Blacktop Capital

Investor type Micro VC
Founders Ben Brasher Tyson Trautmann

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Total investments 14
Average round size
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The average size of a deal this fund participated in
$824K
Portfolio companies 12
Rounds per year 2.33
Lead investments 0
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How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
0.14
Exits 2
Key employees 2
Stages of investment
Early Stage Venture
Private Equity

Areas of investment

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Developer APIs
  • Human Resources
  • Recruiting
  • E-Commerce
Summary

In 2016 was created Blacktop Capital, which is appeared as VC. The leading representative office of defined VC is situated in the Rocklin. The venture was found in North America in United States.

This organization was formed by Ben Brasher, Tyson Trautmann. We also calculated 2 valuable employees in our database.

The usual cause for the fund is to invest in rounds with 3-4 partakers. Despite the Blacktop Capital, startups are often financed by Techstars, Startupbootcamp, XRC Labs. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are Tectonic Capital, Y Combinator, Kathryn Minshew. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by Kaedan Capital, Emerge, BoxGroup.

The important activity for fund was in 2017. The usual things for fund are deals in the range of 1 - 5 millions dollars. Comparing to the other companies, this Blacktop Capital performs on 22 percentage points less the average number of lead investments. The fund is constantly included in 2-6 investment rounds annually.

The fund has exact preference in a number of founders of portfolio startups. Among the most successful fund investment fields, there are Music Streaming, Enterprise. Moreover, a startup needs to be at the age of 1 and less years to get the investment from the fund. Among the most popular portfolio startups of the fund, we may highlight Pyka, Intello, Stasis Labs. For fund there is a match between the location of its establishment and the land of its numerous investments - United States.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation

Yobs

Artificial Intelligence
Developer APIs
Human Resources
Recruiting
$2M01 Mar 2021 Los Angeles, California, United States

Yobs

Artificial Intelligence
Developer APIs
Human Resources
Recruiting
$1M15 Aug 2018 Los Angeles, California, United States

Intello

Analytics
SaaS
Software
$1M21 Feb 2018 New York, New York, United States

Mighty Audio

Audio
Electronics
Music
Music Streaming
$2M01 Aug 2017 Los Angeles, California, United States

Cadence Translate

Professional Services
Service Industry
Translation Service
$650K20 Jul 2017 New York, New York, United States

GameWisp

Crowdfunding
eSports
Video Games
Video Streaming
$1M12 Apr 2017 Nashville, Tennessee, United States

RBC Signals

Communications Infrastructure
Enterprise Software
IaaS
Real Time
Satellite Communication
$1M29 Mar 2017 Washington, United States

Sandbox Banking

Banking
Data Integration
Financial Services
FinTech
Innovation Management
$570K22 Mar 2017 Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Symple

Cloud Computing
Machine Learning
Mobile Apps
Mobile Payments
Retail Technology
20 Mar 2017 San Francisco, California, United States

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