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Early Light Ventures

Investor type Venture Capital
Founders Cal Simmons Greg Cangialosi Mark Joseph Sam Diener Scott Garber

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Total investments 29
Average round size
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The average size of a deal this fund participated in
$3M
Portfolio companies 25
Rounds per year 9.67
Lead investments 1
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How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
0.10
Exits 4
Key employees Soon
Stages of investment
Early Stage Venture
Seed

Areas of investment

  • Information Technology
  • Health Care
  • Software
  • Financial Services
  • Retail

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation

Wove

Jewelry
Retail
$3M21 Nov 2022 Alberta, Canada

Pendella

Employee Benefits
Human Resources
Insurance
$5M11 Feb 2022 Fort Myers, Florida, United States

Sunstone Credit

Commercial Lending
Financial Services
FinTech
Small and Medium Businesses
Solar
10 Feb 2022 Baltimore, Maryland, United States

Bark Social

Retail
$2M02 Feb 2022 Washington, District of Columbia, United States

GoCoach

E-Learning
Marketplace
Training
$3M08 Dec 2021 New York, New York, United States

UpEquity

Financial Services
FinTech
Real Estate
$20M20 Oct 2021 Austin, Texas, United States

Kion

Cloud Infrastructure
Cloud Management
Cloud Security
Cyber Security
Information Technology
Software
$9M12 Oct 2021 Fulton, Maryland, United States

ProductWind

Retail
$1M01 Oct 2021 Seattle, Washington, United States

DynamiCare Health

Health Care
$1M30 Jul 2021 Boston, Massachusetts, United States
News
UpEquity Closes $50M Series B Funding Round to Democratize Homebuying

– UpEquity has closed a $50m Series B funding round led by S3 Ventures with $20m in equity and $30m in debt.
Next Coast Ventures also participated in the round, along with BP Capital Management, Alumni Ventures, Gaingels, Launchpad Capital and Early Light Ventures.
– UpEquity has seen year-over-year revenue growth of 500% and has raised a total of $77m to date.
– The company anticipates originating more than $1bn in mortgages over the next 12 months.
S3 Ventures Partner Charlie Plauche will be joining the UpEquity board.
– UpEquity is part of a new class of startups called Power Buyers that are enabling homebuyers to make all-cash offers.

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