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Blue Note Ventures

Investor type Venture Capital
Founders Chris Marks


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Total investments 12
Average round size
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Portfolio companies 8
Rounds per year 1.71
Lead investments 0
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Key employees 1
Stages of investment
Early Stage Venture

Areas of investment

  • Software
  • Enterprise Software
  • SaaS
  • Security
  • Developer APIs

Blue Note Ventures appeared to be the VC, which was created in 2015. The venture was found in North America in United States. The leading representative office of defined VC is situated in the Boulder.

The real fund results show that this VC is 6 percentage points less often commits exit comparing to other companies. The high activity for fund was in 2018. Deals in the range of 1 - 5 millions dollars are the general things for fund. The fund is constantly included in 2-6 deals per year.

The fund has no exact preference in a number of founders of portfolio startups. When startup sums 4 or 5+ of the founder, the probability for it to get the investment is little. Among the most successful fund investment fields, there are Photography, SaaS. Besides, a startup requires to be at the age of 2-3 years to receive the investment from the fund. For fund there is a match between the country of its foundation and the country of its the most frequent investments - United States. Among the various public portfolio startups of the fund, we may underline FullContact, 8base, Shotzr

The typical case for the fund is to invest in rounds with 5-6 participants. Despite the Blue Note Ventures, startups are often financed by Techstars, Zelkova Ventures, 500 Startups. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are FirstMile Ventures, Firebrand Ventures, In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by Tom Noonan, FirstMile Ventures, Walden Venture Capital.

The fund was created by Chris Marks. The overall number of key employees were 1.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation


Developer Tools
Enterprise Software
Web Development
$4M16 Apr 2019 Florida, United States

Shotzr, Inc.

Artificial Intelligence
Digital Marketing
Digital Media
Social Media
Social Media Marketing
$2M18 Mar 2019 Denver, Colorado, United States


Cloud Infrastructure
Cloud Management
$9M13 Nov 2018 Boulder, Colorado, United States

IronCore Labs

$1M28 Jun 2018 Boulder, Colorado, United States


Food and Beverage
Personal Health
$2M22 Jun 2018 New York, New York, United States


Cloud Infrastructure
Cloud Management
$2M06 Mar 2018 Boulder, Colorado, United States


Cloud Infrastructure
Cloud Management
$1M18 Jul 2017 Boulder, Colorado, United States


Content Delivery Network
Enterprise Software
$2M30 Apr 2017 Boulder, Colorado, United States


Artificial Intelligence
Developer APIs
Machine Learning
Natural Language Processing
Text Analytics
$635K24 Apr 2017 San Francisco, California, United States


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