fintech industries. Founded 2009 in Phoenix, Arizona, United States by Howard Lindzon and Tom Peterson, it invests in early stage ventures, seed, series A, series B, and debt financing. Its portfolio companies include Carpay, 1upHealth, Secfi, ProducePay, and Kustomer. As of February 2020, Social Leverage has made 95 investments. Their most recent investment was on February 10, 2020, when Carpay raised $1.3M. Social Leverage has had 29 exits, the most notable of which include Life360, Bitly, and Orchard Platform. The company has raised three funds, their latest being Social Leverage Capital Fund III. This fund was announced on January 10, 2018 and raised a total of $43M.

Timeline

2009

Founded

Funded Companies

Company
Description
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Industry
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Robinhood is a Palo Alto, California-based financial technology company founded in 2013. They offer free stock and equity trading and commission-free crytpo-trading.

AngelList is a U.S. website for startups, angel investors, and job-seekers looking to work at startups.

A company that has created a social trading network. It has global offices and was founded in 2007.

launchrock is a Columbus, Ohio-based company founded by Jameson Detweiler.

Apptentive is a Seattle-based company founded by Robi Ganguly, Michael Saffitz, Sky Kelsey and Andrew Wooster.

YCharts is a Chicago-based company founded by Ara Anjargolian.

Unbounce is a Vancouver, Washington-based company founded by Rick Perreault, Carter Gilchrist, Oli Gardner, Justin Stacey, Carl Schmidt and Jason Murphy.

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

Embedly is a company providing a platform and suite of tools for embedding and previewing links.

A company that offers tools for learning English online.

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

MobileDevHQ is a company founded by Ian Sefferman.

Secfi is a San Francisco-based company founded by Wouter Witvoet.

Embarke is a company founded by Al Bsharah.

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People

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Role
LinkedIn

Gary Benitt

General Partner

Daniel Jassy

Senior Analyst

Howard Lindzon

Founder & General Partner

Tom Peterson

Co-Founder & General Partner

Further reading

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Companies

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CEO
Location
Products/Services

1upHealth

Alpaca

Carpay

ChartIQ

Koyfin

Kustomer

Logixboard

Secfi

Stackin'

StayTuned Digital

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