Crosscut Ventures

Founded 2008
Founders Brett Brewer Brian Garrett Rick Smith

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Total investments 109
Average round size
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The average size of a deal this fund participated in
$5M
Portfolio companies 89
Rounds per year 8.38
Lead investments 12
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How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
0.32
Exits 19
Key employees 6
Stages of investment
Early Stage Venture
Late Stage Venture
Private Equity
Seed

Areas of investment

  • Software
  • Mobile
  • Internet
  • Information Technology
  • E-Commerce
Summary

Crosscut Ventures is the famous VC, which was founded in 2008. The main department of described VC is located in the Venice. The company was established in North America in United States.

The high activity for fund was in 2016. Despite it in 2019 the fund had an activity. Comparing to the other companies, this Crosscut Ventures performs on 15 percentage points less the average number of lead investments. The common things for fund are deals in the range of 5 - 10 millions dollars. The increased amount of exits for fund were in 2018. Speaking about the real fund results, this VC is 9 percentage points more often commits exit comparing to other organizations. The fund is constantly included in 7-12 investment rounds annually.

The fund was created by Brett Brewer, Brian Garrett, Rick Smith. The overall number of key employees were 12.

Among the various public portfolio startups of the fund, we may underline Branch, SHIFT, The Black Tux Besides, a startup needs to be aged 2-3 years to get the investment from the fund. The fund has no specific favorite 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. Among the most popular fund investment industries, there are Advertising, eSports. For fund there is a match between the country of its foundation and the country of its the most frequent investments - United States.

The typical case for the fund is to invest in rounds with 5-6 participants. Despite the Crosscut Ventures, startups are often financed by Amplify.LA, Double M Partners, Wavemaker Partners. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are Wavemaker Partners, TenOneTen Ventures, Rincon Venture Partners. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by Upfront Ventures, Raine Ventures, New Enterprise Associates.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRoundRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation

Compa

Enterprise Software
Human Resources
1
$3M26 Aug 2021 United States, Newport Beach

AllVoices

Analytics
B2B
Human Resources
Information Services
Information Technology
Internet
Small and Medium Businesses
Software
1
$9M24 Aug 2021 United States, Santa Monica

Branch

Collaboration
Enterprise Software
Financial Services
FinTech
Mobile
Mobile Payments
Productivity Tools
Retail Technology
Software
1
$48M17 Aug 2021 United States, Minneapolis

Just Auto Insurance

Auto Insurance
Automotive
FinTech
Insurance
InsurTech
n/a
$4M10 Aug 2021 United States, Los Angeles

kenshō

Health Care
Internet
1
$3M05 Aug 2021 United States, Los Angeles

4k.com

Internet
News
1
$3M20 Jul 2021 United States, Santa Monica

Privacy Dynamics

Cloud Data Services
Consumer Software
Government
Insurance
Location Based Services
Privacy
Software
Transportation
1
$4M09 Jun 2021 Seattle United States Washington

Fuzzy

Consumer Applications
Health Care
Home Health Care
Home Services
mHealth
Pet
Subscription Service
Veterinary
1
$18M02 Mar 2021 California San Francisco United States

Information Technology
Security
Software
1
14 Jan 2021 California Los Angeles United States
News
Just Insure Raises $8M in Funding

– Just Insure is a Los Angeles, CA-based pay-per-mile insurance technology company that uses telematics to reward safe drivers and reduce insurer bias.
– Company raised $8m in funding.
– The round was led by CrossCut Ventures, ManchesterStory and Western Technology Investments.
– The new investment will be used to scale operations and its product offering as it looks to expand into additional states.

Job offer management platform Compa emerges from stealth with $3.9M

– Compa, a software for recruiters, raised $3.9m in seed funding.
– The round was led by Base10 Partners and joined by Crosscut Ventures and Acadian Ventures, and strategic angel investors including 2.12 Angels, Oyster HR CEO Tony Jamous and Scout RFP co-founders Stan Garber and Alex Yakubovich.

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