Ground Up Ventures

Founded 2017
Founders Cory Moelis David Stark


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Total investments 16
Average round size
The average size of a deal this fund participated in
Portfolio companies 11
Rounds per year 4.00
Lead investments 0
Follow on index
How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
Exits 1
Key employees Soon
Stages of investment

Areas of investment

  • Consumer Goods
  • Energy
  • CleanTech
  • Service Industry
  • Renewable Energy

Ground Up Ventures appeared to be the VC, which was created in 2017. The main office of represented VC is situated in the New York. The company was established in North America in United States.

The standard case for the fund is to invest in rounds with 7-8 partakers. Despite the Ground Up Ventures, startups are often financed by ZhenFund, Collaborative Fund, Building Ventures. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are Collaborative Fund, New Enterprise Associates, ZhenFund. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by New Enterprise Associates, MetaProp NYC, Collaborative Fund.

The fund was created by Cory Moelis, David Stark.

Moreover, a startup needs to be at the age of 1 and less years to get the investment from the fund. The fund has exact preference in a number of founders of portfolio startups. If startup sums 4 or 5+ of the founder, the chance for it to be financed is low. For fund there is a match between the location of its establishment and the land of its numerous investments - United States. Among the various public portfolio startups of the fund, we may underline Paladin Cyber, BuildOps, BuildOps Among the most successful fund investment fields, there are InsurTech, Energy.

The top activity for fund was in 2019. The fund is constantly included in 2-6 deals per year. The common things for fund are deals in the range of 5 - 10 millions dollars.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation

Accrue Savings

Financial Services
$4M03 Nov 2021 New York, New York, United States


Artificial Intelligence
Human Resources
$20M07 Oct 2021 New York, New York, United States


Artificial Intelligence
Consumer Goods
Internet of Things
Machine Learning
Property Management
Sharing Economy
$3M13 Apr 2021 New York, New York, United States

Dandelion Energy

Consumer Goods
Customer Service
Renewable Energy
Service Industry
$30M17 Feb 2021 New York, New York, United States


Mobile Apps
$1M13 Dec 2020 San Francisco, California, United States


Health Care
$3M02 Dec 2020 New York, New York, United States

Dandelion Energy

Consumer Goods
Customer Service
Renewable Energy
Service Industry
$12M15 Jan 2020 New York, New York, United States


Mobile Apps
Retail Technology
$1M06 Nov 2019 New York, New York, United States

ShapeShift Gaming

Digital Entertainment
Media and Entertainment
$2M27 Sep 2019 Tel Aviv District


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