City Light Capital

Founded 2004
Founders Josh Cohen


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Total investments 105
Average round size
The average size of a deal this fund participated in
Portfolio companies 71
Rounds per year 4.18
Lead investments 3
Follow on index
How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
Exits 8
Stages of investment
Early Stage Venture

Areas of investment

  • Education
  • Enterprise Software
  • Impact Investing
  • Social Impact
  • Sustainability

City Light Capital appeared to be the VC, which was created in 2004. The main department of described VC is located in the New York. The venture was found in North America in United States.

The high activity for fund was in 2019. The increased amount of exits for fund were in 2018. This City Light Capital works on 13 percentage points less the average amount of lead investments comparing to the other organizations. Deals in the range of 10 - 50 millions dollars are the general things for fund. The average startup value when the investment from City Light Capital is 10-50 millions dollars. The fund is constantly included in 2-6 deals per year. The real fund results show that this VC is 11 percentage points less often commits exit comparing to other companies.

This organization was formed by Josh Cohen. Besides them, we counted 3 critical employees of this fund in our database.

Among the most popular fund investment industries, there are Health Care, Software. Among the most popular portfolio startups of the fund, we may highlight Ginger, RapidSOS, Digital Signal Corporation. The fund has no exact preference in a number of founders of portfolio startups. In case when startup counts 5+ of the founder, the chance for it to get the investment is meager. For fund there is a match between the country of its foundation and the country of its the most frequent investments - United States. Besides, a startup requires to be at the age of 4-5 years to receive the investment from the fund.

The standard case for the fund is to invest in rounds with 3-4 partakers. Despite the City Light Capital, startups are often financed by Labrador Ventures, Novak Biddle Venture Partners, Claremont Creek Ventures. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are Novak Biddle Venture Partners, Rethink Education, Highland Capital Partners. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by Highland Capital Partners, Levensohn Venture Partners, The Westly Group.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRoundRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation

Brave Care

Health Care
Early Stage Venture
10M22 Apr 2021 United States, Portland

5M20 Apr 2021


05 Apr 2021 France, Paris

Mantra Health

Health Care
2M01 Apr 2021 United States, New York

17 Dec 2020

Ellipsis Health

Health Care
Information Technology
6M01 Dec 2020 United States, San Francisco

Nana Academy

Artificial Intelligence
Home Services
Machine Learning
Smart Home
Vocational Education
6M12 Nov 2020 United States, Oakland

Spora Health

Health Care
1M09 Nov 2020 United States, San Francisco

Envoy Technologies

Car Sharing
Commercial Real Estate
Electric Vehicle
Fleet Management
Real Estate
Early Stage Venture
11M02 Nov 2020 United States, " United States"}
EveryDay Labs Raises $8M in Series A Funding
– EveryDay Labs from Redwood City CA raised $8m in Series A funding. – The round was led by Rethink Impact with participation from Reach Capital, Gary Community Ventures, City Light Capital, RedHouse Education, Edovate Capital Bonsal Capital and Copper Wire Ventures. – The company intends to use the funds to scale its research-based communication tools. Read more


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