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Cascade Seed Fund

Investor type Venture Capital
Founders Julie Harrelson Robert Pease

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Total investments 47
Average round size
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The average size of a deal this fund participated in
$1M
Portfolio companies 39
Rounds per year 5.22
Lead investments 2
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How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
0.17
Exits 4
Key employees Soon
Stages of investment
Seed

Areas of investment

  • Software
  • Enterprise Software
  • Information Technology
  • SaaS
  • Mobile
Summary

Cascade Seed Fund is the famous VC, which was founded in 2013. The fund was located in North America if to be more exact in United States. The main department of described VC is located in the Bend.

The typical case for the fund is to invest in rounds with 2-3 participants. Despite the Cascade Seed Fund, startups are often financed by Portland Seed Fund, Seven Peaks Ventures, Starve Ups. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are Seven Peaks Ventures, The R-Group, LLC, Oregon Venture Fund. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by Portland Seed Fund, The R-Group, LLC, Oregon Venture Fund.

The fund is generally included in 2-6 deals every year. The common things for fund are deals in the range of 1 - 5 millions dollars. The real fund results show that this VC is 11 percentage points less often commits exit comparing to other companies. The high activity for fund was in 2018.

Besides, a startup requires to be at the age of 4-5 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 most popular fund investment industries, there are Information Technology, Biotechnology. Among the various public portfolio startups of the fund, we may underline Manzama, Stabilitas, Zembula 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.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation

Kivo

Document Management
Document Preparation
Life Science
$3M07 Apr 2022 Wayne, Pennsylvania, United States

Wavely Diagnostics, Inc.

Health Care
$2M08 Feb 2022 Seattle, Washington, United States

Field Day

Online Portals
17 Dec 2021 Portland, Oregon, United States

Groopit

Mobile
SaaS
Software
$2M27 Oct 2021 Seattle, Washington, United States

Tripgrid

B2B
Business Travel
Software
Travel
$1M01 Oct 2021 Portland, Oregon, United States

Candid Wholesale

E-Commerce
Retail
Retail Technology
SaaS
Software
Wholesale
$2M14 Jun 2021 Portland, Oregon, United States

Solace Cremation

Customer Service
Funerals
Service Industry
$1M02 Jun 2021 Portland, Oregon, United States

E-Commerce
Internet
Wedding
$1M11 Mar 2021 Portland, Oregon, United States

Biotechnology
Health Diagnostics
Life Science
$1M22 Oct 2020 Eugene, Oregon, United States
News
Cremation services startup Solace raises $1.7M as interest grows in tech to disrupt funeral industry

– Solace, a Portland-based startup that has added digital convenience to the process of planning and facilitating cremation services, has raised $1.745m in seed funding.
– The funding round was led by Portland-based Rogue Venture Partners and other investors include Cascade Seed Fund out of Bend, Ore., and Seattle’s Alliance of Angels.
– Solace plans to use the funds to further expand, make key hires and improve its digital infrastructure.
– Solace charges a flat fee of $895, which is roughly half the average cost of cremation service on the West Coast.

Sister-in-law founding team raises $1.6M to digitize transactions for weddings and events

– Rock Paper Coin, a wedding planning software company, raised $1.6m funding.
– The round was led by XYZ Venture Capital and joined by Cascade Seed Fund, Ascend.VC, Ashe Partners, Momentum Investments, and Jake Silverstein of Stormlight Holdings.
– Total funding to date for the 2-year-old company is $2.5m.
– The startup builds tools for wedding planners, vendors, and couples getting married.
– The company estimates the U.S. wedding industry at $74 billion, but Elizabeth said Rock Paper Coin’s opportunity is much larger as the startup could serve non-wedding events.
– It employs 10 people and has nearly 1,000 businesses who use its software.

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