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Impact Engine

Investor type Micro VC
Founders Jamie Jones Linda Darragh


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Total investments 74
Average round size
The average size of a deal this fund participated in
Portfolio companies 59
Rounds per year 6.73
Lead investments 0
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How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
Exits 4
Key employees 6
Stages of investment
Early Stage Venture

Areas of investment

  • Health Care
  • Education
  • Software
  • Financial Services
  • FinTech

Impact Engine is the famous VC, which was founded in 2011. The main office of represented VC is situated in the Chicago. The fund was located in North America if to be more exact in United States.

The usual cause for the fund is to invest in rounds with 3-4 partakers. Despite the Impact Engine, startups are often financed by Reach Capital, Harvard Business School Angels Chicago, Better Ventures. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are OCA Ventures, Salesforce Ventures, Kapor Capital. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by HPA, Salesforce Ventures, Lewis & Clark Ventures.

Besides, a startup needs to be aged 4-5 years to get the investment from the fund. Among the most popular fund investment industries, there are Communities, Financial Services. For fund there is a match between the country of its foundation and the country of its the most frequent investments - United States. Among the most popular portfolio startups of the fund, we may highlight Climb Credit, BookNook, KickUp. The fund has no exact preference in a number of founders of portfolio startups. If startup sums 5+ of the founder, the chance for it to be financed is low.

The current fund was established by Jamie Jones, Linda Darragh. We also calculated 6 valuable employees in our database.

The top activity for fund was in 2014. When the investment is from Impact Engine the average startup value is 10-50 millions dollars. The increased amount of exits for fund were in 2019. The common things for fund are deals in the range of 1 - 5 millions dollars. The fund is constantly included in 7-12 deals per year.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation


Human Resources
Productivity Tools
$10M28 Mar 2022 Boston, Massachusetts, United States

The Helper Bees

Elder Care
Health Care
Home Health Care
Life Insurance
$12M12 Jan 2022 Austin, Texas, United States


Corporate Training
Enterprise Software
Human Resources
Language Learning
Machine Learning
Skill Assessment
$14M20 Dec 2021 Boston, Massachusetts, United States


Property Management
Real Estate
$20M03 Nov 2021 Atlanta, Georgia, United States

Clinify Health

Health Care
$3M02 Aug 2021 Chicago, Illinois, United States

Market Wagon

Food Delivery
$5M08 Jun 2021 Indianapolis, Indiana, United States


Autonomous Vehicles
$4M02 Apr 2021 Michigan, United States

Financial Services
Personal Finance
$10M03 Mar 2021 New York, New York, United States


Artificial Intelligence
Financial Services
$19M22 Feb 2021 Old Toronto, Ontario, Canada
News Raises $10 Million Series A1 Round From the Investment Arms of Established Financial Services Entities Led by UBS

–, a student loan repayment platform that helps borrowers pay down debt quickly and efficiently, today announced a $10m Series A1 round, bringing its total Series A funding to $21.6M.
– This latest round was led by UBS, the world’s leading global wealth management firm, with additional participation from the investing arms of established technology, financial services, and insurance leaders, including new investor Aflac Ventures, and existing investors Fiserv, and Salesforce Ventures. Fiserv, Salesforce, and UBS are also customers of, leveraging the platform to address student debt within their workplace, as an employee benefit. All previous investors also participated in this round of funding, including Rethink Impact, Vulcan Capital, Breton, SixThirty, and the Impact Engine.

Borrowell Raises $25M in Funding

– Borrowell is a Toronto, Canada-based credit education company.
– The company raised $25m in funding.
– The round was led by Kensington Capital Partners, BDC Capital, iA Financial Group and Impact Engine, a Chicago-based social impact-focused investment fund.
– Existing investors Portag3 Ventures, White Star Capital, National Bank of Canada’s NAventures and Equitable Bank also participated with new funding.
– The new funding will be used for the acquisition of Refresh Financial, a provider of credit to underserved Canadians, and to support future growth.


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