CircleUp Growth Partners

Investor type Private Equity Firm
Founders Rory Eakin Ryan Caldbeck


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Total investments 90
Average round size
The average size of a deal this fund participated in
Portfolio companies 73
Rounds per year 9.00
Lead investments 10
Follow on index
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Exits 7
Key employees 1
Stages of investment
Early Stage Venture

Areas of investment

  • Food and Beverage
  • E-Commerce
  • Food Processing
  • Health Care
  • Organic Food

CircleUp Growth Partners appeared to be the Corporate Investor, which was created in 2012. The venture was found in North America in United States. The main office of represented Corporate Investor is situated in the San Francisco.

Among the most successful fund investment fields, there are Consumer Goods, Organic. Among the most popular portfolio startups of the fund, we may highlight Good Eggs, Aiwa, Hylete. For fund there is a match between the location of its establishment and the land of its numerous investments - United States. Besides, a startup needs to be aged 6-10 years to get the investment from the fund. The fund has no exact preference in some founders of portfolio startups. If startup sums 5+ of the founder, the chance for it to be financed is low.

The higher amount of exits for fund were in 2017. The important activity for fund was in 2016. Despite it in 2019 the fund had an activity. The typical startup value when the investment from CircleUp Growth Partners is 1-5 millions dollars. Considering the real fund results, this Corporate Investor is 2 percentage points less often commits exit comparing to other organizations. The fund is constantly included in 7-12 deals per year. Comparing to the other companies, this CircleUp Growth Partners performs on 25 percentage points less the average number of lead investments. The usual things for fund are deals in the range of 1 - 5 millions dollars.

The fund was created by Rory Eakin, Ryan Caldbeck.

The usual cause for the fund is to invest in rounds with 2-3 partakers. Despite the CircleUp Growth Partners, startups are often financed by The R-Group, LLC, Harrison Metal, The Westly Group. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are Blueberry Ventures, Imaginary Ventures, 301 INC. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by SWAT Equity Partners, Stuart Erickson, SeedInvest.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation

Partake Brewing

Food and Beverage
$16M07 Mar 2022 Calgary, Canada

Everything Legendary

Food and Beverage
Organic Food
$6M08 Feb 2022 Lanham, Maryland, United States


Consumer Goods
Food and Beverage
Food Processing
$10M02 Feb 2022 New York, New York, United States

Mented Cosmetics

$5M17 Jan 2022 New York, New York, United States

Three Spirit

Food and Beverage
$3M03 Aug 2021 London, England, United Kingdom

Los Sundays Tequila

$3M16 Jun 2021 Costa Mesa, California, United States

Serenity Kids

Food Processing
$7M15 Jun 2021 Austin, Texas, United States


Dietary Supplements
Life Science
Organic Food
$10M11 May 2021 Los Angeles, California, United States

Partake Foods

Food and Beverage
Health Care
$4M08 Jan 2021 Jersey City, New Jersey, United States
Award Winning Løs Sundays Tequila Secures $3.5 Million Series A Round, Closed Out by CircleUp Growth Partners

– Løs Sundays, the fast-growing, and award-winning, premium tequila brand, announces a $3.5m Series A funding round.
CircleUp Growth Partners joined earlier investments from Ketch Ventures and Room9.
– The brand’s rapidly growing consumer demand will be used to support the brand’s impressive expansion as they grow their footprint across the United States, launching into 30 new markets in the US and two countries in the first half of the year.
– The funding will be used to support the brand’s impressive expansion as they grow their footprint across the United States, launching into 30 new markets in the US and two countries in the first half of the year.

Ohza Raises $4M in Funding

– Ohza is a ready-to-drink cocktail brand from Cambridge, Massachusetts.
– The company closed a round of funding worth just over $4m.
– The round was led by CircleUp Growth Partners with participation from Branch Venture Group, Ruttenberg Gordon Investments, Riverside Ventures, individuals like Elliot Grainge, Founder of 10K Projects and existing investors such as Austin Rosen, Founder of Electric Feel Management.
– The new investment will be used to expand operations and business reach.


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