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Illuminate Ventures

Investor type Micro VC
Founders Cindy Padnos

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Total investments 59
Average round size
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The average size of a deal this fund participated in
$16M
Portfolio companies 31
Rounds per year 4.54
Lead investments 12
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How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
0.47
Exits 9
Key employees 2
Stages of investment
Early Stage Venture
Seed

Areas of investment

  • Analytics
  • Software
  • SaaS
  • Enterprise Software
  • Artificial Intelligence
Summary

In 2009 was created Illuminate Ventures, which is appeared as VC. The main office of represented VC is situated in the Oakland. The venture was found in North America in United States.

The current fund was established by Cindy Padnos. We also calculated 2 valuable employees in our database.

Opposing the other organizations, this Illuminate Ventures works on 14 percentage points less the average amount of lead investments. The fund is constantly included in 2-6 deals per year. Deals in the range of 10 - 50 millions dollars are the general things for fund. The average startup value when the investment from Illuminate Ventures is more than 1 billion dollars. The increased amount of exits for fund were in 2015. The high activity for fund was in 2014. Despite it in 2019 the fund had an activity. The real fund results show that this VC is 7 percentage points more often commits exit comparing to other companies.

The standard case for the fund is to invest in rounds with 4-5 partakers. Despite the Illuminate Ventures, startups are often financed by Rembrandt Venture Partners, Bay Partners, Altos Ventures. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are Altos Ventures, Morado Ventures, Webb Investment Network. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by Rembrandt Venture Partners, Altos Ventures, Relay Ventures.

For fund there is a match between the location of its establishment and the land of its numerous investments - United States. The fund has no specific favorite in a number of founders of portfolio startups. When startup sums 4 or 5+ of the founder, the probability for it to get the investment is little. Among the most popular portfolio startups of the fund, we may highlight Coupang, CafeX Communications, Influitive. Besides, a startup needs to be aged 2-3 years to get the investment from the fund. Among the most popular fund investment industries, there are Real Time, Analytics.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation

mpathic.ai

Apps
Artificial Intelligence
Software
$4M21 Jun 2022 Bellevue, Washington, United States

Bid Ops

E-Commerce
$26M14 Jun 2022 San Francisco, California, United States

Continual

Artificial Intelligence
Machine Learning
$14M08 Jun 2022 San Francisco, California, United States

Raydiant

Digital Marketing
Digital Signage
Information Technology
Marketing
$30M16 Feb 2022 San Francisco, California, United States

Birdie

Analytics
Artificial Intelligence
Big Data
Health Care
Hospitality
Internet
Machine Learning
$7M10 Feb 2022 Palo Alto, California, United States

Continual

Artificial Intelligence
Machine Learning
$4M16 Dec 2021 San Francisco, California, United States

Continual

Artificial Intelligence
Machine Learning
15 Dec 2021 San Francisco, California, United States

mpathic.ai

Apps
Artificial Intelligence
Software
$1M24 Jun 2021 Bellevue, Washington, United States

Contentstack

CMS
Content
Content Delivery Network
Digital Marketing
Information Technology
SaaS
Software
$57M09 Jun 2021 San Francisco, California, United States
News
Contentstack Raises $57.5 Million in Oversubscribed Series B Round

– Contentstack announced it has raised $57.5m in series B financing.
– The oversubscribed round was led by Insight Partners, who also led the company’s series A round. Existing investors Illuminate Ventures and GingerBread Capital also participated, as did new investor Georgian. This brings Contentstack’s total amount raised to $89m.
– Contentstack will use the new capital to fuel international growth, expand its ecosystem of channel and technology partners and accelerate new technology innovation that has been incubating in Contentstack’s labs.

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