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Investor type Accelerator
Founders Jordan Meranus


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Total investments 144
Average round size
The average size of a deal this fund participated in
Portfolio companies 12
Rounds per year 12.00
Lead investments 32
Follow on index
How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
Exits 1
Key employees Soon
Stages of investment
Early Stage Venture
Private Equity

Areas of investment

  • Health Care
  • Software
  • Information Technology
  • Medical Device
  • Enterprise Software

In 2009 was created JumpStart, which is appeared as Corporate Investor. The company was established in North America in United States. The main department of described Corporate Investor is located in the Torrance.

We can highlight the next thriving fund investment areas, such as SaaS, Enterprise Software. 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 Axuall, Intellirod Spine, Banyan Technology. Besides, a startup requires to be at the age of 6-10 years to receive the investment from the fund. The fund has no specific favorite in a number of founders of portfolio startups. If startup sums 3 or 5+ of the founder, the chance for it to be financed is low.

The fund was created by Jordan Meranus.

The usual cause for the fund is to invest in rounds with 3-4 partakers. Despite the JumpStart, startups are often financed by JumpStart Inc., Rev1 Ventures, River SaaS Capital. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are Ohio Innovation Fund, North Coast Angel Fund, Zapis Capital Group. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by Rev1 Ventures, OhioHealth, Ohio Innovation Fund.

The usual things for fund are deals in the range of 1 - 5 millions dollars. The real fund results show that this Corporate Investor is 9 percentage points more often commits exit comparing to other companies. The fund is constantly included in less than 2 investment rounds annually. The top activity for fund was in 2019.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation


Health Care
Information and Communications Technology (ICT)
Information Technology
$3M25 Sep 2019 Cleveland, Ohio, United States

TPA Stream

Health Care
Information Technology
$1M09 Sep 2019 Cleveland, Ohio, United States


Clinical Trials
Document Management
Enterprise Software
Health Care
$7M13 Feb 2019 Cleveland, Ohio, United States

Checkpoint Surgical

Health Care
Medical Device
$8M28 Sep 2018 Cleveland, Ohio, United States


13 Sep 2018 New York, New York, United States


Artificial Intelligence
Business Intelligence
Cyber Security
Enterprise Software
Risk Management
$4M06 Jun 2017 Columbus, Ohio, United States

Banyan Technology

Communications Infrastructure
$7M28 Feb 2017 Elyria, Ohio, United States

Intellirod Spine

Health Care
Medical Device
$1M26 Jul 2016 Akron, Ohio, United States
Axuall Closes $10.4 Million Series A Financing Led by Flare Capital Partners

– Axuall, a digital professional identity network that enables healthcare providers to share their authenticated credentials and qualifications in real-time, announced that they closed $10.4m in Series A funding led by Flare Capital Partners.
– The round was led by Flare Capital Partners and includes participation from the company’s executive leadership, Intermountain Ventures, University Hospitals Ventures, MedStar Health, Epsilon Health, InHealth Ventures, AV8 Ventures, JumpStart, M25 Ventures, and North Coast Ventures.
– Capital from this financing will be used to accelerate R&D, implementations, sales, and marketing as the company grows its customer base of healthcare organizations.
– “Led by Flare Capital Partners and representing over two dozen healthcare organizations, this financing represents a ringing endorsement from the healthcare community,” said Axuall’s CEO, Charlie Lougheed.

Thrivable Raises $1.7M in Funding

– Thrivable from Cleveland, OH, closed $1.7M in funding.
– The round was led by Allos Ventures, JumpStart, North Coast Ventures, and Early Light Ventures.
– The company intends to use the funds to expand its global team of full-time employees with a focus on the areas of technology, research, data science, sales, and marketing.


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