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4490 Ventures

Investor type Micro VC


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Total investments 29
Average round size
The average size of a deal this fund participated in
Portfolio companies 16
Rounds per year 3.22
Lead investments 8
Follow on index
How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
Exits 3
Key employees 2
Stages of investment
Early Stage Venture

Areas of investment

  • Health Care
  • Analytics
  • Medical
  • Hospital
  • Software

4490 Ventures appeared to be the VC, which was created in 2014. The main department of described VC is located in the Madison. The fund was located in North America if to be more exact in United States.

Besides them, we counted 2 critical employees of this fund in our database.

The fund is constantly included in 2-6 deals per year. The higher amount of exits for fund were in 2017. The usual things for fund are deals in the range of 5 - 10 millions dollars. This 4490 Ventures works on 23 percentage points less the average amount of lead investments comparing to the other organizations. The average startup value when the investment from 4490 Ventures is 10-50 millions dollars. The important activity for fund was in 2016. Despite it in 2019 the fund had an activity. Speaking about the real fund results, this VC is 41 percentage points more often commits exit comparing to other organizations.

The standard case for the fund is to invest in rounds with 4 partakers. Despite the 4490 Ventures, startups are often financed by True Ventures, gener8tor, SK Ventures. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are Venture Investors, True Ventures, American Family Ventures. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by Venture Investors, True Ventures, Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation.

The fund has no specific favorite in a number of founders of portfolio startups. In case when startup counts 4 or 5+ of the founder, the chance for it to get the investment is meager. Among the most popular fund investment industries, there are Analytics, Social Media. Besides, a startup needs to be aged 4-5 years to get the investment from the fund. Among the various public portfolio startups of the fund, we may underline Networked Insights, Fluree, PBC, ABODO For fund there is a match between the country of its foundation and the country of its the most frequent investments - United States.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation


Market Research
Video Streaming
$7M21 Nov 2022 Chicago, Illinois, United States


Small and Medium Businesses
Subscription Service
$27M30 Jun 2021 Scottsdale, Arizona, United States

Financial Services
$3M25 May 2021 Chicago, Illinois, United States


Energy Efficiency
Real Estate
Real Time
$6M12 May 2021 Washington, District of Columbia, United States


Financial Services
Health Care
$22M11 May 2021 Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States


Information Technology
$2M30 Sep 2020 Winston-Salem, North Carolina, United States


Digital Signage
$8M17 Jun 2020 Chicago, Illinois, United States


Small and Medium Businesses
Subscription Service
$6M17 Dec 2019 Scottsdale, Arizona, United States


Information Technology
$4M03 Jun 2019 Winston-Salem, North Carolina, United States
Trainual Raises $27M Series B to Solve Onboarding and Training Pains of New Hybrid Workforce

– Trainual, a leading SaaS platform modernizing the way businesses onboard, train and scale their teams, announced that it closed a $27M Series B investment.
– Led by Altos Ventures, several new and noteworthy investors backed the latest round, including The Shark Group CEO Daymond John, Indeed Co-Founder and Chairman Rony Kahan, PandaDoc CEO Mikita Mikado, TSheets Co-Founder Matt Rissell and 8×8 CEO David Sipes.
– The round also featured continued support from Series A investors 4490 Ventures, MATH Venture Partners and PHX Ventures.
– This round follows Trainual’s $6.75 million Series A and brings the company’s total funding to $33.75 million.

Tiv Launches from Stealth with $3.5M Series Seed Round to Create the Leading Payments Platform for Gamers

– Tiv, a new payments platform dedicated to the gaming community, launches out of stealth mode and announces the close of a $3.5m series seed round of venture capital funding led by 4490 Ventures.
– Additional participants in the round include Silverton Partners and multiple prolific angel investors.
– The funding represents the first institutional capital raised after self-funding the company since inception.
– Tiv will leverage the seed capital to scale its engineering and marketing teams as the Chicago headquartered startup builds out its platform.
– The company is currently accepting waitlist users for its debut card product ahead of a public launch slated for late 2021.
– Tiv’s financial platform is built with the gaming community at its core, empowering gamers by making the time they spend doing what they love more valuable.


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