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Crosscut Ventures

Investor type Private Equity Firm
Founders Brett Brewer Brian Garrett Rick Smith


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Total investments 153
Average round size
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Portfolio companies 97
Rounds per year 10.93
Lead investments 19
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Exits 20
Key employees 6
Stages of investment
Early Stage Venture
Late Stage Venture
Private Equity

Areas of investment

  • Software
  • Mobile
  • Internet
  • Information Technology
  • SaaS

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

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation

Aug X Labs

Content Creators
Film Production
Media and Entertainment
TV Production
Video Advertising
Video Editing
$1M31 Oct 2022 Irvington, New York, United States


$25M21 Jun 2022 New York, New York, United States

Radius Agent

Professional Networking
Real Estate
$13M27 Apr 2022 San Francisco, California, United States


Enterprise Software
Financial Services
Mobile Payments
Productivity Tools
Retail Technology
$75M09 Mar 2022 Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States


Artificial Intelligence
Enterprise Software
Machine Learning
$10M22 Feb 2022 Los Angeles, California, United States

CommSafe AI

Human Resources
Information Technology
$1M25 Jan 2022 San Diego, California, United States


$5M15 Dec 2021 Westport, Connecticut, United States


Consumer Applications
Health Care
Home Health Care
Home Services
Subscription Service
$44M22 Nov 2021 San Francisco, California, United States


$15M12 Nov 2021 New York, New York, United States
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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